External Resources

Counseling services are provided during the college’s operating hours. After hours or when off-campus, you can find a variety of resources for a host of concerns on the following websites.

  • Free Mental Health Screenings

    Online mental health screenings are available for:

    • depression
    • generalized anxiety disorder
    • post-traumatic stress disorder
    • bipolar disorder
    • eating disorders
    • alcohol use disorder

    These free, confidential screenings offer guidance about when to seek further assistance. However, they do not provide a diagnosis and are not a substitute for medical care or professional assessment.

  • Crisis Situations

    In a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911 immediately for assistance

    • Mobile Crisis Team: a 24/7 contact for Mecklenburg County residents experiencing a mental health emergency or seeking help for someone who is
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: a 24/7 suicide crisis line and information resource
    • Safe Alliance: 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
  • Mental Health

  • Community Resources

    • Charlotte Housing Authority: learn about and apply for affordable housing options
    • Crisis Assistance Ministry: 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: 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: 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: emergency shelter for men 18 and older; support services for transitioning from homelessness
    • Salvation Army Center of Hope: 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: a comprehensive hotline and searchable website for connecting to health care and human services in North Carolina
  • Healthy Living

    • Quitting tobacco: find resources to help you stop smoking and using other tobacco products
  • Multicultural & Diversity

    • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Agency: promotes diversity and inclusion through education, advocacy, and mediation
    • International House: provides programs, information, language assistance, cultural events, and other support for immigrants and foreign-born citizens
    • Time Out Youth: fosters community, sponsors programs, and provides advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, ages 11 – 20