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Community Resources

Childcare Assistance
Child Care Resource Center (formerly Work Family Resource Center)


CCRC is a private, non-profit child care resource and referral agency committed to providing consumer education, child care referrals, resources, and professional development opportunities to support quality child care.

Family Services Forsyth County


Professional services and participating in partnerships that foster the development of children, advance the safety, security and success of families and individuals, and help build a sustainable community. 

Forsyth County Department of Social Services / Child Daycare / Child Support


Provides subsidized child day care for eligible families who are working or in job training and need assistance in caring for their children, ages birth to 12. 

Smart Start of Forsyth County


Public/private partnership corporation that works to ensure that children, birth to five are prepared for success in school and life. Smart Start of Forsyth County is the local partner organization serving children and families throughout Forsyth County. 

Dream Center Redress Boutique


Any individual desiring assistance, regardless of income status, may browse our store free of charge. You are invited to visit our store and see the large selection offered.

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 9am – Noon / Wednesday: 4pm – 6pm

Dress for Success Winston-Salem


Volunteers will work with you to help you choose an interview outfit and will also provide guidance and support. 

Success Outfitters (Goodwill of NWNC

336-724-3621 goodwill/success-outfitters/

Provides people with limited resources a way to obtain appropriate clothing for interviews and working on-the- job at no cost.

Shalom Project Clothing Closet 


Clients are eligible for food and clothing once every 28 days. Open to clients every Tuesday, 9:00am-12:00pm.

Forsyth Technical Community College


Technical, transfer, adult basic education, corporate and continuing education programs 

Goodwill Industries of NWNC


Array of targeted skills training programs, largely in partnership with the community college system. These short-term programs train students to become employable in high demand fields. 

Job Corps Scholars Program – Winston-Salem State University

336-750-2000 services/job-corps-scholars-program/job-corp-scholars- program.html

Financial support and assistance, career development services. Ages 16-24 in Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Guildford and Wake Counties. 

NCWorks Career Center of Forsyth County


Adult and youth training/re-training, scholarship opportunities for unemployed and underemployed individuals through the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act, powered by Goodwill NWNC 

NextGen Youth Services

336-464-0520 development/nextgen-youth-services

Aims to provide a structure and sense of accomplishment in the lives of youth served. The program is comprised of two main components: education and employment. Completion of a secondary educational program is the primary goal. Staff members also provide post-secondary education counseling and career preparation guidance. NextGen serves youth ages 16-24 in Buncombe, Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Transylvania, and Yadkin Counties. Powered by Goodwill NWNC. 

Top Priority Community Outreach Services


Youth and adult services, research and training. Promote successful and healthy living by focusing on the wrap around effects and engaging the entire family and community. Teach applied behavior skills to health services professionals to improve patient outcomes through improved adherence. 

N.C. Division of Services for the Blind


Provides services to people who are visually impaired, blind and deaf to help them reach their goals and independence and employment. 

N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

336-968-3230 / 1-877-699-7578

Provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology, and other support services to people with disabilities.

NCWorks Career Center of Forsyth County


NCWorks Career Centers offer a wide variety of services to help individuals at every step of the job search journey, all of which are free of charge. Special populations include: veterans, young adult, apprenticeships, former offenders, agricultural workers, limited-English, foreign trade, unemployment insurance benefits. 

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) 


Community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Provides training for low- income, unemployed seniors. 

Family Services
Bethesda Center


Day/Night shelters, case management – individuals with disability conditions – mental/health conditions, chronic homelessness 

Centers for Exceptional Children – Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth 


Family support network, infant and toddler, pre-K and elementary enrichment, out-of-school time. Strives to care for children with developmental delays, orthopedic disabilities, and/or other long-term chronic health impairments to prepare for independent, productive, and fulfilling lives. 

Crisis Control Ministries

336-724-7453 (W-S) / 336-996-5401 (Kernersville)

Food assistance, pharmacy assistance, financial assistance, advocacy. Bilingual services available. 

El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services


Parent-Child Education Program provides literacy and education to allow low-income immigrant families to escape generational poverty and encourage families to help each child earn a high school diploma. 

