Finding Shelter



Everyone has a right to a safe and peaceful environment to call home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for many of our neighbors. 

For some, the issue is domestic violence. Others may have lost their job and struggled to find another before being evicted. Still others may suffer from an addiction that has torn their world apart and now their stranded in life between hope and despair.

The Catawba County United Way addresses these problems by partnering and supporting with the Family Guidance Center’s Domestic Violence Shelter, The Salvation Army’s Shelter of Hope, Sipe’s Orchard Home’s transitional living program for youth and Exodus Home’s transitional housing program for those recovering from addiction or recently released from prison.


Watch VIDEOS from two individuals who have benefited from these programs.

sipes jessica

 Sipe's Orchard Home


exodus homes angela

 Exodus Homes

Learn more about these agencies and their programs at the links below:

Emergency and Transitional Housing Resources

Exodus Homes

Website Link 


PO Box 3311

Hickory, NC 28603

Offers transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless recovering addicts, alcoholics, and formerly incarcerated people returning to our community from treatment programs and prison. 

Family Guidance Center

Website Link


17 Hwy 70 SE

Hickory, NC 28602

The shelter is available to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking who need to flee an unsafe living situation. If you need emergency shelter, please call our 24-hour support line at 828-228-1787.

The Salvation Army

Website Link 


PO Box 1167

Hickory, NC 28603

The Shelter of Hope is a safe and secure place for homeless men, women, and children to stay while their basic human needs are met. Residents receive two meals a day (breakfast and supper) and are provided with clean linens and all necessary personal hygiene products.

Sipes Orchard Home

Website Link


4431 County Home Road

Conover, NC 28613

The Houston Transitional Living Center offers a supportive, residential, co-ed program for homeless, disadvantaged youth, providing them tools and opportunities to learn and practice successful independence.