Weekly Events

Every other Thursday - The Family Guidance Center and Catawba Valley Community College are partnering to offer a new support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault. The group will meet every other Thursday at the CVCC East Campus, Room 1127. Light refreshments will be provided. The mission of Family Guidance Center's Sexual Assault Male Survivor Group is to empower each male survivor through support, education and advocacy in an environment that is safe, affirming and judgment-free. If you have questions or want to RSVP call 828-322-1400 or email Chris at

Every other Tuesday: Circle of Hope - the Family Guidance Center will be offering a Survivor Support Group for adult women (18 and older) who have been impacted by sexual violence as a child or as an adult. This Survivor Support group will be free of charge and held every other Tuesday at the FGC office (17 Hwy 70 SE in Hickory) from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Participants can RSVP by calling 828-322-1400 and will need to complete an intake before attending

Every Wednesday: Safe Harbor hosts a Recovery Peer Group on Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7: 30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. No registration needed. Childcare provided. Visit this link for more information.

Ongoing: The Lunch Buddy Program is now accepting applications for mentors to serve middle school students across Catawba County during the upcoming school year. Contact our Mentoring Program Coordinator, Tracey Paul at 828-322-4591 or email her for more information. #coacatawba, #lunchbuddy


Volunteers needed

If you're interested in helping one of our local non-profit agencies by giving some of your time to help others. Click on the VOLUNTEER button at the top of the page, or call 828-327-6851.


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  “This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Catawba County United Way.  We celebrate the legacy of the past and the strong roots our United Way was based upon. We honor the present and are so grateful for the generous donations of our community.  The future is bright as we look to the next generation of community leaders and supporters like you to help improve the health, education and emergency services for a stronger tomorrow. Join me in making a difference in our community and donate to the 75th anniversary campaign.”  - 2019 Campaign Chair- Amy Guyer, Vice President, Century Furniture/Rock House Family of Brands


Shurtape employee is this year's 

Fair Share Donor winner

Congratulations to Danny Miller from Shurtape...he is this year's winner in Catawba County United Way’s Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway. He won a brand new car from Paramount Automotive in Hickory. Thank You to all of our United Way donors. Your collective efforts help support more than 20 local programs that help provide hope to thousands of individuals and families in Catawba County when they need it the most.
The other Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway finalists were: Kimberly Hayes - Catawba County Schools, Samantha Owens - Shurtape, Minda Scronce - Century Furniture, Lisa Thompson - Catawba County DSS, Amy Robinson - Vanguard. Back: Brian Hendrix - CertainTeed, Robin Ferrell - Fiber-Line, Keith Rice - Vanguard and Verna Tapp from Shurtape.

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