These are some of the services provided by our Partner Agencies. Additional Agency contact information and details can be found in the list below.
Wilkes Adult Developmental Activity Program
- Documents shredded at $.25 a pound, all materials are kept under double lock until shredded. Please drop off the documents at their office.
- Otis Spunkmeyer cookies (variety) baked daily, $5 a dozen. To place an order call 336-667-1800.
- Aluminum can crushing – workers are paid for crushing them from the proceeds they get from the sales of the crushed cans. Please drop off cans at their office.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLUE RIDGE CHAPTER
Provides emergency and disaster preparedness training, food, clothing and shelter assistance to victims of local disasters, including single-family fires; provides food and beverage support for local fire fighters; provides communications and financial assistance and counseling to families with military members during family emergencies; performs blood collection services for patients in area hospitals; teaches CPR and First Aid classes and water safety instruction.
Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission provides assistance for the unmet needs of low-income clients, the dislocated workers and elderly of Wilkes County. Provides financial assistance to clients to prevent eviction notices, disconnection of power and fuel. Also assists with prescription medicines, food and other emergency services.
CATHERINE H. BARBER MEMORIAL HOMELESS SHELTER
Provides temporary overnight shelter and one hot meal a day for individuals and families who are homeless.
SAMARITAN KITCHEN OF WILKES
Mission is to “feed the hungry in Wilkes County.” Methods used are the client choice pantry program, the Back Pack Program for school children and the Christmas Box Program called Project Joy. The programs service all people of Wilkes County.
CARENET COUNSELING OF WILKES, INC.
Provides faith-based psychotherapy, education, and consulting services to the foothills and northwest North Carolina.
MOUNTAIN VALLEY HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
Offsets cost of care for patients served, bereavement care, indigent care, volunteer recruitment, veteran’s program support
SENIOR COMPANIONS PROGRAM
Trained part-time senior citizen volunteers provide extended support services for fragile elderly who are at risk of losing their independence.
THE RUBY PARDUE BLACKBURN ADULT DAY CARE CENTER
Mission is to provide adult day care services to residents of Wilkes and its surrounding counties, in a safe, peaceful, enriching environment through our dedicated, compassionate, understanding, and professional staff. Provides a safe, caring environment for adults who cannot safely stay at home by themselves.
WILKES FAMILY YMCA
The YMCA seeks opportunities to prepare youth and teens to succeed, strengthen and support families, develop caring communities, and affect the adoption of healthy lifestyles. Programs include after-school childcare, summer day camp, teen leadership, water safety and swim lessons, health & wellness, active older adults, and youth & adult sports.
WILKES SENIOR RESOURCES
Provides services to senior citizens such as transportation, health and wellness, client assistance with limited medical and household duties.
WILKES DEVELOPMENTAL DAY SCHOOL
Wilkes Developmental Day School provides a comprehensive educational program for children with special needs. Early Intervention is available to children under the age of 3 years in their home or in a center based program. Children over the age of 3 years receive special education by certified teachers and therapies are provided for those who qualify. They continue with these services throughout the summer.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION TEAM
CAPT/Our House provides Love & Logic parenting classes, supervised visitation services, free in-home advice and referral program, Good-Touch/Bad touch body safety program to Wilkes County elementary schools.
FOSTER GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM
Enrolls seniors age 60 and over to work in schools, day care and Head Start centers and other agencies. Grandparents are assigned to one station where they serve one to three “special kids” 20 hours weekly.
WILKES ADULT DEVELOPMENTAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM
Wilkes ADAP provides adults with developmental disabilities opportunities to work via mobile work crews and supported employment; opportunities to access community services like banks, stores and health facilities. Opportunities to participate in recreational outings, events and vacations. Also provides Basic skills classes and counseling.
WILKES CIRCLE OF CARE
Supports an 18 week “Getting Ahead” class to help clients move from a failure cycle to becoming fully independent and self sufficient
Toll Free: 801-810-9262
The purpose of this organization shall be to teach, through trained volunteers, reading and writing to those in need and works to raise public awareness of the literacy needs in Wilkes County.
WILKES PRISON MINISTRY
Offers a Re-entry Life Plan program for inmates to be able to function in the outside world and to be an asset to their community. The ministry sponsors a Transition House for released inmates.