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Mars Hill Baptist Church

Address:
67 N Main St
Mars Hill, NC 28754

Map & Directions

(7 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

The best thing you can do is get good at being you.

-- Dennis T. Menace

Marshall Presbyterian Church

Address:
165 S Main St
Marshall, NC 28753

Map & Directions

(13 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

Community Relief Organization

Address:
2120 Spring St
Mt Holly, NC 28120

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away - Go to: Mt Holly, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(704) 827-0450

Website:
http://cro-mtholly.org/

Services:
To help clients in the Mt. Holly area with emergency situations in order to improve their quality of life Provides layoff assistance.

Also provides Christmas presents to children referred through guidance counselors at local schools.

Hours:
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Eligibility:
Must live in Mt. Holly area. Must have photo ID of person applying for aid. Must have SSN for all in household. Verification of income for all in family; household expenses.

Documents To Bring:
Must complete application and be eligible.

Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.

-- Ovid

Yancey Department of Social Services

Address:
320 Pensacola Rd
Burnsville, NC 28714

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away - Go to: Burnsville, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(828) 682-6148

Website:
http://www.yanceycountync.gov/social-services

Services:
Provides Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services, Energy Assistance, Work First, and Child Care Assistance.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Yancey County residents; must meet State and Federal guidelines.

Documents To Bring:
Most applications are done in person at the office bu can also be done by phone, fax, email, and mail; varies by program.

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Reconciliation House

Address:
2902
Burnsville, NC 28714

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away - Go to: Burnsville, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(828) 682-7251

Website:
http://www.southernreconciliationministries.org

Services:
Financial Subsidy Services include:

*Heating Fuel/Oil, Propane and wood

*Utilities

*Rent/Mortgage

*Emergency Shelter (motel)

*Hot Meals (restaurant)

*Prescription Drugs


Physical Subsidy Services include:

*Groceries/TEFAP (USDA)

*Clothing and Household Items

*Warm Blankets

*Furniture

*Baby Layettes

*Christmas Toys and Fruit

*Toiletries

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

Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Yancey Country residents only

Documents To Bring:
Qualifying for help consists of an interview process where income and expenses are evaluated to determine eligibility.

People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.

-- Dr. Allan Fromme

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

Children First

Address:
37 Brickyard Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

Map & Directions

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

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

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'.

-- Mary Anne Radmacher-hershey

The Salvation Army

Address:
204 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801

Map & Directions

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

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

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

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

To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it -- who can say this is not greatness?

-- William Makepeace Thackeray

Eblen Charities

Address:
50 Westgate Pkwy
Asheville, NC 28806

Map & Directions

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

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

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