As Davie County non-profits and agencies have continued the discussion about moving families out of poverty, they have agreed that sufficient relief programs exist in Davie County. The group has chosen to concentrate their efforts on “Rehabilitation”, providing families with the education and resources they need to improve their financial situation.
- The Healthy Davie Preschool Project is one such strategy. Davie Community Foundation, Mebane Charitable Foundation and the County of Davie joined together to awards monies in support of the Healthy Davie Preschool Project to help underserved and economically disadvantaged four-year-old children gain access to a high quality preschool program.
- Just Hope, Inc. received grants from the Davie Community Foundation’s Pearls of Empowerment to be used for homeless prevention and from Community Funds to support Family Nights at the Day Center. Family Nights give families living in the Scottish Inn and Lakewood Motel the opportunity for fellowship and fun.
- Thanks to collaboration between YVEDDI, the Advocacy Center, Just Hope, and Davie County United Way, homeless families are receiving help one family at a time. These agencies have pooled information and resources to ensure a successful transition from living in a motel to living in a home.
- Under the leadership of Darren Crotts and Smith Grove United Methodist Church, Family Promise of Davie County has been organized to help homeless families with children. The ministry will rely on support from churches in Davie County and hopes to begin active operation in the summer of 2017.