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Brunswick County Older Adults

Address:
60 Government Center Dr NE
Bolivia, NC 28422

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

Telephone:
(910) 253-2077

Website:
http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/Departments/SocialServices/tabid/100/Default.aspx

Services:
Brunswick DSS-Assistance to Brunswick County citizens:



Basic subsistence needs and provides services to citizens with physical, social and emotional problems



Multi-language interpreting, sign language interpreters & TTY are available at no cost to clients



Reporting for suspected or witnessed child abuse

Reporting for physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and/or neglect of children, elderly/aged, or adults with physical and/or mental health challenges or limitations

Child neglect includes children who do not receive necessary medical attention, who are inadequately fed or clothed, or who are inappropriately disciplined

Neglect also includes children who are left alone for long periods of time, or are living in a dangerous environment due to substance use disorder of their caretakers





Application assistance for local and federal assistance programs:

Women's Infants and Children (WIC)

Medicaid





Adoption Department studies families who wish to adopt and locate adoptive placements for children in custody





Adult Protective Services receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of disabled adults

Adult Services works with elderly and disabled individuals, and their families, to develop a plan for supportive services, either in their homes or in rest or nursing homes





Child Care subsidies are available for lower income families who are employed

Day care is also available for people, if eligible, because of special circumstances





Children's Services:

Work with families to develop plans for safety of children, arrange foster care placements as necessary, and complete home assessments

Prevention Services are available to help people locate resources for rent, utilities and food as well as deal with other types of crises

Food Stamps:

Help lower income families and individuals purchase food items

There are work requirements for some adults to receive Food Stamps

Foster Care Services:

Available to license and train registered foster parents, and then provide supportive services

Medical Assistance:

Medicaid provides access to needed medical services for lower income people who meet eligibility criteria

Medicaid may pay for doctors visits, prescription drugs, outpatient appointments and hospitalization

Transportation Services may be provided for Medicaid recipients for medical appointments

Work First:

Provides time-limited financial assistance to poor families while emphasizing personal responsibility and moving them toward work





((child abuse; child physical abuse; child sexual abuse; elder abuse; abuse of disabled individuals))


Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm: Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Eligibility:
Brunswick County residents

Documents To Bring:
Contact programs directly or present at agency during business hours for application assistance

Virtue is its own reward.

-- Cicero

Brunswick Family Assistance

Address:
4600 Main St
Shallotte, NC 28470

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away - Go to: Shallotte, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(910) 754-4766

Website:
http://www.brunswickfamily.org

Services:
Services provided for low-income, Brunswick county residents; homeless family assistance intended to help the homeless overcome their situation and secure permanent housing; emergency food-individuals or families in need of food assistance can utilize food pantry program, obtain USDA commodities; disaster and emergency assistance, in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster, for services not offered by other programs, to those effected; for those who have suffered from a natural disaster or fire, providing clothing from Family Thrift Store or a Sheltered Treasures Thrift Store; other Emergency Assistance provided for utility bills, heating fuel, rent or mortgage assistance, and one time prescription needs, and other unmet needs assistance; elderly and disabled transportation services for medical, nutrition, education or social needs; annual Christmas in July Event-Children receive school supplies, clothing and gifts from area churches and service clubs; annual Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope - Christmas Program provides gifts for children and seniors, and families are also given food to prepare a traditional Christmas meal; ((food; clothing; emergency financial assistance; rental financial assistance; utility financial assistance; rent; utility; clothing & food; food & clothing; financial assistance; homeless))

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-Noon, 12:30 - 4:30pm

Wednesday 1pm- 4:30pm

Friday 9am - Noon
12:30 - 3:30pm

Eligibility:
Low or no income individuals or families, who reside in Brunswick county; Food Assistance: An four times a year with thirty days in between each time; Low-income residents of Brunswick County are also eligible to receive USDA commodities four times a year; Emergency assistance payments are made directly to providers of services and are limited to one time a year or one time every other year, depending on the funding source; Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope Program starts taking applications in October each year; Christmas Program provides gifts to children seventeen years of age and under as well as seniors age sixty and over

