Humanitarian Organizations


BLUE RIDGE CHAPTER, AMERICAN RED CROSS

Serving the residents of Watauga County since November 1917 by providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

BLUE RIDGE WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

Dedicated to strengthening the High Country's local food system by supporting women and their families with resources, education, and skills related to sustainable food and agriculture.

COMMUNITY CARE CLINIC

The Community Care Clinic was established in 2006, in response to a growing number of uninsured in our community. It is estimated that over 4,000 adults in Watauga County will remain uninsured in spite of the Affordable Care Act. Our clinic is located in the Hannah Building (the former Health Department) off of Bamboo Road.

DYLAN'S HEARTS

We have two main goals: Mitigate unnecessary pain & suffering in animals who can’t access emergency veterinary treatment due to owners’ financial limits. Assist owners in making animal care decisions based on needs of the animal, not financial limits, helping reduce unnecessary euthanasia.

HIGH COUNTRY BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION INC.

Our mission is to support patients, survivors & their families in the High Country. Through events like our Walk/Run for Breast Cancer, we raise funds that are awarded as scholarships to local women & men fighting breast cancer. An all-volunteer foundation whose funds remain in the community.

HOSPITALITY HOUSE OF NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA

Our mission is to rebuild lives and strengthen community by providing a safe, nurturing, healthy environment in which individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty-related crises are equipped to become self-sufficient and productive.

HUNGER & HEALTH COALITION

Our mission is to relieve poverty & hunger in a compassionate manner for families & individuals experiencing economic hardship & food shortages. Assistance may include food, medicine & referrals to other community resources. We meet emergency needs while acting as a resource to help find a more permanent solution.

NC GUARDIAN AD LITEM 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT

North Carolina Guardian ad Litem equips community volunteers to serve abused and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in court.

NEW DIRECTION MUSTARD SEED

Our mission has been focused on restoration of single parent families. A faith based ministry has offered professional Christian counseling, Legal representation for protective custody of children, Financial assistance & budgeting, & Restorative retreats. It is not an emergency crisis ministry but a long-term relational ministry.

QUIET GIVERS

Quiet Givers Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to serve the people of the North Carolina High Country - covering Watauga, Ashe, and Avery counties. It is a source for people to find out about specific needs in the community and do something about them. Area nonprofits, social workers, schools and other community organizations send us needs that they are having trouble meeting through existing funds or programs, and we crowdsource the funding from anonymous donors. Our connection to the local community allows us to meet needs in creative ways in order to change the reality of local people who are genuinely struggling. Quiet Givers, Inc. offers you a real look into the lives of High Country locals and offers a chance to make a difference by helping with a specific need or getting ideas for bigger projects to help our community. Join us! You might be surprised how you can help!

SAMARITAN'S PURSE

Samaritan's Purse helps meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

THE CHILDREN'S COUNCIL

A local nonprofit that works to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider community.

WATAUGA COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

A Christian housing ministry building simple, decent homes for families who earn 30-60% of Watauga County median income. Donations of land, materials & volunteer labor keep homes affordable. Families contribute sweat equity & receive zero interest mortgages.

WATAUGA HUMANE SOCIETY

Over 200 adoptable cats, dogs, guinea pigs & bunnies. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccination, microchip & more! A 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to making the lives of pets better in Watauga County through sheltering, low-cost spay/neuter & education. Day, seasonal & annual dog park passes available at front desk w/ proof of vaccination. See website for hours.

WESTERN YOUTH NETWORK

A relationship-focused resource for youth & families in the High Country. Through prevention & intervention programs, WYN specializes in providing youth with the tools they need to reach their potential & discover their place in our community & world.