Community Resources

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
-Helen Keller
Addiction Center
866-992-1109
provides information on addiction and suicide recovery options and the benefits of committing to a recovery program
Alliance for Children
704-226-1407
advocates and invests in efforts to strengthen the health, education, and emotional development of children
American Red Cross
704-376-1661
temporary shelter, emergency food, health and mental services, help find missing persons
American Red Cross - South Piedmont
704-283-7402
emergency aid, disaster relief & recovery, COVID-19 bereavement, military & veteran support
Anson County Department of Social Services
704-694-9351
energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.
Aspire - Kids at Work
828-226-5533
after-school program led by a Chef and a Coach, designed to help kids (12-17) learn the technical skills of cooking, healthy communication, and other life skills
Benefits.GOV
disaster relief, childcare, employment, financial assistance, food, healthcare, housing, utilities
Bright Blessings
704-846-2329
four core service programs to combat the effects of poverty, boost self-esteem, provide care essentials, and support literacy
Bulb Gallery, The
980-224-3972
non-profit, donation-based organization bringing fresh produce to food insecure communities
CPCC Dental Clinic
704-330-6704
provides cleaning, x-rays, seal, fluoride treatments by student dental hygienist under supervision of instructor for individuals ages 6 and older
Cabarrus County Dept of Social Services
704-920-1400
energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.
Care Ring
704-375-0172
wellness checks, treatment, health screenings, and vaccinations for individuals with limited resources
Carolina Breast Friends
704-370-7773
monthly support meetings for breast cancer survivors
Center for Emotional Health (CEH)
704-237-4240
provides counseling and education to individuals, couples, and families
Charlotte-Meck Drug Free Coalition
980-938-0151
works with community members to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol and drug abuse
Childcare Resources, Inc.
704-238-8800
provides referrals and information on childcare in Union County
Christmas Bureau of Union County
704-296-4828
assist families by providing Christmas gifts, and food for Christmas dinner and during the children’s time off from school
Cindy's Hope Chest
704-277-1489
support for women battling breast cancer emotionally and financially
Common Heart
704-218-9060
food, tax services, medicare enrollment assistance
Community Free Clinic
704-782-0650
healthcare and pharmacy services to qualified residents of Cabarrus County
Community Health Services of Union County
704-296-0909
provides community clinics to give basic care and education, preventative care, and more
Community Health Services of Union County
704-296-0909
healthcare for qualified residents of Union & Anson Counties
Community Shelter of Union County
704-289-5300
food, emergency shelter, rehousing
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
finance management assistance, consumer protection
Crisis Text Line
text HOME to 741741
free crisis counseling available 24/7 for stress, anxiety, abuse, depression, suicide, etc.
Daymark Recovery Services
704-635-2080
individual, group, and family treatment, assessment, referral, and after care for individuals suffering from mental illness or substance abuse
Duke Energy
800-777-9898
flexible arrangements to avoid service interruption
Federal Health Insurance Marketplace
855-733-3711
health insurance
Friendship Trays
704-333-9229
delivers nutritious meals to elderly or infirm individuals who are unable to obtain or prepare their own meals
Full Cart
delivers meal kits and popular grocery items right to your front door
Gaston County Dept of Social Services
704-862-7500
energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.
Go Jen Go
704-774-6700
non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical financial assistance to local individuals and families who are battling breast cancer
Ground 40
704-883-5185
provide practical and spiritual guidance to those transitioning back into the community
H.E.L.P Crisis Pregnancy Center
704-289-5133
pregnancy related assistance including healthcare, equipment, clothing, education, and counseling
Headspace
free meditations during this time of crisis
HealthQuest
704-226-2050
non-profit pharmacy that provides prescription drug assistance to uninsured and underinsured
Heart For Monroe
866-367-8833
food, housing, literacy, clothing, education
Hearts and Hands Food Pantry
704-885-5828
temporary and emergency food aid
Lincoln County Dept of Social Services
704-732-0738
energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.
Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc.
704-960-1486
Food Pantry located at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 116 S. Church Street, Monroe, NC
Matthews HELP Center
704-847-8383
food, clothing, transportation, school supplies, housing & utilities assistance
Matthews Health Clinic
704-841-8882
free medical clinic for low-income, uninsured individuals aged 6-64
Mecklenburg County CSS Homeless Services
704-336-3210
connects people who are homeless, or about to become homeless, to available community resources and services
Mecklenburg County CSS Substance Abuse Services
704-617-3401
provides a range of effective and innovative mental health, developmental disability and substance use services
Mecklenburg County CSS Veterans Services
704-336-2102
support for veterans and their families
Mecklenburg County Dept of Social Services
704-336-3000
energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.
Monroe Housing Authority
704-289-2514
provides vouchers for HCV (formerly Section 8) housing for City of Monroe and Union County
NC 211
888-892-1162
employment, food, housing, transportation, utilities, health care, legal services, mental health, substance abuse
NC Dept of Employment Security
888-737-0259
unemployment benefits
NC Dept of Health and Human Services
800-662-7030
food, utilities, housing, crisis assistance, health insurance, employment, child care, mental health, substance abuse, veterans, disabilities
NC MedAssist
866-331-1348
statewide non-profit pharmacy providing prescription and over-the-counter medications to those in need at no cost
NC Works
704-565-6865
employment
NROC Project
free & low-cost learning tools and courses
Novant Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
704-384-5223
cancer support groups, family & individual counseling, educational programs, resource library, wig lending boutique, financial resource guide
Open Arms
980-269-1828
food
Operation Reach Out
704-289-4237
energy bills, medicine, gasoline, food, furniture, household items, food, clothing
Paying For Senior Care
855-481-6777
Help NC residents understand assisted living, home care, and adult day care costs
Pretty In Pink Foundation
704-926-2013
provides uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients in North Carolina with financial assistance for quality, life-saving medical treatment
Resident Relief Foundation
grants for rental assistance due to financial emergency outside of your control (job gap, natural disaster, medical, auto accident, a victim of a crime, etc.)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
704-376-1785
food
Shelter Health Services
704-334-000
free health clinic providing healthcare and medical services to uninsured, medically indigent, homeless women and children staying in the Salvation Army Center of Hope
Smith Family Wellness Center
704-910-5810
medical, dental, vision, and counseling for qualified individuals
Spectrum Internet Assist
qualified households receive a free modem and high-speed internet at an affordable price
St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF)
865-202-9428
helps over-the-road/regional semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury, occurring within the last year, has caused them to be out of work
Surviving Debt (National Consumer Law Center Digital Library)
free digital edition, advice from consumer law experts on how to deal with debt
Turning Point
704-283-7233
provides emergency and lifesaving resources for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse
Union County Community Action
704-283-7583
education
Union County Community Arts Council
704-283-2784
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead, cultivate, and promote the arts as an essential component of community life and education
Union County Community Shelter
704-289-5300
provides temporary shelter to homeless individuals, transportation to interviews, medical and social service appointments
Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry
704-225-0440
emergency assistance for housing and utilities
Union County Dept of Social Services
704-296-4300
energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.
United Family Services
704-226-1352
provides community education, consumer credit counseling, housing services, employee assistance program, victim assistance, and more
United Way of Central Carolinas
704-372-7170
basic needs, consumer services, health care, income support & employment, education, and mental health & substance use assistance for Cabarrus, Mecklenburg & Union Counties
Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?
Wide Open School
free learning activities for all grades
Work First Family Assistance
704-296-4300
assist families with employment
York County Dept of Social Services
803-909-7446
energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.
York County Free Clinic
803-366-6337
free medical clinic for individuals 18-64 who are uninsured and meet all low-income eligibility requirements

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