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Obviously, you're looking for rent and/or utility assistance, but there's something else here that could help you.

Millions of people qualify for Social Security benefits, and don't collect them, because they haven't tried.

You Do Not Have To Be Of Retirement Age To Collect Social Security.

It's easier to qualify for social security benefits than it is to fill out all the paperwork and figure out the process of how to obtain them. That's where these guys can help.

So please, continue looking for rent and/or utility assistance, and I hope you find what you need on this website. But don't leave without clicking this link and filling out the online form.

They'll talk to you about your situation and and let you know whether or not you already qualify for Social Security benefits up to $2,671 per month.

It costs you nothing to talk to them and they'll work for you to get you the benefits you deserve. Plus, I make a few dollars when you complete the form.

Yancey Department of Social Services

Address:
320 Pensacola Rd
Burnsville, NC 28714

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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.


Reconciliation House

Address:
2902
Burnsville, NC 28714

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

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.


Bakersville Head Start And Daycare

Address:
301 Long View Dr
Bakersville, NC 28705

Map & Directions

(11 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 688-2175

Website:
http://www.mitchellcounty.org

Services:
This unit is responsible for reception duties, office support, and the Energy Assistance program.

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

Eligibility:
Mitchell County residents.

Documents To Bring:
Contact the office for specific information


Shepherd's Staff

Address:
31 Cross St
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 765-5385

Website:
http://mcshepherdstaff.org

Services:
Provides assistance for heating (K-1, Fuel Oil, Wood, Propane) and
Electricity when funds are available.

Hours:
Monday - Thursday,
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:45-3:00 p.m.

Documents To Bring:
You must bring proof of address: either a driver's license or electric bill, and a Social Security card for each family member.



For Heating Assistance - In addition to the food box requirement - an applicant must have the following documentation for financial assistance:


*Proof of household income for the past two months and current month. Please provide us with your income verification such as Social Security Benefits, unemployment benefits, child support, ect. If you are working , we need to see copies of your pay stubs.

*Receipts of all paid household expenses for the past two months. Examples: utilities, daycare,telephone, cell phone, car repairs life insurance, hospital or doctor, taxes, legal expenses, ect. Grocery and/or transportation receipts are not needed.

*A lease or mortgage agreement in the names of the person(s) applying for assistance or your HUD Contract



Utility Assistance - for assistance, you must provide a past due, disconnection or final notice for your current utility account or a letter from the utility company to verify the amount due. The oldest past due is what we will look at helping with, if funds are available.


You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.

-- Jan Glidwell

Mars Hill Baptist Church

Address:
67 N Main St
Mars Hill, NC 28754

Map & Directions

(14 Miles Away)

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


Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry

Address:
101 N Ridgeway Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

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


If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life.

-- Chris Evert

Marshall Presbyterian Church

Address:
165 S Main St
Marshall, NC 28753

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

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
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

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.


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.

-- Michel Eyquem

Rams Rack Thrift Store

Address:
147 New Vale Rd
Newland, NC 28657

Map & Directions

(22 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 733-5127

Website:
http://www.ramsrack.com/

Services:
Free or inexpensive clothing, depending on need; emergency food box that feeds four people for four days; utility and rent/mortage assistance; emergency shelter for one night; housekeeping basics; gasoline for transients; coordination with local churches to assist persons in emergency situations; referrals to other agencies as needed.

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Must be in an emergency situation with little or no income. The difference between income and expenses determines eligibility.

Documents To Bring:
Come by and complete an application


Corpening Memorial YMCA

Address:
348 Grace Corpening Dr
Marion, NC 28752

Map & Directions

(22 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 659-9622

Website:
http://www.ymcawnc.org/centers/corpening

Services:
Offers help with education expenses, utilities, heat, rent, and medical costs.

Hours:
By Appointment Only: Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.;
To make an appointment, contact the YMCA during these hours:
Monday - Friday, 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.;
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.;
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Long term resident of McDowell County; Cannot have received money from the foundation within the last 12 months; Valid ID with McDowell County address.

Documents To Bring:
Call the YMCA to make an appointment; Application can be picked up from the YMCA; Have application completed before the appointment time.


The closest distance between two people is a good laugh.

-- Leo Bascalia

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