People come to our ministry in need of solutions to both simple and complex problems. We work one-on-one with our neighbors to complete a life, health and wellness assessment that is used to create an action plan to help identify their personal and family needs.
Neighbor Engagement Team
Our Neighbors in need come to Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry for help in a crisis situation. Client Services serves as the first stop for our neighbors to inquire about receiving services for help.
THE WRAP PROGRAM
Clients are referred to WRAP program (Wellness*Recovery*Action Plan) after GHCCM helps with the immediate or crisis needs of the client. WRAP begins with an assessment of the social determinants of health that helps to identify a multitude of issues that contribute to health and wellness. The can include health problems, unsafe or substandard living conditions, housing needs, employment, legal concerns, food insecurity, mental health, substance abuse, physical or emotional abuse, education, special needs of children or family members, social and spiritual support networks, and transportation. Based on this assessment and the desired goals of the client, care navigators further coordinate both in-house and community-based services- with the overall goal of improving a person’s emotional, financial and spiritual stability and helping that client look toward a future that is brighter.
GHCCM’s Nutrition Center provides supplemental groceries for families and individuals, the homeless and those facing a crisis situation. Our Hunger and Nutrition Services strive to ensure no individual, child or family is without nutritional food. The programs can provide eggs, meats, butter, cheese, milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh bread and other perishable items, as well as all varieties of canned and boxed foods.
THE WHOLE LIFE CENTER
The Whole Life Center (WLC) has been created to provide “Next Steps” services that will assist our neighbors to gain independence from the poverty cycle.
NETworX, as part of the Whole Life Center, is a faith-based initiative that engages the community to help move families out of poverty, children succeed in school and address systemic solutions to poverty. At the core of the program is our belief in the importance of faith to further define the power of transformation and change. Through a holistic, relational approach, NETworX teaches Champions (participants) and Allies (mentors) about overcoming poverty with an emphasis on community, relationships, trust and reciprocity as we learn to thrive in all areas of our lives. Weekly meals and meetings are the heart and soul of NETworX and it is during these times that relationships are built, problems are identified and solutions are discovered. NETworX starts with a faith-based curriculum and continues for 24-36 months. Programs, tutoring and mentoring are also available for children in the program.
GHCCM’s Medical Clinic provides primary and specialty care for the uninsured. These services are supported by area healthcare providers, businesses, volunteers, along with public and private sponsors.
GHCCM’s Pharmacy offers qualified patients access to low and no-cost medications through patient assistance programs and partnerships with area businesses and wholesalers.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are disability income benefits administered by the Social Security Administration that also provide Medicaid and/or Medicare health insurance to eligible individuals. The application process for SSI/SSDI is complicated and difficult to navigate. Nationally, about 28% of individuals who apply for these benefits are approved on the initial application and appeals take an average of 1 year to complete.
GHCCM’s Medical Ministries Clinic provides healthcare and dental services for uninsured adults. These services are supported by area healthcare providers, businesses, volunteers, along with public and private sponsors.