Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center serves all Central Piedmont Community College students, including those who are parents or caregivers. Our goal is to support you by providing the resources you may need to have a successful college experience.

Resources, Programs, and Workshops

  • Child Care Assistance Grant

    The Child Care Assistance Grant is a program funded by the State of North Carolina to assist community college students with their child care needs. At Central Piedmont, the Child Care Assistance Committee reviews and evaluates applications and recommends recipients. Funds are administered by the Family Resource Center.  In past years, the college has generally received an amount of money which could assist about 20 students each year. Students accepted into this program have typically been awarded assistance with 70 percent of their child care costs with the remainder of the cost the student’s responsibility.

    Child Care Assistance Grant Eligibility

    • successfully complete a minimum of 12 college credit hours at Central Piedmont
    • have a minimum 2.0 GPA
    • be enrolled for at least six credit hours of college-level classes that are not on-line

    Central Piedmont employees are not eligible to apply for child care assistance through this program. Work study is considered a form of financial aid and recipients of work study may apply.

    Child care Assistance Grant Application Requirements

    Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Both the financial aid award letter and your program evaluation can be found in MyCollege.

  • Resources for Homeless and Low-Income Students

    The Relatives
    Purpose of Agency: To keep kids safe, families together, and to prepare youth and young adults to be healthy, productive, and engaged members of the community.
    Phone: 704.344.1111
    Location: Crisis Center – 1100 East Blvd Charlotte NC 28203/On Ramp- 119 East 8th St  Charlotte NC  28202

    Supportive Housing Communities (SHC)
    Purpose of Agency: Provides affordable housing to alleviate homelessness and human suffering.
    Phone: 704.335.9380, ext 134
    Location: 2120 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205

    A Child’s Place
    Purpose of Agency:A community organization which works in collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to provide education and support services and to advocate for children and their families who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless.
    Phone: 704.846.2329
    Location :1150-C Crews Rd. Matthews NC, 28105

    Samaritan House
    Purpose of Agency:To provide short term recuperative care to homeless men and women after a hospital or emergency room stay. 
    Phone: 704.333.0110
    Location: 611 Fortune Street, Charlotte, NC 28205

    Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
    Purpose of Agency: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s mission is to end hunger in 16 counties by distributing food to over 500 agencies, such as soup kitchens, emergency shelters, group homes, food pantries, and low income daycares.
    Phone: 704.805.1712
    Location: 550-B Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

    Charlotte Rescue Mission
    Purpose of Agency: The Charlotte rescue Mission provides a free, 90 day residential recovery program to predominately homeless men and women addicted to drugs and or alcohol. This program includes the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The men’s program supervises a 138-bed facility. The women’s program is a 12-bed facility. Through our program clients receive: food, clothing, lodging; individual and group counseling; addiction education; worship services; life skills training; family education and services; and an opportunity for GED completion.
    Phone: 704.333.4673
    Location: PO Box 33000 Charlotte, NC 28233

    Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
    Purpose of Agency: To provide safe emergency shelter while working to end homelessness for each man 
    Phone: 704.334.3187, ext. 0
    Location: 1210 N. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28206

    Charlotte Emergency Housing
    Purpose of Agency: Charlotte Emergency Housing primarily serve single mothers with children, they are also one of the limited options for single fathers with children and two-parent families.
    Phone: 704.335.5488
    Location:300 Hawthorne Ln. Charlotte, NC 28205

    My Sister’s House
    Purpose of Agency: My sister’s house stabilizes and strengthens women through counseling, stability in living arrangements, and education as they guide them on the path to self-reliance.
    Phone: 704.200.2807
    Location: 3239 Beatties Ford Road Charlotte, NC 28216

  • Resources for Parents with Children

    Pat's Place
    Purpose of Agency: Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center coordinates the investigation, prosecution and treatment of the most severe cases of child abuse in Mecklenburg County. Pat’s Place served more than 600 children (and their caregivers) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime.
    Phone: 704.335.2760
    Location: 901 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203

