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Affordable Housing: The need is great & all around us

July 15, 2018

Consider these numbers: Here in Wake County 44% of renters (56,066 households), have difficulty affording their homes; 49,000 low-income households spend between 30% and 50% of their income on housing, and are considered housing cost-burdened; A two-bedroom apartment in Apex averages $1,158 a month, but the average renter can only afford $817 a month; In 2015, Wake County had an unmet housing need of ~56,000 affordable…

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Tackling Senior Hunger

June 1, 2018

TACKLING THE ISSUE OF SENIOR HUNGER Did you know that 22% of those served by our food pantry are 60 and over? In America 1 in 6 seniors faces the threat of hunger, meaning they aren’t receiving or don’t have access to the necessary food and nutrients to sustain themselves. What Leads Seniors to be Hungry?  Living Alone – when there is no one to help get food or…

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Jonathan’s Story

April 25, 2018

“Jonathan” is only in high school, but his mom is sick and he carries the burden of holding his family together. They came to Western Wake Crisis Ministry seeking help with bills they couldn’t pay. As he sat in our office, shoulders drooped, his mom crying next to him, the Financial Aid Volunteer gently talked with him to learn their whole story . . .…

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The Power of Partnerships

April 25, 2018

They didn’t know where they would go, but they knew they had to leave. “Cheryl,” along with her three children and her mother, got in the car with all the belongings they could carry and drove away – fleeing domestic violence. They stayed in a hotel until their savings were depleted, then started camping in their car, and doing the best they could. But something…

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Did You Know?

March 25, 2018

Up to 50% of households served by WWCM include elderly or disabled individuals living on a fixed income. 84% of households Feeding America serves report buying the cheapest food — instead of healthy food — in order to provide enough to eat. – SOURCE: FEEDING AMERICA WWCM provides only fresh foods and produce – no expired food goes on our shelves. During the 2015-16 school…

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Nursing Services – a Valuable Partnership

December 22, 2017

Van Drives Nursing, Research By Morag MacLachlan, Communications Director, UNC’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) and Kelly Kirby, Communications Director, UNC School of Nursing (original story source:  http://globalhealth.unc.edu/news/feature-stories/mobilehealthvan/) A white nondescript van is making the rounds in central North Carolina bringing clinical care, experiential education and reliable research results along for the ride. Healy is the mobile health van owned by the…

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