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Transylvania Social Services Department

Address:
106 E Morgan St
Brevard, NC 28712

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(828) 884-3174

Website:
http://www.transylvaniacounty.org/social-services

Services:
Offers financial assistance for families in financial crisis.

1) Emergency Assistance provides short-term assistance for families with a related child under age 18 (or 19 if he/she is a full time high school student) in the household, and in an emergency situation. Funds may help pay for rent, heating costs, electric bills, and other one-time necessary expenses. The assistance must alleviate the emergency Domestic Violence Assistance provides assistance for victims of domestic violence and must meet eligibility requirements. Families must be at or below 200% of poverty to qualify. Funds may help pay for rent, electric bills, car repairs and other necessary expenses. Families receiving WFFA are not eligible.

2)Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides for a one-time case payment to help eligible families pay their heating bills. No longer taking applications for 2012 For residents over 60 and/or disabled, February 1st for other eligible households Energy payments will be paid directly to the heating provider such as the Power, Gas, or Fuel Oil Company For households that includes a person who meets at least one of the following criteria: Is age 60 or older, Receives Supplemental Security Income, Receives disability benefits from a governmental agency, Receives disability from the Veterans Administration (VA), Is a disabled surviving spouse or child of a veteran and meet certain criteria, Receives Railroad Retirement and is eligible for Medicare, Receives Medicaid based on disability.

3) CIP funds are administered by the Sharing House.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Eligibility:
Transylvania County resident; See description

Documents To Bring:
In person


Salvation Army

Address:
126 N Caldwell St
Brevard, NC 28712

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(828) 862-6518

Website:
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Services:
Provides emergency financial assistance to families in need, with utilities, and rent (No rent or utility deposits) Has a food and clothing pantry.
Also provides food and drink to workers during emergency services fighting fires, floods, drownings, etc. Provides emergency food, clothing, electric, fuel, and rent assistance to disaster victims and crisis intervention counseling, spiritual guidance, and emotional support for disaster victims and workers.

Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.;
Other hours by appointment

Eligibility:
For rent and utilities must be Transylvania County resident; Must have ability to pay next month's rent, electric, or utility payment; Income verification, Picture ID, shut-off/eviction notice and Social Security Card required; For food and clothing must be Transylvania County resident with valid picture ID

Documents To Bring:
Apply in person


That is why you fail. (in response to Luke saying, "I don't believe it.").

-- Yoda

Sharing House

Address:
164 Duckworth Ave
Brevard, NC 28712

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(828) 884-2866

Website:
http://www.sharinghouse.org

Services:
Provides crisis assistance in times of need for individuals in Transylvania County. Food and clothing are provided, as well as financial aid for heating, housing, and utilities Has firewood in the winter Food and Financial assistance is by appointment only and is only available once every 30 days Administers CIP funds from DSS The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) provides assistance for adults or families with young children that meet the eligibility requirements and have heating or cooling related emergencies Funds are available on a first come, first serve basis
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
Closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for lunch
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Transylvania County resident; Social Security Card, Picture ID, Shut-off/eviction notice, and income verification required; Meet income requirements; Financial assistance not available to families already receiving housing subsidies (public housing, Sec. 8 housing. This requirement does not include CIP funds).

Documents To Bring:
Phone call to make an appointment for assistance


Bethel A Baptist Church

Address:
290 Oakdale St
Brevard, NC 28712

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(828) 883-2035

Website:
http://www.bethela.org

Services:
Operates a faith-based food pantry, open once a month on Friday-call first for dates Distribution of fresh vegetables provided for anyone who needs them courtesy of Manna Food Bank Need to show up with own bags or boxes, only information needed is number in household. Limited financial assistance available for Rent, Utilities, and House Payment- no deposits.

Hours:
Dates Vary, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Call for Dates

Eligibility:
Transylvania County Residents

Documents To Bring:
In person


humility is honesty about one's greatest flaws to a degree in which he is fearless about truly appearing less righteous than another.

-- Criss Jami

Salvation Army

Address:
239 3rd Ave E
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

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


Henderson County Health Department

Address:
1200 Spartanburg Hwy # 100
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

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

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

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


Foothills Family Resources

Address:
3 Main St
Slater, SC 29683

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 836-1100

Website:
http://www.foothillsfamilyresources.org

Services:
Agency provides a neighborhood-based multi-service center Core programs:
**case management: For persons who have needs beyond the services offered; clients meet with a case manager who makes referrals to other programs and agencies on an individual basis
**Early Head Start
**Families First: Helps families in crisis pay for mortgage, rent, utilities, and sometimes medications when funds are available; eligibility based on income and circumstances
**food pantry
**Foothills GED Program
**Foothills Job Link: Assists with interview skills, job applications, online job searches, resume preparation, and referrals to other programs that can aid in training with goal of helping clients obtain a job that pays a living wage
**Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group
**Medicaid outreach: A specialist helps people apply for Medicaid and other health benefits; eligibility based on income and family size; by appointment only
**The Benefit Bank (TBB) benefits screening.
Other agencies with offices co-located at this facility are:
*Department of Health offering Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program,
*Greenville Mental Health,
*Piedmont Women's Center offers pregnancy testing and counseling,
*Vocational Rehabilitation by appointment only
Check Web site for days and times for these services at this location.

Hours:
M-Th 8:00am-4:30pm, F 8:00am-4:00pm; closed daily for lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Eligibility:
Residents of Northern Greenville County; in crisis and/or low income; eligibility varies with different programs.

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in.


The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.

-- John D Rockefeller

ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE COMMUNITYCHRISTIAN MINISTRY

Address:
1914 Smokey Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715

Map & Directions

(23 Miles Away)

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)


Pickens Presbyterian Church

Address:
311 W Main St
Pickens, SC 29671

Map & Directions

(23 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 878-9422

Website:
http://www.pickenspres.org

Services:
Agency provides
*after-school child care,
*child care for children ages 6 weeks-12 years,
*food,
*fuel assistance,
*utilities assistance, and
*Warm for the Winter (first Saturday in December).

****For residents of the cities of Pickens, Liberty, Six Mile, and Sunset ONLY.****

Hours:
Tu 9:00am-11:00am (utilities); heating fuel program runs mid November through mid February; Child Development Center: M-F 6:30am-5:30pm; Warm for the Winter: 1st Sa in December.

Eligibility:
Residents of the cities of: Pickens, Liberty, Six Mile, and Sunset. For child care, children must be ages 6 weeks-12 years.

Documents To Bring:
Call for appointment. Utility bill must be $100.00 or less (or paid down to $100.00 or less) before assistance is provided.


Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world as a real friend. Such a one is as it were another self, to whom we impart our most secret thoughts, who partakes of our joy, and comforts us in our affliction; add to this, that his company is an everlasting pleasure to us.

-- Unknown

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