COMMUNITY RESOURCES

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

-Helen Keller

Adidas

30% exclusive discount for medical professionals, first responders, nurses, military members and teachers

American Red Cross

Western North Carolina Region

704-376-1661

temporary shelter, emergency food, health and mental services, help find missing persons

Anson County Department of Social Services

Wadesboro, NC

704-694-9351

energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.

Asics

20-40% discount for medical professionals, first responders, miltary and students

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

Cabarrus County Dept of Social Services

Kannapolis, NC

704-920-1400

energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.

Care Ring

Charlotte, NC

704-375-0172

wellness checks, treatment, health screenings, and vaccinations for individuals with limited resources

Charlotte Agenda

Charlotte, NC

employment

Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE)

If a family qualifies for CORE support, they receive a grant to cover medical bills for children, gas cards, groceries, clothing, medical supplies and therapies, utilities, rent and mortgage, and other essential needs a family might need to navigate their specific circumstance.

Common Heart

Indian Trail, NC

704-218-9060

food, tax services, medicare enrollment assistance

Common Heart Food Pantry

Indian Trail, NC

Community Health Services of Union County

Monroe, NC

704-296-0909

healthcare for qualified residents of Union & Anson Counties

Community Shelter of Union County

Monroe, NC

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.

Danform shoes

888-572-4873

20% discount to nurses, doctors, and medical workers

Duke Energy

800-777-9898

flexible arrangements to avoid service interruption

Education Reimagined

distance learning resource center for educators and parents

Enterprise

discount for members of North Carolina Nurses Association (use account/promotion code XZ53B02)

Esusu Rent Relief Fund

provides rent relief to renters adversely impacted by COVID-19

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace

855-733-3711

health insurance

FirstNet (built with AT&T)

FREE mobile service for 3 months & Apple Watch available to employees/volunteers/support of law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical services, 9-1-1 dispatch, emergency management, or National Guard

Friendship Trays

Charlotte, NC

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

Gastonia, NC

704-862-7500

energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.

HELP Pregnancy Center

Monroe, NC

704-289-5133

pregnancy related assistance including healthcare, education, and counseling

HRSA

health care

HealthQuest Pharmacy

Monroe, NC

704-226-2050

prescription assistance

Heart For Monroe

Monroe, NC

866-367-8833

food, housing, literacy, clothing, education

Hearts and Hands Food Pantry

Huntersville, NC

704-885-5828

temporary and emergency food aid

InsureKidsNow.gov

877-KIDS-NOW

free or low-cost health and dental coverage fir children and teens through Medicaid & the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Lasagna Love

delivers home-cooked lasagna or main dish to families impacted by COVID

Lifeline

lower the cost of phone or internet

Lincoln County Dept of Social Services

Lincolnton, NC

704-732-0738

energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.

LinkedIn Learning

learn skills for in-demand jobs until December 31, 2021

Loaves and Fishes of Union County, Inc.

Monroe, NC

704-960-1486

Food Pantry located at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 116 S. Church Street, Monroe, NC

Matthews Free Medical Clinic

Matthews, NC

704-841-8882

free healthcare to low-income, uninsured patients in Mecklenburg & Union Counties

Matthews HELP Center

Matthews, NC

704-847-8383

food, clothing, transportation, school supplies, housing & utilities assistance

Mecklenburg County Dept of Social Services

Charlotte, NC

704-336-3000

energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.

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

Charlotte, NC

866-331-1348

statewide non-profit pharmacy providing prescription and over-the-counter medications to those in need at no cost

NC Works

Charlotte, NC

704-565-6865

employment

NROC Project

free & low-cost learning tools and courses

National Housing Law Project

415-546-7000

Federal Moratorium on Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent FAQ for renters

Nike

800-806-6453

20% discount for first responders and medical professionals

Open Arms

Monroe, NC

980-269-1828

food

Operation Reach Out

Monroe, NC

704-289-4237

energy bills, medicine, gasoline, food, furniture, household items, food, clothing

Reebok

40% discount for medical & hospital workers, first responders, military, government employees and teachers

Resident Relief Foundation

grants are for rental assistance due to an unexpected financial emergency outside of your control (temporary job gap, natural disaster, medical emergency, auto accident, a victim of a crime, death, etc.) and are for residents who intend to stay in living on the property

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Charlotte, NC

704-376-1785

food

Shelter Health Services

Charlotte, NC

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

Charlotte, NC

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

Student Debt Crisis

assistance reducing student loan payments for qualified individuals who have lost their jobs or had their hours cut due to COVID-19