Experiment in Self-Reliance


Housing services, individual/family financial literacy education/support, free tax preparation, low-income self- sufficiency programs. Bilingual services. 

Family Services of Forsyth County


Professional services and participating in partnerships that foster the development of children, advance the safety, security and success of families and individuals, and help build a sustainable community. 

Family Service of the Piedmont


Focused on building safe and healthy families in the Piedmont Triad addressing issues such as: domestic violence, child abuse, mental health, and financial stability. 

Forsyth County Department of Social Services


Adult services, family & children services, economic services, child support, Low Income Energy Assistance program.

Hispanic League


Foster diversity and raise awareness by serving as a liaison between the non-Hispanic and Hispanic communities. Promotes community inclusion, education, health, and multi-cultural understanding.

Pivot Ministry

336-725-8767 x 131

For a new approach to life and work – Life Skills & Job Readiness

The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem


Family, homeless shelter, food pantry, Boys & Girls Club, rent/utilities assistance, Angel Tree, emergency disaster services.

The Shalom Project


Clothing closet, food pantry, medical clinic and pharmacy, Florish (poverty / financial insecurity program), PCCI program (affordable housing), medical benefits.

United Way of Forsyth County


Create a thriving community by investing in neighborhoods and households with a specific focus on creating equitable communities, improving economic mobility, and ensuring childhood and student success.

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission


Addiction recovery, food pantry/meal programs, clothing, medical/dental, holiday food boxes, thrift store.

Winston-Salem Urban League


Empowers and advocates for African Americans and other disenfranchised communities, and promotes socioeconomic progress and parity through education, training, and civic engagement.

Crisis Control Ministries

336-724-7453 (W-S) / 336-996-5401 (Kernersville)

Food assistance, pharmacy assistance, financial assistance, advocacy. Bilingual services available. 

Family Services of the Piedmont


Focused on building safe and healthy families in the Piedmont Triad addressing issues such as: domestic violence, child abuse, mental health, and financial stability

Financial Pathways of the Piedmont 


Trained and certified credit and housing counselors are ready to provide the financial guidance and support your need. Financial literacy and education. 

N.C. Division of Employment Security


Unemployment insurance benefits for claimants and employers. 

The CARes Project


Help people become financially secure through car ownership, by making community-funded vehicle loans, and by building skills through financial and credit coaching. 

The Salvation Army


Emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities to help households prevent homelessness. 

Sunnyside Ministry


Financial assistance to qualifying neighbors for: housing – mortgages (must bring foreclosure information), rent (must bring an eviction notice), and first month’s rent (must bring a receipt for the rental deposit). Utilities – power, gas, and water (must bring a disconnect notice). Utility deposits are included in the assistance we provide. You must reside in 27107, 27127 of Forsyth County or Northern Davidson County. Contact Sunnyside Ministry for specific service area information For Financial Literacy Education – you must reside in Forsyth or Davidson Counties. 

Agape Care and Share Ministries


Clothing closet, food pantry, medical clinic and pharmacy, Flourish (poverty / financial insecurity program), PCCI program(affordable housing), medical benefits.

American Red Cross – Western NC Region


Serving Forsyth County. Emergency food. Disaster relief focuses on meeting people’s immediate emergency disaster-caused needs. 

Client Choice Food Pantries – Crisis Control Ministries

336-724-7453 (W-S) / 336-996-5401 (Kernersville)

Food assistance, pharmacy assistance, financial assistance, advocacy. Bilingual services available. 

Samaritan Ministries


Open to men, women, and children who want a hot meal with no questions asked. 

Second Harvest Food Bank NWNC


Provide essential food assistance through a network of partners and to educate and engage communities in the elimination of hunger and its causes. 

Sunnyside Ministries



Food & clothing, financial assistance, food pantry, clothing center, Experience the Warmth program. Providing hope through service, education, and empowerment to those in need within the community. 

The Shalom Project


Clothing closet, food pantry, medical clinic and pharmacy, Flourish (poverty / financial insecurity program), PCCI program(affordable housing), medical benefits. 

