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
Ms. Constance Snyder – Hickory, NC

President-Elect
Mr. Todd Byrd-Hickory, NC

Secretary
Mr.  Jeffrey White – Hickory, NC

Treasurer
Ms. Mary Morrison – Hickory, NC

Past-President
Mr. Rick Foster – Hickory, NC.

Board
Mr. Will Eckard – Hickory, NC
Mr. David E. Eidson – Hickory, NC
Mr. Matt Jenkins – Maiden, NC
Ms. Melissa Yang – Hickory, NC
Ms. Marian Erikson – Hickory, NC
Mr. Kevin McIntosh – Hickory, NC
Reverend Paul Christy – Hickory, NC
Mr. Ron Valentini – 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

Our Mission

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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

Spring Appeal

You’ve heard the saying it takes a village….and in our case it truly does! We shelter homeless families with dependent children through an emergency residential program. We offer not only physical shelter to these families but emotional, social and educational support as they work, save…

New Duplexes To Be Built

Family Care Center will build two additional duplexes on our central campus this year. The four additional apartments will increase the number from 12 to 16 apartments located at 2875 Highland Ave. NE, in Hickory. Stay tuned for photos of the progress.

Help Us Help The Homeless

We try and give to each family items they cannot purchase with food stamps and we can always use toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, hand soap, Pine-Sol and laundry detergent. Can you help us re-stock our supplies?

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.