Our Program

Family Care Center teaches our guests life-skills so that they can improve their budgeting skills, find employment and transition into permanent housing. Our rent-free program is a one-time only opportunity which encourages independence and self sufficiency.

Due to the number of families waiting for our services, guests usually have three to four months to complete the program without future consideration for returning. Follow-up services, however, may be provided.

Weekly counseling sessions with our social worker are required and additional counseling is available on request. Most of our guests have never received guidance on issues such as budgeting and constructive resolution of personal difficulties. These are often the times when lives are redirected.

Guests must have a job upon admission or soon thereafter. We provide resources and assistance for their job search. They must save at least $75.00- $100.00 a week which will enable them to move into permanent housing. Since 1988, 85 percent of our guests who complete the program have made that transition.

Each family is required to

  • Be a US citizen
  • Develop a budget and live within it
  • Save at least $75-100 a week
  • Attend weekly counseling sessions
  • Follow housing and life style rules
  • Participate in at least 3 life-skills workshops

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 Under Construction

Family Care Center has begun construction of 2 new duplexes that should be finished by the end of the year. The four additional apartments will increase the number from 12 to 16 apartments located at 2875 Highland Ave. NE, in Hickory. This will allow us to serve up to...

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.