Resources for Grier Heights Residents

Below is a list of resources available from a variety of partners and nonprofit organizations serving the Grier Heights Community.

Organization Program/Services focused on Economic Stability Who Is This For? Website
Beatties Ford Vocational Training Works to provide students who are unemployed, underemployed, living at or below the poverty level or re-entering the community from incarceration with skill in traditional and non-traditional trades. These skills will enable students to obtain permanent employment and compete for advancement in the job market. Adults www.beattiesfordvoccenter.com
Charlotte Area Fund Provides Workforce development and training Adults www.charlotteareafund.org
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Assists people in the Charlotte, North Carolina, region who cannot afford legal services, but desperately need them. Adults www.charlottelegaladvocacy.org/
Charlotte Works Connects job seekers and employers, providing skills training and work opportunities for youth and adults. Provides cash payment and assistance for students participating in certain programs. Adults www.charlotteworks.com/
Common Wealth Charlotte Equips Charlotte’s economically-vulnerable population with trauma-informed education, certified financial counseling, asset- and wealth-building skills, and access to banking services and 0% interest loans. Adults www.commonwealthcharlotte.org
Community Link Assists their workforce who are experiencing economic hardship. Provides education to Indvidual’s so they can maintain their own housing. Connects individuals to a variety of resources to help them achieve stable housing. Helps those who want to help themselves. Adults www.communitylinknc.org
Crisis Assistance Ministry Provides assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency. Adults www.crisisassistance.org/
Crossroads – Life Navigator Provides long-term case management services under the Siemer Family Stability Program for residents age 18 and over with at least 1 child in the home.  Also provides short term case management for residents who do not meet Siemer criteria. Adults www.crossroadscorporation.org
Crossroads – Disaster Relief Emergency Hardship Fund Provides financial assistance to residents of Grier Heights (only) to help with a variety of needs (rent, utilities, medical expenses, childcare, etc.) Adults www.crossroadscorporation.org
Crossroads – World Central Kitchen Provides daily meal program for individuals and families. Families may receive up to 8 free meals per day from specific local restaurants. Adults www.crossroadscorporation.org
Furnish For Good Provides furniture for families through referral process. Adults www.crossroadscorporation.org
Loaves & Fishes Provides nutritious groceries and prepared meals to people in need. Referral required. Adults www.loavesandfishes.org
Self-Help Credit Union Assists people with opening bank accounts, increasing understanding of how to manage money, buying homes, identifying resources to start and build businesses. Adults www.self-help.org
Road to Hire Adults www.roadtohire.org
Urban League Advocates for and equip African Americans and all underserved communities with the tools to achieve social and economic equality. Adults www.urbanleaguecc.org
Organization Program/Services focused on Education Who Is This For? Website
Augustine Literacy Project Works to improve the reading, writing, and spelling skills of young, aspiring readers in under-resourced communities by providing free, long-term, one-on-one instruction from highly trained tutors. Elementary Students www.alpcharlotte.org
BNS Production Mentors the youth and to assist veterans and their families.mentor the youth and to assist veterans and their families. All Ages ????????
Carolina Youth Coalition Prepares high-achieving, under-resourced students to enter, excel in, and graduate from college so they can become full participants in society. High School Students www.carolinayouth.org
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (Mobile Library) Provides connection to people of all ages to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library by lowering access barriers to our services. To do this, our team will use rotating service routes to reach customers around Mecklenburg County. When you see the Mobile Library. All Ages www.mlibrary.org
Child Care Resources Private, non-profit child care resource and referral (CCR&R) agency that works with families and communities to help ensure that all children have access to high-quality, affordable early learning and school-age opportunities and experiences that enable them to succeed in school and in life. Adults www.childcareresourcesinc.org
Clayworks Promotes a range of educational opportunities, from clay classes for our youngest students to dedicated studio spaces for professional artists All Ages www.clayworksinc.org
Communities in Schools Provides students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. School-age Children/Youth www.cischarlotte.org
CPCC (GED) Facilitates student learning, success, and completion. Central Piedmont provides exceptional education and globally competitive training in an engaging, supportive environment. Both Central Piedmont and non-Central Piedmont students can take the GED® test at the Central Piedmont Testing Center. Adults www.cpcc.edu/admissions/testing-and-assessment/ged
Crossroads – Grier Heights Community Center GED/HSE
Provides tutoring, preparation, and testing for individuals to obtain their high school diploma/GED.
Adults www.crossroadscorporation.org
CrossRoads – Grier Heights Community Center Impact Basketball League
Provides athletic program that allows students to learn both basketball skills and drills through practice and competition. The program also supports students academically with the pairing of study hall.
School-age Children/Youth www.crossroadscorporation.org
CrossRoads – Grier Heights Community Center The Kickback
Provides career exposure through tutoring, mentoring, hands-on workshops, and college tours that also promote educational, cultural, mental, and emotional support throughout the academic school year.