Documents To Bring:
Walk-in or contact agency directly to schedule intake appointment

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Island Cottage

Address:
1313 Bridge Barrier Rd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away - Go to: Carolina Beach, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(910) 458-9339

Services:
Emergency, short-term assistance for residents of Carolina and Kure Beaches (Pleasure Island); food pantry, medications and medical services assistance; emergency lodging assistance and referrals; emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities; gas vouchers and transportation funding; clothing; also operates The Island Cottage Thrift Shop; offers holiday grocery baskets and the annual Christmas Operation Kid Care Program-providing clothing and toys for children; food panty; emergency financial assistance; holiday assistance programs; food assistance; rent assistance; utility assistance; financial assistance

Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-12:00pm

Eligibility:
Carolina and Kure Beach (Pleasure Island) residents only

Documents To Bring:
Contact agency directly to schedule intake interview

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

-- H. Ross Perot

New Hanover County Department of Social Services

Address:
1650 Greenfield St
Wilmington, NC 28401

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away - Go to: Wilmington, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(910) 798-3400

Website:
http://www.nhcgov.com/AgnAndDpt/DOSS/Pages/DeptInfo.aspx

Services:
Provides economic assistance to New Hanover County citizens with basic subsistence needs and provides services to citizens with physical, social and emotional problems; Multi-language interpreting, sign language interpreters & TTY are available at no cost to clients, if needed, to obtain Department services; reporting for suspected or witnessed child abuse; reporting for physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and/or neglect of children, elderly/aged, or adults with physical and/or mental health challenges or limitations; When children are neglected, they have not received proper care or supervision; includes children who do not receive necessary medical attention, who are inadequately fed or clothed, or who are inappropriately disciplined; Neglect also includes children who are left alone for long periods of time, or are living in a dangerous environment due to substance abuse by their caretakers; application assistance for local and federal assistance programs; Women's Infants and Children (WIC); Medicaid; Adoption Department studies families who wish to adopt and locate adoptive placements for children in custody; Adult Protective Services
receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of disabled adults; Adult Services works with elderly and disabled individuals, and their families, to develop a plan for supportive services, either in their homes or in rest or nursing homes; Child Care
subsidies are available for lower income families who are employed; Day care is also available for people, if eligible, because of special circumstances; Children's Protective Services
receive and investigate reports of abuse, neglect or dependency of children; Children's Services
work with families to develop plans for safety of children, arrange foster care placements as necessary, and complete home assessments; Prevention Services are available to help people locate resources for rent, utilities and food as well as deal with other types of crises; Food Stamps help lower income families and individuals purchase food items; There are work requirements for some adults to receive Food Stamps; Foster Care Services available to license and train registered foster parents, and then provide supportive services; Medical Assistance
Medicaid provides access to needed medical services for lower income people who meet eligibility criteria; Medicaid may pay for doctors visits, prescription drugs, outpatient appointments and hospitalization; Transportation Services may be provided for Medicaid recipients for medical appointments; Work First
provides time-limited financial assistance to poor families while emphasizing personal responsibility and moving them toward work; ((Child Abuse; Child Physical Abuse; Child Sexual Abuse; Elder Abuse; Abuse of Disabled Individuals; Child Care Referrals; Christmas Programs; Disaster Services; Employment Assistance; Financial Assistance; Foster Parent/Family Recruitment))

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and on Wednesday - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Eligibility:
New Hanover County residents

Documents To Bring:
Contact or present at agency directly for application assistance

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Address:
8950 Ocean Hwy W
Calabash, NC 28467

Map & Directions

(25 Miles Away - Go to: Calabash, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(910) 287-4141

Services:
Member of the Brunswick County Network of Churches; provides limited financial assistance; utility assistance; food pantry; after school care

Eligibility:
Individuals and families residing in South Brunswick County

You cannot lie, deceive, cheat, murder, trick or scheme your way into Heaven.