    The Relatives
    Purpose of Agency: To keep kids safe, families together, and to prepare youth and young adults to be healthy, productive, and engaged members of the community.
    Phone: 704.344.1111
    Location: Crisis Center – 1100 East Blvd Charlotte NC 28203/On Ramp- 119 East 8th St  Charlotte NC  28202

    Alexander Youth Network
    Purpose of Agency: Alexander Youth Network provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. They deliver an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self-determination, achieve their potential, and become positive contributors to society.
    Phone: 704.366.8721
    Location: 6220 Thermal Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211

    Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Reach Out and Read
    Purpose of Agency: Smart Start of Mecklenburg County ensures that all children enter school healthy and ready to succeed by funding over 30 programs in early childhood education, health and family support. Through the Reach Out and Read program young children are given a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
    Phone: 704.377.6588
    Location: 601 E 5th St Charlotte, NC 28202 suite 500

    Trusted Parents
    Purpose of Agency: Trusted Parents is a nonprofit organization that offers support to individuals and the parents/caregivers of those living with physical, neurological, and sensory disabilities. We are passionate about providing long term solutions, developing skills, accessing resources, hosting educational workshops, support groups, and family friendly events.
    Phone: 980.229.7253
    Location: 3500 Ellington St. Charlotte NC, 28211

    Beds for Kids
    Purpose of Agency: Beds for Kids mission is to provide a bed and other essential furniture to every child and family in need in Charlotte
    Phone: 980.422.1192 ex. 403
    Location: 2519 S. Tryon Street; Charlotte, NC; 28203

    Child and Family Development
    Purpose of Agency: The Child and Family Development provides comprehensive, integrated and quality service to children, adolescents, young adults and families.  We offer rich expertise in many areas including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, as well as Educational and Psychological assessment and support.
    Phone: 704.541.9080
    Location: 2 locations: 4012 Park Road, Suite 200, 28209 and 10516 Park Road, 28210

    ourBRIDGE Program
    Purpose of Agency: ourBRIDGE Program teaches children English, & also celebrate every culture, while being encouraged to show pride on who they are, and where they came from. Based in Charlotte, NC the mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, respectful environment for refugee and immigrant students and their families. A place where they can adjust to a new culture, learn our language and get the support they need to succeed at school and life. ourBRIDGE’s purpose is, through education, foster a sense of respect, awareness, understanding, and acceptance of all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, among the communities it serves.
    Phone: 980.272.6022
    Location: 1350 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 (Central Ave at Hawthorne, walking distance from CPCC Central Campus)

    Genesis Project 1, Inc.
    Purpose of Agency: The Genesis Project is committed to the development of programs that address the factors that perpetuate poverty, addiction, oppression and abuse.
    Phone: 704.596.0505
    Address: n/a

    Bright Blessings
    Purpose of Agency: The mission of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, care and hope to homeless and impoverished children by mobilizing community volunteers of all ages. Their services impact over 4,000 local children every year through the following programs: Bless-a-Birthday, Bless-a-Baby, Gift of Literacy, and Gift of Care.
    Phone: 704-846-2329
    Location: 608-A Matthews-Mint Hill Road / Matthews, NC 28105

    A Child’s Place
    Purpose of Agency: A community organization which works in collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to provide education and support services and to advocate for children and their families who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless.
    Phone: 704.846.2329
    Location: 1150-C Crews Rd. Matthews NC, 28105

    Trips for Kids Charlotte
    Purpose of Agency: To provide outdoor outings, community service, and educational opportunities for kids who do not have access to these types of activities within their communities or environments.
    Phone: general phone is 704-944-3581 704-910-3970 for our Re-Cyclery (used bike shop)
    Locations: 512 E. 15th St., Charlotte, 28206; Fisher Farms in Davidson; and Colonel Francis Beatty Park in Matthews

