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 form.  Once the form 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 have any questions about being 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.

CMS-Event-Shoppers-2

Partner Agency Shopping Service

Partner Agencies may shop for clothing and household goods on behalf of the individuals and families they serve. Available items include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, coats, school uniforms, kitchenware, dishes, and linens. These are offered in bulk and free-of-charge to nonprofits for distribution directly to low-income Mecklenburg County residents. 

Partner Agency shopping appointments are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 500-A Spratt St. This service is only available by appointment and Partner Agency shoppers will be required to follow COVID-19 safety precautions, including completing an online health self-screening, wearing a face covering (mask) during their visit, and adhering to social distancing. Agencies that participate in this service agree not to resell any items. 

Caseworkhands-1280

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.  

IMG_2190

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.