Equipping the community with knowledge and practical steps that will brings awareness to chronic disease prevention and execute healthy choices through a holistic approach. Providing opportunities through educational workshops and activities that promote healthy behaviors that last. Erecting a community garden that will address the healthy food shortage found in the Northwest Corridor and providing healthy choices. Engaging youth in a summer feeding program that offers nutritional meals while engaging parents through knowledge offered for the whole family.
The Heights CDC focuses on the Northwest Corridor. which serves as a major transportation corridor from uptown Charlotte and goes through the heart of the historic West End neighborhood which was developed in the early 1900’s: “When city leaders publicly launched their new “opportunity corridor” initiative to revitalize six key areas across Charlotte, they did so in the Northwest Corridor, highlighting a historic hub of the Black community that lacked investment for decades.” The view of The Heights CDC, as a vital segment of this geographic area, is to “invest” in the lives, not only the streets and buildings located in the community. We have found that wellness is directly related to knowledge of health disparities, preventive actions, and food and nutrition being available to those located in our area- District 2, 28216.
The Heights CDC strives to identify and address the health disparities, as well as healthy nutritional options,
There are gaps in our community that are directly related to unhealthy lifestyles in the community. These gaps include: lack of healthcare, educational barriers, transitional/reentry barriers, nutritional meals for children and seniors, lack of knowledge in chronic disease prevention, and affordable housing. Addressing these gaps through environmental and behavioral changes can enhance healthy lifestyles.
The Heights CDC has taken on the role of community advocate and navigator for those needing assistance in the Northwest Corridor. Our intervention program addresses the holistic wellness of those in need of assistance. Without medical issues being addressed such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, mental illness, nutrition, obesity and tobacco use, our people fall back into a sense of helplessness and despair. There must be an answer to their issues and The Heights CDC walks alongside them in providing and finding resources to meet their needs"
Food justice is an important part of community justice. We take donations form local businesses and use them to fight hunger. Help us connect with donors and with people in need.
Every Sunday, we mobilize our teams of volunteers to make a real difference. Join us and see what can be accomplished when you get an impassioned team to focus on change.
Our community is full of people who want to help. We work to help the people providing services with the people who need them. Come connect with people in new ways.