    KIPP Charlotte
    Purpose of Agency: KIPP Charlotte is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public school serving 360 students in grades five through eight. KIPP Charlotte serves communities that are traditionally underserved and marginalized in education.
    Phone: 704.537.2044
    Location: 931 Wilann Drive, off the Plaza next door to Briarwood Elementary

  • List of Places Kids Eat Free

    Places Kids Eat Free Every Day

    • Golden Corral: Kids under 3 years old eat free from the buffet all day.
    • O’Charley’s: Children 10 years and under get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée.
    • Shoney’s: Kids 4 years old and under eat free from the buffet all day, seven days a week. One kid per adult entrée.
    • The Randazzos’ Grid Iron: Kids 10 years old and under get a free Kids’ Meal all day, seven days a week. One child per adult dinner entrée. Dine in only.

    Places Kids Eat Free on Monday

    • Cabos Mexican Restaurant: Kids 10 years and under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Monday. One kid per adult entrée.
    • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille: Kids 10 years and under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Monday – Thursday. One kid per adult entrée.
    • Macaroni Grill: Kids 12 years and under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Monday and Tuesday. One kid per adult entrée, excluding 3 Course Lunch and Romano’s Kitchen Counter Express Lunch or Dinner.
    • Newk’s Eatery: Kids eat free Monday nights.
    • Park Place Restaurant: Kids 12 years and under eat free with regular adult entree and drink purchase.
    • Showmars: Kids eat free Monday nights.
    • Sonny’s BBQ: Kids 10 years old and under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Monday. One kid per $9 adult entrée.
    • Sports Page: Kids 10 years old and under get a free Kids’ Meal after 5pm on Monday and Tuesday. One kid per adult entrée. Dine in only.
    • The Lodge: Kids 12 years old and under get a free Kids’ Meal from 4pm-8pm on Monday. One kid per adult entrée.
    • The Summit Room: Kids can eat free on Monday nights.
    • Urban Cookhouse: Kids eat free from 4-8 p.m. on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased.

    Places Kids Eat Free on Tuesday

    • Bang Bang Burgers (2001 East 7th Street, Charlotte 28204, 704-375-4505): Kids 12 years old and under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Tuesday. One kid per adult entrée.
    • Big Ben British Pub & Restaurant: Kids 12 years old and under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Tuesday. One kid per adult entrée.
    • Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar & Ribs: Kids 12 years old and under get a free Kids’ Meal between 5pm-9pm on Tuesday. One kid per adult entrée.
    • Bob Evans: Kids 12 years old and under get a free Kids’ Meal between 4pm-9pm on Tuesday. One kid per adult entrée. Dine in only.
    • Cantina 1511: Kids 12 years old and under get a free Kids’ Meal after 4pm on Tuesday. Two kids per table.
    • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille - Kids 10yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Monday – Thursday. One kid per adult entrée.
    • Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse - Kids eat free all day on Tuesday & Thursday. Limit one free kid’s meal per $10 adult purchase, 1 child per adult, not to be combined with other offers.
    • Hawthorne’s New York Pizza - Kids 12yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Tuesday. One kid per $7 adult entrée. Dine in only.
    • IHOP - Kids 4yrs to 10yrs old can eat for free off of the Kids Menu from 4-10 p.m. with a purchase of an adult meal.
    • Ikea - Kids 12yrs & under can choose one combo meal for free from 11:00am – close.  No coupon needed.
    • Kickstand Burgers Kids 12yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Tuesday. One kid per $7 adult entrée. Dine in only.
    • Macaroni Grill - Kids 12 years and under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Monday and Tuesday. One kid per adult entrée, excluding 3 Course Lunch and Romano’s Kitchen Counter Express Lunch or Dinner.
    • Mac’s Speed Shop - Kids can eat free after 5pm on Tuesdays with the purchase of a full priced meal.
    • McAlister’s Deli - Kids 12yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal between 5pm-9pm on Tuesday. Two kids per adult entrée. Dine in only.
    • Moe’s Southwest Grill - Kids 12yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Tuesday. One kid per $5 adult entrée. Dine in only.
    • Pizza Peel - Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of one adult meal, receive up to two kids meals free. Dine-in only.
    • Rusty’s Deli & Grille - Kids 12yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal after 4pm on Tuesday. One kid per adult entrée.
    • Salsaritas - Kids 12yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal from 5pm-8pm on Tuesday. One kid per $8 adult entrée.
    • Sports Page - Kids 10yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal after 5pm on Monday and Tuesday. One kid per adult entrée. Dine in only.
    • Wolfman’s Pizza - (*Only at Cotswold location: 106-B S. Sharon Amity, Charlotte, NC 28211, 704‐366‐3666) | Kids 12yrs and under get a free Kids’ Meal on Tuesday.  One kids’ meal per $7 spent.

