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RCS Impact Report 2023:

At RCS lives are transformed through the power of community and empowerment. As we reflect on our 2023 Impact Report, we're proud to say that our focus on building supportive communities, engaging people holistically, and empowering permanent life change has helped countless individuals achieve their goals.

Last year, we faced unprecedented challenges, and we're proud of the way our programs and services rose to the occasion. Our commitment to meeting people where they are and providing them with the resources they need to succeed remained unwavering, even in the face of adversity. We're thrilled to have been a part of so many positive transformations in 2023, and we're excited to continue building on that success in the years to come.

At RCS, we believe that every person deserves the opportunity to live a fulfilling life, and we're committed to making that a reality for everyone we serve. Whether you're looking to get involved, support our mission, or simply learn more about our work, we welcome you to our community with open arms.

Thank you for your continued support as we empower permanent life change and create a brighter future for all. Together, we can make a world of difference.

Community Kitchen

RCS remains dedicated to addressing the critical issue of food insecurity in North Carolina. With nearly 590,000 households struggling to put food on the table each day, the need is more urgent than ever.

 

In 2023, we continued to operate our volunteer-led Community Kitchen, which provides healthy and nutritious meals to those in need 365 days a year.

Our Community Kitchen not only offers a vital source of nourishment for those experiencing food insecurity but also provides an opportunity for community members to connect with each other. Our meals are prepared with love and served with dignity, creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

“In 2023, between the RCS Community Kitchen, Food Pantry, and Operation Outpost programs, we served a remarkable 113,520 servings of food that we were able to put back into our community.

 

The cost per serving of food at RCS remained low, at only $2.75, making it an affordable and accessible option for those in need.”

At RCS, we remain committed to providing vital resources and support to individuals and families facing food insecurity. Through our Community Kitchen and other programs, we're making a real impact in the lives of those we serve, helping them to build a better future for themselves and their communities.

Case Management

RCS serves to improve the well-being of individuals and families by providing them with opportunities to achieve their goals and build stable, fulfilling lives.

 

We believe every person deserves to live with independence and responsibility, and we're committed to helping clients achieve that through our client-centered case management services.

Our approach to well-being is rooted in the belief everyone has the power to help themselves, and our case management services are designed to empower individuals to do just that. Our case management coordinator works closely with clients establishing a baseline to develop a plan for achieving their goals. We believe by providing accountability and support, we help our clients build self-sufficiency and dignity.

In 2023, we continued to see high demand for our case management services, completing a staggering 447 individual cases.

 

Our case management coordinator works closely with local partners to ensure effective care and case management, providing clients with the resources and support they need to achieve long-term success. In 2023, RCS had a total of 232 referrals to local partnerships.

RCS is committed to empowering individuals and families to achieve their full potential. Through our client-centered case management services and other programs, we're making a real impact in the lives of those we serve.

Programs

  • Provided $52,423.00 in Rental/Utility Assistance

  • Provided $1,909.30 in Pharmacy Assistance

  • Sold 1400 Bags at RCS Buy A Bag Boutique

  • 38,515  Total Volunteer Hours served

  • 427 Transportation Passes provided

Shelter

At RCS, we believe everyone deserves a safe and secure place to call home. In 2023, we continued to operate our shelter, providing a vital source of support for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Last year, our shelter provided a total of 14,074 nights of shelter to 180 individuals. This breaks down as follows with the Shelter at 5,840 nights, Veteran's Wing at 1,228 nights, and Family Shelter at 7,006 nights. We're proud to say that we've continued to offer a safe and supportive environment for those in need, helping them to get back on their feet and build a brighter future.

Our shelter services go beyond just providing a roof over someone's head. We offer a range of support services, including case management, counseling, and job training, to help individuals get back on their feet and achieve long-term success.

At RCS, we're committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and helping individuals and families build stable, fulfilling lives. Through our shelter and other programs, we're making a real impact in the lives of those we serve, one person at a time.

Pantry

RCS understands hard financial times can strike anyone, at any time. That's why we're committed to providing emergency food pantry assistance to families in need. 

In 2023, we continued to see high demand for our services, filling a total of 33,746 emergency food orders, including those served through Operation Outpost.

Our commitment to keeping costs low has remained unwavering, with an average cost per individual of only $2.50. This low cost means that we can continue to offer high-quality emergency food pantry services to those who need them most.

RCS is proud to be a source of support and assistance for families facing hard times.

 

We believe no one should have to go hungry, and we're committed to doing everything we can to provide food and other essential services to those who need them.

 

Through our emergency food pantry services, including Operation Outpost, and other programs, we're making a real impact in the lives of those we serve, one family at a time.

What Our Clients Say

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RCS Shelter Client

" I accepted a new job in New Bern. RCS enabled us to find clean, warm, and dependable shelter while I got back on my feet."

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