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

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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

Second Chance Silent Auction

Please SAVE THE DATE for our Second Chance Silent Auction on Saturday, September 12 from 10 am-12 noon at First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center. Your March ticket is good for this event. Lost your ticket? Contact Family Care Center at 828-324-9917...

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...

FCC Receives Ronald McDonald House Charities of NC Grant

Family Care Center of Catawba Valley, Inc recently received a $10,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of NC. John Link of Link Management, local McDonald's owner/operator, presented the check to Jane Earnest, Executive Director of FCC.  This grant will be...

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.