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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

Churches 15

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

Hearing 57

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

Companies 95

Refugee Resettlement Agencies 96

Substance Abuse/Prevention, Support & Treatment 98

Transportation Services 105



Basic Needs Assistance


Clothing and Household Items

Charlotte Awake


Services: Creates pathways of hope by equipping the Church to meet unmet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs within the refugee community.

Phone: 704.769.0299

Website: http://charlotteawake.com/

Crisis Assistance Ministry


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.

Website: http://www.crisisassistance.org/

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


Dress For Success


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

Phone: 704.525.7706


Goodwill


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

Website: http://www.theharvestcenter.org/



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

Website: https://www.jacksonpark.org/



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.

Phone: 704.432.1111

Website:

http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/dss/adults/Pages/AdultSocia lWorkServices.aspx

Matthews Help Center


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

Website: http://www.matthewshelpcenter.org/

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

Website: http://ngscenter.org/



Project 658 The Clothing Project


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

Salvation Army


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/




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