For 35 years, The C.W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc. was the only FQHC in Mecklenburg County and continues to be an Anchor and Force in the community that is committed to the highest quality Primary and Preventive Care services and Health Education to all community and surrounding community residents in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, and treats all patients with a truly caring attitude. CWWCHC will always be aware of the changing needs of the community and strive to be responsive to those needs. We will promote policies and procedures that uphold a continuum of care for all. We embrace human differences as the heart that binds and believe that quality health care should be universally accessible. The values that have persisted over time is a strong sense of community, dignity of all persons, value of employees, commitment to serve, and importance of family.
The Charlotte, North Carolina region is composed of 16 counties, including four counties in South Carolina, with the city of Charlotte serving as the hub. Located in the heart of the Southeast, Charlotte lies within the southern Piedmont of North Carolina, along the state’s border with South Carolina. Charlotte is the largest and most accessible city between Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Texas. Due to its mid-Atlantic location, getting to Charlotte is easy from anywhere in the country or the world, hence its nickname "the International Gateway to the South."
Nearly 60 percent of the country's population lives within a two-hour flight of Charlotte, North Carolina, and 6.9 million people live within a 100-mile radius. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the national hub of US Airways, is the 14th largest airport in the nation based on passenger totals, the 31st largest airport worldwide based on passenger totals and 8th in the nation for total operations, averaging 655 flights daily by 11 major airlines and 14 regional carriers. These flights provide non-stop service to 179 cities. More than 34 million passengers traveled through Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 2008.
Charlotte’s highly efficient and growing interstate highway system offers drivers convenient access to the city. I-77 and I-85 connect Charlotte to cities in the Northeast, Southwest, and Midwest. Convenient I-40, less than one hour north, provides an important east-west link with coast-to-coast access. In addition, easy access is available on U.S. routes 74, 29 and 21.
Charlotte’s thriving arts community enhances an already rich and stimulating quality of life. Symphony, dance, theater, opera, art museums and a wide range of other venues are supported by the Arts & Science Council, which conducts one of the highest per capita annual campaigns of its type in the country. A large number of arts venues are located downtown within walking distance of each other and the LYNX Blue Line light rail.
If sports are your pleasure, Charlotte has it all: NFL, NBA, NASCAR, PGA, MLL, USL, AAA baseball and an NHL/AHL affiliate, not to mention collegiate sports.
Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in Charlotte: canoeing and kayaking at the U.S. National Whitewater Center; boating and fishing on lakes Norman, Mountain Island and Wylie; golfing on courses that are accessible from all residential and business areas; skiing in the Appalachian mountains; and camping, horseback riding, hiking and more.
Nothing could be finer than Charlotte’s North Carolina weather. Four distinct seasons with balanced summers and winters prevail. Extreme conditions are rare, allowing year-round use of the city’s 17,600 acres of parks, 37 miles of greenways and more than 30 public and private golf courses. More courses are available in outlying counties. Only half of winter days fall below the freezing point, and sub-zero temperatures have been recorded in Charlotte only five times since 1878. Spring and fall seasons are protracted and extremely pleasant, and weather rarely interrupts outdoor activities.