Whole Life Center, Hickory, NC

HomeMinistry OfferingsWhole Life Center, Hickory, NC

Our Whole Life Center helps our neighbors take the next step toward transformation.

The Whole Life Center (WLC) provides a “Next Step” ministry that journeys with our neighbors to provide pathways from poverty to independence.

Whole Life Center in Hickory, NC

NETworX Catawba (Intentional Communities)

  • NETworX Multicultural/Multilingual


To better serve our neighbors, the Neighbor Engagement Team is now located at the Dr. John and Carol de Perczel Whole Life Center (WLC). TAKING STEPS TOWARDS TRANSFORMATION by providing a pathway for a brighter future.

206 1st Ave. SE, Hickory, NC 28602
Main Campus: 828-327-0979 ext. 221
Whole Life Center: 828-327-0979 ext. 301

Financing, Housing and Food Assistance
Computer and Financial Literacy
Job Search Assistance
Cooking Classes
And More!


  • GED
  • ESL
  • Computer literacy skills

Employment Workshops:

  • Resume building
  • Job application
  • Interview skills
  • Expungement


Whole Life Center in Hickory, NCThe Whole Life Center (WLC) will collaborate with community partners to avoid duplicating services and to further assist our neighbors with taking their ‘Next Steps’. These areas will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension
  • Catawba Valley Community College
  • NC Works
  • Appalachian State University Dietetics Program
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Centro Latino
  • Catawba Valley Behavioral Health
  • City of Hickory
  • Partners Behavioral Health
  • The Cognitive Connection
  • Vocational Rehab
  • Live Well Catawba Coalition
  • Carleen Crawford, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Regional Tobacco Control Manager


In addition, the WLC will provide a safe space for our neighbors as they participate in ‘Next Steps’.

The Whole Life Center is located at 206 1st Avenue SE, Hickory, NC, 28602, one block from the main campus of Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministries (GHCCM) and directly behind the Hickory Soup Kitchen.

John and Carol de Perczel Whole Life Center

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Friday – Sunday: Closed
(828) 327-0596

John Leslie de Perczel, MD Orthopedic Surgeon 1947 – 2016

Honoring the memory of Dr. John de Perczel

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) announced in March of 2020 that the Whole Life Center will be known as the Dr. John and Carol de Perczel Whole Life Center.

Dr. John de Perczel was an Orthopedic physician for 35 years in Hickory. Carol, his wife of 38 years, states “John was a long-time volunteer at GHCCM in the free and charitable medical clinic. As an Orthopedic surgeon, he was able to ease the pain of many people who otherwise might not have access to medical care. GHCCM held a warm place in his heart. I am thrilled for this opportunity to do something in his memory that was so special to him.”

Contact Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) Today!

About Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM)

Serving Catawba County by providing and coordinating services for the uninsured, individuals and families facing crisis, living in poverty and/or experiencing homelessness.