Community Partner Spotlight: Kellin Foundation Hope Hub

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”  –Mister Rogers

Prevent. Treat. Heal. That is a part of the mission of the Kellin Foundation Hope Hub headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. Creating a space for families to not just receive the resources they need, but to also receive any additional support such as therapeutic counseling, housing, mentoring, and more is truly vital to the community. The Kellin Foundation “helps people of all ages to have earlier and easier access to a wide array of mental health and substance use services that they need to be safe and well.”

At Positive Childhood Alliance North Carolina (PCANC, the NC Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America), we believe that children deserve a positive, nurturing childhood and their families also need our support, connection, and care to be successful. We know that there is strength in organizations coming together collaboratively to support families. And in Greensboro, something special is on the way.

Earlier in May, PCANC Community Relations Manager LouMecia Staton, along with other community agencies as a part of their Resilient Guilford Network Partners, had the opportunity to tour the Kellin Foundation Hope Hub located at 4010 Walker Avenue. The Hub is located inside of the former Lindley Park Baptist Church.

The Kellin Foundation is also a member of PCANC’s NC Family Resource Center Network, and through the Hope Hub they use, “a comprehensive approach to prevention and treatment that offers a place for people of all ages to access both mental health and additional integrated services provided by vital community partners – all under one roof.” 

Family Resource Centers (FRC) traditionally are community-based and offer many services to help meet the community’s needs. Those services may include family counseling, home visiting services, parenting education, health screenings, job skills training and more. Family Resource Center teams work from a multi-generational approach, are strengths-based and family centered. This approach helps the family holistically. The Kellin Foundation Hope Hub has answered that call of a FRC in that it is, “a place where people of all ages and income levels can access mental health and related services under one roof.” This way, the Hub can be a place of prevention while surrounding families with a village of support; helping them have access to several community resources in one location.

For the past several years, the Kellin Foundation has provided, “direct services to individuals and families, outreach and education, and community resilience and systems building.” And in many ways, they are just getting started with finding additional, innovative ways to serve the community in greater partnership with community agencies in Guilford County and beyond. Although the Kellin Foundation Hope Hub is headquartered in Greensboro, their services are able statewide through their outreach, workshops, and behavioral health telehealth programs.

“We firmly believe that we can do so much more together than we can by ourselves, and the partnerships that will co-locate at the Hope Hub will be instrumental in supporting families in a comprehensive way,” says President, CEO, and Co-Founder Dr. Kelly Graves.  “Going upstream and addressing root causes will result in not only an immediate impact, but a potentially generational impact that can continue to have positive ripple effects. Working together, we can change lives one connection at a time.”

Thank you to the entire Kellin Foundation Hope Hub family for your advocacy, support, and dedication. We appreciate you being a positive childhood ally and we look forward to continuing to cheer you on as you go forth in serving and uplifting families through the Hope Hub. For more information, visit https://www.kellinfoundation.org/hope-hub.