July, 2019
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We can't do this alone!

IN WAKE COUNTY
  • Homeless numbers are increasing
  • Wake County Public Schools reports 4,131 school children experienced homelessness in 2018-19 (51% increase over 5 years)
  • Incomes are not keeping pace with housing costs
  • 16,593 renters faced an eviction filing in 2018
  • 24% (over 97,000 households) in Wake County are housing cost burdened (pay more than 30% of income for housing); 41% of renters.
IN APEX
  • 67% of households making less than $50,000/year are housing cost burdened - includes police officers, teachers, health care providers and retail/service workers. 
AT WESTERN WAKE CRISIS MINISTRY (See our 2018 Annual Report)
  • Average # of households served per month (291) increased  15% from 2017.  Households visited an average of 5.5 times throughout the year
  • Total number of visits:  4,886
  • Financial and Resource Assistance: $95,163 , 12% over 2017
  • Pounds of food distributed: 428,969 , 9% increase over 2017
We are seeing deeper needs in our area, including Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina and surrounding areas. 

Our response

HOME Project  - longer term support and case management for those experiencing housing insecurity and who have a vulnerable person in the household (elderly, disabled or child)

Expanded Resource Assistance  - deeper support focusing on moving families to stability and sustainability through assessment, goal planning, advising and coaching (see volunteer roles below). 

We can't do this alone!

You can help us meet these needs by meeting 
our  goal of $90,000 
through the 8th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Tournament. 

We are about half-way to our goal and we need your help!

Individuals can support the tournament through the purchase of a "Family Sign" for $ 300  HERE

Also, help us make a connection - do you know a local business owner? Can you connect us with your dentist, veterinarian, financial adviser, etc.? Please contact Sherry.presnall@wwcm.org if you can help us build a relationship with a business that you know.

Businesses can support the tournament through a sponsorship or purchase of a "Family Sign." See available opportunities HERE or contact Sherry.presnall@wwcm.org
for more information. 

2019 ANNUAL 
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS 
GOLF TOURNAMENT
MacGregor Downs Country Club Cary, NC 
September 16, 2019.

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THANK YOU!

We met and exceeded our goal, raising 68,347 lbs of food for Summer-Stock Up this year
(through 6/30/19)

We appreciate these amazing partners . . . 

Apex High School
Apex Mosque
Apex UMC
Blue Ridge Family Dental
Capital Coffee
Golden Agers
Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Apex
Mount Zion Baptist Church
Olive Chapel Baptist Church
Peak UMC
St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
Westwood Baptist Church
Christopher's Gifts
Cornerstone Presbyterian
Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary
Laurel Park Elementary Garden Club
Leith Acura
Leith Nissan
Oasis Church at Holly Springs
Peak City Church
Resurrection Lutheran Church
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
Salem Baptist Church
Triangle Sons of Italy
White Plains UMC
And many other individuals

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VOLUNTEER!

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates

Pantry, warehouse & other general volunteer roles
1st Wednesday of every month at 2pm at WWCM

Expanded Resource Assistance volunteers 
(coaches, champions, advisers, resource assistance, reception)

1st Wednesday of every month at 2 pm at WWCM and the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 2:30 pm at WWCM.

More about Expanded Resource Assistance Volunteers
Recruitment for these roles begins in August.

Coaches - volunteers that go through preliminary coach training and are committed to further training and regular supervision meetings with a certified coach or MSW through WWCM. These volunteers will meet regularly with program participants and support them in actively moving through the goals in their plan. Estimated 5-8 hours of volunteer service per week.

Championsvolunteers that participate in regular training and supervision offered by WWCM but not necessarily at the same frequency as a volunteer coach. The champion will be there to encourage program participants on their journey but has no responsibility to guide or direct in any way. This person may meet with the program participant monthly or may call from time to time to check in. Estimated 2-3 hours of volunteer service per week.

Advisersprofessionals or individuals with specific training or credentials who volunteer, offering their expertise (example: an attorney, financial adviser or credit counselor, recruiter or employment specialist). Advisers meet with a program participant one to three times, depending on the situation, to provide expert advice or direction on an issue. Some initial client interaction training will be expected. Estimated 2-4 hours of volunteer service per week or every other week. 


Volunteers are the heart and soul of our work. Please take a moment to look at the many ways you can help: 

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Community Forum with Apex Police Department
Monday, August 12th 7pm-8:30pm
Apex First Baptist Church, 419 S. Salem St, Apex

Have you wondered about the role of police in Apex - what it means to "protect and serve?" Or when  should  call 911 vs. the non-emergency line and what to expect when you call? What about the relationship between Apex Police & ICE? Or how Apex police can help victims? 

Get your questions answered at this community forum hosted by Apex First Baptist Church and WWCM

Have you wondered about the role of police in Apex - what it means to "protect and serve?" Or when  should  call 911 vs. the non-emergency line and what to expect when you call? What about the relationship between Apex Police & ICE? Or how Apex police can help victims? 

Get your questions answered at this community forum

Register to attend at Eventbrite.
     

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