Community and ESL Resources
- Child Care
- Civics ESL Resources
- Clothing and Food
- Community Providers for Refugee's
- Counseling and Therapy
- Domestic Violence
- Latin American Resources
- Legal Issues
- Programs for Homeless Persons
- Refugees: Learn More
- Substance Abuse
- Transcript Evaluation/Translation
|Bethlehem Center of Charlotte: Head Start||Child development programs for low income children ages 3 - 4.
704-333-0203 or 704-375-1417
|Child Care Resources, Inc.||Subsidized Childcare.
704-336-3854 or dial 311.
|After school and day camps.
Contact: 704-716-6200 or Ashley Morgan: 704-716-4043.
|Clothing and Food|
|Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church||Clothing Assistance; Full meal on Saturday 1:30 to 3:30. Double Oaks area.
|Bread of Life||Food assistance. 7
04-568-2004 or 704-596-9906
|Charlotte Area Fund||Provides some food assistance.
704-372-3010 ext. 200
|Charlotte Pregnancy Care Center||
Maternity and Baby Clothes.704-372-5981
|Cole Memorial United Methodist Church||Food assistance Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm
|Community Outreach Christian Ministries||Assistance in providing clothing.
|C.U.P. Ministries||Emergency food and clothing pantry and ministry.
|Department of Social Services||Assistance in obtaining Food Stamps.
|Evangel Temple Assembly of God||Food assistance.
|Glenwood ARP Church/Bread on Water||
Assists with providing food.
|The Harvest Center||Breakfast: Tu/W/Sun: 7:30am; Lunch Tu/W/Su 11:45am; Clothing Closet Tu/W 12noon; Food Pantry: Provide bagged groceries to families/individ with a need M/Th/F 9:45am-1:45pm.
Contact: 704.333.4280 ext. 103 for Rosa Marion (Outreach Director); ext. 107 Blease Turner(Executive Director)
|Jackson Park Ministries||Food and clothing assistance; Transitional Housing (Contact: Bob Lamoureux 704-392-4981); Job Training; Food assistance.
704-392-4981 (ext. 222 - Bill Reid - Executive Director)
|Loaves and Fishes||Worker referral needed; various food pantries throughout Charlotte. 704-523-4333|
|Matthews Help Center||
Food delivered to those who are homebound; Food Pantry; Serves Matthews area residence only.
704-847-8383 ext. 224 for Molly Kennedy (Social Services Coordinator)
|Mount Olive Presbyterian Church||
|Northside Baptist Church||Food assistance Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.
|Pineville Church of the Nazarene||Food pantry open 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 9:30am-12noon and 6-8pm.
|The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitaion Center||Food and clothing assistance.
704-332-1171 or 1-800-538-0224
|St. Paul Baptist Church||
|Thrift United Methodist Church||
Food available Tuesday-Friday from 9am until 12noon. Located in the Paw Creek area.
|Zoar United Methodist Church||Food assistance.
|Community Providers for Refugee's|
|Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)||Provides ESL Classes.|
|Catholic Social Services (CSS)||Refugee resettlement agency.|
|Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)||Refugee resettlement agency.|
|NC Department of Health and Human Services (DSS)||Provides caseworker assistance to some of our students.|
|Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency||Refugee resettlement agency.|
|Best Plus||Our current assessment method.|
|Counseling and Therapy|
|Area Mental Health Authority - Administration||
Help with mental illness, developmental disability, or substance abuse issues; administrative.
|Area Mental Heath Authority - Emergencies||Help with mental illness, developmental disability, or substance abuse issues; emergencies.
|Area Mental Heath Authority - Child Services||Help with mental illness, developmental disability, or substance abuse issues; child services.
Individual, family and group therapy. 66-Bed hospital with two adult units and one child/adolescent unit. Admission via emergency room/physician recommendation and/or family/therapist recommendation with physician approval. Services available to clients experiencing psychological distress due to emotional or mental problems. Observation beds available.Fees: sliding fee scale for private pay; accepts Medicaid and Medicare.
|Catholic Social Services||
Faith-based counseling and therapy; Services include: domestic adoption, international adoption, pregnancy support, counseling, Hispanic services, immigration services, brief services, youth services, elder ministry, family life, refugee, resettlement, justice and peach education and advocacy, and economic development.
|Counseling Center at Charlotte||
Individual, marital and family counseling from a Christian perspective by licensed professional counselors, and training for lay and clergy in pastoral care upon request. Fees: $85 per hour, some subsidy funds available; insurance;, one Medicaid/Medicare provider.