    Places Kids Eat Free on Wednesday

    • Captain Steve’s - Kids 10 years & under eat for free all day on Wednesday. Two kids per adult entrée. Dine-in only.
    • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille - Kids 10yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Monday – Thursday. One kid per adult entrée.
    • East Coast Wings & Grill - Kids 12yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal on Wednesday after 3:30pm. One kid per adult entrée. Dine in only.
    • Firehouse Subs - Kids 12yrs and under eat free after 4pm with the purchase of an adult meal.
    • Flying Biscuit Cafe - Kids 12yrs and under eat for $1.99 with the purchase of an adult meal.
    • JJ’s Red Hots - Kids 12yrs and under get a free Kids’ Meal all day. 1 kid per adult combo.
    • Sabor Latin Street Grill - Kids 12yrs & under eat free on Wednesday. Kids Meals only with an accompanying adult purchase.
    • Tryon House Restaurant - Kids 12yrs and under get a free Kid’s Meal on Wednesdays.  One kid’s meal per adult.

    Places Kids Eat Free on Thursday

    • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille - Kids 10yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Monday – Thursday. One kid per adult entrée.
    • Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse - Kids eat free all day on Tuesday & Thursday. Limit one free kid’s meal per $10 adult purchase, 1 child per adult, not to be combined with other offers.
    • Pure Pizza - Kids 12yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Thursday. One kid per $10 adult entrée.

    Places Kids Eat Free on Saturday

    • Kid Cashew - Kids 8 and under can eat free brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
    • Steak n’ Shake - Kids 12yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal (not including drink) all day on Saturday and Sunday. One kid per $8 adult entrée. Dine in only.

    Places Kids Eat Free on Sunday

    • Captain Steve’s - Kids 6yrs & under on Sun eat for free all day. Two kids per adult entrée. Dine-in only.
    • Crunch Bistro - Kids eat free on Sunday between 11 a.m.-8 p.m. One kids meal per adult entree purchase. Dine-in only.
    • Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse - Kids eat free all day on Tuesday & Thursday. Limit one free kid’s meal per $10 adult purchase, 1 child per adult, not to be combined with other offers.
    • Firehouse Subs - Kids 12yrs and under eat free all day with the purchase of an adult meal.
    • Jersey Mike’s Subs (9211-12 North Tryon Street, Mallard Pointe, Charlotte, NC 28262, 704-549-9003) | Kids eat free all day. Limit one child for every regular sub purchased.
    • Kid Cashew - Kids 8 and under can eat free brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
    • Libretto’s Pizzeria - Kids 10yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal on Sunday. One free Kid’s Menu selection per adult entrée, pasta, or whole pizza.
    • Monterrey Mexican Restaurant - Kids 12yrs and under get 1 free kids meal with purchase of adult entree.
    • Salsaritas - Kids 12yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal from 5pm-8pm on Tuesday. One kid per $8 adult entrée.
    • Shane’s Rib Shack - Kids 10yrs & under get a free Kids’ Meal all day on Sunday. One kid per adult entrée. Dine-in only.