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American Red Cross – (252) 237-2171, 703-B Nash Street, Wilson. Director: Rochelle Brown. The Wilson-Greene chapter conducts blood drives, and offers classes in C.P.R., First Aid, swimming and other health and safety skills. Provides assistance to military personnel and their families, assists single family fire victims, and provides shelter and assistance before, during, and after natural disasters. National Website: http://www.redcross.org/
The Arc — (252) 237-8266, 509 W. Nash St., Wilson. Director: Michael Stanford. Advocacy for the rights of persons w/disabilities in our community, as well as summer camps, dances, behavior modification, and training disabled adults to be a self-supporting group. The Arc of Wilson Co. Website: http://www.arcofwilsonnc.org/ State Website: http://www.arcnc.org/.
Diversified Opportunities, Inc. — (252) 291-0378, 1010 Herring Avenue, Wilson, N.C. 27893. Executive Director: Cindy Harrell. Provides a variety of comprehensive services including vocational evaluation, work training and job placement, compensatory education and adult developmental vocational programs to disabled and disadvantaged adults age 16 and over so that they may live and work as independently as possible. Website: www.DiversifiedOpportunitiesInc.com
Flynn Christian Fellowship Home – (252) 237-8320, (252) 292-2238, 209 N. Goldsboro St., E. Wilson NC 27893, Executive Director: Earl Reaves. Provides shelter and assistance to recovering alcoholic or drug dependent men. Currently operating two homes providing assistance to an average of 25 men.
Girl Scouts, NC Coastal Pines — 1-800-284-4475, Goldsboro Service Ctr., 108 E. Lockhaven Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534. CEO: Lisa Jones. Wilson Membership Contact: Jennifer Smith. Provides various scouting programs in character development and personal development. Promotes teamwork through fund-raisers, community service, camping, and various other activities. Website: http://www.nccoastalpines.org/
Mental Health Association in Wilson Co. — (252) 243-2773, 509 W. Nash Street, Wilson. Executive Director: Janelle Clevinger. Promotion of mental health, prevention of mental illness and improved care of the mentally ill through seminars, workshops, parenting classes, and a lending library. Annually conducts “Operation Santa Claus” to benefit residents of mental health care facilities.Click Here for the Mental Health resource Directory Email: email@example.com
Salvation Army — (252) 243-2696, 316 S. Tarboro Street, Wilson. Executive Director: Major Jim McGee. Assists individuals with rent, utilities, medicine, food, clothing and provides character building programs for children and adults. National Website: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
S.A. Boys & Girls Club — (252) 243-5443, 316 S. Tarboro Street, Wilson. Executive Director: Charmaine Harris. Provides recreational and learning activities for children like after school homework study halls, tutoring, one-on-one mentoring, and sports activities. National Website: http://www.bgca.org/clubs/
St. John Community Development Corporation, Inc. — (252)265-9764, 639 Walnut Street, Wilson NC. Executive Director: Dr. Michael S. Bell. The St. John CDC provides educational, vocational, economic, and social support to the residents of Wilson through its S.A.Y.-Save a Youth afterschool, vocational, gang prevention, and summer camp programs; community food pantry, weekly community meals and transitional housing for the homeless. Website: www.stjohncdcwilson.org.
Wesley Shelter, Inc. — (252) 291-2344, Executive Director: Lynne White. Provides emergency shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, advocacy, counseling, and legal and supportive services to those who are in crisis as a result of domestic or sexual violence, and to women and children who are homeless as defined by appropriate standards. Makes referrals to appropriate employment, housing and other social supports, and provides professional and community education about domestic and sexual violence. The goal is to end violence and build healthy, self-sufficient families in a community educated on the issues. Website: http://wesleyshelter.org/
Wilson Co. Ofc. of Senior Citizen Affairs — (252) 237-1303, 2306 Cedar Run Place, Wilson. Executive Director: Debbie Raper. Meals-on-Wheels served by volunteers to homebound individuals, while some individuals are also fed meals at congregate sites. Transportation is also provided to qualifying seniors for doctor visits.
Wilson Crisis Center — (252) 237-5156, P.O. Box 8026, Wilson. Executive Director: Nancy Sallenger. Provides 24 hour telephone assistance for callers needing information, referrals, or someone who will listen and care, 365 days per year. Contact number for AA/NA. There is also a separate Teen Help Line providing assistance to teens. A daily reassurance calling program to senior citizens/disabled adults, and Child Check, a service to call latchkey children is also available.
Wilson Youth United – The SPOT – (252) 991-4018, 910 Tarboro Street, Wilson. Executive Director: Matt Edwards. S-haring P-ositive O-utcomes T-ogether with kids and families in Wilson. The SPOT serves at-risk youth in a dedicated 30,000 sq ft facility. 7 professional staff, serving youth ages 5-18 in a structured program environment. Teen Center, classrooms, music room, art room and gymnasium with emphasis on education. Year-round programs. Website: www.wilsonyouthunited.org
Y.O.U.T.H. of Wilson — (252) 243-3675, 208 N. Tarboro Street, Wilson. Executive Director: Tammy Daniel. Establishes partnerships between volunteer adult mentors and young people who need a friend. Also utilizes volunteers to supervise young people performing court-ordered community service. Website: http://www.youthofwilson.org