Gaston County

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston

The BGCGG is a youth development organization that serves residents of Gaston County between ages 6 and 18. BGCGG upholds its mission through five core program areas: character and leadership development; education and career development; health and life skills; sports, fitness, and recreation; and the arts. We seek to instill a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and positive influence on all youth in the community.

Brian Houze
310 South Boyd Street
Gastonia, NC 28052

Cancer Services of Gaston County

We serve the community by actively promoting healthy lifestyles and provide support and services needed by individuals and families living with cancer.

Kim Elmore
(704) 864-1271
306 S Columbia St
Gastonia, NC 28054

Catherine’s House

As a transitional home, Catherine’s House welcomes women and their children who would otherwise be homeless due to circumstances such as domestic violence, unemployment/underemployment, shortage of affordable housing, unexpected tragedies, and lack of support network.

Kathy Bolster-Gauger
(704) 825-9599
P.O. Box 1633,
Belmont, NC 28012

Sister for Sister Housing Network

The mission of Sister for Sister Housing Network, Inc is to increase the positive outcomes of homeless women who are in recovery from addictions to drugs and alcohol. Sister for Sister Housing Network, Inc provides furnished rooms to eligible women to increase their ability to achieve self-sufficiency. Email:

LaNiece Okwara
(704) 350-5751

The Cathy Mabry Cloninger Center: A Domestic Violence Shelter

The Cathy Mabry Cloninger Center provides temporary, emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence who are in imminent danger. Each resident that comes to the shelter receives personalized services through our in-house therapist, case managers, and advocates in an attempt to empower survivors to take control of their lives and break free from abuse

Andrea Wynat
(704) 852-6000
PO Box 551161
Gastonia, NC 28055