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission


The Winston-Salem Rescue Mission offers client choice food pantries in Downtown Winston-Salem, Oaklawn Baptist Church, and Marshall Baptist Church. 

Health/Medical/Mental Health
Addiction Recovery Care Association


ARCA is a licensed, nonprofit agency that offers the most cost-effective Substance Use disorder residential treatment services in the Piedmont Triad and surrounding regions.

Al-Anon Alateen of Winston-Salem – AA


A mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by their own drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the AA principles alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations.

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC


Encompasses Brenner’s Children’s Hospital, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and 4 network hospitals. Wake Forest Baptist also operates 3 urgent care centers, 5 emergency departments and more than 350 primary and specialty clinics. 

Burgess Wellness


Addiction assistance and recovery.

Crisis Control Ministries

336-724-7453 (W-S) / 336-996-5401 (Kernersville)

Serves residents of Forsyth and Stokes Counties. Largest free pharmacy in Forsyth County. It is located at our Winston-Salem office

Daymark Recovery Services


To inspire and empower people to seek and maintain recovery and health.

Department of Public Health of Forsyth County


Environmental health, nursing, and preventative care.

Eliza’s Helping Hands


Counseling, specialized therapy, substance abuse counseling, vision care.

Green Tree Peer Center


Green Tree Peer Center is a peer-operated wellness center that empowers people to live more fully through peer support, self-help education, and social connections.

Hawley House by YWCA of Winston-Salem


Women’s Substance Abuse Recovery Facility that houses women for a period of 9-12 months and offers 6 months of aftercare for women ages 18 and older diagnosed with the disease of addiction.

Highland Avenue Primary Care Clinic


Serving Forsyth County residents. Medical care for patients of all ages.

House Call Counseling


We believe everyone deserves high-quality mental health services, regardless of where they live or how much they can afford. By leveraging technology and fostering community partnerships, we bridge the gap between traditional mental health services and the communities they often struggle to reach.

Insight Human Services


Insight Human Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) accredited non-profit provider of substance abuse and mental health services in more than 50 counties across North Carolina.

Mental Health Association of Forsyth County


Crisis intervention, short-term counseling, hospital outreach program, court assistance programs, referral services, campaigns and prevention trainings, Operation Santa Claus, and advocacy for mental health needs.



Provides individualized services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental illnesses as well as support and counseling for those with substance use challenges.

NC MedAssist


Free prescription medications to North Carolina residents who are uninsured and fall at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. This statewide program is the answer for those who do not have the means to obtain life-saving medications to treat chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and asthma.

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center


Integrated system of 15 medical centers and more than 1,800 physicians in over 800 locations, as well as numerous outpatient surgery centers, medical plazas, rehabilitation programs, diagnostic imaging centers and community health outreach programs.

Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services


A variety of behavioral health services in to help those in need get the treatment they deserve.

Project Cornerstone by Samaritan Ministries


Long-term recovery program for former substance abusers. Men live at Samaritan while overcoming addictions, developing job and life skills and work toward becoming self-sufficient.

Rising Hope Clinical Assistance, LLC


Outpatient therapy program that offers individual and group counseling to support peoples’ recovery and help them develop the skills needed to cope with life’s struggles.

Senior Services Home Care Program


Help Line, Home Care, Living at Home, Meals on Wheels, Senior Lunch Program, Adult Day Center, Elder Care Choices

Triad Therapy LLC


Outpatient therapy program that offers individual and group counseling to support peoples’ recovery and help them develop the skills needed to cope with life’s struggles.

Top Priority Care Services


Variety of services to both children/adolescents and adults. Evidence-Based Treatment approaches are utilized to provide the most appropriate treatment relating to substance abuse, mental illnesses, family crisis, behavioral problems, and developmental disabilities.

Una Voz Para La Salud (Call for Health)


Helps agricultural workers (farmworkers) and their families find health services in their area in the US.

World Relief Triad


Serves immigrants and refugees. On-site therapy and counseling, and individual and family case management services for refugee and immigrant clients with serious or acute medical needs.

