Care Ring Makes Historic Announcement

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On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, Care Ring hosted a gathering of some of our key stakeholders, funders and community partners to make a historic announcement - that after 20 years in our current space at Ascend Nonprofit Solutions (fka Children & Family Services Center) - we will be moving into a new home at 1514 N. Graham Street this Fall!

The event updated the community on our Capital Campaign endeavors to move our organization, in addition to sharing the vision of the new space. Our speakers were: Andrea Wages, Vice Chair of the Care Ring Board of Directors; Tchernavia Montgomery, CEO of Care Ring; Malcom Graham, Charlotte City Councilman; and Dena Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager.

View their remarks, along with a montage of some of our Board and staff making the first demolition swings in our future home, in the video below. Scroll down for more about the move, and our photo gallery.

About the move

Since 1955, Care Ring has been a leader in community health, meeting people where they are to ensure they are able to lead and maintain a healthy life.

Care Ring has been and is continuing to experience significant growth, especially within our Maternal Child Health programs. By FY25 we will serve 1,275 families, which represents a 237% increase over the past five years.

We are the oldest provider of community health services currently not located where those we serve reside. Moving to a new, larger facility located in a corridor of need will enable us to decrease barriers to accessing our programs, serve more individuals, reduce wait times, and be able to adequately house all programs and staff with room to grow. This relocation marks a milestone in our mission to address the healthcare needs of people with limited resources in our community.

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"Today, on the first day of spring, Care Ring is celebrating a historical milestone – that of our announced relocation. This fall we will return to where we were birthed 69 years ago, to a new location embedded within a corridor of opportunity, enhancing our ability to serve populations most in need. Steadfast in service during the recent pandemic, we’ve worked incredibly hard to demonstrate our commitment to our under resourced neighbors with new, expanded, and deepened programming. Last year alone, we removed barriers to access to care for nearly 8,000 individuals across our service lines. To accommodate this growth, 7 months ago, we launched a quiet capital campaign to support our relocation efforts. In that time, we’ve raised nearly $2.25M – funds which will be used to renovate our new home, springing forth what we are confident will be an even greater transformation in the years to come. It is a new season for Care Ring and those we serve, and we are grateful for the incredible support we’ve received to make this dream a reality."

- Tchernavia Montgomery, Care Ring CEO

Thank You

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Numerous individuals and organizations are making it possible for us to enter this new phase in our history. In addition to the wonderful donors listed in the photo as well as so many others who have contributed, we'd also like to thank our relocation team:

  • Greta Bostic and Davis Moore
  • Todd Berg and Morris-Berg Architects
  • Harker Construction
  • Strata Project Management
  • Divergent IT
  • Moore & Van Allen
  • PMC Commercial Interiors
  • Randy Martin
  • Mark Markiewicz

Thank you to our Board Relocation Committee: Peter Stipicevic, Miguel Guevara, Drew Bradshaw, Rodney Gaddy, Will Hadley, Phil Poley, Michael Tomsic, and Chasty Underwood.

Special thanks to our staff for helping to organize and carry out the event. Thank you to Mecklenburg County Commissioner and Chair George Dunlap and County Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell for attending, along with Care Ring Board members: Anabel Paniagua-Doyle, Phil Poley, Felicia Barnes, Will Hadley, Drew Bradshaw, Dean Cikins, Salim Uqdah, and Andrea Wages.

Photo Gallery

Please click on each photo for full view.

Help Us Grow!

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The capital campaign aims to raise $2.56 million dollars to fund the construction, renovation, and outfitting of the new space. So far, more than $2.2 million has been raised towards this goal. Through the generosity and support of our community, we will be able to create a hub for innovation, collaboration, and community engagement, enabling us to expand our impact and reach even more individuals in need for years to come. We invite the community to join us in building a healthier future together.

Have a question about our relocation, or have a resource to help us with our move such as volunteers, in-kind items, etc? Contact [email protected]

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