Community Based Organizations

The Forsyth County Coalition for Drug Abuse Prevention (CDAP) is a community organization which brings together community partners to engage in education and the reduction of substance abuse. The CDAP is a community based organization within Forsyth County, North Carolina whose mission is “To reduce alcohol and other drug problems through coordinated and committed community prevention efforts.” The organization has links to other resources within the community and serves as a resource for the public on issues related to substance use and abuse. It houses a clearinghouse that serves as a resource center. Another of its functions is assisting neighborhood associations with initiatives to help the community respond to substance abuse problems. The CDAP will coordinate services between other community providers who provide direct intervention (day programs) for substance abuse cases.

mental health association logoThe Forsyth County Mental Health Association is a community based organization which focuses on education, awareness, stigma reduction, referrals and support groups among other roles within the local community.

POSSE logoPOSSE (Prevent Ongoing Spread of STIs Everywhere) is a program of the HIV & STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Outreach Section at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. The POSSE Team provides HIV and STI screenings and education in community locations in Forsyth County such as churches, jails, universities, homeless shelters, nightclubs, and community health fairs

Tabernacle of Restoration is a member of the Assembly of God Council, a worldwide denomination. Teen Challenge is a national faith based organization which works with youth suffering from issues to include addictions. The church actively provides linkages to community resources for Latino/Hispanic members in the local area who need help in dealing with substance abuse issues. The agency has been located in Winston-Salem for four years. It serves as a faith based organization serving the faith needs and helping families to be restored. The vision of this faith based organization is family restoration in all areas. education, awareness, stigma reduction, referrals and support groups among other roles within the local community.

Forsyth County Health Department mission of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is to prevent disease and promote a healthy community through regulation, education and partnerships. To engage community and partner organizations so all residents of our community can achieve optimal health. The fundamental obligation of agencies responsible for population-based health is to: prevent epidemic and spread of disease; protect against environmental hazards; prevent injuries; promote and encourage healthy behaviors and mental health; respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery; assure the quality and accessibility of health services.

nia logoThe NIA Community Action Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of HIV/AIDS/STI’s in the piedmont triad community. NIA Community Action Center, Inc. Provides free confidential HIV/STI counseling and testing services and educates the general public about HIV/STI prevention, as well as, advocates for sound HIV public policies. Founded in 1999, and incorporated in 2001, NIA Community Action Center, Inc. began with the support of the local citizenry of High Point, North Carolina. NIA’s community health educators work throughout the triad in High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem during non-traditional hours and weekends linking the community to services and information.

uhc logoUnited Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center. Provides the community with quality, affordable healthcare, including integrated behavioral health, pediatrics, women’s health, and prenatal care. A healthcare facility that supported the education and healing of local residents by paying close attention to culture and racial equity to improve health outcomes for patients.

North Star LGBT Community Center is Winston-Salem’s first LGBT Community Center, opening on September 21, 2013. The Center offers many educational, social, and collaborative activities for the whole community in the Piedmont/Triad area. The mission of the North Star Center is to “enrich the lives of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning) community by providing a safe and accepting place for people of all ages and backgrounds.”

Carolina’s CARE Partnership is a community partner in the fight to connect not only those living with HIV/AIDS with the critical resources they need but also educate those potentially at risk about prevention. Provides free and confidential testing, community education, housing assistance, counseling, prevention intervention and supportive services, assistance and linkage to care. Supports a mobile testing unit that takes their HIV prevention program to up to 13 counties in the Charlotte metro region