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Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services

Address:
301 Billingsley Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211

Map & Directions

(0 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(704) 336-3000

Website:
http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/dss/Pages/Default.aspx

Services:
PURPOSE: To assist needy individuals and families to meet their basic needs and improve their level of functioning to fulfill their own potential through available social services. SERVICES: Link-up provides low-income individuals a 50% discount, up to $30, off the price of a telephone hook-up; Lifeline provides a discount, up to $11.35 off the local monthly service bill.

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

Eligibility:
Receive SSI, food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance or Work First Family Assistance benefits and telephone service is in your name.

Documents To Bring:
Effective 1/2011, this is a self-certification process for recipients of low income, means tested programs. Applicants/Recipients of Medicaid, Work First, or Food and Nutrition Services must apply for this service directly with their telephone companies. When applying for services, applicants are provided with a form that the customers should complete and mail to their local telephone service providers. If assistance is needed, the customer may request that DSS forward their completed form to the appropriate provider. Discount will start when telephone company receives approved form.


AT&T

Address:
4100 S Stream Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28217

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(0 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(888) 757-6500

Website:
http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/lifeline/index.htm

Services:
Link Up will pay 50% of installation charges for total discount of $30.00 at the subscriber's principal place of residence.
Lifeline reduces the monthly telephone bill by up to $13.50 for low-income customers.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Recipients of SSI (except Medicare, Social Security Disability, and Social Security benefits), Food Stamps, Work First, TANF, Medicaid, low income home energy assistance, and Section 8

Documents To Bring:
Request Link-up application when calling to establish telephone service. Must be able to provide proof that customer is receiving services from eligible program(s). See Eligibility section for details.


Crisis Assistance Ministry Furniture Bank

Address:
333 Dalton Ave
Charlotte, NC 28206

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(0 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(704) 371-3001

Website:
http://www.crisisassistance.org

Services:
Offers assistance with rent and utility payments and gives customers the tools they need to become financially stable.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Mecklenburg residents in financial crisis

Documents To Bring:
All assistance is done in-person at Crisis Assistance office at 500A Spratt Street. Clients are NOT served on a first come first served basis. Clients with the most urgent needs are served first. An emergency can be someone who is facing eviction that day or has already been evicted.


Need to bring the following:

•Picture ID for the applying client
•Social Security documentation for all household members: social security card, documentation from the Social Security Administration verifying social security number, W2 form from an employer or paystub indicating the nine digit social security number, or W7 if applicable. If you are not registered with the Social Security Administration you are required to provide some form of identification.
•Proof of all household income for the past 30 days. Clients who are paid every week are required to present four current paystubs. Clients who are paid bi-weekly are required to present two current paystubs, and clients who are paid monthly are required to bring one current paystub. Clients who receive unemployment, SSI or SSA, VA Pension, Retirement Pension, Child Support, Disability, and/or income from family or friends are required to present a statement of income verification. Clients who are self-employed are required to present income verification.
•All disconnection and past due utility statements. These should be in the applying clients name and that person must reside in the household.
•Rental lease.


Good Fellows Club

Address:
700 Parkwood Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205

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(0 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(704) 333-5040

Website:
http://www.goodfellowsclub.org

Services:
PURPOSE: To provide emergency financial aid for rent or utilities, not available from other resources to residents of Mecklenburg County. SERVICES: Emergency financial assistance for rent, or utilities. Within the last 30 days client must have been interviewed or have received a denial notice form about their situation from Crisis Assistance Must have court papers for rent and a disconnect notice for utilities. Clients have to be in the home for 60 days before Good Fellows' Club would help. Good Fellows does not help with any deposits or new moves, unless just coming out of the Women's Shelter or domestic violence circumstances Must be interviewed Only open Tuesdays and Thursdays Must have an appointment which can only be made by calling Tues or Thurs between 10 am and 2 pm Messages left outside of those times will not be returned.

Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Must submit identification and verification of income as well as number of residents in household. Must access Crisis Assistance before applying to Good Fellows'.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment. No walk-ins. Picture I.D. card and Social Security card.


Harrisburg United Methodist Church

Address:
4560 NC-49
Harrisburg, NC 28075

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(704) 455-2311

Website:
http://www.harrisburgumc.org/

Services:
PURPOSE: To provide crisis assistance to the needy SERVICES: Food, clothing, assistance with medication bills, fuel and utility bills. Contact with the service is via telephone only.

