About The Center

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.

Working together to provide our neighbors with the tools for a better life is what The Ada Jenkins Center is all about. Through its partnership, collaboration and its volunteer mobilization, The Center has grown rapidly to become a well-respected model for community centers in the region.

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. Care 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 clients come to Ada in a crisis situation. We work with them to end the immediate crisis and then establish a foundation that allows them to build on their success. Providing resources and access to programs and services that allow them develop the skills necessary to stand on their own two feet are imperative as we work to promote long-term self-sustainability.

THE ADA JENKINS CENTER OFFERS THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS & SERVICES

CRISIS ASSISTANCE

Social Workers • Crisis Assistance MinistriesLoaves & Fishes Food PantryLydia's LoftThe BinSunshine FundSpanish Language AssistanceDepartment of Social Services

MEDICAL/DENTAL

Free Clinic of Our TownsMobile Community Dental ClinicCommunity Health NurseSafe Alliance

YOUTH EDUCATION

LEARN Works

ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE

Life Compass Case ManagementLake Norman YMCA-ESL ClassesComputer Classes & AccessDSS-Senior Nutrition Program • Benefit Bank Income Tax Assistance

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