|The Family Center/24 Hour Parent Stress Line||
24 Hour Parent Stress Line 24-Hour Parent Stress Line; in-home visiting parent educators; supervised visitation program in contested custody cases; parent education group; children's personal safety program offered in all elementary schools (prevention of child abuse, parent/teacher trainings; individual and group therapy treatment for intrafamilial sexual abuse, physical abuse, and severe neglect. Fees: Medicaid, insurance, sliding fee scale for private pay ($55 per hour is lowest fee).
|Family Outreach and Counseling Center||
Faith-based family counseling and therapy; Marital and family therapy programs; adult and youth support groups; family life workshops/seminars; family, juvenile, neighbors mediation; children summer and after-school program.
|First Call for Help||
This service can help you find community resources in Mecklenburg County; 24 hour counseling and therapy information service. 704-377-1100.
|Jewish Family Services||
Faith-based counseling and therapy. Professional counseling, evaluation and resource management.704-364-6594
Non-profit organization that serves the needs of grieving parents and bereaved children and their families; sliding scale fees; scholarships available.
|Mental Health Association of Mecklenburg Health Inc.||
Purpose: To promote good mental health, work toward the prevention of mental illness.
|Lutheran Counseling & Education Center||
Faith-based counseling and therapy; Holistic approach to personal and family problems. Available to help with emotional, relational, and spiritual dimensions of life's challenges.704-529-1753 ext. 1
|Methodist Counseling & Consultation Services||
Faith-based counseling and therapy; providing pastoral counseling, psychotherapy, and clinical assessment for individuals, couples, and families. Services also include vocational counseling, substance abuse assessment and follow-up counseling, clergy.704-375-5354 or 1-800-832-3014
|Presbyterian Behavioral Health @ Uptown||
Adult, Child & Adolescent Inpatient; Partial Hospitalization; Intensive Outpatient counseling; inpatient detox, crisis stabilization for all; Adult and Adolescent Dual Diagnosis; Fees: Medicare (80%), insurance, or private pay.704-384-4255
|Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center||
Faith-based counseling and therapy; providing pastoral counseling, psychotherapy, and clinical assessment for individuals, couples, and families. Services also include vocational counseling, substance abuse assessment and follow-up counseling, clergy and congregational counseling and consultation, and educational programming.704-554-9900
|Teen Health Connection||
For adolescents ages 11 to 21; Improve the health of adolescents by providing physical and mental health care, education, advocacy and research through connections with teens, parents and the community; Special interest in ADD, learning problems, depression, parenting-teen relationships.
|Charlotte Meck Police Department - Domestic Violence Unit||
Abuse victim assistance; department assisting in domestic violence cases.
|Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department - Family Service Bureau||
Department of CMPD assisting families of domestic violence.
|Community Link, STEP UP program||
Long-term case management/counseling.Jeri Arledge
|Mecklenburg County Women's Commision||
Counseling, support groups, child services, Latina services, legal information, educational programs for support persons of domestic violence victims (family, friends, neighbors, employees, etc.) are offered. Community awareness efforts include conferences, training, workshops and special events for professionals and non-professionals. The program serves as a clearinghouse for domestic violence information.
|New Options for Violent Actions||
Batterer Intervention Program designed to provide educational information on how to change abusive behaviors toward intimate partners; Candidates for admission must be court-ordered or referred by another agency or individual. No volunteers. Candidates must complete an assessment prior to admission into NOVA.
|Programa Confianza Women's Commission||
Abuse victim assistance.
|Rape Crisis Hot-line
24-hour rape crisis hot-line. 704-375-9900
|Shelter for Battered Women||
24 hour crisis line; emergency shelter; counseling; support groups.704-332-2513 (24-hours)
|United Family Services||
Court assistance; short term counseling.
Court assistance; short term counseling.
|VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)||
Toll-free, computerized information service that provides inmate's status and release dates in Mecklenburg county 24-hours a day.
|YWCA – Women in Transition||
Provides safe affordable housing with intensive support services to over 100 single women at risk of homelessness each year.
704-522-8510 ext. 217 (Director: Kirsten Sikkelee)
|Emergency and Short-Term|
|Battered Womens Shelter||
For women and children of domestic violence. Apply through United Family Services.
|Emergency Winter Shelter||
For men only. Open December 1 - March 31 only.
|Room in the Inn||
Open December 1 - March 31
|Salvation Army Shelter||
For women and children only. Apply in person.
704-348-2560 ext. 245
|Uptown Mens Shelter||
For men only. Open December 1 - March 31 only.
