Motivated by love, compassion and kindness, Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry serves others as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. Our faith is at the heart of all we do.


OUR MISSION: Provide Hope, Help & Healing to those in most need through Service, Advocacy & Community Support.

OUR VISION:  Work with each neighbor to identify the factors keeping them in poverty and to set a plan in place that provides them with the hope and help needed to seek and find greater independence, self-reliance, and personal healing.


Respond to God’s Call – Share the good news of Jesus Christ in serving others.

Servant Leadership – Place the needs of others before our own.

Compassion – Serve with a humble and gracious heart.

Community Involvement – Reach our vision through partnerships and collaborations.

Risk Taking – Have the courage to act on our convictions, take risks, and, when necessary, be willing to change.


Since 1969, Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry has served as the area’s hub for providing and coordinating services for the uninsured and people and families in crisis, living in poverty and/or experiencing homelessness. Today, we remain a faith-based, volunteer-driven organization providing a wide array of programs, services, and solutions. People come to GHCCM seeking help with both simple and complex problems.

Immediate Needs May Be:

• Help with a past due electric bill or food for their family

• A blanket or backpack for their belongings

• Financial assistance because they are facing eviction from their home

After helping with immediate needs, we begin working on an individualized Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). This life, health and wellness assessment identifies a multitude of issues:

• Health problems
• Substance abuse
• Physical or emotional abuse
• Unsafe or substandard living environments
• Education
• Housing needs                                              
• Disability
• Employment
• Special needs of children or family members
• Legal concerns
• Community and social networks
• Food insecurity
• Finances
• Mental health
• Faith and spiritual care

We are then able to further help coordinate services and programs, with the overall goal of increasing and improving a person’s emotional, financial and spiritual stability. Services for financial assistance for utilities and rent are also available as needed.


With the belief that every person has the ability to achieve independence and self-sufficiency by connecting to a community network of friendship and support, Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry Navigators work alongside each neighbor to direct him/her to community programs and services that will help the neighbor and his/her family become more stable.


Volunteers are the core of our ministry! We have so many opportunities for individuals and groups to help and serve, whether for a few hours, one day each month or as a regular volunteer. If you have even an hour of extra time, we invite you to learn more by emailing info@ccmHickory.com.  Please click here for a volunteer application.

Volunteer in:

Nutrition Center:  Receive, sort and pack food bags

Pharmacy:  Count pills or work the window

Clinic:  Check in patients or help with paperwork.

Healthcare professionals needed (nurses, physicians, dentists, dental assistants, phlebotomists, etc.)

31 Thrift and more:  Receive, sort, research, and price donations, greet guests, work the floor or assist at the cash register with purchases including vouchers provided for our neighbors.

Administration:  If you enjoy data entry, filing or answering phones, greeting our neighbors, being a prayer partner, or if you are a student searching for a meaningful internship experience, we have the perfect place for you at Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry!


$1,000 Provides mortgage or rent assistance for up to four families facing foreclosure or eviction.

 $750 Allows one “Champion” family to participate in GHCCM’s NETworX Catawba program.

 $600 Covers the deposit and first month’s rent for a homeless family through GHCCM’s Housing Program

 $500 Provides utility assistance for four families who have received a disconnect notice.

 $400 Assists a low-income, disabled person to obtain SSI/SSDI benefits through GHCCM’s SOAR Program.

 $250 Provides 1,388 lbs. of food for individuals and families facing financial and/or food insecurity.

 $150 Helps an uninsured patient in need of life-saving medications receive their monthly prescriptions.

 $100 Provides 4 vials of insulin OR 12 bottles of test strips for an uninsured diabetic patient.


To donate, make a gift to our endowment or for estate or planned giving, click here:

Please make checks payable to GHCCM and mail to

GHCCM, 31 1st Ave SE, Hickory NC 28602.

A letter acknowledging your gift and/or donation will be sent to you. THANK YOU!

GHCCM is a proud member of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce.


Client Services
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Nutrition Services
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 11:30pm

Medical Ministries Clinic

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Medical Ministries Pharmacy
828-323-7913 (Refills)
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm (open for pick up and drop off only)

31 Thrift and More!
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am – 6:00pm