empowering strength and resilience


As a community leader, ESR collaborates with many community agencies to ensure the growth and enrichment of the community. This helps us ensure that community members can be connected with agencies that are best equipped to provide services for them. Additionally, collaboration limits gaps and overlaps in service that can be wasteful.

Below is a partial list of ESR’s partnerships. Partners marked with an asterisk (*) are agencies with which ESR is currently involved on an ongoing basis. At any given time, ESR is actively seeking community connections through which to serve the community and support our programming.

Fund Sources
  • City of Winston-Salem
  • Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
  • Department of Labor
  • FEMA
  • Forsyth County
  • Local Banks
  • MDC/EITC Carolinas
  • Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • NC Department of Health & Human Services(OEO)
  • RJ Reynolds/Reynolds American
  • United Way of Forsyth County
  • Winston-Salem Foundation
  • W-S Community & Business Development Dept.

Training, Referral Source, In-Kind
  • American Red Cross
  • Career Connections and Prosperity Center*
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Employment Security
  • Forsyth County DSS
  • Forsyth County Health Department
  • Forsyth County Mental Health Department
  • Forsyth Technical Community College*
  • Goodwill Industries*
  • JobLink Career Center*
  • Local Faith Community
  • Lou Baldwin Realty
  • NC Cooperative Extension*
  • Next Step Ministries
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
  • Salem College*
  • Veteran’s Administration*
  • Wake Forest University*
  • Winston-Salem Housing Authority*
  • Winston-Salem State University*
  • W-S/Forsyth County Homeless Council*
  • Workforce Development Board*
  • Coordinated Intake Center (CIC) *

Forsyth Free Tax Resources/Sites
  • Career Connections and Prosperity Center
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Local Banks
  • Local Libraries
  • Malloy Jordan Heritage Center
  • Mi Casa
  • VITA/EITC Engagement Committee
  • Walnut Cove Senior Center
  • Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind
  • Winston-Salem Transit Authority

IDA Partners/Resources
  • Center for Home Ownership (CHO)
  • Financial Pathways of the Piedmont*
  • Forsyth County Housing Department*
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • IDA Work Group*
  • Local Banks
  • Local Realtors*
  • NC Housing Finance Agency
  • NC IDA Collaborative*

Referral Partners
  • Crisis Control Ministries
  • Goodwill Industries
  • greeNest Of Winston-Salem*
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Local Faith Community*
  • Rescue Mission
  • Samaritan Ministries
  • The Salvation Army
  • Urban League