The Ada Jenkins Center founders, staff, and board of directors strongly believe that unforeseen circumstances can place people of all walks of life at risk. Whether a family has to face illness, job loss, or other life situations, we know that all people have the ability to improve their lives, and we are here to help them do so.

COLLABORATE

Ada Jenkins is the only agency in our service area that provides clients a means of accessing a comprehensive array of services under one roof.

EDUCATE

We firmly believe that education is the key to helping end poverty. We offer a wide array of classes including English as a Second Language, Computer Classes and LEARN Works, our afterschool tutoring and enrichment program.

EMPOWER

We pride ourselves on offering clients an environment that is safe, confidential and encouraging. Case managers work to ensure clients have the tools they need to be successful and the support they need to encourage independence, helping them find the strength to make a difference in their own lives.

STRENGTHEN

Many client-partners come to Ada in a crisis situation. We work with client-partners to end any immediate crises and then establish a foundation that allows them to build on their success. Once our client-partners can stand on their own two feet, we can work together to promote long-term self-sustanability.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

We offer the following programs and services:

CRISIS ASSISTANCE

Crisis Assistance MinistriesLoaves & Fishes Food PantryLydia's LoftSunshine FundSpanish Language Assistance

MEDICAL/DENTAL

Ada Jenkins Free ClinicMobile Community Dental ClinicCommunity Health NurseSafe Alliance

YOUTH EDUCATION

LEARN Works

ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE

Life Compass Case ManagementLake Norman YMCA-ESL ClassesDSS-Senior Nutrition Program • Benefit Bank Income Tax Assistance