Updated: Mar 16
Search for free or reduced cost resources like medical care, food, job training, and access to shelter, housing, and counseling.
Are you looking for assistance to get on your feet? Are you a neighbor working alongside others who are struggling to access resources? Here are a few places to begin.
Aunt Bertha (a national resource to connect the dots near you), Charlotte Reentry for returning members of society, Crises Assistance Ministry, call United Way's 211, or consider Charlotte's Community Resource Center on Freedom Drive, Charlotte Family Housing, Urban Ministry Center, Men's Shelter of Charlotte, SpeakUP Magazine, The Harvest Center of Charlotte, Beds for Kids (including household furniture and lamps at affordable rates), Legal Aid NC, and Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (Linea de Espanol, Seniors, Veterans, People with Disabilities, Children & Families, Health Insurance). Home Family Resources (Internet + Technology); Affordable High Speed Internet for low-income families (English and Spanish resources); Low-Cost Computers Note: In response to COVID-19, Internet Essentials is offering 2 months free high speed internet for eligible households: Sign-up here.
[Health Care Options]
Mental Health Resources: C4 Counseling and Psychology for All are two solid options that offer affordable assistance for those who reside in Charlotte, NC. Crises TEXT Line (for Help, text HOME) to 741-741 (online counselors are available to process abuse, suicide, school bullying, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and loneliness). Now Addiction Treatment - 888-238-8226 National Suicide Prevention Line - 800-273-8255 Translife (preventing suicide) - 877-566-8860 Recently Discharged from a Hospital? Call Transition Services at 704-446-5860 Note: If you or your loved one has been recently discharged from a hospital, be aware that the patient is at high risk for re-hospitalization. Transition Services usually offer a Social Worker who can provide health care guidance. Primary Health Care Offices often have a social worker who can guide you. Novant Clinic (Movement Center) + Jordan Clinic (Freedom Dr) Care Ring NC - Care Ring + Low Cost Medical Clinics - For appointments, please contact the clinic directly at 704-375-0172 (Care Ring is accessible from the following bus lines: 9, 14, 15, 20, 27, 28 and 39. From the bus stop, walk about one block down N. Davidson Street to the Children & Family Services Center. Care Ring is also located approximately two blocks from the Transportation Center). Physicians Reach Out (PRO) is a non-profit outreach program that provides primary and specialty medical and dental care to eligible uninsured residents in Mecklenburg County. All PRO doctors and dentists are volunteers who see PRO patients in their own offices. Office visits are at no charge and other services, such as diagnostic testing, lab services and hospitalization, are provided at a reduced cost. Smith Family Wellness Center exists to be the premier clinic in the greater Charlotte area offering accessibe medical care, trauma counseling and recovery, and multi-lingual services alongside Charlotte's foreign-born and immigrant communities. CW Williams Medical Clinic is a Spanish-speaking affordable medical clinic among the uninsured or under-insured to improve the spiritual, physical, and psychological status to the residents of Mecklenburg and surrounding counties (primary care, mental health, dentistry, HIV Specialty Care + HIV testing, vaccines, and more): 704-393-7720. For those who reside in Fort Mill, SC: Consider United Way's 2-1-1 or the Fort Mill Care Center for immediate needs related to shelter, housing, utilities, food, care and counsel. There's often a bigger picture. Are we focused on long-term transformation or only temporary relief? Are we working to build local capacity, affirm dignity, transform systems, and work for the empowerment of disinherited neighborhoods over time? How am I changing in the process? Why are things the way they are? Are we affirming one another's gifts and talents? Are we asking the right questions?