YMCA of Northwest NC


Programs designed to help community members reach for peak health.

Housing/Rent/Shelters/Utility Assistance
Baptist Children’s Homes – Mills Home in Thomasville


Serves Forsyth County. Offers supportive group homes for hard-working single mothers and their children.

Bethesda Center


Emergency day and night shelter facilities to the homeless men and women in Winston Salem. We recognize the importance of offering a safe place where people are protected from inclement weather – the snow and freezing rain of winter as well as the oppressive heat of summer. 

City with Dwellings


A community first initiative that works to end the crisis of homelessness in W-S and Forsyth County.

Cooperative Community Ministry – Thomasville


Financial assistance for rent, utilities, and deposits. Covers Forsyth County.

EHH Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing by Eliza’s Helping Hands


Provides free services in a secure and non-disclosed location to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their dependents, who will be part of a safe and uplifting commune, free of judgment. Residents will also have the opportunity to seek safe shelter for their pets through a partnering humane society and gain access to more permanent housing solutions through Eliza’s transitional housing program, or similar programs in the community.

Eureka House


Eureka Ministry, Inc. provides a supp​​ortive environment to assist ex-offenders in becoming successful law abiding citizens. Emphasis is placed on developing them from the inside out and character building.

Experiment in Self-Reliance


Provides temporary accommodations for the working homeless, and works to transition clients into permanent, affordable residences.

Finish Line Grant by Forsyth Tech


Helps community college students who face unforeseen financial emergencies to complete their training. Bills submitted for payment may include automobile repairs or insurance, utility bills, unexpected medical bills, childcare expenses, and course materials. Each student recipient is limited to $1,000 per semester and must have completed at least 50% of their degree or credential program.

Forsyth County Department of Social Services


Assists individuals and families who are experiencing a heating or cooling related crisis.



GreeNest offers beds for children ages birth-18 years old and home furnishings for families moving from crisis to housing.

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County


Empowers families as they work toward becoming first-time homeowners. The families purchase their homes through an affordable 30-year loan. Their mortgage payments enable Habitat to continue the cycle, building more homes for Partner Families.

Housing Authority of Winston-Salem


The federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Serves Winston-Salem.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program


Offered through the NC Department of Health and Human Services, this program provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.

Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods


Provides direct assistance to individuals and families in need residing in the East Ward of North Carolina.

Next Step Ministries


Emergency safe house in Forsyth County for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Food and other daily essentials such as diapers and laundry detergent are provided free of charge.

Positive Wellness Alliance


Emergency financial relief to help with rent, utilities, medication, nutrition, transportation to medical appointments, and other essential needs.

Samaritan Inn Shelter by Samaritan Ministries


Serves homeless men who need safe, temporary shelter for a maximum of 90 days. All shelter guests are referred to appropriate agencies for further assistance with medical care, job training, temporary housing and other needs.

The Center of Hope Family Shelter by Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem


The only family emergency shelter in Forsyth County. It provides a safe refuge and the resources to give families and individuals a fresh start and a return to permanent housing and stability. The Center of Hope gives shelter to single mothers, single fathers, parents with children, and single women.

United Way of Winston-Salem


The goal of the SSVF Program is to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing.

Veterans Helping Veterans Heal


Provides fully furnished living quarters and the comradery and support of being in an environment with other veterans.

Legal Aid of North Carolina


A statewide, non-profit law firm that provides free, legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.

Local Governments
City of Winston-Salem – City Hall


City government.

Forsyth County


County government.

Forsyth Rides

ForsythRides offers free trips to and from employment-related travel. Forsyth County residents who need a ride to work, skills training, job fairs, interviews, GED classes or transporting children to childcare for working parents.

Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)


Our work is part of a larger statewide effort to improve transportation systems in North Carolina. Working with our partners, we strive to enhance mobility, address congestion, and reduce transportation related impacts on our air quality.

Support Systems of Forsyth County LLC


Provides transportation services. Supports issues and barriers to mobility and stability in the community.

Winston-Salem Transit Authority


High level public transportation services.