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New Hanover County Department of Social Services

Address:
1650 Greenfield St
Wilmington, NC 28401

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away)

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


Pender County Food Stamps

Address:
810 S Walker St
Burgaw, NC 28425

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away)

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


How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.

-- Spanish Proverb

Salvation Army

Address:
461 Center St
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Map & Directions

(27 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(910) 346-8800

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

Services:
Offers food pantry, thrift store and benevolent services for eligible individuals.

Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closed daily for lunch between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Onslow County resident and a DSS referral. Can only receive every 6 months

Documents To Bring:
Call number listed or visit at the address listed.


Infant of Prague Catholic Church

Address:
220 Marine Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Map & Directions

(27 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(910) 347-4196

Website:
http://www.iopnc.org/

Services:
Offers utility assistance to needy families who live in Onslow County.

Hours:
By appointment only.

Eligibility:
Onslow County Resident.

Documents To Bring:
Call number listed or email request.


Blessed are those who have not seen, yet believed.

-- Jesus Christ

Eastern Carolina Human Services

Address:
1201 Hargett St
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Map & Directions

(27 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(910) 347-2151

Website:
http://echsainc.com/

Services:
Assists families by helping to place them in employment while offering rental assistance. Once their income increases, the amount of rental assistance decreases. The difference in what they were originally paying goes in an escrow account and they can use it to purchase a home, go to school or purchase a vehicle for work. The program also provides assistance with utility, rent/rent deposit, education, financial management, job prep, child care tuition, gas vouchers and car insurance assistance.

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

Eligibility:
The individual must be willing to enter into a self-sufficiency plan and comply with other program requirements. The program is based on income. Bills, such as rent, child care, car insurance, utility etc, must be past due in order to qualify for help.

Documents To Bring:
Applications are taken Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m


Island Cottage

Address:
1313 Bridge Barrier Rd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Map & Directions

(28 Miles Away)

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


Don't go through life, grow through life.

-- Eric Butterworth

Brunswick County Older Adults

Address:
60 Government Center Dr NE
Bolivia, NC 28422

Map & Directions

(39 Miles 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


Eastern Baptist Association

Address:
109 N Center St
Warsaw, NC 28398

Map & Directions

(49 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(910) 293-7077

Website:
http://www.easternbaptist.com

Services:
Provides emergency assistance for utility bills, rent, eyeglasses and prescription needs.

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

Eligibility:
None

Documents To Bring:
In-house application


Jones County Social Services

Address:
418 North Carolina Hwy 58 Unit D
Trenton, NC 28585

Map & Directions

(49 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(252) 448-2581

Website:
http://www.jonescountync.gov/index.asp?SEC=85047BC0-1720-4EC5-BB94-CB2DCB972F69&Type=B_BASIC

Services:
Crisis financial help with utilities, house/rent payment, food, health care, and other life expenses due to financial crisis within the home that places the household at risk and which can be resolved through one-time financial aid.

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

Eligibility:
Adult citizens in financial crisis who require one-time help.

Documents To Bring:
All programs are accessed by office visit. No appointment is necessary by appointments are scheduled upon request.


St James United Methodist Church

Address:
1007 Orange St
Newport, NC 28570

Map & Directions

(50 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(252) 223-4727

Website:
http://web.me.com/susanlacy/StJamesUMC/Welcome.html

Services:
This agency provides the following services (as funds are available): Food pantry, Medical expense transportation, medical payment assistance, prescription assistance, assistance with utility bills.

Hours:
Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
-Must be a resident of Newport, NC

-May receive assistance one time per year

-No limit on food assistance