Many community organizations strive to improve the health and happiness of all Wilson residents.
Healthcare Foundation of Wilson
A Foundation of Community Support & Investment
As longstanding members of the Wilson community, our collective team has provided support through proactive health and wellness initiatives. Healthcare Foundation of Wilson’s renewed mission is to invest in collaborative efforts that impact and measurably improve the health and well-being of all Wilson residents.
Board by Appointment
Foundation YMCA of Wilson
We believe that everyone has the desire to be well and that well-being is best cultivated by sharing supportive relationships and environments. The Y provides a welcoming, safe and supportive place for all ages to become healthier and stay well in spirit, mind, and body.
Our cause is to strengthen our community. YOU FIT IN at the Y!
Wesley Shelter, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide emergency shelter, rehabilitative services, court advocacy, and counseling to women, men and children who are in crisis as a result of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Board of Directors
Human Relations Commission
The Human Relations Commission seeks to:
-Find solutions in the area of human relations, whether actual or potential.
-Promote equal opportunity for all citizens without regard to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
-Promote understanding, respect and goodwill among all citizens.
-Provide channels of communication between the various racial, religious, ethnic and socioeconomic groups within the city.
-Provide channels of communication between all citizens of the city and city government.
The Flynn Home
Since 1969, The Flynn Home of Wilson has provided an opportunity for men to begin a new life in sobriety thanks to the second chance they have received there. The Flynn Home strives to provide a secure and supportive environment that is necessary to begin recovering from Alcohol and Drug addiction.
The Wesley Shelter
Wesley Shelter, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization in Wilson, NC whose mission is: (A) to provide emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, advocacy, counseling, legal and supportive services to those who are in crisis as a result of domestic or sexual violence and to women and children who are homeless as defined by appropriate standards; (B) to make referrals to appropriate employment, housing and other social supports, and (C) to provide professional and community education about domestic and sexual violence. The goal is to end violence and build healthy, self-sufficient families in a community educated on the issues.
Board of Directors
Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition
April 2007 marked the birth of the Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition. Early 2007, Wilson Families In Action (WFA) pulled together all of its resources and called upon Wilson County agencies, from law enforcement to city and county managers to the faith community and school system, to be a part of the first meeting of the Coalition on April 12th. On that day, many came and WFA’s hard work was realized as the Chairman of the Board of Education, the County Manager, and other key stakeholders made their stand to address Substance Misuse in Wilson County. Within a year of existence the Coalition established a director, an executive board, and bylaws.
The Coalition collects data through the Pride Survey performed every two years and through data sharing from partner organizations. This data is utilized to form our fluid strategic plan.
Programs such as Red Ribbon Week, Family Day, Talk It Up. Lock It Up!, Operation Medicine Drop, and a Safe Homes Initiative have been born, advocated for, and implemented. The Coalition has supported efforts such as intranasal naloxone kit provisions for our law enforcement, the Syringe Services Program, and the Hope Alliance of Wilson.
In most recent years, the Coalition has expanded its impact on Substance Use Disorder prevention through a variety of community level strategies and most recently connecting Prevention with Recovery efforts to complete the continuum of care for our community members who struggle with this disease and to connect them with the opportunities available to become an advocate for continued prevention initiatives.
membership, volunteer, and board of directors
Help for today.
HOPE for tomorrow.
We help families in crisis in Wilson County, NC through food, shelter, housing assistance, and emergency financial assistance.
Board of Directors - Interested candidates can be considered through inquiry and/or invitation, by appointment, and by vote.