About Us - Rocky Mount, NC

At the Wright's Center in Rocky Mount, NC, our mission is to keep families together longer in the community.

We are an adult day health care facility for seniors and disabled adults. All of our programs are in accordance with national standards. We can provide care and delay/avoid institutionalized assistance in a cost-effective manner for elders, the chronically ill, people with disabilities, or the cognitively challenged. We are able to do this all while offering the needed respite for caregivers.

We offer community-based, multicultural services to address the health, educational, recreational, social, and health needs of all that seek our assistance.

All of our supervised program activities are designed to benefit those who cannot be left alone throughout the day due to physical or other ailments.
 
 
We assist those who:
 
-Experience memory loss
-Are disabled and could benefit from planned activity
-Need health monitoring from a professional to maintain good health
 
-Need assistance with caring for themselves
-Find themselves happier when involved in group activities
 
 
At The Wright's Center, we base our methods on a model of inter-generational assistance and reinvestment into the community. Our Innovative, certified programs can serve all citizens, regardless of culture, race, or disability. We provide a multi-faceted programs in a welcoming multicultural and multiracial environment. We bring the best professional care to assist families with coping and managing the care of elderly/disabled loved ones.

Established in 1989, The Wright's Center is a project of VISIONS Inc. (Vigorous Interventions In Ongoing Natural Settings), a nonprofit organization that specializes in multiculturalism training, diversity, and organizational and community development. VISIONS was founded by Valeria Batts, PhD, Angela Bryant, JD, Ida Dew, MA Ed, and John Capitman, Phd, all natives of Rocky Mount, NC.

We are housed in the building that was once Wright's Chick Shack, which is the oldest Black-owned business in Rocky Mounts. Wright's Chick Shack was a landmark art deco building that we were able to develop into The Wright's Center through rehabilitative and adaptive techniques.

We are a United Way funded agency, certified by the North Carolina Division of Social Services, and members of both NCADSA (NC Adult Day Services Association) and the NC Center for Nonprofits.
 
 

Board of Directors

 
Louise W. Coggins, Chair
L.P.S.W., LLC
 
Lamont Wiggins, Esq.
Wiggins Law Office
 
Patricia Davis-Penn
Designer Events, Inc.
 
Dr. Thomas Griggs
VISIONS, Inc.
 
 
Beverley Riley,
New Republic Savings Bank
 
Antonio C. Stephens, St. Augustine's College Upward Bound/Talent Search Projects
Director
 
Marilyn Evans, Secretary/Treasurer
Retired
 
Ann Batts-Sye
Retired
 
 
Cheryl Bryant
Retired
 
Linda Coley, PNC Bank,
Branch Financial Sales Consultant
 
Lisa J. Joyner, Centurylink
Senior Commercial Accountant Executive
 
Rita Barnville, PNC Bank
Branch Manager
 
 
Jeannie Poland
Retired
 
 

Advisory Committee

John Capitman, Pd.D., Fresno University
Bobby Clark, Nash Health Care
Marilyn Evans, Retired
Mae A. Batts, Retired
Sharon McNeil-Davis, Nash/Rocky Mount Schools
Carolyn O'Garro-Moore, Attorney
Frances Gaither, Retired
Mary Pender, Retired
Alethea Willingham, Very Truly Yours
 
 

Staff

Doris A. Howington, Executive Director
Antoinette Wheeler, Program Director
Vickie Barrett, Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
Linda Jones, Business Manager
Regina Davis, LPN, Health Care Coordinator
Peggy Holloman, RN-Health Care Coordinator
Patricia Lawrence, Transportation Coordinator/Health Aide
Ingrid Hospedales, Food Services Coordinator
Eunice Brown, CNA I/Health Aide
Annie Barnes, Activities Assistant/Health Aide
William Perry, Health Aide
Shontae Daniels, CNA I/Health Aide