YOUTH

Boy Scouts, Central NC Council

Character development and fitness activities for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers
www.centralnccouncilbsa.com
704-982-0141

 

Communities in Schools of Rowan County

Provides mentoring and tutoring programs for at-risk children
www.cisrowan.org
704-797-0210

 

 

Smart Start Rowan

Offers programs for parents and children, prenatal through age 5, that support children’s health and education, strengthen parenting skills and improve the quality of child care
www.rowan-smartstart.org
704-630-9085

 

Rowan County YMCA

Offers recreational, social and after-school programs; youth leagues and classes available in a variety of activities year-round
www.rowanymca.org
704-216-9622

 

 

Rowan County Youth Services Bureau

Helps at-risk and troubled youth by matching them with concerned, trained volunteer mentors
www.rowanysb.com
704-633-5636

 

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

American Red Cross

Provides immediate help for local disaster victims, supports military personnel and their families, teaches lifesaving CPR and first aid classes, and conducts blood drives
www.redcross.org/wnc
704-633-3854

 

Rowan County Rescue Squad

Provides emergency rescue intervention, treatment and transportation of sick and injured victims, as well as search and rescue services; assists county EMS as backup when all units are committed and serves as standby at high school sports events
www.rowanrescue.org
704-633-5405

 

The Salvation Army

Provides emergency assistance such as food, clothing, rent, fuel, medicine, supplies and utilities
www.salvationarmycarolinas.org
704-636-6491

 

 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Rowan Vocational Opportunities

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

 

The Arc of Rowan

Provides educational opportunities, advocacy, respite care, summer day camp, and community resources for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families
www.thearcofrowan.org
704-637-1521

 

 

ELDERLY

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
www.ruftyholmes.org
704-216-7714

 

 

Trinity Living Center

Day health/social care, respite care and family support for the elderly and people with dementia
www.trinitylivingcenter.net
704-637-3940

 

 

FAMILIES

Families First NC, Inc.

Provides a range of services that help build strong families and safe, nurturing environments for parents to engage with their children, including parenting classes, life skills classes for children, support for teen parents to stay in school and to promote healthy development of their children
www.familiesfirst-ncinc.org
704-630-0481

 

Family Crisis Council

Serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing 24-hour crisis services, emergency temporary shelter, counseling services, weekly support groups for women and children, safety planning, and hospital/court advocacy.
www.familycrisiscouncil.org
704-636-4718

 

Rowan County Literacy Council

Offers one-on-one classes in Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language, along with conversation classes, U.S. citizenship exam preparation classes, GED preparation, and youth programs in conjunction with the Salisbury Housing Authority and several schools
www.rcliteracy.org
704-216-8266

 

 

FEMA

Purpose: To supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both non-profit and governmental, in an effort tohelp people with economic (non-disaster) emergencies.
History: Created under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act on July 24, 1987.
Specifics: Calls for “sensitivity in the transition from temporary shelter to permanent homes and attention to the specialized needs of homeless individuals with mental and physical disabilities and illness to facilitate access for homeless individuals to other sources of services and benefits.

How to Apply:

Applications for agencies providing emergency food and shelter funds are available at the Rowan County United Way office. The local Emergency Food and Shelter Board determines how the funds are awarded to our community through the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act are to be distributed. Under the terms of the grant, programs operated by local, non-for-profit service organizations, including local government and private voluntary organizations, are eligible under the following conditions:

Be a not-for-profit or agency of government
Have an accounting system or approved fiscal agent
Have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)or be in the process of securing one
Conduct an independent annual audit
Practice non-discrimination
For private, non-profit organizations, have a voluntary board
To the extent practical, involve homeless individuals and families through employment, volunteer programs, etc., in providing emergency food and shelter services.

Qualifying organizations are encouraged to apply. New applicants must provide their most recent audit. For more information, call the United Way at 704-633-1802.

 

MatchMaker

What Is the MatchMaker Program?

MatchMaker is a program which provides local companies an opportunity to recycle surplus equipment and other items to participating not-for-profit agencies

Why Is the Program Important?

In-Kind gifts allow not-for-profit organizations to better serve their clients by supplementing an already tight budget. For the company, in-kind giving helps to reduce inventory, lower warehousing costs, and is an effective way to recycle quality products.

Who Benefits?

Contributions are offered to participating not-for-profit organizations on a need basis. If a donated item is needed by more than one organization, United Way will match on a first response basis.

How Does the Program Operate?

A company representative contacts the United Way office and gives details of item(s) to be donated. United Way identifies the agency which has the need for the item. Once the match has been made, the agency director contacts the company to make arrangements to receive the donation.

When Is the Program Available?

The program is available all year!

Agency Needs List

A/V equipment
Building/construction supplies
Computers
Copiers/fax machines/printers
Landscaping supplies
Office furniture and supplies
Outdoorfurniture
Paper goods
Recreational equipment
Surplus food

1930 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
Salisbury, N.C. 28147
704-633-1802

   

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