Boy Scouts of America
482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387 – 695-7252, Cell 986-3929
Programs teach ethical behavior, citizenship, self-reliance and teamwork. Merit badge programs offer subjects from astronomy to zoology.
Contact: Lucy Grist
Communities In Schools
P.O. Box 223, Pinehurst, NC 28370 – 295-1072
Champion’s the connection of needed community resources with schools and other sites to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for like.
Contact: Bryana Nelson
Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines
482 E. Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387 – 692-6156
Offering the Girl Scout Community Outreach Program which seeks to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls of school age who have limited access to youth development programs as a result of financial hardship and other barriers and who tend to be at-risk for negative behaviors.
Contact: Laura Douglass
4-H After School
P.O. Box 1149, Carthage, NC 28327 – 947-3188
Concentrates on establishing community clubs or special interest groups for kids, with a focus on life skills, education, citizenship, community service and leadership preparation.
Contact: Stephen Greer
Northern Moore Family Resource Center
P.O. Box 190, Robbins, NC 27325 – 948-4324
Encourages the development of strong families, healthy children and caring communities by matching resources with needs in Northern Moore County.
Contact: Clare Ruggles
The Arc of Moore County
P.O. Box 773, Southern Pines, NC 28388 – 692-8272
Assures through advocacy, support, and education that individuals with mental retardation have the opportunity to pursue a quality life.
Contact: Wendy Russell
Meals on Wheels
500 E. Rhode Island Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387 – 692-0384
150 volunteers deliver over 30,000 hot, nutritious meals a year to the disabled and elderly home bound.
Contact: Rebecca Listrom
Moore County Literacy Council
P.O. Box 1966, Southern Pines, NC 28388 – 692-5954
Teach adults how to read or to read better. Help people who do not speak or read English as their first language.
Furnishes trained tutors to assist in GED classrooms at SCC and in the Moore County Schools.
Contact: Sandy Waterkott
Partners for Children and Families
7720 NC Highway 22, Carthage, NC 28327 – 949-4045
In conjunction with local pediatricians, family physicians and nurse practitioners the Reach Out and Read program provides new developmentally-appropriate books to children aged 6 months through 5 years, and advise parents about the importance of reading aloud.
Contact: Terry Reynolds
Sandhills Coalition for Human Care
1500 W. Indiana Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387 – 693-1600
Offers food, clothing, transportation and financial assistance to people with emergency needs.
Contact: Barrett Walker
Medical and Emergency Assistance
American Red Cross
P.O. Box 407, Southern Pines, NC 28388 – 692-8571
Well known for its work in disaster relief, the Red Cross also offers training in First Aid, CPR, safety and swimming as well as aid to military families.
Contact: Phillip Harris
240 E. Vermont Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387 – 692-0779
Provides a supervised environment in a home for women recovering from substance abuse so that they can re-enter society and lead a self-supporting life.
Contact: Cynthia Curtis
204 Pine Street, Aberdeen, NC 28315 – 944-7700
A halfway house for men with substance abuse problems. It offers detox services, counseling, vocational rehabilitation and employment assistance.
Contact: Glenn Greene
Friend to Friend
P.O. Box 1508, Carthage, NC 28327 – 947-3333
Furnishes emergency assistance to victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, including a women’s shelter.
Contact: Anne Friesen
P.O. Box 3000, Pinehurst, NC 28374 – 715-3487
Providing Born Learning Trails in the Moore County community designed to help parents, caregivers and communities use everyday moments outdoors to boost school readiness of children in their pre-school and elementary years.
Contact: Roxanne Elliott