United Way's 32 partner agencies are key players in producing sustained, positive changes in the lives of children and adults in our community. Our partner agencies also collaborate to provide valuable services through United Way Breakthrough Initiatives. Those initiatives include the following:
Graduating Our Future: Led by the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina in collaboration with Family Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System, its goal is to improve the high school graduation rate to 90% by 2018. Pilot programs at Parkland Magnet High School and Philo Magnet Academy were expanded this year to Carver High School and Mineral Springs Middle School.
Career Connections and The Prosperity Center: Led by Goodwill Industries in partnership with Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Family Services “Ways to Work” Program, Center for Homeownership and Experiment in Self-Reliance, helps families and individuals move toward greater economic stability, higher earnings and home ownership.
Services offered include job readiness and placement services, help resolving credit issues, assistance with obtaining low-interest car loans, matched savings programs for homeownership, income tax filing services and personalized finance plans. 585 Waughtown Street, Suite 101-B, Winston-Salem NC - 788-4965
Med-Aid: Established through the collaboration of the Community Care Center and several health-care groups through United Way. Helps low-income families who don't have prescription coverage through insurance receive low-cost and free medications. 714-2359.1900 S. Hawthorne Road, Suite 564. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Streets To Homes: A collaboration among Experiment in Self-Reliance, the Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina, Bethesda Center for the Homeless, CenterPoint Human Services, Crisis Control Ministries, Disability Advocates, and the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, the initiative focuses on decreasing the number of chronically homeless in Forsyth County.
For additional information about Streets to Home, please contact Andrea Kurtz at 336-721-9373 or email@example.com
Assists victims of fire and other disasters; meets needs during a community-wide crisis such as a tornado or ice storm. Provides training in CPR and other life-saving techniques. Collects blood/blood products for local emergency needs. Assists in communication between members of the Armed Services and their immediate families. Provides an international tracing service to families whose loved ones in another country have been separated by war, civil disturbance or disaster. 724-0511 http://www.nwnc-redcross.org/
The Amos Cottage Therapeutic Day Program offers behavioral health intervention and academic supports with wrap-around services for children ages 3-7 demonstrating significant behavioral, social and or emotional challenges interfering with their ability to fully function in a class and or home setting. A multi-disciplinary team approach is employed to provide the child and family members with intensive treatment and support. 336-713-7400. http://www.brennerchildrens.org/Pediatric-Developmental-and-Behavioral-Medicine/Amos-Cottage/Amos-Cottage.htm
Bethesda provides shelter and supportive services leading to independent living to homeless men and women. 722-9951 http://www.bethesdacenter.org/
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of ongoing evaluation and support which is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that “Littles” will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of nearly 400 agencies across the country, including Forsyth and Davie counties, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves a quarter million children annually. 724-7993 http://www.bbbsnc.org/
Provides mental health services to indigent children and their families from Forsyth, Stokes, and Davie counties. The services provided include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and individual therapy. 716-4551
Offers comprehensive educational and youth development programs based on personal values and service to others. Programs for kindergarten- through college-aged youth. 760-2900 www.oldhickorycouncil.org
Provides financial, physical, and emotional support for individuals with cancer and provides community education on all types of cancer. 760-9983 www.cancerservicesonline.org
The Career Connections & Prosperity Centers, part of a United Way of Forsyth County “breakthrough initiative” led by Goodwill Industries in partnership with Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Family Services “Ways to Work” Program, Center for Homeownership and Experiment in Self-Reliance, help families and individuals move toward greater economic stability, higher earnings and home ownership.
Services offered include job readiness and placement services, help resolving credit issues, assistance with obtaining low-interest car loans, matched savings programs for homeownership, income tax filing services and personalized finance plans.
- South: 585 Waughtown Street, Suite 101-B, Winston-Salem NC - 788-4965
- North: 1253 Liberty Street, Winston-Salem NC - 724-1299
Provides guidance, assistance, education and direction for single teens during and following a first pregnancy. Provides BIA legal immigration services and translations to newcomers to the country. 714-3202 www.cssnc.org
(Merger of The Children’s Center and The Special Children’s School). Serves and educates children with orthopedic and/or other long-term, chronic health impairments, providing them with an opportunity to develop to their fullest capacity physically, mentally and socially. Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth, provides support for families who have children with special needs, including Hispanic families. 336-727-2440. http://thecfec.org/
Community Care Center is a free medical clinic serving low income families residing in Forsyth, Stokes and Davie Counties. Applicants must have family incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level and not be covered by Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance. 760-1234. www.cccforsyth.org.
