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Children First

Address:
37 Brickyard Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

(10 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(828) 252-4810

Website:
http://www.childrenfirstbc.org

Services:
The Family Resource Center at Emma was established in 1995 as a collaboration to provide services to families with children in the Emma Community Services provided include: emergency assistance through a food pantry, financial assistance, a clothing closet and case management; community garden; leadership development through participation on the Advisory Council; and Love & Logic parenting classes

Open Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.;
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Wednesday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Friday, appointment only

Eligibility:
Targeted to families living in Emma Community with minors in the household; Emergency Assistance is for Emma Community Residents with children 18 years old and younger living the home and attending school.

Documents To Bring:
Phone call; Apply in person; Christmas Assistance has application process

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

-- Albert Einstein

The Salvation Army

Address:
204 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801

(10 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(828) 253-4723

Website:
http://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/commands/asheville

Services:
Provides emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, heat, and medication, as well as household goods and general assistance for people involved in natural disasters or house fires. No Greyhound bus tickets nor gas vouchers given

*Financial assistance can only be given every 24 months.

*Every client must have proof of household income and all bills, receipts, or canceled checks before they are interviewed This includes assistance with rent, utilities, and local travel (bus tickets) for homeless individuals in shelters with a current referral letter.

*For utilities, the bill must be past due and in the client's name. No deposits or re-connection fees.

*For rent the client will have to obtain W-9 forms from the Salvation Army, have landlord complete them, and bring them to the scheduled appointment. Clients will not be interviewed if forms are not completed. No rent deposits.

*Furniture vouchers only issued to individuals that have been in fire or flood. Documentation must be provided.

*Prescriptions/medication filled only once. Includes blood pressure, heart, and antibiotics only. No pain or psychotropic drugs will be filled. *ART bus vouchers are handed out to anyone in need on the last Friday of the month starting at 9:30 a.m. as supplies last. Needs picture ID and proof they are a Buncombe County resident.

*Intake: By appointment only; For prescription assistance or furniture assistance for households that had a house fire, call during office hours. Calls to make appointments for financial assistance with rent or utilities are taken two Thursdays a month; The next call-in day to get an appointment for financial assistance is October 18th and 25th. On October 18th or 25th call between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and leave your name, Social Security number, what you need assistance with, and a contact phone number; If selected for assistance a worker will return your call within 48 hours to schedule an appointment. Appointments are usually made for the following week unless there is urgent need. If clients are more than 5 minutes late they will have to reschedule their appointment.

Hours:
Office: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; See description for very important information

Eligibility:
Buncombe County resident; priority given to homes with minors or people with health conditions; See description for very important information

Documents To Bring:
See description for very important information

Foster SDA Church

Address:
375 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

(10 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(828) 274-2014

Website:
http://www.fosterchurch.com

Services:
Takes applications for financial assistance on Tuesdays in person only. Assistance is for utilities only, and is very limited. Does not provide assistance with rent, medication, or gasoline for automobiles. Sometimes provides local bus tickets for locally-based homeless individuals, and laundry vouchers.

Hours:
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Eligibility:
Buncombe or Madison County resident; No or low income; Requires cut-off notice for utility assistance, income verification, Social Security Number for all household members, and Picture ID

Documents To Bring:
See description

Work your way up or rust your way out.

-- Holton

Eblen Charities

Address:
50 Westgate Pkwy
Asheville, NC 28806

(10 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(828) 255-3066

Website:
http://www.eblencharities.org

Services:
Provides heating assistance through the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP). Individuals applying for CIP funds do not need to have minor children in the home Intake is first come first serve. Program is contracted through the Buncombe County Department of Social Services.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Buncombe County resident; Meet income requirements; Less than 6 inches of oil in tank; Electric or gas bills less than 5 days of cut off;

Documentation: Picture ID; Social Security Cards for all household members; Income verification; Utility bill

Documents To Bring:
In person; First come first served; Picture ID; Social Security Cards for all household members; Income verification

ABCCM

Address:
20 20th St
Asheville, NC 28806

(10 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(828) 259-5300

Website:
http://www.abccm.org

Services:
Heating assistance for electric, gas, propane, fuel oil, kerosene, or wood Requires a final notice for electric or gas; for fuel oil or kerosene, 4 or less of oil in tank Funds are based on temperature extremes Must meet household income guidelines for the program Households can be eligible for up to $600 per winter (as funds last) Buncombe County Department of Social Services is the administrator of these funds.

