United Way of Greater Greensboro Opening its Second Family Success Center with Lead Partner, The Salvation Army

Greensboro, NC (August 20, 2018) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce it is expanding its Integrated Service Delivery approach to ending local poverty by partnering with The Salvation Army of Greensboro to open a second Family Success Center (FSC).

The second FSC will operate at The Salvation Army Center of Hope at 1311 South Eugene Street and is expected to open before the end of the year.

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 entirely by a Volunteer Review Committee.

The Volunteer Review committee selected Salvation Army based on:

  • Capacity to implement the FSC model
  • Expertise and experience in addressing poverty
  • Ability to serve whole families
  • Long-term case management
  • Outcomes measurement
  • Quality of planning
  • Community partnerships
  • Removal of participation barriers

Additional 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

“Taking on the huge task of generational poverty is something we can’t do alone. It’s not about what the Salvation Army will be doing – it’s about what we will be doing together as a community. We look forward to working with our partners to meet human needs without discrimination so that families can be successful,” says Captain Matt Hedgren, Corps Officer, The Salvation Army of Greensboro.

“We are elated to expand our integrated service delivery strategy by opening a second Family Success Center in our community. This service delivery approach has proven to be very successful and has established Greensboro as a city dedicated to innovative solutions to ending poverty,” says Frank McCain, Vice President Community Investment and Impact, UWGG.

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 almost 600 adults and children on their journeys toward self-sufficiency.

Since launching, FSC members have achieved significant milestones:

  • 278 adults completed job readiness classes
  • 98 achieved employment
  • 31 earned a GED (41 currently working to earn a GED)
  • 14 enrolled in college
  • 111 completed financial capability classes
  • 173 opened new child savings accounts

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