At the Crosby Scholars Community Partnership, we help students in public middle and high schools in Forsyth County prepare academically, personally, and financially for college admission and other post-secondary opportunities best suited to a student's needs, aptitudes and dreams. We are a partnership of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the United Way of Forsyth County, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, and The Winston-Salem Foundation. With a 18-year history of providing academic training, financial aid and college application workshops, advisory services, college tours and Last Dollar Grant scholarships, Crosby Scholars now serves close to 5,500 students per year. Contact Mona Lovett at 725-5371. www.crosbyscholars.org.
Meet Raven Tuffin, a senior at Parkland Magnet High School, who is heading to college thanks to help from the Crosby Scholars Community Partnership.
Serving adults with Intellectual and/ or Developmental Disabilities in an Arts Based Vocational Option. Our Employment Gateway Division assists individuals find jobs in the community, and we also serve as Representative Payee for those who need assistance managing their finances. 777-0076 http://enrichmentarc.org/
Offers prevention and treatment programs including counseling, family sexual abuse treatment, intensive in-home visitation, support groups, parent education and support to first time parents as well as community education on recognizing the signs of child abuse and neglect. 748-9028/725-Baby www.exchangescan.org
Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) provides poverty and homeless services ocused on economic self-reliance, financial literacy, asset building, and transitional and permanent supportive housing.
Provides a range of family strengthening services, including family counseling, Head Start, adoption, pregnancy counseling, and counseling/shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 722-8173 http://fsifamily.org/
Helps men recovering from substance abuse through a halfway house. 727-1084 http://www.thefellowshiphome.org/index.html
Delivers professional education and counseling services regarding personal money management, debt reduction, asset development, and home ownership. 896-1191 http://www.cccsforsyth.org/
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. It is a girl driven leadership development program. 274-8491. www.girlscoutsp2p.org
Creates opportunities for people to enhance their lives through training, workforce development services and collaboration with other community organizations. Funding for training programs is provided through the sale of donated clothing and household items in Goodwill’s retail stores. 724-3621. www.goodwillnwnc.org
Provides residential services and support to persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. 831-1300 www.grphms.com
Helping patients facing serious illness live comfortably and fully by offering quality medical, emotional, spiritual and social support. Compassionate, professional care, for both the patient and their family, is generally provided in the patients home. 768-3972 http://www.hospicecarecenter.org/
Imprints supports parents to be their child’s best as well as first teacher. Imprints is committed to helping families with young children thrive. 722-6296. http://imprintsforfamilies.org/
Provides free legal advice and representation in civil legal matters to eligible, low-income clients who live in the six county service area of: Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties. LANC offers legal assistance for such matters as domestic violence, housing, employment, public benefits and consumer law. 725-9166 http://www.lasnnc.org/
Provides affordable mediation services to the public in criminal and civil matters. 724-2870 http://vendors.findlaw.com/scripts/profiles/139212.html
Promotes mental health for all persons in our community through advocacy outreach, education and support services. 768-3880 www.triadmentalhealth.org
Reduces hunger and malnutrition by distributing food industry surplus and reclaimed usable food to non-profit agencies and churches feeding the poor and needy in 18 counties. 784-5770 www.hungernwnc.org
Helps persons overcome dependence on alcohol and other drugs. Provides DWI assessments, as well as Prevention and Treatment Services in Spanish. 725-8389 http://www.drugfreenc.org/
Supplies basic human necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. Helps with past due rent, utilities payments and rent/utility deposits. Provides shelter and case management for homeless families and single women. 723-6366 http://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/commands/winston-salem
Offers pre-employment training and referral for African-Americans, the disadvantaged and other minorities. Resume preparation. 725-5614 http://www.wsurban.org/
Provides programs for children, adults and families including child care, day and resident camps, sports, swim lessons, and adult and senior wellness. The YMCA’s outreach programs address youth mentoring, adult literacy and ESL, adult computer literacy, high school graduation, and childhood obesity. 777-8055 www.ymcanwnc.org
Offers child-care for school-aged children, residential substance abuse programs, health programs and services in life and social skills for low-income families. 722-5138 http://www.ywcaws.org/
Youth Opportunities is a nonprofit mental-health agency dedicated to providing a range of services to children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges. Youth Opportunities works in partnership with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to help children and adolescents overcome mental/behavioral/emotional barriers to their success in school by providing Day Treatment services. Youth Opportunities also provides Intensive In-Home Services, Outpatient Therapy, Mental-Health Assessments, Psychiatric Consultations and Medication Management. 336.724.1412. Find them at www.youthopp.org. and www.facebook.com/youthopp.org.