(704) 334-3187 ext. 124
Housing for Substance Abusers/Ex-Offenders
|Charlotte Rescue Mission||
Assistance for men and women.
|Salvation Army - Adult Rehab Program||
For men with substance abuse problems; A comprehensive intake interview is required from every potential program participant to insure that the individual seeking help and the program are a good match. In the event that the interview process determines that the program is not appropriate every attempt will be made to make a referral to more appropriate help.
|Energy Committed to Offenders (ECO), Inc.||
Assist offenders and their families through various programs designed to aid in the transitions from the Criminal Justice System to the community.
|Latin American Resources|
|Latin American Coalition||
Education; Advocacy; Cultural Celebration; Connecting skilled workers to employers; Assisting someone who has been a victim of fraud; Helping newcomers access services, find a home, start a business, or learn English.
Purpose: To further women and the overall Latin American community in their development and education, and to increase awareness and expand cultural pride among Latin Americans.
Networking, education and advocacy.
|Mi Casa Su Casa Resource Center||
Resource and Advocacy Center.
|Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte||
Provide members a chance to mingle and promote the growth of Latino; Offers educational opportunities, scholarships and entrepreneurial development. businesses.
|Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont||Provides legal assistance in civil matters to low-income persons.
General calls: 704-945-0860; Client help line: 704-376-1600; Spanish line: 800-247-1931; Administrative calls: 704-971-2622; Outside Mecklenburg County: 1800-438-1254
|Children's Law Center||
Provides trained volunteers and attorneys to represent children in cases involving Juvenile Court, mental health commitments, school matters, guardianship and contested custody cases.
|Lawyer Referral Service||
Provides referrals for qualified layers.
|Programs for Homeless Persons|
|Center for Urban Ministries||
Provides assistance with lunch, counseling, mail services, laundry facilities, showers and bathrooms. Open 8:30am-4:30pm. 704-347-0278
Long term social worker for the homeless or victims of domestic violence available. Includes the Family Resettlement program for newcomers, the Supportive Housing program, and Traveler's Aid.704-943-9490 or 704-943-9635 (Brenda Williams - Community Outreach Coordinator)
|A Child's Place||
Education and support services for children and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
|Homeless Support Services||
This program is a portal of entry into the network of homeless services in Meck County. You must be homeless or at great risk of homelessness.
|Crisis Assistance Ministry||
Assist with purchasing school uniforms-only once per year; providing good-quality clothes, household items, furniture and appliances free of charge; assistance with rent and utilities.
704-371-3000 ext, 104 for food or 704-371-3001 ext 135 for clothing.
Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
704-377-0244; 24-hour hot-line 704-332-4387
704-554-8783 (local) 1-800-388-7661 (state).
Services provides care for pregnant and chemically dependent and postpartum substance abusing women.
|Chemical Dependency Center (CDC)||
Treatment and drug education center.
Treatment; housing for homeless single adults with children who have completed primary substance abuse treatment within the last year.
704-334-0413 ext. 210 for housing
|Mcleod Addictive Disease Center||
Treatment (in and out patient).
|Mecklenburg County Detox Center||
704-336-3067 or 704-336-6067
Treatment advice for narcotics addictions.
704-366-8980 24-hour helpline or 704-379-0440
|CATS Bus Schedule||Public Bus Schedule.
|American Red Cross||
DSS for medical transportation; special transportation for handicapped.
704-336-4547; 704-336-2637 (special transportation)
|Lynx Light Rail||Charlotte's public transportation light rail system.|
|CMS Calendar||Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools Yearly Calendar.|
|Public Libraries||Public Library Locations and Hours.|
|Crisis Assistance Ministry||
For mortgage assistance. Consumer Credit Counseling Department. 704-332-9034.
|Big Brothers and Sisters||
Support and mentoring program where children of single parents are matched with role models who provide support and nurturing for extended periods of time.
|Charlotte Housing Authority||
Manages public housing and section 8 certificate waiting list.
Central office: 704-336-5183; Housing Choice Voucher Office: 704-336-5184; Operations Office: 704-336-5183
|City of Charlotte Neighborhood Development||
Unit based rent subsidy increases affordability of rental housing for very low income working families trying to become self-sufficient. 704-336-2482 or 704-336-7600
|United Family Services||
Professional counseling Fees: sliding fee scale for private pay; insurance.
Charlotte - 704.332.9034 @ Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson 704.892.9072 @ Bethlehem Center 704.375.0587
|Women's Commission Job Bank||
Employment counseling; job leads; resume assistance; computer tutorials; GED prep; basic work skills; workplace clothing (9am-4pm M-F).
704-432-6933 or 704-336-4309
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