Unity has long supported women overwhelmed by their current circumstances. Currently, we support the following organizations:
Amy’s House: This safe house in Lincoln County cares for women who are victims of domestic violence. Most women and children come in an emergency situation. They are supplied with clothes, bedding, food, and safety. Professionals counsel the women and offer job training, transportation, and help in achieving a GED. They are helped with finding housing and paying rent until they have a job. The home operates without government assistance. Volunteers from Unity and other local churches work in “Amy’s Closet” – an all-volunteer operated resale shop that gives all profits to Amy’s House. Unity members regularly donate women’s clothes and small household items and assist in gathering furniture when clients are ready to move into their own apartments.
East Lincoln Pregnancy Care Center: The Center, located in Denver, provides support to women, married and unmarried, in the East Lincoln County area, including information and assistance for unplanned pregnancies. It offers pregnancy tests, life skills and mothering training, clothing and other items needed for baby care, as well as adoption options. Unity’s Mission Team allocates funds to support ongoing programs. On occasion, a portion is used to adopt a family for Christmas including a “Christmas shopping” experience. Unity members periodically donate children’s clothing and child care supplies. Unity’s Construction Crew handles small repair projects upon request.
Florence Crittenton Services: This more than 100-year old nonprofit organization provides comprehensive health, education, counseling, and vocational services to young women in need, typically those who are expectant or new mothers. Although the residential facility is located in Charlotte, it provides services to single pregnant young women, young mothers, and women aging out of foster care throughout North Carolina. Nearly 80 percent of the women have experienced significant adverse childhood experiences such as sexual and other physical and emotional abuse. Unity provides annual financial support and our volunteers periodically engage in tutoring, mentoring, and general support work.