Community Partners

Ada Jenkins Center – Collaborates with community to provide education and assistance to families in crisis

26th Judicial District – North Carolina State Court district covering Mecklenburg County

Bethesda Health Center – Provides medical care for low-income, uninsured and medically underinsured people

Caroline Chambre – Urban Ministry Center – Provides medical care for low-income, uninsured and medically underinsured people

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool – Preschool dedicated to serving at-risk, Spanish-speaking children

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department – Law enforcement for Mecklenburg County

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools – Provides public education in Mecklenburg County

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, School Nurses – Supports Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in building healthy school communities that promote success in learning

Charlotte Men’s Shelter – Provides shelter and other services to homeless men

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing – Board appointed to implement the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Ten Year Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness

Children’s Developmental Services Agency of Mecklenburg County – Provides support and education to families with children under 3 years old with a known or suspected developmental delay or disorder

Department of Juvenile Justice- Works with Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils to reduce and prevent juvenile crime

Faith Community Health Ministry, CMC Northeast – Promotes health and wholeness of mind, body, and spirit to individuals, congregations, and the community for the glory of God

Foundation for the Carolinas – Connects individuals, companies, and organizations to needs and philanthropic opportunities across the region and beyond

Gaston County Health Department – Community sponsored, family-centered provider of health care, health education and preventive care services without regard to the ability to pay

Guardian ad Litem – Provides legal support to at-risk children

Johnson C. Smith University, Health and Human Performance Department – Undergraduate program with courses related to sport management including physical education and community health

Lake Norman Community Health Clinic – Serves uninsured families and individuals in the Lake Norman community

Lakewood Preschool Cooperative – Neighborhood-based preschool designed as a cooperative effort among family members, staff, neighbors, and volunteers

Mecklenburg Area Partnership for Primary-care Research (MAPPR) – Practice Based Research Network designed to study barriers to healthcare access for the underserved and vulnerable populations in Charlotte

Mecklenburg County Department of Health – Works to promote and protect the public’s health

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Nutrition Program – Provides nutritious meals to seniors through 17 dining sites and delivery services

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, Youth and Family Services – Provides services and information to strengthen the capacity for self-sufficiency of families with at-risk children

Mecklenburg County Health Department, Triple P – Works with Triple P, a program which supports parents in raising confident, healthy children through simple and practical strategiesNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice (Raleigh) – Dedicated to protecting people’s rights through professional and community legal education, championing individual rights, and protecting the safety of North Carolina’s families

North Carolina Disproportionate Minority Contact Subcommittee – Government program to address develop and implement plans to reduce the disproportionate representation of minorities in the criminal justice system

North Carolina Indigent Defense Services – Oversees the provision of legal representation to indigent defendants and others entitled to counsel under North Carolina law

Novant Health – Integrated system of physician practices, hospitals, outpatient centers, and other health facilities

Novant Health, Solomon House – Offers free health education and referrals to community resources, such as hospitals, free community clinics and social service agencies, for those who might not have full access to healthcare in the Lake Norman area

Nurse Family Partnership, Care Ring – Provides preventive health services for the uninsured, underinsured or those otherwise lacking access to affordable, high-quality preventive health care

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – Hispanic Catholic Church

Race Matters for Juvenile Justice – Brings together judicial officers, systems’ experts, service providers, and community partners to reduce the disproportionate representation of children of color in the juvenile justice system

Racial Equity Institute – Provides assistance to organizations in understanding and addressing racial equity

Safe Alliance – Provides a safe and supportive environment for victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse

Salvation Army Center of Hope – Provides shelter and other services to homeless women and children

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Carolinas Healthcare – Offers comprehensive care, from preventive screenings to vascular surgery and medicine to minimally-invasive cardiothoracic surgeries. It also houses the region’s only heart transplantation program and offers complex pediatric cardiothoracic surgeries, with quality outcomes that rank among the best in the nation

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County – Funds local programs for children under five years old and their families

Supportive Housing Communities – Provides affordable housing and care to homeless men with disabilities

Teen Health Connection – Provides comprehensive medical and mental healthcare and prevention and health education services for adolescents ages 11 to 22

The Mecklenburg County Council for Children’s Rights (CCR) – Provides legal representation, advocacy, systems reform, public policy, and research and planning for at-risk children

W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center – Provides primary and secondary inpatient health care to veterans living in the Central Piedmont Region of North Carolina

Women’s Commission of Mecklenburg County – Focus on employment, training, domestic violence services and advocacy for women