To the North of Wilson in Nash County, a Catholic Nun, Sister Simone Begin’, and a small band of Catholic nuns assisted migrant farm workers and their families with healthcare needs during the growing season. Through the 1980s, Sister Simone worked from a public school and sometimes a tent. She is recognized as the true founder of the Harvest Family Health Center.
In the early 1990s, the North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Nash County Health Department donated a triple-wide trailer and staff to create the Nash County Migrant Center. In 1998, Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc. took over the Center, expanded operations to also serve permanent residents of Nash County and became the second site owned and operated by Carolina Family.
Due to the success and growth of Harvest Family Health Center, in 2002 and again in 2011, the Center relocated to larger facilities. Today, Harvest Family Health Center is located at 8282 NC Highway 58 South in Elm City.