Hours:
Main Crisis Ministry: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.;
North Buncombe Samaritan Ministry: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.;
South Crisis Ministry, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Must be Buncombe resident and meet the income and crisis guidelines for the program. Picture ID, Social Security Card, shut-off notice required

Documents To Bring:
Apply at any ABCCM Crisis Ministry

For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.

-- Nancy Gibbs

Biltmore United Methodist Church

Address:
376 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

(10 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(828) 274-2379

Website:
http://www.biltmoreumc.org

Services:
Provides assistance with utilities, rent and a food pantry on the fourth Tuesday of each month Please call during office hours on Mondays and Tuesdays leading up to the day of assistance to make an appointment Arrive 15 minutes early to the appointment and bring a valid id and a copy of the bill for which you are seeking help.

Hours:
4th Tuesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. by appointment only;
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Buncombe County residents in the following zip codes: 28801, 28803, 28704, 28730, 28776

Documents To Bring:
Call during office hours to make appointment; Bring picture ID, utility bill for assistance with utilities, or lease for assistance with rent; Assistance is limited to once every four months per household; Arrive 15 minutes early to the appointment

Salvation Army

Address:
239 3rd Ave E
Hendersonville, NC 28792

(11 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(828) 693-4181

Website:
http://www.salvationarmyhendersonville.org

Services:
Offers utility assistance (once a year and must have disconnect notice); Rental assistance (once a year, must have eviction notice from the sheriff; Not able to assist individuals renting month to month); Food assistance (once every 90 days); Clothing assistance (once every 90 days); Emergency lodging; USDA Commodity Program.
Food Pantry Open Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Food Pantry: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Henderson County residents;
Income/Expense verification,
Picture ID, and two additional forms of identification required; Eviction notice from Sheriff for rental assistance

Documents To Bring:
In person; Referral

The figure of the enthusiast who has just discovered jogging or a new way to fix tofu can be said to stand or, more accurately, to tremble on the threshold of conversion, as the representative American.

-- Lewis H. Lapham

Henderson County Health Department

Address:
1200 Spartanburg Hwy # 100
Hendersonville, NC 28792

(11 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(828) 697-5500

Website:
http://www.hendersoncountync.org/dss

Services:
Temporary financial assistance for families in financial crisis due to unusual circumstances Only provided utility/electric assistance (must have final notice) Does not provide any financial assistance with rent. Income eligibility is based on net income Crisis Intervention Program assists families with heating and cooling costs LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program)- no longer taking applications for LIEAP for 2012: For residents over the age of 60 and/or disabled No automatic enrollments.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Eligibility:
Henderson County resident; See description for basic requirements, call for others; Birth Certificate, Picture ID, Income Verification, and Social Security Card, shut-off/eviction notice may be required

Documents To Bring:
Phone call; Apply in person

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Interfaith Assistance Ministry

Address:
310 Freeman St
Hendersonville, NC 28792

(11 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(828) 697-7029

Website:
http://www.iamhendersoncounty.org

Services:
Crisis Assistance offers help with clothing, utilities, heat, rent, medication and other basic needs on an emergency basis Information and referrals in coordination with other service providers Must meet eligibility criteria for financial assistance Potential clients apply in person and are interviewed to determine eligibility.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Henderson County resident in financial crisis; Income verification and shut-off/eviction notice required; Not able to assist with every medication, controlled substances.

Documents To Bring:
Phone call for more information; Apply in person

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow-I have still joy in the midst of all these things.

-- Confucius

ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE COMMUNITYCHRISTIAN MINISTRY

Address:
1914 Smokey Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715

(11 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(828) 670-1221

Website:
http://www.abccm.org

Services:
Serves households in the Enka/Candler school district. Provides emergency assistance for food, pet food, and clothing. Assists with fuel for heating when income and resources are insufficient to meet the basic necessities of life. Emergency assistance for utilities and rent will only be provided if a disconnection of that utility would cause a life threatening situation, or they are facing imminent eviction, and all other resources have been exhausted.
Open Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Must be 18 years and up and West Buncombe County resident (Enka, Candler, and extreme West Asheville); At or below 100% of poverty scale; Must have exhausted all other resources; Assistance for utilities only provided if the shut off will cause a life or death situation; Rent assistance only if the person faces imminent eviction.

Documents To Bring:
Apply in person; Picture ID, income verification, and Social Security Card required; Shut-off/Eviction Notice required if applicable; Food Pantry: Social Security Card and Picture ID (If first time for food, will not be turned away without ID)

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