Stories about the amazing work our partners are doing in our communities.
C.A.R.E. identified the Rural Communities Opioid Response – Planning grant available from the Health Resource and Services Administration. C.A.R.E. realized they would be an ideal fit, especially since they had already formed a committee and had the necessary data at the ready.
The Center for Native Health was established in 2009 to address significant health, social, and economic disparities experienced by Indigenous communities in WNC by integrating traditional, community-based knowledge into all facets of Indigenous health and education.
With a heart for community and an infectious energy, Change Agent Phillip Cooper has taken his tumultuous past and channeled it to create positive change for those facing some of the same life experiences that he has faced. As a networker, Cooper has worked with many outstanding organizations in WNC seeking the betterment of the community.
The Community Table works to solve immediate hunger needs in Jackson County. They serve hot meals daily, offer a free table with excess bread and produce and stock a food pantry where clients can get a supplemental box of groceries twice a month.
Because North Carolina has approximately 10,000 kids in foster care at any given time, organizations like Crossnore School & Children’s Home fill a critical need when it comes to the health and welfare of children and their families. A 100+ year child welfare organization, working with children and families that are at risk of entering the foster care system, in the system and those aging out of the foster care system.
Dogwood supports the law enforcement-assisted Diversion Pilot Program in Henderson County as it works to lessen juvenile justice involvement as a means of reducing risk factors related to substance use disorder. Services include a drug and alcohol education program and a juvenile alternatives program.
Dogwood supports the law enforcement-assisted Diversion Pilot Program in Henderson County as it works to lessen juvenile justice involvement as a means of reducing risk factors related to substance use disorder. The Hope Coalition is partnering with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department and the district attorney’s office to deliver the program. In the program, participants identify their strengths, define goals and learn skills to prevent the recurrence of involvement in the justice system as well as connect with the appropriate resources. Services include a drug and alcohol education program and a juvenile alternatives program that focuses on early intervention for at-risk youth.