Paula Alter, Career Center Manager for the Macon, Jackson and Swain County NCWorks Career Centers explains that this new, collaborative event has been one of her goals since taking on the manager role. "This is an excellent opportunity for our residents to interact with twenty-two resource organizations in one convenient location. On the flip side, it will also allow these organizations to interact with each other and become better informed of available services. Our event mantra is ‘Be connected. Feel empowered. Get informed. Leave with hope.’ There’s no question that it takes all of us, working in partnership, to help our residents become job ready and overcome potential barriers in keeping a job. If successful, we plan to make this an annual event."
A special feature will be the presence of a Manna Food Bank Pop-Up Market. Other participating community resource organizations include:
Serving our neighbors in need by providing food and nurturing hope.
Comfort Keepers/Companion Health Care
Providing quality senior home care services.
Department of Social Services (DSS)
Committed to serving through compassion, learning, integrity, excellence, new innovations and teamwork.
Full Circle Recovery
Full service substance abuse prevention and treatment agency.
Dedicated to improving our community by serving youth, youth organizations and families.
Providing hope and healing for children who have been abused and their families through coordinated services in a child-friendly place.
A statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.
Macon County NCWorks Career Center
Assist job seekers with applications, resumes and all job related services.
Macon Program for Progress
Macon Program for Progress leads and collaborates to improve quality of life for individuals, children, and families.
Macon County Public Health
Promoting, protecting, and enhancing the health of all people and the environment.
Macon County Senior Center
Senior Services offers a variety of programs to help the older adult maintain their independent lifestyle.
Macon County’s public transportation system serving the citizens of Franklin, Highlands and Nantahala, NC.
Manna Food Bank
Involving, educating, and uniting people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.
providing vital services to the elderly, disadvantaged and general public in Western North Carolina.
Serving the homeless and nearly homeless of Macon County, NC.
No Wrong Door
for support and recovery for individuals and families struggling with substance use disorders and mental health challenges.
The Mission of REACH of Macon County is to eradicate domestic violence and sexual assault crimes in both Macon and Jackson Counties, through prevention, intervention, and educational services.
Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center
Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center is a non-profit Christian Organization dedicated to protecting the right to life.
Southwestern Community College
Focusing on helping our students succeed and changing lives across our region.
Teen Challenge of the Smokies
A faith based 12 month residential addiction recovery program.
Connecting you to care that works for your life.
A community nonprofit serving the disabled and disadvantaged in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties.
Providing an unsurpassed, personalized service to veterans and their dependents in obtaining VA benefits.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Helping people with disabilities achieve their goals for employment and independence.