REFUGEE RESOURCE GUIDE FOR BUILDING INTEGRATED COMMUNITIES
COLLABORATION IS EVERYTHING
For more information call 704.733.9934
Table of Contents 2
Basic Needs Assistance 2
Clothing and Household Items 2
Food Assistance 6
Child Assistance Programs/Family Support 11
Cultural Assimilation Resources 24
Disabled and Elderly Resources 30
Domestic Violence and Abuse 32
Educational Resources 35
Healthy Living 35
Special Needs 35
Enrichment Programs 37
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Resources 41
Elementary Schools for Zip Code 28205 42
Middle and High Schools for Zip Code 28205 43
Middle and High Schools for Zip Code 28212 44
Higher Education 44
Financial Assistance 45
Health Care Services 50
Dental Care 50
Eye Care 55
HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases 57
Local Hospitals 60
Counseling and Mental Health Services 60
Medical Clinics – Free or Low Cost 66
Medication Assistance 76
Health Insurance/Government Aid Resources 80
Housing/Shelter Services 83
Legal Aid Services 87
Life Skill/Job Training 89
Potential Job Opportunities 93
Staffing Agencies/Employment Assistance 93
Refugee Resettlement Agencies 96
Substance Abuse/Prevention, Support & Treatment 98
Transportation Services 105
Basic Needs Assistance
Clothing and Household Items
Services: Creates pathways of hope by equipping the Church to meet unmet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs within the refugee community.
Services: Provides donated clothes and household items free of charge.
To qualify must show some form of identification, social security card, W2 or pay stub, W 7 and proof of address. Furniture and appliances are available to those with a referral from a social worker or house of faith one time per year. Must provide own pick up transportation.
Clothing and Household Item Store
Address: 500A Spratt Street, Charlotte
, NC 28206 Phone: 704.371.3001
Hours: Best to arrive between 9:30 – 10:00 am or 12:30 – 1:00 pm. Open until 4:00 pm.
Furniture and Appliance Bank
Address: 500-A Clanton Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217 Phone: 704.522.4978
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Services: Provides free professional work attire to help people transition into the workforce. Career counseling is offered too.
Services offered include one new suit for a job interview and a second suit when the client gets the job. Some of the other
items offered include skirt suits, undergarments, pant suits; blouses; scarves; unworn pantyhose and purses/briefcases.
Address: 202 E. Woodlawn Road, Suite 104, Charlotte, NC 28217 Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Services: Donated clothing and household items available at minimal cost. View website to view over 20 locations in the Charlotte area. The Goodwill Outlet store sells clothing and shoes for $1.39/lb and household goods and books for 50% off Goodwill sticker price.
Address: Outlet Store - 2901A Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 am–9:00 pm, Sunday 12:00–7:00 pm Website: http://www.goodwillsp.org/
Harvest Center of Charlotte
Services: Clothing distribution to those in need. Address: 1901 Brewton Drive
, Charlotte, NC 28206 Phone: 704.335.1616
Jackson Park Ministries
Services: Include pre-job guidance
, children's clothing, shelter and food.
Call for eligibility requirements.
Address: 5415 Airport Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704.392.4981
Just 1 Call
Services: One-stop source of information and assistance for seniors and adults with disabilities as well as families and professional care givers. Available in 140 languages.
Services: Provides crisis assistance (food, clothing, temporary housing) for those living in the following zip codes: 28079, 28104, 28105, 28226, 28227 and 28270. Appointment required to determine eligibility.
Address: 119 N. Ames Street, Matthews, NC 28105 Phone: 704.847.8383
Neighborhood Good Samaritan Center
Services: Provides emergency assistance and clothing distribution. Address: 3557 N. Sharon Amity Road, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 704.531.9989
Services: Offering clothing, shoes, and blankets for adults and children.
First time participants are asked to provide their name and contact information. Participants are given a designated number of "points" to shop with each day. Walk-ins are welcome.
Referrals provided for Beds for Kids, a nonprofit that supplies new and gently used furniture to eligible families with children.
Address: 3646 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 704.733.9934
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Website: www.project658.com
Services: Donated clothing and household items available at minimal cost. See website to view over 15 locations in the Charlotte area. On Wednesdays items are half price.
Address: 1011 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204 Phone: 704.348.2838
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Website: http://charlotte.satruck.org/