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Macon County Care Network

Address:
130 Bidwell St
Franklin, NC 28734

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 369-2642

Website:
http://www.maconcarenet.org

Services:
Care Network is an inter-church agency that provides limited financial assistance when available with utilities, prescription
medications, and rent. Emergency food is unlimited. Temporary housing/lodging for a short period of time is available if requirements are met and funding is available.

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. / Answering machine

Eligibility:
Persons needing short term emergency assistance.

Documents To Bring:
Social Services referral for all except food, church referrals, some walk ins. Taken on a case by case priority
basis.


Jackson County Social Services

Address:
15 Griffin St
Sylva, NC 28779

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 586-5546

Website:
http://www.jcdss.org/

Services:
The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) provides emergency funds to low-income or indigent clients, who have no source of
heating or cooling, are facing the loss of their heating or cooling source, or whose medical condition requires a constant
environmental temperature.

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


Oconee AID Association

Address:
105 Harrison Ave
Walhalla, SC 29691

Map & Directions

(24 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 638-6963

Services:
Oconee AID provides
*Christmas toys for children ages 0-12 (apply 2 days ONLY;[STILL TO BE DETERMINED FOR 2012]. Must bring social security cards for all in household, picture ID FROM OCONEE COUNTY, and proof of income to apply.),
*clothing (ONCE a month),
*emergency medical expense assistance (doctor visit, dental care/dentist visit [begining of year] up to $50 AFTER the visit),
*food pantry (not for food stamps/SNAP recipients),
*household items for burned-out families (house fire survivors with Red Cross voucher),
*medical equipment loans walker, cruches, (limited availability),
*mortgage payment assistance,
*prescription expense assistance (up to $50 for life-sustaining medications ONLY, no narcotics or controlled substances),
*rent payment assistance, and
*utility bill payment assistance (electric bill, heating bill, or water bill).

Hours:
MWTh 9:00am-2:00pm, 9:00am-1:00pm for bill assistance. For clothing, arrive by 1:30pm at the latest. For financial aid, arrive by 9:00am--NO EXCEPTIONS, first come, first served.

Eligibility:
Oconee County residents for 30+ days with picture ID. For bill payment, bill must be overdue.

Documents To Bring:
Call or walk in with REQUIRED picture ID. For Financial Aid, CALL to ask what documents to bring.


Swain County Social Services Department

Address:
80 Academy St
Bryson City, NC 28713

Map & Directions

(28 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(828) 488-6921

Website:
http://www.swaincountydss.org

Services:
The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) provides emergency funds to low-income or indigent clients, who have no source of
heating or cooling, are facing the loss of their heating or cooling source, or whose medical condition requires a constant
environmental temperature.

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

Eligibility:
Varies with program.

Documents To Bring:
Single portal of entry to assess all needs.


Share Community Services

Address:
708 E Main St
Seneca, SC 29678

Map & Directions

(28 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(864) 882-3495

Website:
http://www.sharesc.org

Services:
SHARE Oconee provides
*case management;
*eviction prevention (rent/mortgage payment assistance);
*financial counseling and budget instruction;
*LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program):
October 1 - April 30, heating assistance for primary heating source of coal, electricity, fuel oil, kerosene, natural gas, propane gas, or wood; May 15 - September 30, cooling assistance including air conditioners, electric bills, and fans for seniors;
*Operation Warmth (heating fuel and/or kerosene);
*utility bill payment assistance; and
*weatherization program.
**NOTE: Appliances was added to taxonomy strictly for the COOLING assistance.**

Hours:
M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Eligibility:
Oconee County residents with low or no income.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment (REQUIRED).


Transylvania Social Services Department

Address:
106 E Morgan St
Brevard, NC 28712

Map & Directions

(29 Miles 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


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-- Lou Holtz

Salvation Army

Address:
126 N Caldwell St
Brevard, NC 28712

Map & Directions

(29 Miles 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


Sharing House

Address:
164 Duckworth Ave
Brevard, NC 28712

Map & Directions

(29 Miles 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


You put together the best team that you can with the players you've got, and replace those who aren't good enough.

-- Robert Crandall

Bethel A Baptist Church

Address:
290 Oakdale St
Brevard, NC 28712

Map & Directions

(29 Miles 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


Pickens Presbyterian Church

Address:
311 W Main St
Pickens, SC 29671

Map & Directions

(32 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.


There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.

-- David Lloyd George

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