PartnerEd 2013 Featured Charities
CWS-Immigration and Refugee Program welcomes refugees and immigrants from around the world into lives of freedom, hope, and opportunity in the Triangle, connecting them with community resources in order to meet immediate needs and to promote long-term self-sufficiency. We provide our clients with case management services, immigration legal services, English classes, and assistance with the search for employment. We always welcome volunteers and community partners to assist us in welcoming refugees and immigrants to the Triangle. Visit us on the web at cwsrdu.org.
Communities In Schools of Wake County
Communities In Schools of Wake County serves economically disadvantaged children and youth in public schools and community-based learning centers throughout Wake County. We provide one-on-one case management, after-school tutoring, mentoring by volunteers, and enrichment including life skills, positive behavior choices, and college/career prep. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our vision is to help schools remove the barriers that place students at risk of wasting their potential. Among CIS Wake’s core values is the belief that every child needs and deserves a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a chance to give back to peers and the community, and a marketable skill to use upon graduation.
The Healing Place
The Healing Place of Wake County is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) recovery and rehabilitation facility for homeless people with alcohol and other drug dependency. The Men’s Facility opened its doors in 2001 and the Women’s Facility began operation in 2006. The Healing Place facilities have provided more than 600,000 beds of shelter and days of recovery to homeless men and women at a cost of less than $35 per client per day. Remarkably, one year after program completion over 70% of the graduates from the program are still sober, employed, tax paying citizens. The Healing Place of Wake County is built on the principles of the highly successful Healing Place in Louisville KY, which received the 1998 US Department of Health Resources and Service Administration “Models That Work Award” in recognition of the success of the program. Visit us on the web at www.hpowc.org.
New York University College of Dentistry
New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) has been delivering comprehensive dental care and education to underserved populations in New York and across the globe for over twenty years. The NYUCD Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Programs aim to increase access to oral health care in three ways.
First and foremost, the Global Outreach programs help the College to realize its mission of training tomorrow’s leaders in global oral health by providing experiential education that goes beyond the classroom and clinics at NYUCD. Student participants of Global Outreach programs are challenged to consider their social responsibility as future oral health professionals. In addition, the intense and personal clinical instruction in the field serves to refine students’ clinical skills and confidence. Second, the Department of Global Outreach seeks opportunities to provide oral disease prevention, education, and treatment in communities where there is a dire need for these services. Third, the Global Outreach programs are designed to have a lasting impact by incorporating efforts for sustainability. In the past five years a research component has evolved as a way to measure the impact of each respective program by tracking patient health outcomes over time. Efforts are continuously underway to identify financial partners that share NYUCD’s mission to improve global oral health.
Previous Global Outreach missions have included the Dominican Republic, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Tanzania and domestic sites in rural New York and Alaska. Current and future locations include Ecuador, Grenada, Mexico, Nicaragua, Maine, and Nepal.
The Ronald McDonald House of Durham
The Ronald McDonald House of Durham allows families to focus on the health and wellbeing of their critically ill children by keeping families together who are in need of a community of hope, comfort and empathy.
During a mission trip in 2009, a group of passionate people had their spirits moved by the abject poverty in the remote villages of southern Honduras. Adopting the vision statement of "We may not be able to do everything, but we can do something" to break the cycle of poverty, they founded Sharefish. After walking around the villages and talking with village leaders, ministers, parents and children, Sharefish decided to focus on helping provide educational opportunities. In just their third year, there are 72 children sponsored through Sharefish, allowing the children to go to school instead of working in the sugar cane and cantaloupe fields. They have also established two libraries that give the villagers who know how to read the resources necessary to teach others who want to learn how to read. Instead of having dreams of working in the fields, now the children dream of becoming nurses, engineers and teachers. You can be a Sharefish, too. Go to www.sharefish.org to find out more.