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Haywood County Health & Human Services Agency

Address:
157 Paragon Pkwy #300
Clyde, NC 28721

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(828) 452-6620

Website:
http://www.gov.co.haywood.nc.us

Services:
A one time cash payment to help pay heating costs

Eligibility:
Must meet income guidelines and be a United States citizen or eligible alien.


Town Hall

Address:
16 S Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 456-5057

Website:
http://www.townofwaynesville.org/

Services:
The Town of Waynesville provides electrical service to a limited area of the town



For electrical outages please call (828) 456-3706 during regular business hours After hours, weekends and holidays call the Waynesville Police Department at (828) 456-5363.


Haywood Electric Membership Corporation

Address:
376 Grindstone Rd
Waynesville, NC 28785

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 452-2281

Website:
http://www.haywoodemc.com

Services:
A Touchstone Energy Cooperative providing electricity to members in eight counties

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


Haywood Christian Ministry Inc

Address:
150 Branner Ave
Waynesville, NC 28786

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 456-4838

Website:
http://www.haywoodministry@bellsouth.net

Services:
Crisis ministry to help with food, clothing, utilities, rent, mortgage, medicines and basic necessities

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The treacherous, unexplored areas of the world are not in continents or the seas; they are in the hearts and minds of men.

-- Allen E. Claxton

Mountain Projects Inc

Address:
2251 Old Balsam Rd
Waynesville, NC 28786

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 452-1447

Website:
http://www.mountainprojects.org

Services:
Low income heating/cooling assistance program Program open as funding is allotted.

Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday

Eligibility:
income eligibility guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call or come to office


ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE COMMUNITYCHRISTIAN MINISTRY

Address:
1914 Smokey Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715

Map & Directions

(13 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)


Children First

Address:
37 Brickyard Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 252-4810

Website:
http://www.childrenfirstbc.org

Services:
The Family Resource Center at Emma was established in 1995 as a collaboration to provide services to families with children in the Emma Community Services provided include: emergency assistance through a food pantry, financial assistance, a clothing closet and case management; community garden; leadership development through participation on the Advisory Council; and Love & Logic parenting classes

Open Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.;
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Wednesday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Friday, appointment only

Eligibility:
Targeted to families living in Emma Community with minors in the household; Emergency Assistance is for Emma Community Residents with children 18 years old and younger living the home and attending school.

Documents To Bring:
Phone call; Apply in person; Christmas Assistance has application process


The Salvation Army

Address:
204 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

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


Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.

-- Nathaniel Emmons

Foster SDA Church

Address:
375 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 274-2014

Website:
http://www.fosterchurch.com

Services:
Takes applications for financial assistance on Tuesdays in person only. Assistance is for utilities only, and is very limited. Does not provide assistance with rent, medication, or gasoline for automobiles. Sometimes provides local bus tickets for locally-based homeless individuals, and laundry vouchers.

Hours:
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Eligibility:
Buncombe or Madison County resident; No or low income; Requires cut-off notice for utility assistance, income verification, Social Security Number for all household members, and Picture ID

Documents To Bring:
See description


Eblen Charities

Address:
50 Westgate Pkwy
Asheville, NC 28806

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 255-3066

Website:
http://www.eblencharities.org

Services:
Provides heating assistance through the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP). Individuals applying for CIP funds do not need to have minor children in the home Intake is first come first serve. Program is contracted through the Buncombe County Department of Social Services.

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

Eligibility:
Buncombe County resident; Meet income requirements; Less than 6 inches of oil in tank; Electric or gas bills less than 5 days of cut off;

Documentation: Picture ID; Social Security Cards for all household members; Income verification; Utility bill

Documents To Bring:
In person; First come first served; Picture ID; Social Security Cards for all household members; Income verification


We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

-- Loretta Scott

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