Whole Life Center - by appointment only

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.

During the past 50 years, Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) has served Catawba County and surrounding communities through a robust ministry that includes Neighbor Navigator case management; nutrition; free and charitable pharmaceuticals and medical care; clothing and housewares; intentional communities through NETworX Catawba; wellness and recovery; and disability income benefits case management.

The addition of the Whole Life Center will actively assist our neighbors with taking the ‘Next Steps’ by providing resources and services in a convenient and accessible ‘one-stop shopping’ location, which will assist them in taking the steps needed to break the poverty cycle.


The Director of Community Case Management will journey with each neighbor to assess where they are in their life’s path and what resources are needed to build a framework that offers guidance and training towards independence.  The neighbor and Case Manager work together to develop a holistic plan that is feasible and contains achievable goals with a plan of action.  They will address barriers that impact whole life changes including affordable housing, affordable childcare, transportation, employment, addiction,  nutrition and much more depending on the individual.


The 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 not limited to the following:

  • employment services
  • educational and job training
  • housing and shelter support
  • therapy services
  • support services
  • a recovery program for those struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind
  • financial counseling
  • spiritual counseling
  • benefits counseling
  • nutrition
  • health and wellness awareness


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 GHCCM and directly behind the Hickory Soup Kitchen.


Lily Moody

Assistant Executive Director

Linda Johnson

Director of Health and Wellness

Denise Taylor

Pieces of Me (POM)/Empowerment Coach
828-327-0979 ext 308