United Way of Iredell County Partner Agency Spotlight: Rainbow Kidz

ADDRESS: 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville NC 28625
PHONE: 704-873-4719
EMAIL ADDRESS: leighannd@hoic.org
WEBSITE: http://www.hoic.org/rainbow_kidz_showcase.asp

Director: Leigh Ann Darty
Board Chair: Carl Robbins

Number of Employees: 2

Description of Services Provided: Helping children and families cope with illness and grief by providing extraordinary care and support at home, in schools, and throughout our community. To achieve this mission, Rainbow Kidz provides in-school counseling free of charge at schools across Iredell County. Our licensed counselors also provide individual counseling for children not attending a school currently served by the program, or those who have needs that exceed the group sessions. Rainbow Kidz counselors also provide crisis counseling, as was seen at the Boys & Girls Club following the recent death of 8-year-old Ah’Miyahh.

Number of clients served in last year: More than 500

What is the best way for someone to contact your agency to access services? The best way to contact Rainbow Kidz is to call 704-873-4719 or email leighannd@hoic.org

What role do volunteers play in your agency? Volunteers are a big part of Rainbow Kidz, especially at Camp Rainbow in the summer, the holiday gathering in the winter and the Ride & Run in the spring. Our volunteers share their time and compassion with our students, and make a real impact on their healing. Often, volunteers have their own grief journeys, and those experiences help them relate to the children we serve.

What is the best way for someone to get involved with your agency? Volunteer! Reach out to leighannd@hoic.org to find out more.

Budget for Current Fiscal Year: $ 237,000
United Way Funding for Current Fiscal Year: $34,000

♦Camp Rainbow in the summer; 
♦ School groups ongoing throughout year; and
♦ Individual counseling ongoing; group at Boys & Girls Club in the summer.

♦ Timmy Belcher Memorial Ride & Run in the spring; and
♦ Courage luncheon in the fall