Comfort BackPack Program – Who We Help

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Comfort BackPack Program – Who We Help 2017-02-28T16:39:16+00:00

Guilford County Child Services Agencies

Children’s Home Society has been serving children and families for more than a century, with programs built on our mission of promoting the right of every child to a permanent, safe, and loving family. Today, CHS provides programs in parenting education, family preservation, teen pregnancy prevention, foster care, and adoption – all from one agency.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 88
Church World Service of North Carolina serves the refugee and immigrant communities of central North Carolina. Through hard work, determination, and the support of the Church World Service community, individuals and families who were once without hope are discovering the means to transform their lives.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 104
Cone Health is a private, not-for-profit organization which was established to serve the community by providing a full range of healthcare services distinguished by measurable excellence. The founding principles of community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of the organization. They serve our communities by preventing illness, restoring health and providing comfort, through exceptional people delivering exceptional care.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 92
Family Service of the Piedmont is the largest private, nonprofit agency of its kind in Guilford County, NC. The agency empowers individuals and families in crisis to restore hope, achieve stability and thrive through quality support services, advocacy and education.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 100
Guilford County Department of Social Services is a Guilford County Government Agency that works in partnership with the community toward the empowerment of individuals and families, eliminating poverty and family violence. Their mission is to use a holistic approach to assure safety, promote self sufficiency and permanency in the lives of adults, children, and families through collaboration and partnership within the community.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 180
Guilford County Schools (GCS) is the third largest district in the state serving more than 73,000 students across 122 schools in urban, suburban and rural areas. The district serves students who speak 123 languages/dialects and who represent 100 countries. BackPack Beginnings will be working with the GCS Homeless Liaison to provide our comfort backpacks to the school system’s homeless children.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 168
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 200
The Kellin Foundation is a nonprofit (501c3) organization that supports children, individuals, families, and communities to achieve safety and wellness. We provide personalized and comprehensive community-based programming. Our goals are to assist individuals and communities with safety, restore hope, facilitate healing, and achieve holistic wellness. We believe that mental, physical, social, and spiritual well-being all contribute to the ability of individuals to reach their full potential, and thus, we use an integrated approach to our programming.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 92
Partnership Village is a transitional housing community for formerly homeless individuals and families. The goal of Partnership Village is to assist the homeless in becoming self-sufficient with permanent housing within two years through the provision of case management and supportive services.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 56
Seven Homes Foster Care & Adoption Agency’s mission is to reach out to youth in crisis due to their need for love, safety and stability. Established in 1995, their only focus continues to be the NC children and families involved in foster care.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 40
The Guilford County Family Justice Center (FJC) is a new public safety initiative launched by Guilford County and a variety of community partners to assist victims of family violence. The Guilford County FJC is a single point of access to services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, and elder abuse. At the center, victims of family and sexual violence can come to one location to access a wide range of supportive resources, such as talking with a victim advocate, getting assistance with a restraining order, planning for their safety, talking to a law enforcement offer, meeting with a professional to discuss civil and criminal legal issues, receiving medical assistance, and gaining information on how to access shelter and other community resources.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 12
The Pathways Center is a housing program of Greensboro Urban Ministry. Our purpose is to provide homeless families a safe, temporary environment to live while they are searching for other housing.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 72
The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope can provide 36 single women, 20 men, and 10 families with emergency shelter. The goal of the Shelter to Success Program is to identify each reason for homelessness, target the problem, then stabilize the situation so that the resident can work towards self-sufficiency.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 120
World Relief North Carolina strives to provide opportunities for churches, faith-based organizations and individuals to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those refugees and Victims of Human Trafficking who are in great need of love and acceptance.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 168
Youth Focus provides a wide range of services to at risk and troubled young people ages 5-21. Their Act Together Crisis Care Center is a 12 bed facility for youth who have run away, are experiencing a family crisis, are the victims of abuse or neglect, or become homeless for other reasons.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 176
The YWCA Family Emergency Shelter provides temporary housing for homeless women & children each night 365 days a year. Families not only receive a hot meal and a safe place to stay, but also care and concern from dedicated staff and volunteers.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 72

Alamance County Child Services Agencies

Allied Churches of Alamance County provides emergency services in a safe and healthy environment, while moving individuals toward self-sufficiency.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 72
Children’s Home Society has been serving children and families for more than a century, with programs built on our mission of promoting the right of every child to a permanent, safe, and loving family. Today, CHS provides programs in parenting education, family preservation, teen pregnancy prevention, foster care, and adoption – all from one agency.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 48
If you or a loved one feels abused, threatened, scared, or unsafe in an intimate partner relationship, Family Abuse Services can help you. Services include a crisis line, shelter, court advocacy, support group and more.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 64

Forsyth County Child Services Agencies

Children’s Home Society has been serving children and families for more than a century, with programs built on our mission of promoting the right of every child to a permanent, safe, and loving family. Today, CHS provides programs in parenting education, family preservation, teen pregnancy prevention, foster care, and adoption – all from one agency.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 48
Fosyth County Safe On Seven Domestic Violence Center began operation in October 2005. The center derives its name from its multi-agency approach to providing services for domestic violence victims on the seventh floor of the Forsyth County Hall of Justice. Fortuitously, the abbreviation of Safe On Seven is S.O.S., the international distress code for a cry for help. The Safe On Seven DV Center provides a one-stop shop for domestic violence victims by bringing together key service providers from law enforcement, the court system, and victim advocates, thus expediting a variety of services to domestic violence victims who previously had to seek out these services at various locations.

  • Total children receiving Comfort BackPacks annually: 12