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FaithHealth Fellows: 2018 Graduates

  Pictured first row, Graylin Carlton and Dianne Horton; middle row, Brooks Johnson and Renee Rutherford; back row, Zack King and Anita Holmes; Melissa Stancil (not pictured) by Emily Viverette Congratulations to the second cohort of FaithHealth Fellows! On April 27, the seven community leaders graduated to become “Fellows for Life.” For the past 18 months, the […]

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Empowerment Project & City with Dwellings: knowledge, passion & street smarts

  Groups Develop Winning Formula for Working with Vulnerable Populations   By Les Gura Most don’t see the most vulnerable people in the community or they choose to look away when they walk right past on the street. But two organizations in Winston-Salem are right there with these homeless folks, seeking them out in abandoned […]

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CareNet Counseling Northwest

“Amazing Asset” Ready to Expand Outreach to Those in Need   By Les Gura Robert Willis (pictured above left with Graylin Carlton), director of CareNet Counseling Northwest Region, has lived in the area for more than a decade. He’s well aware that the average household income is $13,000 less per year than the North Carolina […]

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Personal Experiences Help Peer Support Specialists Provide ED Care

  The Power of Shared Experience   Pictured from left: Christopher “Crick” Watkins, Bob Richardson and Terry Cox. By Wayne Mogielnicki There’s a new level of care in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED). To better serve patients who exhibit both obvious and less-apparent signs of substance abuse or mental health issues, the […]

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Q&A: Urban Ministry’s Dale Mullennix, Charlotte, NC

  Housing Is Healthcare at Charlotte’s Moore Place Apartments for the Homeless: A Q&A with Urban Ministry’s Dale Mullennix   Interview by Melanie Raskin “Housing is healthcare.” That’s the point of view of Charlotte, NC’s Urban Ministry. Their Moore Place apartments for the chronically-homeless replaces the approximate $39,000 per person per year societal band-aid of […]

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