High School Students www.crossroadscorporation.org
Crossroads – Grier Heights Community Center The GHCC Book Club
Provides a fun, engaging, literacy program that increases literacy skills, while incorporating group discussion on literature of student’s choice.
Adults www.crossroadscorporation.org
Digi-Bridge Provides have hands-on instruction and opportunities for students and youth to build, code, engineer, and actively learn about all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. School-age Children/Youth www.digi-bridge.org
Digital Navigators Program/Access Charlotte Provides basic internet connectivity, affordable technology devices, or digital skills; provides answers technology questions. Contact 311 or the CLT+ app All Ages www.digitalcharlotte.org/digitalnavigators
E2D Provides students with affordable access to at-home computers, the internet, and digital literacy tools. School-age Children/Youth www.new.e-2-d.org
Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council Builds courage, confidence, and character in girls to empower them to make the world a better place. School-age Children/Youth www.hngirlscouts.org
Goodwill Works to enhance people’s dignity and quality of life by strengthening their communities, eliminating their barriers to opportunity, and helping them reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. Adults www.goodwillsp.org
Heart Math Tutoring Works to ensure all elementary students develop the strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success. Elementary Students www.heartmathtutoring.org
I AM 24/7 Empowers youth, through Jesus, to fulfill their calling and give back to their communities. School-age Children/Youth https://www.iam247.org
Mint Museum (GH Pres) Seeks to continuously enhance lives and create a more empathetic world by ensuring access and by engaging communities in a meaningful, lifelong relationship with art and design. All Ages www.mintmuseum.org/
Myers Park Trinity Little League Provides and perpetuate a quality recreational environment for the youth and the families of our community. School-age Children/Youth
Promising Pages Collects new and donated books and share them with children living in the Charlotte Area Book Desert: those with few, if any, books at home. We work to create a culture of book sharing and ownership. School-age Children/Youth www.promising-pages.org
Read Charlotte Works as a community-wide children’s reading initiative uniting parents, educators and community partners to improve children’s literacy from birth through third grade. Elementary Students www.readcharlotte.org
The Bulb Works as an onsite market that provides mostly local produce, as well as health and wellness education, and simple demo cooking classes to identified food insecure neighborhoods. Provides pop-up farmers market at the Grier Heights Community Center on Wednesdays from 4P – 6PM. Adults www.thebulbgallery.org
The Learning Collaborative Provides an comprehensive preschool program with hands-on involvement between teachers, students, families, patrons and the community. TLC has earned a Five-Star license from the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education. Pre-K Students www.tlccharlotte.org
What’s Next Ministry Provides  support, care, mentoring, tutoring, and coaching for young men in the Charlotte community. School-age Children/Youth www.whatsnextministry.org
YMCA Camp Harrison Provides kids ages 6-16 the chance to make life-long memories on over 2,000 acres of land, streams, and trails just 90 miles from Charlotte in the mountains of North Carolina. When someone attends YMCA Camp Harrison, they can expect to enjoy God’s creation, build relationships and challenge themselves as they learn new skills. Campers develop lifelong friendships. School-age Children/Youth www.ymcacharlotte.org
YWCA Billingsville Offers women and children safe shelter and affordable housing with transitional services that offer a hand up rather than a hand out; helps women gain solid footing and break out of the cycles of violence and poverty. Elementary Students www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org/programs/youth-programs
Organization Program/Services focused on Health & Healthcare Who Is This For? Website
Care Ring – Physician Reach Out Provides onsite health resources and testing (pregnancy testing, blood pressure testing, AC testing), low cost clinic services for common illnesses, wellness checks, health screenings, employment exams, vaccinations, and health education; Access to comprehensive healthcare, primary care, specialty care, labs, diagnostic tests and hospital services for uninsured or underinsured patients. All Ages www.careringnc.org
Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center Provides access to superior speech-language and hearing services that empower and transform lives. All Ages www.charlottespeechhearing.com
CW Williams Provides access to the highest quality comprehensive family health and related services to all patients regardless of their ability or inability to pay. Adults www.cwwilliams.org
Hope Community Clinic – Counseling Provides mental health services, by a licensed professional counselor,  addressing issues including but not limited to depression, intimate partner violence, anxiety, and suicide ideations to neighbors of Grier Heights. Sessions are FREE and 50-minutes in-person. All Ages www.hopeeastclt.com
Hope Community Clinic – Medical Care Offers medical and counseling services for families facing personal and family struggles and challenges.  Provides care for medical, counseling needs and connects with family care services provided by the Project 658 Center. Addresses physical and emotional needs that arise from injury, abuse, addiction and trauma for uninsured patients. All Ages www.hopeeastclt.com
Med Assist Seeks to ensure that no eligible person in North Carolina has to choose between purchasing food or their needed medication. Adults www.yourwellnesskey.com
Mental Health America of Central Carolinas Provides family support services to parents of children with behavioral, emotional or mental health needs; peer support for adults living with chronic mental illnesses; and mental health education and preventative trainings to the broader community. MHA’s programs bring together mental health consumers, parents, advocates and service providers to address systemic issues impacting mental health. All Ages www.mhaofcc.org
