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Children First

Address:
37 Brickyard Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

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

Do your work; not just your work and no more, but a little more for the lavishing's sake -- that little more which is worth all the rest.

-- Dean Briggs

The Salvation Army

Address:
204 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

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

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

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

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.

-- H L Mencken

Eblen Charities

Address:
50 Westgate Pkwy
Asheville, NC 28806

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

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

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

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

On a single winged word hath hung the destiny of nations.

-- Wendall Phillips

Biltmore United Methodist Church

Address:
376 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

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

ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE COMMUNITYCHRISTIAN MINISTRY

Address:
1914 Smokey Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715

Map & Directions

(10 Miles Away - Go to: Candler, NC Financial Assistance)

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)

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.

-- Bruce Marton

Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry

Address:
101 N Ridgeway Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Map & Directions

(14 Miles Away - Go to: Black Mountain, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(828) 669-9404

Website:
http://swannanoavalleychristianministry.blogspot.com/

Services:
Provides assistance in the form of food, clothing, as well as financial help for fuel, utilities, rent, mortgage, and medical expenses. Will consider other needs on a case-by-case basis. MUST BE A RESIDENT OF SWANNANOA, BLACK MOUNTAIN, RIDGECREST, MONTREAT and portions of EAST ASHEVILLE if located in Owen School District Also provides limited assistance to homeless residents of area served or people who broke down in area served for food, lodging, car repair, and gas Can provide a written referral to ABCCM for individuals seeking help with furniture or household items Assists with Buncombe County CIP funds.
Open Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.;
GED Classes Tuesday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Eligibility:
See description; Social Security Card, Picture ID, income verification, final notice/eviction notice and/or rental form filled out by landlord required; Food pantry limited to once a month (not turned for food if unable to present ID); Clothing once per month.

Documents To Bring:
In person

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Mars Hill Baptist Church

Address:
67 N Main St
Mars Hill, NC 28754

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away - Go to: Mars Hill, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(828) 689-2911

Website:
http://www.marshillbc.org/

Services:
Offers emergency assistance for heat and electricity to help individuals/families sustain for short periods.

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

Eligibility:
Madison County residents in need

Documents To Bring:
Phone call; Walk-in

For the cause that lacks assistance, The wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.

-- George Linnaeus Banks

Marshall Presbyterian Church

Address:
165 S Main St
Marshall, NC 28753

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away - Go to: Marshall, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(828) 649-3622

Website:
http://www.marshallpres.org/

Services:
Serving people who are in crisis and in need of utility, food, and prescription assistance for non-controlled substances.
Open Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hours:
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Madison County Resident; Family must be at or below poverty level; Shut-off notice required; Food Pantry available once every 4 months; Limited financial assistance available on an annual basis; Money only distributed to service provider.

Documents To Bring:
Must apply in person at church on Tuesday during hours of operation; Screening by office volunteer

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