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Housing

Charlotte Emergency Housing (Plaza Place)
Short-term (60 days) housing for working families with children. An agency representative must apply for you. http://www.socialserve.com/hsn/content/agencies/emergencyhousing.htm
704.335.5488

Salvation Army Shelter
Women & children only. Apply in person.
http://www.salvationarmycharlotte.org
704.348.2560

Community Link
Administers the Family Resettlement Program for newcomers and Traveler’s Aid for those in the county less than 90 days http://www.socialserve.com/hsn/content/agencies/communitylink.htm
704.334.7288

Salvation Army Transitional Housing
For women and men with children. Must be age 18 or up and able to become self-sufficient. You will need an agency representative to refer you to the program.
http://www.salvationarmycharlotte.org/
704.348.2560

American Red Cross
Assistance with housing in cases of verifiable disaster (fire or flooding).
http://www.redcrosshelps.org/
704.376.1661

Jackson Park Ministries
For women with children or married couples with children.
http://www.jacksonpark.org/
704.392.4981

A Child’s Place
Education and support services for children and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. http://www.achildsplace.org/
704.343.3790

City of Charlotte
Neighborhood Development Funds are used to address housing needs for persons that have HIV/AIDS and their families within the region. HOPWA is a regional program serving Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties.http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Neighborhood+Dev/Home.htm
704.336.7600

House of Grace
Housing for people with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and/or mental illness. Must have a treatment form a treatment center, hospital, or church organization and means to pay.
704.375.0309

Home Ownership

Habitat For HumanityLow income home ownership programhttp://www.habitatcharlotte.org/704.376.2054 x325
City of Charlotte Neighborhood DevelopmentInclude Investor/Owner Rehabilitation, Home Purchase Assistance, HouseCharlotte, Housing Counseling, Housing relocation and Replacement Housing.http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/focusareas/housingandndev/Pages/default.aspx704.336.7600
Mecklenburg County Individual Development AccountFocuses on families who could not access conventional financing. NACA works with low and moderate-income buyers for as long as it takes to qualify for home ownership. NACA then identifies the land mines to home ownership and helps to navigate the minefield of the mortgage process. NACA also provides an ongoing comprehensive post-ownership program.704.336.7972
Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) Focuses on families who could not access conventional financing. NACA works with low and moderate-income buyers for as long as it takes to qualify for home ownership. NACA then identifies the land mines to home ownership and helps to navigate the minefield of the mortgage process. NACA also provides an ongoing comprehensive post-ownership program. http://naca.com704.536.7676 x11

Employment

Mecklenburg County Employment Resource CenterAssistance with job opportunities and leads, job search counseling, help with interviewing skills, and help with creating a resume. Computer access, fax machines and access to telephones for setting up interviews available.704.336.3150
Job LinkSpecialized case management services; resource center; internet capable computers; fax machines; copy machines; classes on resume writing; job coaches and career exploration workshops; and access to multiple programs.http://www.charlotteworks.org/joblink.htm704.342.6131

704.565.6865

704.847.2660
Charlotte Area FundProvides job bank and employment assistance.http://www.charlotteareafund.org/704.372.3010 x200
Urban Minstry CenterAssistance in job referral and job placement.http://www.urbanministrycenter.org/704.347.0278
Women"s ComissionHelp with job referrals, employment counseling, resume writing, referral to training.http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Womens+Commission/Home.htm704.336.3210

704.336.3414
OpportunityPlus - Learning HowProvides pre-job guidance (interview and resume preparation), pre-vocational training and employment opportunities for qualified disables individuals.704.376.4735
Urban LeaguePrepares individuals for work and increases economic self-sufficiency Key services include referral for GED, job placement, work ethic training, computer literacy, life skills, basic skills literacy and mentoring.http://www.urbanleaguecc.org/704.373.2256
Smart StartFor parents who would like to work on their high school diploma (GED), improve parenting and basic skills, and learn more about employment skills. If you have a child that will be 4, 5, or 6 by October 16th.http://www.smartstartofmeck.org/704.377.6588
Goodwill IndustriesTraining, employment, and independent living skills training.http://www.goodwillsp.org/704.372.3434

Healthcare

 
Charlotte Area FundAssistance with emergency medications for seniors age 55 or older f they are not receiving Medicaid.http://www.charlotteareafund.org/704.372.3010
X219
Med AssistFor persons age 65 or older, residing in Mecklenburg County, who are not eligible for full Medicaid. To apply, contact your Medicaid worker at DSS at 704.353.1900 or Services for Adults at 704.536.1790.704.353.1900
Metrolina AIDS ProjectProvides on-going assistance for persons with HIV. There are grants and programs available to assist clients with medication and other needs.http://www.metrolinaaidsproject.org/704.333.1435
NC Diabetic Control ProgramState program for assistance o diabetics919.715.3131
Patient Assistance ProgramsMany medical providers have assistance programs for low-income patents through their patient assistance programs. To apply, contact the health care provider (e.g., Carolina Medical Center – CMC, or also consult the website provided.http://www.needymeds.com/
http://rxassist.org/

 

Legal Assistance

Legal Aid of NCLegal assistance for low-income personshttp://www.legalaidnc.org/about_us/default.htm704.376.1600
Legal Services for the ElderlyFree legal advice, information and representation in court for persons age 60 or older704.334.0400
Children’s Law CenterProvides trained volunteers and attorneys to represent children in cases involving Juvenile Court, mental health commitments, school matters, guardianship704.331.9474
McDowell Street Center for Family LawNon-profit organization that assists low-income persons with family law issues such as divorce and child custody.704.331.4774

Child Car Seats

DSSA permanent car seat checking station: on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, car seats are checked for safety 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Also program to provide free car seats.http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/DSS/Home.htm
Safe Kids Charlotte MecklenburgFree car seats available, based on need and qualification.http://www.safekidscharmeck.org/Home/index_1.html
MedicRuns a car seat checking station at headquarters 4525 Statesville Rd, open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Also have free car seats.http://cmsmondo.co.mecklenburg.nc.us

Other

 
United Way of Central Carolinashttp://www.irissoft.com/uwcc/
Social ServeHousing-relatedhttp://www.socialserve.com/index.html
Department of Social Serviceshttp://www.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/departments/dss/home
Child Care Resourceshttp://childcareresourcesinc.org/
NC Division of Health & Human Serviceshttp://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/

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