The Salvation Army
(19 Miles Away - Go to:
Address: 204 Haywood St Asheville, NC 28801 Map & Directions 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