Stories about the amazing work our partners are doing in our communities.
Jewish Family Services of Western North Carolina (JFS) grew from area residents realizing the need for services for older adults in the community and taking action on that realization. Today the organization offers four primary services – The Elder Club Group Respite Program, Healing Solutions Counseling (HSC) at JFS and free case management and spiritual healing.
Mountain BizWorks seeks to build a vibrant and inclusive entrepreneurial culture throughout the 18 counties in Western North Carolina. They work hard to help small businesses start, grow and thrive with the motto of “when small businesses succeed, we all prosper.”
Mountain Projects started in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty through community action agencies. Since that time, the organization has significantly grown and diversified, existing to help people help themselves and make their community a better place to live. They do this through a collection of 21 programs from Head Start to senior resources and transportation to housing, including the Smoky Mountain Housing Partnership.