United Way of Gaston County Partner Agencies
Adult Day Care Center
Provides daytime supervision and socialization for older adults assisting families that are primary care providers in cooperation with Gaston County Department of Social Services.
Call: 704-827-9148 (Mt. Holly) or 704-866-3677 (Gastonia)
Alliance for Children & Youth
Coordinates community partnerships and facilitates programs that address the needs of children. Administers Services, Juvenile Restitution and Teen Court.
Alternative Community Penalties Program, Inc. (A.C.P.P., Inc.)
Provides information assessment, linkage, and services to individuals assigned by the courts. Services include education, employment, treatment, and counseling. The primary emphasis is on community safety and restorative justice for citizens of Gaston County.
American Red Cross – Gaston County Chapter
Provides disaster relief including single family fire assistance; an emergency message service for military families; blood services; CPR, first aid, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), lifeguard training, water safety, preventing disease transmission and HIV/Aids education and youth programs.
Arc of Gaston County
Case management, referrals, accessible living projects, socialization programs, and educational awareness for persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities and their families.
Bessemer City Area Crisis Center
Offers help to the needy in the Bessemer City area by providing free clothing and financial assistance for utilities and medicine – life maintenance needs, food, senior food program and information and referral.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston
Provides after school and summer youth developmental programs, for members ages 5-16, that incorporate education and career development, the arts, health/life skills, character/leadership development and sports/fitness/recreation.
Call: 704-864-6171 (Main Office, Gastonia), 704-853-3033 (West B&G Club and Teen Center), or 704-629-5663 (Bessemer City B&G Club)
Camp Sertoma of Gaston County, Inc.
Offers summer day and residential sessions for children and adults with mental retardation or other related developmental disabilities.
Cancer Services of Gaston County, Inc.
Provides cancer patients with medication assistance, supplies, medical equipment, and support group programs. Provides cancer prevention and detection programs and contributes to cancer research.
Cherryville Area Ministries and Thrift Shop
Offers help to those in need in the Cherryville area, by providing free clothing and financial assistance for rent, utilities medicine and food. Operates thrift shop. Transportation for senior citizens.
Dallas Christian Ministry
Offers help to the needy in the Dallas area, by providing free clothing and financial assistance for utilities, medicine and food.
Flynn Fellowship Home
Provides residential care to recovering alcoholic men through fellowship with other recovering alcoholics, counseling and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Gaston County Family YMCA
Puts Christian principles into practice through family child care, fitness, sports, aquatics, teens and senior programming at locations in Gastonia and Belmont.
Provides nursing, social, spiritual, and bereavement services to terminally ill persons and their families; promotes quality of life focusing on pain and symptom management. Has a Grief Counseling center. Provides Resource Management to HIV/AIDS clients.
Gaston Literacy Council
Prepares volunteers to tutor basic reading, writing and math skills and English as a second language. Serves adults who are 18 and older who have less than a high school diploma, individuals for whom English is not their first language and second graders within the school system.
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Offers to girls ages 5-17 an informal educational and recreational and career-building program that is designed to help girls develop values and skills for success in the real world.
Heart Society of Gaston County
Provides programs that increase awareness of cardiac disease and promote a heart healthy lifestyle. Provides financial assistance for heart medication for Gaston County residents in crisis situations.
Mount Holly Community Relief Organization
Provides emergency assistance for rent, utilities, medicine and food in Mount Holly and surrounding areas.
Piedmont Council, Boy Scouts of America
Builds character development, citizenship, leadership, and fitness of mind and body through participation in weekly meetings, camping and enrichment opportunities.
S.O.C.K.S. (Serving Our Community with Kindness in Springwood)
Provides assistance for food, clothing, utilities, medicine and hospital supplies in the Springwood area of Gaston County.
Salvation Army Center of Hope
Provides assistance with utilities, rent, medicine, food and clothing to residents of Gaston and Lincoln Counties in emergency situations. Provides temporary emergency shelter for men, women and families. Provides breakfast, lunch and dinner through the soup kitchen for anyone who is hungry, seven days per week. Provides Christian based programs for all ages based on four fold programs: Fellowship, Service, Education, and Worship.
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs
Provides organized programs of recreation, athletics and educational, social, cultural and other special activities to promote character development for boys and girls ages 6-18.