Growing the well-being of our Community through Collaboration
WithALL + Community Partners will soon open a special Foster Home in Polk Co to care for children with high needs who would otherwise be taken out of the county. This collaboration with Crossnore, Saluda UMC, Polk Co DSS and others will provide trained, therapeutic support to children and families in our communities. WithALL will provide trained volunteers to help support these neighbors.
At WithALL, we know first-hand that the negative impacts of trauma, mental illness, and substance misuse can devastate families and entire communities. Especially when the children and families caught in this painful web are met with stigma and shame.
WithALL supports families who are involved with the justice system, foster system, or seeking recovery with volunteers who can offer compassion and tangible support. We can ALL be part of the solution! With each other, we can flourish because being beautifully and fiercely connected restores the well-being of ALL.
We are a community-based gathering of people from all walks of life: from gravel roads to paved roads; non-profits to county agencies; and churches to neighborhoods, who have come together to connect people and resource to empower and heal our community.
Our commitment is to build relationships that will activate Polk County’s recovery, foster care, employment, education, health, mental health, and recreational resources in ALL our lives.
WithALL will work with families seeking RECOVERY, in the FOSTER SYSTEM and/or JUSTICE INVOLVED
to address issues needed to return to health and wholeness and
help break unhealthy cycles from being passed on to the next generation.
We want to see fewer kids facing substance misuse, needing foster care, or ending up in jail or prison.
We will put people beside you to help you develop and implement a plan that will help you accomplish what you need to graduate out of the system and not return.
We will put people beside you to help you access and use the resources that are available in our county, including: health care, housing, employment, education, family services, mental health, recovery, recreation, and spiritual growth.
We are whole people and we work with the whole person. Our worst day doesn’t define us. We all have something to contribute. We aren’t a problem needing to be fixed. Therefore, we work together with mutuality and respect to achieve our well-being.
See below for agency-specific collaborations
FAMILIES & CHILDREN.
Crossnore is a Christian school and children’s sanctuary that’s dedicated to uplifting the minds, bodies, and spirits of children and young adults who are in or have gone through the foster-care system. They offer education and school-based clinical services that are designed to benefit children by fostering hope and healing through trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral, equine, dialectical behavioral, and group therapies as well as individual counseling. Goodness grows here!
Polk County Schools
PCS is North Carolina’s 2nd highest performing school district. It provides a safe learning environment to 2,300 students and consists of 4 elementary, 1 middle, and 2 high schools in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including an early college that offers Associate in Arts Degrees—two years of tuition-free college.
Department of Social Services (DSS)
Community Church Partners
The DSS provides assistance services related to poverty, family violence, and exploitation that are intended to stop and prevent the abuse, neglect, and dependence of at-risk adults and children.
Members of Community Church Partners collaborate to provide services that feed the body, touch the hearts, and raise the spirits of the people whose paths they cross.
HEALTH & RECOVERY.
Polk Co Mental Health Advisory Board
The Free Clinics enhances the healthcare system of our region to ensure the accessibility of quality healthcare for uninsured, low-income clients. They works with volunteers and partnering healthcare providers to provide healthcare, prevention, education, medication access, and case management services, including specialty referrals.
The PCMHAB is a volunteer board that advises the Polk County Commissioner regarding the administration of mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services. Members serve three-year terms.
Family Preservation Mental Health Services
FPMHS is a human service agency that works hard and is committed to children, adolescents, and families. They integrate their lives with community organizations to provide resources and services that are trauma informed to work toward better communication and functioning that leads to improved mental well-being for the people under their care.
Polk Substance Abuse Coalition
PSAC is a community-based coalition the collaborates to protect people in Polk County from substance abuse by doing presentations on addictive drugs such as opioids, providing technical assistance in relation to substances and prevention practices for underage drinking, and advocating for policy reform in government.