WWCM BLOG

A Story of Hope

Yesterday, a gentleman told me his story . . . While he never went to college, he had worked his way into a successful career, bought a house, and was doing well with his family until one day he lost his job through a layoff. He was unable to find[…]

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Introducing The HOME Project

The increasing challenge of finding and keeping affordable housing here in Wake County is an issue for many of those who are served by Western Wake Crisis Ministry and it’s a conversation we are called to join. As the world around us changes, our organization is also changing to meet[…]

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Affordable Housing: The need is great & all around us

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[…]

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Tackling Senior Hunger

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[…]

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Jonathan’s Story

“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[…]

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The Power of Partnerships

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[…]

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Did You Know?

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[…]

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Nursing Services – a Valuable Partnership

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[…]

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