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Housing Visions: A Continuum of Care


Reservations are now being accepted for the 2015 iCare Tour, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15.

The iCare Tour is a narrated bus tour of non-profit organizations that serve the needs of Catawba County citizens in the areas of education, food, housing, mental health, family enrichment, and health. This all-day, all-inclusive tour will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at human-serving organizations in the area.

Tour buses will depart from St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Hickory at 8 a.m. and return there at 4 p.m.

Organizations featured this year include the Hickory Soup Kitchen, Council on Adolescents, ALFA, Habitat for Humanity, Adult Life Programs, Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry, Salvation Army, Catawba County Backpack Program, Pregnancy Care Center, Safe Harbor and ReSource Gallery, Sipe's Orchard Home, Children's Advocacy and Protection Center, Classroom Connections, plus speakers from several other organizations.

A suggested donation of $5 will be accepted at the door, but advance reservations are required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. This event is designed to help participants learn more about how they can help meet the needs of their community.

To reserve your seat on the iCare Tour 2015, call or email Amanda Freeland at 828-695-5648 or afreeland@catawbacountync.gov. You can also find out more about the day's events on Facebook by searching for iCare Tour Catawba County, NC.

Click here to view the iCare Tour Invitation Flyer


"CVCC's CRU group put on a 5k on April 12, 2014 to raise awareness about homelessness and raise money to support the Housing Visions efforts to battle homelessness. On June 16,2014, Amanda Crouse and Staci Wilson represented the group and presented Housing Visions with a check for $2200.00 the group raised. Many thanks to CVCC's CRU group for choosing Housing Visions to be the recipient of its annual charity run. Also many thanks to all of those that participated in the 5k and the businesses and groups that generously sponsored the event. For more information about CVCC's CRU group, visit http://www.cvcc.edu/Resources/CRU/index.cfm "

• Photos of the event

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Housing Visions is a consortium of many human service agencies that deal with issues of poverty and homelessness. Additional information about the organization is available on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Housing-Visions-Continuum-of-Care/157004407655316.

Housing Visions partners include the following: the homeless community, A Caring Alternative, ALFA, Catawba County United Way, Catawba Valley Behavioral Healthcare, The Corner Table, Catawba Valley Community College, Catawba County Social Services, Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries, Exodus Homes/Exodus Works, Family Guidance Center, Grace House, Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministries, Hickory Police Department, Hickory Soup Kitchen, Homeless Veterans’ Program, Partners Behavioral Health Management, Our Father’s Pavilion, Safe Harbor Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Sipe’s Orchard Home, The Shepherd’s Heart.