In addition to the free groceries and essential supplies we distribute, we provide essential wrap-around services through the invaluable partner agencies that comprise our Community Empowerment Coalition. Including everything from employment training to addiction recovery to mental health counseling, the coalition is designed to meet every possible need the kids and families we serve may have.
See below for more info on our ever-growing team of coalition members.
WAKE Up and Read is a collaborative effort to engage and educate Wake County residents about the importance of childhood literacy and increase access to literacy resources and opportunities for all children.
For more info: https://wakeupandread.org
The Kramden Institute has awarded more than 40,000 computers to deserving students across 83 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. They've also partnered with numerous schools, other nonprofits, and military aid organizations across the state to award computers to those in need, and more than 6,500 students and adults have taken part in their education programs.
For more info: https://kramden.org
Note in the Pocket provides clothing to impoverished and homeless schoolchildren in Wake County, with dignity and love. They believe it's unacceptable for children to be limited in their educational and social development because they don't have appropriate clothes for school.
For more info: https://noteinthepocket.org
Most of us don't spend a lot of time thinking about diapers, but if you're a parent, grandparent, or caregiver without enough of them, they can become a major source of stress, guilt, and desperation. Public safety net programs such as The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously known as Food Stamps) don't cover the purchase of diapers, often leaving families with a difficult decision between buying diapers and other necessities with their limited funds. For families in need, something as small as a diaper can have a significant impact.
This is where the Diaper Bank of North Carolina comes in. Founded in 2013, the amazing folks at the Diaper Bank believe every family in North Carolina should have access to basic necessities to support their dignity, health, and quality of life. To date, they've distributed more than 13 million diapers statewide, with branches in the Triangle, Greater Triad, and Lower Cape Fear Region.
For more info: https://ncdiaperbank.org
Southeast Raleigh Promise seeks to lead revitalization efforts by engaging community members, building partnerships, securing funding, and ensuring significant investments in 5 key areas: Education, Affordable Housing, Health & Wellness, Economic Opportunity and Leadership Development. Their primary goal is to dismantle the system that's perpetuated a cycle of intergenerational poverty and replace it with a system that allows for all people to thrive.
For more info: https://serpromise.org
The mission of StepUp Ministry is to help adults and children transform their lives through employment and life skills training. Their vision is to be the premier resource in Wake County for people seeking to improve their lives and develop stable careers.
For more info: https://www.stepupministry.org
Healing Transitions believes all people struggling with addiction deserve services on demand – as many times as it takes – to find recovery, and they never turn away anyone who’s seeking help. Their mission is to offer innovative peer-based, recovery-oriented services to homeless, uninsured, and underserved individuals with alcoholism and other drug addictions. Their program is specifically designed to rekindle a person’s desire and ability to return to a meaningful, productive life.
For more info: https://healing-transitions.org
Alliance Health serves people in Durham, Wake, Cumberland, and Johnston Counties who are either insured by Medicaid or uninsured. Their network of providers offers treatment and support services for mental illness, substance use, disorders, and intellectual/developmental disabilities, ensuring that individuals get the help they need to achieve their goals and live as independently as possible.
For more info: https://www.alliancehealthplan.org
Dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in Wake County, InterAct saves and rebuilds lives and secures safer futures for victims, survivors, and their families.
For more info: https://interactofwake.org
Wake County Smart Start's mission is to build the capacity of families and the community to prepare children for success in school and life. They work to improve the quality, accessibility, and affordability of child care, provide preventive health and early intervention services, and offer family support services - all delivered as part of a strong, diverse, integrated early childhood system.
For more info: https://www.wakesmartstart.org
For 50 years, SouthLight has offered a safe, supportive treatment environment where individuals in crisis can receive comprehensive care, offered with compassion and respect. They believe in treating the whole individual, not just the illness. They also offer supportive services that enhance the effectiveness of substance use and mental health treatment.
One of SouthLight's core values is the commitment to meet people where they are, no matter where they are on their journey. They offer them the individual care they desperately need, regardless of their ability to pay. SouthLight's service philosophy is to provide treatment and wrap-around services that address the unique needs of each client, as nothing's ever one-size-fits-all.
For more info: https://www.southlight.org
Club Horizon is a Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) program that provides support for adults with diagnoses of serious and persistent mental illness. Providing services since September 2004, Club Horizon promotes recovery, self-reliance, and friendship through programs of rehabilitation and community support. Their committed to the philosophy that individuals with even the most severe psychiatric illness are able to live in the community independently and be respected as neighbors, co-workers and friends.
Dress for Success Triangle is proud to serve underemployed and unemployed women in the Triangle area by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and life.
Since their founding in 2008 by FORTUNE 100 executive Pat Nathan, the Triangle affiliate has become one of the most successful in the worldwide Dress for Success network of 150 affiliates, having served more than 15,500 women in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
For more info: https://trianglenc.dressforsuccess.org
Oak City Cares is a hub for connecting individuals and families who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness, coordinating services for them to create a path to stable housing and renewed hope. Their staff coordinates services offered by human service professionals, medical providers, and other specialists from multiple partners at one location.
For more info: https://oakcitycares.org
The Brian Hamilton Foundation was established with one principle in mind: with the right resources and support, anyone can be a successful entrepreneur. The foundation provides aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners with the information and inspiration they need to start, run, and grow successful businesses. Through its highly popular Inmates to Entrepreneurs program, the BHF gives individuals with a criminal background the resources and mentorship they need to overcome the stigma of their criminal charge and create a path to economic opportunity, striving to halt the revolving door of prisons and prevent the societal harm of recidivism.
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Capital Area Workforce Development provides the help you need to get the job you want. Regardless of your circumstances or background, CAWD will help you become a more competitive candidate as you look for employment. This could include finding the career that best fits your interests, articulating the skills you have, improving your skills, interview preparation, and connecting you with employers.
For more info: https://capitalareancworks.com