Open House Celebrating United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Second Family Success Center with Lead Partner, The Salvation Army

Greensboro, NC (January 18, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) and The Salvation Army of Greensboro are pleased to invite the public to an open house celebrating UWGG’s Family Success Center located at the The Salvation Army of Greensboro Center of Hope on Monday, February 4, 2019.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. and tours will begin at 11:30 a.m. Scheduled speakers include UWGG president and CEO Michelle Gethers-Clark, Captain of The Salvation Army Greensboro Command Matt Hedgren, The Salvation Army of Greensboro Center of Hope Executive Director Jackie Lucas and Family Success Center staff members.

United Way expanded its Integrated Service Delivery approach to ending local poverty by partnering with The Salvation Army of Greensboro to open this second Family Success Center (FSC) in 2018.

The FSC model addresses the needs of families living on low incomes by offering services that are bundled and tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals and families in one accessible location. Services focus on employment, education, financial capability, health and wellness and basic needs and are provided through collaboration.

The Salvation Army was selected as the lead partner through a competitive application process led by a Volunteer Review Committee.

FSC at Center of Hope Highlights:

  • Members will have access to high-quality after-school and summer childcare at The Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Club at 1001 Freeman Mill Road. Transportation between the two locations will be provided.
  • Infant and toddler care will be provided on-site at the Center of Hope
  • The second FSC will feature expanded hours (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Members will have access to on-site professional mental health services

UWGG’s FSC model has proven to be effective and has been recognized locally and internationally as a best practice for empowering families to become self-sufficient.

United Way’s first FSC was established in 2015 with lead partner, Guilford Child Development, and will continue to be supported by over 30 community-based partners. To-date, the first FSC has helped over 200 families, representing over 600 adults and children on their journeys toward self-sufficiency.

Since launching, FSC members have achieved significant milestones:

  • 278 adults completed job readiness classes
  • 117 achieved employment
  • 33 earned a GED (41 currently working to earn a GED)
  • 15 enrolled in college
  • 135 completed financial capability classes

RSVPs are being collected here.


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