-- Unknown

Salvation Army

Address:
400 Main St
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Map & Directions

(33 Miles Away - Go to: North Myrtle Beach, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 488-2769

Website:
http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org

Services:
Provides:
*clothing
*food (no food assistance if receiving food stamps)
*household items
*rent (must be 30 days late and/or have eviction notice)
*utilities (bill must be late, disconnect notice, be or already disconnected)
*worship services
Client has to have some income (job, self employed, disability, etc.) to receive financial assistance Documentation of a significant decrease in one's income in the last 60 days is required.
11/29 spoke with janie and email janiehickman@uss.salvationarmy.com

Hours:
M-F 8:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Eligibility:
Horry County residents

Documents To Bring:
Call

Helping Hand North Strand

Address:
2501 Long Bay Rd
Longs, SC 29568

Map & Directions

(37 Miles Away - Go to: Longs, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 399-0862

Website:
http://www.northstrandhelpinghand.org

Services:
Emergency aid organization which responds to the needs of the less fortunate and homeless in the community.
Provides:
*bus fare
*clothes
*food
*furniture on an emergency basis
*limited prescription and medical care
*propane/kerosene for seniors
*transient (emergency basis)
*utilities

Hours:
M-Th 10:00am-3:00pm, F 10:00am-1:00pm

Eligibility:
Residents of North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Longs, Loris

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.

-- Thomas Alva Edison

Pender County Food Stamps

Address:
810 S Walker St
Burgaw, NC 28425

Map & Directions

(39 Miles Away - Go to: Burgaw, NC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(910) 259-1240

Website:
http://www.pender-county.com/departments/dss/index.html

Services:
The Department of Social Services provides economic assistance to Pender County citizens with basic subsistence needs and provides services to citizens with physical, social and emotional problems; Multi-language interpreting, sign language interpreters & TTY are available at no cost to clients, if needed, to obtain Department services; reporting for suspected or witnessed child abuse; reporting for physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and/or neglect of children, elderly/aged, or adults with physical and/or mental health challenges or limitations; When children are neglected, they have not received proper care or supervision; includes children who do not receive necessary medical attention, who are inadequately fed or clothed, or who are inappropriately disciplined; Neglect also includes children who are left alone for long periods of time, or are living in a dangerous environment due to substance abuse by their caretakers; application assistance for local and federal assistance programs; Women's Infants and Children (WIC); Medicaid; Adoption Department studies families who wish to adopt and locate adoptive placements for children in custody; Adult Protective Services
receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of disabled adults; Adult Services works with elderly and disabled individuals, and their families, to develop a plan for supportive services, either in their homes or in rest or nursing homes; Child Care
subsidies are available for lower income families who are employed; Day care is also available for people, if eligible, because of special circumstances; Children's Protective Services
receive and investigate reports of abuse, neglect or dependency of children; Children's Services
work with families to develop plans for safety of children, arrange foster care placements as necessary, and complete home assessments; Prevention Services are available to help people locate resources for rent, utilities and food as well as deal with other types of crises; Food Stamps help lower income families and individuals purchase food items; There are work requirements for some adults to receive Food Stamps; Foster Care Services available to license and train registered foster parents, and then provide supportive services; Medical Assistance
Medicaid provides access to needed medical services for lower income people who meet eligibility criteria; Medicaid may pay for doctors visits, prescription drugs, outpatient appointments and hospitalization; Transportation Services may be provided for Medicaid recipients for medical appointments; Work First
provides time-limited financial assistance to poor families while emphasizing personal responsibility and moving them toward work; CHILD ABUSE; CHILD PHYSICAL ABUSE; CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE; ELDER ABUSE; ABUSE OF DISABLED INDIVIDUALS

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and on Wednesday - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Eligibility:
Pender County residents

Documents To Bring:
Contact or present at agency directly for application assistance

Helping Hands

Address:
1411 Mr. Joe White Ave
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Map & Directions

(41 Miles Away - Go to: Myrtle Beach, SC Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(843) 448-8451

Website:
http://www.helpinghandofmyrtlebeach.com

Services:
Provides:
*assistance with utilities and rent
*bus tickets
*food pantry
*gasoline
*prescription medication expense assistance

Hours:
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Eligibility:
Individuals in need of available assistance

Documents To Bring:
Walk in

Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger and we will make not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.

-- Mahatma Gandhi