CPCC’s Counseling Services provides personal and academic counseling to current students, as well as crisis intervention for students who are suicidal, confused, involved in unsafe relationships, or experiencing other emergencies. Our services are provided during the College’s operating hours; after hours or when off-campus, students can find a variety of resources for a host of concerns on the websites listed below.
** In a life-threatening emergency, please dial 9-1-1 immediately for assistance **
- Mobile Crisis Team (https://www.thesantegroup.org/mecklenburg-county-crisis)
A 24/7 contact for Mecklenburg County residents experiencing a mental health emergency or seeking help for someone who is.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/)
A 24/7 suicide crisis line and information resource.
- Safe Alliance (http://www.safealliance.org/)
A 24/7 helpline for anyone who has experienced sexual trauma and/or violence from a family member or intimate partner; also provides advocacy, resources, and ongoing counseling.
- American Psychiatric Association Resource Page (http://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families)
Articles, publications, and resources covering a wide range of topics related to emotional, intellectual, and psychological health.
- Find Support Groups (http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/about-us-2/drug-free-college/support-groups)
A good starting point to find groups and organizations providing a supportive community.
- Mental Health America of the Central Carolinas (http://www.mhacentralcarolinas.org/index.cfm)
Advocacy, information, and resources for the Charlotte metropolitan area; find support, search for therapists, access screenings, and get involved.
- Charlotte Housing Authority (http://www.cha-nc.org/)
Learn about and apply for affordable housing options.
- Crisis Assistance Ministry ( http://www.crisisassistance.org/ )
Emergency assistance with rent and utilities; furniture ministry; clothing, shoes, and small household items through the free store; assistance and advocacy to help move toward self-sufficiency.
- Just 1 Call ( http://www.just1call.org/ )
A one-stop source for information and assistance for Mecklenburg County; though designed with seniors and adults with disabilities in mind, this comprehensive list of community agencies and services is useful for anyone seeking assistance.
- Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (http://www.lssp.org/services/)
Legal advice and representation for people meeting low-income guidelines; Health Insurance Navigators are available to guide you through your options.
- Men’s Shelter of Charlotte (http://www.mensshelterofcharlotte.org/if-you-need-help/)
Emergency shelter for men 18 and older; support services for transitioning from homelessness.
- Salvation Army Center of Hope (https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/charlotte/get-help/salvation-army-center-of-hope-shelter-for-women-and-children)
Emergency shelter for women and children; comprehensive support services; referrals for individuals and families not meeting the Center’s criteria.
- United Way’s 2-1-1 (http://www.nc211.org/)
A comprehensive hotline and searchable website for connecting to health care and human services in North Carolina.
- Food and Nutrition (http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/)
Guidelines and tips for healthy eating to improve your health and performance.
- Health Services (http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/HealthDepartment/Documents/FreeLowCostClinics.pdf)
A list of free and low-cost health and medical services in Mecklenburg County.
- Help Guide (http://www.helpguide.org/)
A comprehensive website with information and resources for making positive changes.
- Physical Activity (http://www.fitness.gov/be-active/)
Advice and inspiration for becoming more active, whatever your fitness level.
- Quitting Tobacco (http://www.cpcc.edu/tobaccofreecollege/want-to-quit)
Find resources to help you stop smoking and using other tobacco products.
Multicultural & Diversity
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Agency (http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CRC/)
Promotes diversity and inclusion through education, advocacy, and mediation.
- International House (http://www.ihclt.org/index.php)
Provides programs, information, language assistance, cultural events, and other support for immigrants and foreign-born citizens.
- Time Out Youth (http://www.timeoutyouth.org/)
Fosters community, sponsors programs, and provides advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, ages 11 – 20.
Study Skills/Academic Assistance
- HowToStudy.org (http://www.howtostudy.org/)
An award-winning collection of online resources, covering learning strategies, classroom habits, study techniques, and successful test-taking.
- Kahn Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/)
Video tutorials and learning tools for a wide range of subjects; includes ability to track progress (with log-in)
- Math (http://www.math.com/)
Homework help, study guides, and testing strategies, from basic math to calculus.
- Study Guides and Strategies (http://www.studygs.net/)
A great collection of resources to improve your learning, studying, and test taking.