Wilkes Community Foundation highlights Children’s Center of Northwest North Carolina

The Wilkes Community Foundation grants committee recently visited grant recipient the Children’s Center of Northwest North Carolina to learn more about their wide range of programs supporting the the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse. These include family services, behavioral health and youth programming.

WCF advisory board members recently awarded two program grants to the nonprofit.

In 2022 the foundation was able to broadly supplement Children’s Center services in Wilkes County.

In 2023, WCF awarded funding for the organization’s Real World Program. This youth program teaches the importance of financial literacy and future planning in a real-life simulated environment. Participates are exposed to the basics of budgeting, banking, interviewing and social skills valuable for success in today’s world.

Since its inception in 1998, the Children’s Center has been a beacon of hope for children and families struggling through circumstantial difficulties. Beginning with just 40 individuals three decades ago, the nonprofit has now served 9,000 individuals in Northwest North Carolina.

Wilkes Community Foundation board members Jean Hefner, Michelle Shepherd, Lena Lovette, and Morgan Mathis, along with staff from the Children’s Center including Tom Kilby (Director of Youth Services), Amber Sloan (Strengthening Families) Amana and Kelly Wyatt (Community Service and Restitution), Nathan Swann (Why Try), Patrick Tierney (Family Counselor) and Danielle Davis-Stanley (Community Relations Coordinator).
Wilkes Community Foundation board members Jean Hefner, Michelle Shepherd, Lena Lovette, and Morgan Mathis, along with staff from the Children’s Center including Tom Kilby (Director of Youth Services), Amber Sloan (Strengthening Families) Amana and Kelly Wyatt (Community Service and Restitution), Nathan Swann (Why Try), Patrick Tierney (Family Counselor) and Danielle Davis-Stanley (Community Relations Coordinator).