Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by Lori Pace
Charlotte has numerous agencies, churches, companies, and institutions to give assistance to struggling single moms.
Charlotte assistance for single moms
Crisis Assistance Ministry
Their financial assistance is provided according to their clients’ urgency of need. They require a photo ID, proof of Social Security number, proof of income, utility statements, and rental lease for evaluation.
A Free Store by The Crisis Assistance Ministry provides free clothing, shoes, and other personal items for the ones in need. They have a Furniture Bank too, that has tables, chairs, mattresses, and beds. Visit their website or call them at 704-371-3001 for assistance.
Matthews Help Center
Matthews Help Center offers a Financial Crisis Assistance program for single mothers and families that need help in paying for basic needs (food, rent, utilities). They provide a one-week supply of groceries and personal hygiene items through their Food Pantry. Free Clothing and household items are provided through their Backporch Treasures Thrift Boutique. Please bring a photo ID, proof of Social Security number, proof of income, proof of urgent need, and a rental lease to find out if you qualify. Call them at 704-847-8383 or visit their website for more information.
Salvation Army assists Single Mothers
The Salvation Army offers an assistance program to those in need of help in paying their rent, mortgage, utility bills, and prescription medication. They help with basic needs (food and clothing) for single mothers and families in need too. They require that you bring a valid photo ID, proof of Social Security number, and proof of urgent need to find out if you qualify. Call them at 704-714-4727 or visit their website for more information.
Good Fellows Club
The Good Fellows Club has emergency financial assistance to families and single mothers in need. Call Family Services’ Page Johnson to make an appointment for emergency assistance. This organization does not allow Walk-in applicants. Call them at 704-333-5040 or visit their website for more information.
Housing Authority of the City of Charlotte
The Housing Choice Voucher Program of Charlotte Housing Authority provides low-income families a home subsidized by HUD to rent. A voucher to cut the price of the rent will be received once you’re approved for the program. Joining the Self-Sufficiency Program is also available to help the voucher program beneficiaries become self-sufficient. They check your income, immigration status, criminal background, and behavior in other housing assistance programs for qualifications. Call them at 704-336-5183 or visit their website for more information.
Ada Jenkins Center
The Ada Jenkins Center provides resources and assistance to those in need of help in becoming self-sustainable. They help single mothers pay their past due rent or utilities. Being a Davidson, Cornelius, or Huntersville resident, 18 years old or older, with an income of less than or is 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, are the qualifications for the assistance. Call them at 704-896-0471 extension 103 to make an appointment if you’re qualified. Please bring a photo ID, proof of Social Security number, proof of income, proof of your urgent need, utility bill, and rental lease at your appointment date. They offer free medical and dental services too. Visit their website to learn more.
Jackson Park Ministries
Jackson Park Ministries provides a Transformational Housing Program that offers affordable housing to residents that are willing to pay a small fee, participate in financial coaching, and attend life skill classes. Their goal is to help the residents of their housing program become self-sustainable after their program. They have Children and Youth ministries, and food and clothing outreach programs too. Call them at 704-392-4981 or visit their website for more information.
Duke Energy offers Utility Assistance for Single Mothers
Duke Energy offers a variety of programs for its customers:
- Share the Warmth – helps customers with their winter heating bills financially
- Fan-Heat Relief – helps senior citizens and those in medications with their cooling during summer months
- Cooling Assistance Program – provides relief to the disabled and low-income families during extremely high temperature during summer months
- Helping Home Fund – provides free site visit and home energy assessment. Their hired energy expert will check the heating and cooling system and repair them, along with appliance replacement in your home. This program will help you lower your utility bills
The programs are administered with the help of their partner agencies. You must be an active Duke Energy customer and have an income of less than or 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Call them at 800-777-9898 or visit their website to learn more.