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT) is a nonprofit health care provider offering a wide range of affordable and reliable reproductive and sexual health care service. Adults www.plannedparenthood.org
Premier Pharmacy Offers personalized pharmacy service that goes above and beyond customer services offered by big chain stores. We offer quick prescription turnaround, with accurate service and FREE delivery of prescription and over-the-counter products within the Charlotte area. Adults www.yourwellnesskey.com
Hope Community Clinic Provides general medical and counseling needs of individuals and families.  The clinic will be for the uninsured and those on Medicaid and will be established as a Free Clinic.  The clinic will be positioned to handle domestic violence victims as one of the services that are provided.  The clinic will also be equipped to handle the unique international community needs that exist in Charlotte as it related to medical and counseling needs. All Ages www.hopeeastclt.com
Thompson Child & Family Focus Provides services for children and families across the Carolinas. Empowers children and families through therapy, education and prevention-based care. Provides mental and behavioral treatment, developmental education and proactive care. School-age Children/Youth www.thompsoncff.org
WellCare Offers access to high-quality, affordable, and culturally sensitive healthcare. Offers benefits with every Medicare beneficiary in mind, including dental, hearing, and vision services. Provides flex cards to assist with co-pays, transportation services, telehealth visits, wellness and fitness programs, in-home support services, and special supplemental benefits for the chronically ill. All Ages www.wellcare.com/North-Carolina
Organization Program/Services focused on Neighborhood & Built Environment Who Is This For? Website
Pathway Homebuyer Program Provides Grier Heights residents with the opportunity to learn about the homeownership process and obtain financial coaching. Adults www.crossroadscorporation.org
DreamKey – Homeownership Center Provides homeownership programs. Provides  down payment assistance for homebuyers earning at or below 80% area median income. Provides down payment assistance for Charlotte Community Heroes – law enforcement officers, charter and pre-K-12th grade public school employees, paraprofessionals, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, healthcare workers, and other essential workers Adults www.dreamkeypartners.org
Habitat for Humanity – Charlotte Seeks to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Adults www.habitatcltregion.org
Organization Program/Service Description focused on Social & Community Cohesion Who Is This For? Website
Project 70Forward  Supports and advances the lives of people with disabilities. Adults www.project70forward.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters Assists children to realize their potential and build their futures.  Nurtures children and strengthen communities. School-age Children/Youth www.bbbscentralcarolinas.org
Black Ink Monks Teaches students the truths about using their talents, for using their truth through spoken word or poetry. Teachers students through oratory skills for self-expression, anger management, and education. High School Students www.crossroadscorporation.org
Crossroads – Grier Heights Community Center Serves residents of the Grier Heights community with a variety of services, programs and experiences. Residents of all ages can access programs that respond to physical health,  mental health, social, educational and financial needs. Provides computer lab for residents with Wi Fi connectivity. Provides space rental for residents to host events. All Ages www.crossroadscorporation.org
Crossroads – Grier Heights Community Center Camp Grier Heights   Provides summer enrichment experiences and activities for Grier Heights students. For summer 2022, camp will be serving students in elementary through 6th grade. Registration opens in May 2022. School-age Children/Youth www.crossroadscorporation.org
Dept. of Social Services Strengthens families and communities through a safety-net of services, collaborations, and hope. All Ages www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/social-services
Grier Heights Community Improvement Organization Provides Community Engagement, empowering people to give back, to educate, & live with a purpose. Adults Facebook Grier-Heights-Community-Improvement 
My Brother’s Keeper Charlotte-Mecklenburg Launched in February 2014 by former President Obama, MBK responds to the persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color across our nation. Works to ignite the greatness in each and every boy and young man of color in our community. School-age Children/Youth www.mbkcltmecklenburg.org
TimeOut Youth Offers support, advocacy, and opportunities for personal development and social interaction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13-24. School-age Children/Youth www.timeoutyouth.org
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
Providence Division Response Area Team
Strengthens ownership and accountability​ for crime reduction and community safety. It enables officers to become more familiar with the people who live and work there, patterns of crime and suspect behaviors, and community resources that may be leveraged to address crime and quality of life issues. To report a crime and or if you need police assistance in an emergency, dial 911. Dial 311 for non-emergency crime reporting or the Division Office line. All Ages www.charlottenc.gov
City of Charlotte Provides Fair housing, code enforcement, youth employment programs, trash collection All Ages 311
Mecklenburg County (Senior Property Tax Program) Provides an exemption from property tax either half of your home’s assessed value or $25,000, whichever is greater. Homeowner must submit an application to a request consideration for this exemption by June 1 each year. All Ages www.mecknc.gov
United Way of Central Carolina Fights for the education, health and financial stability of every person in our community. Families and individuals can dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Adults www.uwcentralcarolinas.org