EMERGENCY If you have an emergency please dial 911 immediately.
DUKE ENERGY & GAS If you need assistance with your energy or gas needs. Please contact Duke Energy directly or complete the assistance application here. Employment MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. - Thousands of people are now out of work with COVID-19 changing our everyday lives. There is hope for those out of a job right now. FOX 46 found several businesses in the Charlotte area that are looking to hire for hundreds of open positions. HOW TO APPLY:
FINANCES In an attempt to provide a needed service to those we all serve who have financial questions arising from the COVID-19 crisis, Common Wealth Charlotte has established an “COVID-19 Financial Question” system. This system is designed specifically for low-income wage earners having concerns about current (or impending) financial hardship due to loss of income from job cessation, voluntary or mandatory quarantines or other hardships caused by COVID-19. Access to the system is easy: Text the word “finances” to 474747
The sender will receive a text response with a link to complete a short “COVID-19 Financial Question” form. That form will be returned to a queue CWC has set up, and our Advanced Financial, Education and Loan Administration teams and trained volunteers will respond with a phone call to address the question, offer relevant guidance if possible, and make referrals to other appropriate agencies as necessary. We do not know how to anticipate demand for this system, and we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide answers for every situation. But we will do the best we can to expedite return contact and to provide some basic information on issues we expect people to face. We believe we will field many “what if I cannot…” questions, including: pay my mortgage? make my car payment? pay my rent? feed my family? pay my utility bill? pay my credit card? pay my income taxes? Answers and guidance for those and other basic questions. If nothing else, the CWC Advanced Financial Counselor will provide reassurance that someone is there to listen.
HEAL CHARLOTTE Assistance needed in Hidden Valley, Reagan Drive or University City
INTERNET Spectrum is offering free Wi-Fi and broadband access up to 100 Mbps to any household with K-12 and/or college students that doesn’t already have Spectrum. Installation fees will be waived for these households. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
SENIOR FOOD OPTIONS Many local stores have started dedicating their first hour open to seniors so they can shop without being exposed to everyone else. (Or everyone else's nonsense.) A list of these stores includes: · Dollar General - Preferred hours for seniors, daily, 8a until 9a · Target - Wednesdays, open an hour early for elderly or others who have underlying health conditions. · Walmart - Tuesdays, customers aged 60 or older, is open an hour early for seniors, through April 28. · Whole Food Market - Open to seniors age 70 and older 1 hour before the public each day. (That means the uptown Charlotte Whole Foods is open to seniors 70+ from 7a-8a before it opens to the general public at 8am.) Here are a few options for seniors to pick up food
Monday - Friday 12:00 - 1:00 - Christ Resurrection Church: 4527 Freedom Drive ( Senior citizens can be signed up for preference - on their website: christresurrectionchurch.org or call 704-398-3244 and a meal will be reserved)
MEALS FOR KIDS · CMS, at a long list of schools, you do not have to pick up from your kids' actual school but the kids must be present to pick up. See list: · Various restaurants spearheaded by Loyalist Market.
DSS DSS offices are closed to the public but staff continues to work onsite or remotely to provide services. For questions call 704-336-3000.
The Department of Social Services hotlines operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive reports of suspected abuse or neglect. To report abuse of seniors or the disabled, call 704-336-CARE (2273). To report abuse, neglect or human trafficking of children, call 980-31-HELPS (43577).
NCIA: As of this week all training is happening remotely and staff are available via phone and email. If you are interested in information on upcoming vocational training contact: Christine Poltawsky 704-287-4243, Christine.Poltawsky@ncianet.org
Emergency Assistance, General Assistance and Crisis Intervention With utility companies temporarily halting disconnections and NC courts stopping evictions and foreclosures, Crisis Assistance Ministry (CAM) will close all facilities effective March 17, 2020 until further notice. After the COVID-19 threat has passed, struggling families will still need support.
Substance Use/ Mental Health Service is currently suspended. For mental health emergency response, call Atrium’s Behavioral Health Help Line at 704-444-2400 or Mecklenburg County Mobile Crisis at 704-566-3410 and select option 1 for support.