Partner Agencies

Crisis Assistance Ministry Partner Agenciesare a network of human service organizations that serve people in poverty in Mecklenburg County. These are typically either 501c3 nonprofits or government agencies. 

Becoming A Partner Agency

To become a Partner Agency, organizations complete a short online application Once the application has been reviewed and approved, you will receive an email with instructions on completing training for emergency financial assistance and furniture and/or appliance referrals. 

If you are an organization with questions about becoming a Partner Agency or the online portal, please email [email protected]. 

Partner Agency staff is available Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, except holidays.

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Partner Agency Shopping Service

Partner Agencies may shop for clothing and household goods on behalf of the individuals and families they serve. Items are offered in bulk and free-of-charge to nonprofits for distribution directly to low-income Mecklenburg County residents.  This service is only available by appointment.  To schedule a Partner Agency Shopping visit, please email our Partner Agency team directly.

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Emergency Financial Assistance

Trained Partner Agency caseworkers who identify a need for emergency financial assistance through the course of working with their customers, can submit an online referral to Crisis Assistance Ministry on their behalf.  

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Furniture and Appliance Referrals

Trained Partner Agency caseworkers who identify a need for essential furniture and/or appliances through the course of working with their customers, can submit an online referral to Crisis Assistance Ministry on their behalf. A home visit (virtual or in person) should be completed to verify need prior to submitting a referral.