Join the Winston Salem Urban League for a free Lunch and Learn Thursday, March 28th, as Choey Gilreath, LPCA leads us in an open conversation surrounding mental health stigmas, education on mental health, and tools to identify personal mental health needs. Afterwards, one on one referrals and resources will be provided to all those in attendance, regardless of insurance. This event is free and open to community. Date: Thu, March 28, 2019Time: Noon –  2 PMLocation: LaDeara Crest Resource Center, 2531 Ladeara Crest Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 RSVP Now ...

Join us for the Winston-Salem Urban League Annual Meeting. The Board and staff will honor individuals who have played key roles in furthering the Winston-Salem Urban League mission. The CEO will update members with successes from the current year and share his vision for the new fiscal year. [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="RSVP Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/w-s-urban-league-annual-meeting-tickets-44152735019?ref=ecal" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""] DATE AND TIME Thu, June 28, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION Winston-Salem Urban League Event Center 510 Trade St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 ...

Seniors, 65 and older, join us for a SNAP Out Senior Hunger SNAP Enrollment Breakfast.  Both events will offer heathy meal, one on one SNAP application assistance and education on healthy living with food benefit services. What: SNAP Out Senior Hunger Breakfasts Where and When: April 4, 2018, 9am-12pm, Event Center, 510 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 April 5, 2018, 9am-12pm, Hayes Taylor YMCA 2630 E. Florida St, Greensboro, NC 27401 You may qualify for SNAP benefits if you are: 65 or older;  Not currently receiving SNAP benefits; and you meet the income criteria. To find out more the events or about SNAP eligibility, contact our Urban League SNAP Enrollment Counselors at (336) 717-1255. RSVP for Greensboro RSVP for Winston-Salem ...

Read This Notice In Its Entirety: Please be advised that the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List will open on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00am and close on Friday February 23, 2018 at 5:00pm for any persons interested in applying. The HCV Program is a tenant based rental assistance program that is administered by the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem within Forsyth County. Applications will only be available online. No paper applications will be available or accepted. Before you begin the application process, please have available your social security card, a vaild email address and a pen and paper. HAVE PAPER AND PEN READY TO WRITE DOWN YOUR CONFIRMATION INFORMATION OR PRINTER TO PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION INFORMATION. This online application will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian languages. The application can be accessed via a link on this webpage (www.haws.org, or https://hawsnc.securecafe.com/onlineleasing/haws-live/guestlogin.aspx) during the acceptance timeframe only. For applicants...

WASHINGTON, DC (December 2, 2017) Last night, National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial and Winston-Salem Urban League President and CEO, James Perry, released the following statements expressing opposition to the Senate's passage of the so-called "tax reform" bill: Marc Morial: "Despite widespread opposition and public outcry, tonight the U.S. Senate passed a dangerous tax package that directly undermines the economic advancement of low- and middle-income Americans through cuts to key programs and services. "To be clear, this is not a tax reform bill. What the Senate passed without fully reading is a massive giveaway for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations that will ultimately increase the hardship of ordinary American families, while also triggering crippling effects on the U.S. economy. "This is also another move in a string of disturbing partisan actions that prioritizes the wants of a few over the needs of many. "The National Urban League will continue to oppose this sham...

An AIDS free Forsyth County? Through a partnership with Forsyth County, the Winston-Salem Urban League is combating the spread of HIV and AIDS everyday. Every Tuesday, the POSSE (Prevent Ongoing Spread of STIs Everywhere) program provides free sexually transmitted infection testing and education from the Winston-Salem Urban League downtown office. Every year, more than 4,000 residents are tested. In 2015, only 1,462 residents had HIV. There were only 55 new HIV diagnoses that year. The number of new diagnoses was so low that it is plausible to completely eliminate the spread of the virus in our community. We simply need more education, more condom use and more testing. The Forsyth County/Urban League POSSE Program hires ex-offenders to provide outreach and education to people in communities that are most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and other STIs. Help us do more by donating today. All donations provided through Monday will go exclusively to support the POSSE Program. - James...

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina says in the 18 counties they serve as much as 20 percent of seniors 60 and over, and disabled citizens, are food insecure. "We are having this incredible challenge in trying to take on poverty and hunger in this community", said James Perry, president & CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League. The Winston-Salem Urban League wants to get those people signed up for SNAP benefits; better known as food stamps. However, getting seniors to sign up is difficult for many reasons. "Many times these are people who have worked their entire lives and supported themselves their entire lives", Perry said. "All we are saying is that you've worked so hard, so you deserve some help, and let us give it to you." Click here to continue....