Surviving Debt (National Consumer Law Center Digital Library)

free digital edition, advice from consumer law experts on how to deal with debt

The Bulb Gallery

Charlotte & Concord, NC

980-224-3972

non-profit, donation-based organization bringing fresh produce to food insecure communities

The Community Free Clinic

Concord, NC

704-782-0650

healthcare and pharmacy services to qualified residents of Cabarrus County

Turning Point

Monroe, NC

704-283-7233

support for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child abuse

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

North Carolina resources for Homeowners & Renters

UScellular

15% discount for veterans and active duty members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard, and Reserves

Under Armour

10-20% discount for active duty service members, retirees, veterans, military spouses, military family members, first responders, healthcare workers, active police, fire, nurses, doctors, EMT's and teachers

Union County Community Action

Monroe, NC

704-283-7583

education

Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry

Monroe, NC

704-225-0440

emergency assistance for housing and utilities

Union County Dept of Social Services

Monroe, NC

704-296-4300

energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.

United Way of Central Carolinas

Charlotte, NC

704-372-7170

basic needs, consumer services, health care, income support & employment, education, and mental health & substance use assistance for Cabarrus, Mecklenburg & Union Counties

Verizon

discounts on wireless services for nurses and their families

Vineyard Vines

15% discount for nurses, doctors, and medical professionals

Wide Open School

free learning activities for all grades

Yeti

866-775-4363

special pricing for military members, veterans, first responders & retirees, nurses and government employees

York County Dept of Social Services

Rock Hill, SC

803-909-7446

energy assistance, child support, crisis prevention, food & nutrition services, NC LINKS, Work First Family Assistance, etc.

York County Free Clinic

Rock Hill, SC

803-366-6337

free medical clinic for individuals 18-64 who are uninsured and meet all low-income eligibility requirements

airbnb

waived or lowered prices for first responders, medical professionals and community health workers

headspace

free meditations during this time of crisis

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FREE PUBLIC WI-FI ACCESS LOCATIONS

Hampton B. Allen Library

120 S Greene St, Wadesboro, NC 28170, USA

Anson

Name: HAMPTONBLIBRARY; Passocode: WADESBORO15

Lockhart-Taylor Center

514 N Washington St, Wadesboro, NC 28170, USA

Anson

Name: NCWorks Public; no passcode required

Belmont Branch Library

125 N Central Ave, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Gaston

Bessemer City Branch Library

207 N 12th St, Bessemer City, NC 28016, USA

Gaston

Cherryville Branch Library

605 E Main St, Cherryville, NC 28021, USA

Gaston

Dallas Branch Library

105 S Holland St, Dallas, NC 28034, USA

Gaston

Ferguson Branch Library

913 N Pryor St, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

Gaston

Gaston Public Library

1555 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054, USA

Gaston

Lowell Branch Library

203 McAdenville Rd, Lowell, NC 28098, USA

Gaston

Mount Holly Branch Library

245 W Catawba Ave, Mt Holly, NC 28120, USA

Gaston

Beatties Ford Road Regional Library

2412 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216, USA

Mecklenburg

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

310 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA

Mecklenburg

Cornelius Branch Library

21105 Catawba Ave, Cornelius, NC 28031, USA

Mecklenburg

Davidson Branch Library

119 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036, USA

Mecklenburg

Dillehay Public Housing Community

2600 N Pine St, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA

Mecklenburg

open broadband

Hickory Grove Branch Library

5935 Hickory Grove Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215, USA

Mecklenburg

Imaginon: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA

Mecklenburg

Independence Regional Library

6015 Conference Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212, USA

Mecklenburg

Matthews Branch Library

230 Matthews Station St, Matthews, NC 28105, USA

Mecklenburg

Mint Hill Branch Library

6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227, USA

Mecklenburg

Morrison Regional Library

7015 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28211, USA

Mecklenburg

Mountain Island Branch Library

4420 Hoyt Galvin Way, Charlotte, NC 28214, USA

Mecklenburg

Myers Park Branch Library

1361 Queens Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207, USA

Mecklenburg

NCWorks Career Center

8601 McAlpine Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28211, USA

Mecklenburg

Suite 110; find the wi-fi option labeled NCWorks Public; no password required

Plaza Midwood Branch Library

1623 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA

Mecklenburg

Romare Bearden Park

300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA

Mecklenburg

open broadband

South Boulevard Branch Library

4429 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209, USA

Mecklenburg

South Regional Library

5801 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277, USA

Mecklenburg

Steele Creek Branch Library

13620 Steele Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273, USA

Mecklenburg

Sugar Creek Branch Library

4045 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA

Mecklenburg

University City Regional Library

301 E W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA

Mecklenburg

West Boulevard Branch Library

157 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA

Mecklenburg