The Food Pantry is open Mondays from 10am-1pm.

Hours:
24 hours, 7 days a week emergency assistance.

Eligibility:
Residents of Harrisburg or transients

Documents To Bring:
Must be referred by a church or agency; Bills and proof of income required


Fort Mill Care Center Inc

Address:
2760 Old Nation Rd
Fort Mill, SC 29715

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(18 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(803) 547-7620

Website:
http://fortmillcarecenter.org/

Services:
Agency provides
*crisis assistance to Fort Mill residents for food, *utilities life sustaining medicines
*rent
*resources are dependent upon availability

Hours:
MWF 9:00am-12:00pm

Eligibility:
Fort Mill resident, income below government standards of 150% of poverty.

Documents To Bring:
Must produce ID, proof of address, and proof of income


Matthews Help Center & Thrift Shop

Address:
119 N Ames St
Matthews, NC 28105

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(704) 847-8383

Website:
http://www.matthewshelpcenter.org

Services:
PURPOSE: To provide donated for sale items at minimal cost to people in our community so the proceeds can be used to accomplish the mission of Matthews HELP Center (Emergency Crisis Assistance). Clients of Matthews HELP Center shop free of charge. SERVICES: To bring a sense of community through donated items being used to help fund Emergency Crisis Assistance to people in need who reside in the Matthews community and surrounding areas.
Food Pantry: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Any one is welcome to donate and purchase items in Backporch Treasures Thrift Boutique. Clients are eligible for free shopping through an intake interview with a Matthews HELP Center social worker.

Documents To Bring:
Bring donations to the store during open hours so a receipt can be given for tax deduction.


Ada Jenkins Center

Address:
212 Gamble St
Davidson, NC 28036

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(704) 896-0471

Website:
http://www.adajenkins.org

Services:
Several assistance programs are offered through Ada Jenkins' Human Services Department:

Life Compass: Case management services to help individuals find independent financial stability through career counseling, job readiness, job placement, life skills and job skills training, money management, credit counseling, etc.

The Sunshine Fund: emergency rent and utility assistance.

The Bin: Supplies furniture and appliances for individuals and families in need

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Servicing Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville

Documents To Bring:
Life Compass: Make an appointment with Care Manager, Cara Schlitz

Sunshine Fund: Must bring a picture ID, proof of residency for the client and anyone else living in the home, current pay stubs, and Social Security Cards for everyone in home and bills for utility assistance and eviction notice for assistance with rent.


Illegitimis non carborundum."Lat., "Don't let the bastards grind you down.

-- Gen. Joseph Stilwell

ACIA Care Thrift Shops

Address:
104 S Center St
Mount Olive, NC 28365

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(919) 658-0942

Services:
Services and/or assistance offered: Rent, Utilities, fuel for heating, pharmacy, groceries, food pantry, other services approved by 2 Board Members

Hours:
Thrift Shop Hours:
Monday - 10:00am - 11:00am
Thursday & Friday - 1:00pm -2:00pm

Food Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Friday - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Eligibility:
May not have received services within 2 years.
Food Pantry - once every 6 months unless special circumstances
Medication may receive more frequent help depending on circumstances
Area served limited to Mount Olive, Dudley, Seven Springs, Calypso, Faison

Documents To Bring:
Phone Interview (Persoanl interview at discrection of ACIA)


Cooperative Christian Ministry

Address:
246 Country Club Dr NE
Concord, NC 28025

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(704) 786-4709

Website:
http://HTTP://www.cooperativeministry.com

Services:
Food pantry, Monday - Friday
Financial aid for rent (when faced with eviction)
Fuel/electricity (must have cut-off notice)
Life-saving medications
Household Items
Information and referral
(Night Shelter and Samaritan House Soup Kitchen listed separately.)

Hours:
Food Pantry: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Office: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Expenses must exceed income as determined in interview.

Rant and Mortgage payment assistance is offered to eligible persons once in 3 years.

Assistance for utilities is offered once in a year.

There is a cap on food return visits.

Clients must demonstrate the ability to maintain or a plan for sustainability as part of their responsibility for the assistance provided. As part of their plan for personal responsibility, an increasing number of clients are assigned a referral agreement to engage them in specific counseling or training resources in the community, that will equip them to avoid recurring crisis.

Documents To Bring:
Bring proof of identification, bills, receipts, employment check stubs.


Success is a journey...not a destination.

-- Ben Sweetland

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