Basic Needs

Utility disconnections, evictions, and foreclosures are currently suspended due to the impact of COVID-19.

Crisis Assistance Ministry facilities are closed at this time.

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Helping Meet Basic Needs

Crisis Assistance Ministry helps Mecklenburg County families with life’s basic needs: emergency rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods, furniture, beds, and appliances. Customers experiencing hunger may also receive referrals to local food providers, federal food support programs, and access to an onsite emergency pantry.

How We Can Help

Emergency Financial Assistance

Assistance for rent and utilities is available to local residents through in-person interviews at our main office.

Free Store

The Free Store offers clothing, shoes, and household items free-of-charge to local individuals and families.

Furniture Bank

Qualified local residents can receive furniture and appliances free-of-charge, including tables, chairs, mattresses, beds, and dressers, with a qualifying referral from a partner agency.