United Way of Wilson County Agencies

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Application process for new agencies is closed at this time. Check back in 2024

To become a Partner/Member Agency your organization must first be an approved Designation-Only Agency providing direct service. 

The United Way Board of Directors will make the decision to open or close the application process for accepting new agencies based on the status of funds raised in the most recent Campaign. Unless posted "open" on the United Way website, consider the application process closed.

If there is an open application process, the new agency must enter as a Designation-Only Agency for at least three Campaign cycles and receive at least $5,000 in designations in the most recent campaign.  

The process will begin prior to April 1 to be considered as a Designation-Only Agency.

Designation - Only Agencies are 501 (c) (3) organizations providing human service programs in Wilson County. The application process is currently closed.




For United Way Partner Agencies – Click Here Community Impact Manual and Membership Agreement 

Application Process CLOSED.

The Agencies below are funded through generous donations made during the United Way Campaign

  • American Red Cross – (252) 237-2171, 703-B Nash Street, Wilson Director Miltia Grady-Wheatley. The Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of house fires and disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. In addition, the Red Cross offers preparedness programs to help families and organizations withstand, quickly adapt to and recover from a disaster or emergency, ultimately helping to create a more resilient community.  Website:  
  • The Arc — (252) 237-8266 Interim Director: Kari Graven. Advocacy for the rights of persons w/disabilities in our community, as well as summer camps, dances, behavior modification, and training disabled adults to be a self-supporting group. The Arc of Wilson Co. Website: State Website:
  • Diversified Opportunities, Inc. — (252) 291-0378, 1010 Herring Avenue, Wilson, N.C. 27893.  Director: Cindy Harrell. Provides a variety of comprehensive services including vocational evaluation, work training and job placement, compensatory education and adult developmental vocational programs to disabled and disadvantaged adults age 16 and over so that they may live and work as independently as possible. Website:
  • Flynn Christian Fellowship Home – (252) 237-8320, (252) 904-7653, 209 N. Goldsboro St., E. Wilson NC 27893. Director: Robert Lovering. Provides shelter and assistance to recovering alcoholic or drug dependent men. Currently operating two homes providing assistance to an average of 25 men.
  • Hope Station – 309 Goldsboro St. E., Wilson, NC 27893 252-291-7278. Director: Dr. Richard Childress. (Wilson County Interfaith Services, Inc.) Provides food for persons who are hungry; shelter for men, families and single women who are homeless; financial assistance for persons in crisis; and rapid re-housing and homeless prevention financial assistance and services. Website:
  • Meals on Wheels Wilson County — (252) 237-1303, 2101 Tarboro St. Wilson. Director: Michael Stanford - Meals-on-Wheels served by volunteers to homebound individuals, while some individuals are also fed meals at congregate sites. Transportation is also provided to qualifying seniors for doctor visits.
  • PAL – Wilson Police Athletic / Activities League – (252) 399-2316 Director:  Major Benny Boykin  Seeks to foster a partnership between youth, police and the community that builds positive relationships through recreational, athletic and educational programs. Website
  • The SPOT – (252) 991-4018, 910 Tarboro Street, Wilson. Director: Matt Edwards. S-haring P-ositive O-utcomes T-ogether with kids and families in Wilson. The SPOT serves at-risk youth in a dedicated 30,000 sq ft facility. 7 professional staff, serving youth ages 5-18 in a structured program environment. Teen Center, classrooms, music room, art room and gymnasium with emphasis on education. Year-round programs. Website:
  • Wesley Shelter, Inc. — (252) 291-2344, Director: Dr. Cherie D. Lindsay-Chapman. Provides emergency shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, advocacy, counseling, and legal and supportive services to those who are in crisis as a result of domestic or sexual violence, and to women and children who are homeless as defined by appropriate standards. Makes referrals to appropriate employment, housing and other social supports, and provides professional and community education about domestic and sexual violence. The goal is to end violence and build healthy, self-sufficient families in a community educated on the issues. Website:
  • Wilson Crisis Center — (252) 237-5156, 208 Tarboro St. Wilson. Director: Nancy Sallenger. Provides 24 hour telephone assistance for callers needing information, referrals, or someone who will listen and care, 365 days per year. Contact number for AA/NA. There is also a separate Teen Help Line providing assistance to teens. A daily reassurance calling program to senior citizens/disabled adults, and Child Check, a service to call latchkey children is also available.
  • Y.O.U.T.H. of Wilson — (252) 243-3675, 114 Pine St NE, Wilson.  Director: Tammy Daniel. Establishes partnerships between volunteer adult mentors and young people who need a friend. Also utilizes volunteers to supervise young people performing court-ordered community service. Website: 

For mental health resources click HERE

Donors may designate a gift of $25 of more through the United Way to an agency below.

For United Way Designation-Only Agencies Click here Designation-Only Agency Agreement Manual

The United Way has closed the application for new Designation-Only Agencies.  Please check back in 2025.

To be a Designation-Only Agencie an agency must have three years or more of providing services in Wilson County as a 501(c)(3)


  • Boy Scouts, East Carolina Council of, – (252) 243-8742, P.O. Box 1698, Kinston. Youth participate in character development, citizenship training, physical fitness programs, and learn teamwork through Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, and Life Participants. Website
  • Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc. – (252) 243-9800, 303 East Green Street, Wilson. Offers primary health care services for the entire family. Family Practice and Internal Medicine physicians available. Individual and group health education and diabetes mgmt. programs on-site. Bi-lingual staff. Medicaid, Medicare, and other Commercial Insurance accepted. Special programs available for uninsured. Website
  • Children’s Home Society of N.C., – 1-800-632-1400, P.O. Box 14608, Greensboro N.C. 27415. Statewide adoption and counseling services. General Email: Website
  • Fight For Me Foundation, – 252-399-2881 The Fight For Me Foundation works to provide funding for Fire Fighters in need of funding assistance for medical or health treatments. 
  • Foundation YMCA of Wilson  – (252)-291-9622 Strengthening the community by protecting and nurturing youth; improving the health and well-being of Wilson County; and fostering a sense of belonging and connectivity for all. Website
  • Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines –  919-600-6310 Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization dedicated to girls, their health, well being and development.
  • Habitat for Humanity, Wilson Area, – (252) 291-0816, 405 West Nash St., Suite 203, Wilson, N.C. 27893. Director: Staff. The Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity is unashamedly a Christian organization that seeks to put decent shelter on the hearts and minds of people everywhere. Website
  • Imagination Station Science Museum, – (252) 291-5113, 224 East Nash Street, P.O. Box 2127, Wilson, N.C. 27894-2127. Provides hands-on science activities and educational opportunities to citizens of eastern North Carolina. Website
  • O.I.C. of Wilson, – (252) 291-0038, 801 North Reid Street, Wilson. A multi-faceted community resource center w/programs designed to foster self-sufficiency. Include: basic education, life skills, attitudinal and motivational training, private sector customized training, job seeking and job keeping skills. Website:
  • Special Olympics Wilson – 500 Sunset Rd., Wilson, NC 27893, 252-399-2285. Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness and to demonstrate courage.
  • St. John Community Development Corporation, Inc. — (252)265-9764, 639 Walnut Street, Wilson NC.  The St. John CDC provides educational, vocational, economic, and social support to the residents of Wilson through its S.A.Y.-Save a Youth afterschool, vocational, gang prevention, and summer camp programs; community food pantry, weekly community meals and transitional housing for the homeless. Website
  • Wilson County Partnership for Children – 252-206-4235 Our mission is to support the development of young children and families in Wilson County through collaborative, community based programs focusing on health, family support services and quality education.