GROWING THE WELL-BEING OF OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS.
Why We Exist:
At WithALL, we know first hand that the negative impacts of the intertwined issues of trauma, mental illness, substance misuse and despair spoil the well-being of our whole community, and fall most heavily on our families and our children (caught in this web of pain of this system). We also know first hand that healing and wholeness is not only possible, but that it is close at hand. We ALL are the solution! With each other, we can flourish because being beautifully and fiercely connected restores the well-being of ALL our county.
We are a community-based gathering of people from all walks of life, gravel roads and paved roads, not-for-profit organizations and county agencies, churches and neighborhoods, connecting people, and the resources of our community in empowering ways. Our commitment is to build the relationships that will activate Polk County’s recovery, foster care, employment, education, health, mental health, and recreation resources in ALL our lives.
WithALL’s starting point will be to work With the families in our foster care system and the families of people who face jail time or have been in jail to address the issues needed to return to the health and wholeness that can be passed on to the next generation. We want to see fewer kids needing foster care and fewer families impacted by crime.
Accountability: We will put people with you to help you develop and implement your plan that will help you accomplish what you need to graduate out of the system and not return.
Navigation: We will put people with 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.
Whole Person: We are All 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 well-being for All.
See below for agency-specific collaborations
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.
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!
Department Of Social Services
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.
Community Church Partners
Members of Community Church Partners collaborate to provide services that feed the body, touch the hearts, and raise the spirits of the people whose path’s they cross.
Sunrise Community Peer Support
Sunrise Community Peer Support is a peer drop-in recovery community center. It assists individuals who struggle with addiction and suffer from mental health issues.
Polk County Mental Health Advisory Board
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.