About

Founded in 1988, Family Care Center of Catawba Valley, Inc. serves homeless families with dependent children through an emergency residential program.

We offer physical, emotional, social, and educational services to assist families in the transition to becoming self-sufficient. The Center, founded on Judeo-Christian principles, ministers to all persons without discrimination.

The Family Care Center opened in 1988 when the Hickory Soup Kitchen saw many homeless families with children needing food and shelter. Local churches provided initial support, and Family Care Center of Catawba Valley incorporated in 1993. We continue to receive spiritual and financial support from the faith community, remembering the words from Matthew: “I was a stranger and you took me in.”

We have grown from two rooms in one building serving six families a year to 19 housing units in the Catawba Valley serving approximately 70 families with over 100 children per year. These families are exchanging an unstable, often hostile environment for a safe and secure home. Even with this growth, we turn away about one-half of our applicants, largely due to lack of space.

Board of Directors

President
Mr. Todd Byrd – Hickory, NC

President-Elect
Rev. Paul Christy-Hickory, NC

Secretary
Mr. Ron Valentini – Hickory, NC

Treasurer
Ms. Mary Morrison – Hickory, NC

Past-President
Ms. Constance Snyder– Hickory, NC.

Board

Mr. Dan Collinson – Hickory, NC

Ms. Nan Huegerich – Hickory, NC

Ms. Marsha Diamonti – Hickory, NC

Mr. Jeffrey White – Hickory, NC

Mr. Matt Jenkins – Maiden, NC
Ms. Melissa Yang – Hickory, NC
Ms. Marian Erikson – Hickory, NC
Mr. Kevin McIntosh – Hickory, NC

Ms. Lela Thompson – Hickory, NC

 

Staff
Jane Earnest, Executive Director
fcc@familycare-center.org

Jennifer Clark, Business Manager
jclark@familycare-center.org

Stephanie Parks, Family Services Social Worker
sparks@familycare-center.org

Lamar Shelly, Maintenance Director
828-324-9917

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Our Mission

Family Care Center of Catawba Valley, Inc. serves homeless families with dependent children through an emergency and transitional residential program. We offer physical, emotional, social and educational services to assist families in the transition to becoming self-sufficient.

Our News

OUR AUCTION IS GOING VIRTUAL!

We've postponed it twice but now our popular auction will be virtual! You can bid on-line for 3 days, starting Thursday, September 10 at 8 a.m. and up until 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 12. You can pick up your winning items from Family Care Center on...

Our Silent Auction Goes Online!

We’ve postponed it twice but now Family Care Center’s popular auction will be ON-LINE from Thursday, September 10 at 8 a.m. until Saturday, September 12 at 5 p.m. The on-line platform is super easy and you can bid from the comfort of your home! Many items will have a...

We’ve Got Your Christmas (cards) Covered!

Send us your Christmas card list and a generous donation and we'll send out this beautiful card to your honorees.  The card will show it is from you and we'll address, stamp and mail them out for you too. For more information, call us 828-324-9917, email...

Located at

2875 Highland Ave. N.E.
Hickory, NC 28601

828.324.9917
fcc@familycare-center.org

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Family Care Center of Catawba Valley, Inc. is a 501 c 3 non-profit. Donations to Family Care Center are tax deductible as allowed by law.