Your United Way distributes funds to 16 local human services agencies, including:






Boy Scouts, Central N.C. Council
Character development and fitness activities for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers. (704) 982-0141



Communities in Schools of Rowan County
Provides mentoring and tutoring programs for at-risk kids. (704) 797-0210



Smart Start Rowan
Smart Start Rowan offers programs for parents and children, prenatal through age 5, that support the health and education of children, strengthen parenting skills of families, improve the quality of child care, and build awareness of how services for young children are vital to the future development and prosperity of Rowan County. (704) 630-9085



Rowan County YMCA
Offers recreational, social and after-school programs. Youth leagues and classes areavailable in a variety of activities on a year-round schedule. (704) 216-9622



Rowan County Youth Services Bureau
Helps at risk and troubled youths by matching them with concerned, trained volunteers to be a friend, teacher and mentor. (704) 633-5636




EMERGENCY SERVICES                                                                                                                                  American Red Cross
Provides immediate help to local disaster victims, support our military and their families, teach lifesaving CPR & first aid classes, and conduct blood drives so that blood can be available for all who need it. (704) 633-3854


Rowan County Rescue Squad

Provides emergency rescue intervention, treatment and transportation of sick and injured victims, and search and rescue. Assist the county’s EMS as a back up when all units are committed and serves as stand-by at high school sports events
(704) 633-5405 or 911 for Emergency




The Salvation Army
Provides emergency assistance such as food, clothing, rent, fuel, medicine, supplies and utilities. (704) 636-6491






Rowan Vocational Opportunities

Enables adults with limited physical and/or mental abilities to receive sheltered employment and independent living skills.
(704) 633-6223




The Arc of Rowan
Provides educational opportunities, advocacy, respite care, summer day camp, community resources for individuals with
an intellectual/developmental disability and their families.
(704) 637-1521




ELDERLY                                                                                                                                                                                                           Meals on Wheels of Rowan, Inc.
Provides a nourishing home-delivered meal to homebound seniors and disabled citizens; delivered by volunteers who offer a friendly greeting and provide an informal safety check. (704) 633-0352




Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
Enhances the quality of life for older adults in Rowan County through promotion of mental/physical wellness and independent living skills. (704) 216-7714







Trinity Living Center                                                                                                                                             Day health/social care for the elderly and people with dementia, respite care and family support. (704) 637-3940




FAMILIES                                                                                                                                                                                                  Families First NC Inc.
Families First provides a range of services to parents and children that helps to build strong families through parenting skills classes, life skills classes for children, support for teen parents to stay in school and to promote the healthy development of their little ones, and to offer safe and nurturing environments for parents to interact and engage with their children. (704) 630-0481



 Family Crisis Council                                                                                                                                          Serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing emergency temporary shelter, counseling services, weekly support groups for women and children, safety planning, as well as hospital and court advocacy. 24-hour Crisis Line  (704) 636-4718




Rowan County Literacy Council
The Literacy Council offers one-on-one classes in Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language. In addition, the Council has group conversation classes, U.S. citizenship exam preparation classes, GED preparation, and youth programs in conjunction with the Salisbury Housing Authority and several schools. (704) 216-8266 

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