Currently, there are a number of measures being considered to help families financially over the coming weeks. For a summary of those items, see the “Local Resources” sections below. People who anticipate having trouble making payments should review the “Steps To Take” list below.
Matthews Help Center: http://www.matthewshelpcenter.org/
Until further notice, MHC will only be offering curbside pickup from their food pantry. For food assistance (serving zip codes 28104, 28105, 28226, 28270 and 28079), please call ahead to schedule curbside pickup. (704) 847-8383.
Loaves & Fishes: https://loavesandfishes.org/
Loaves and Fishes helps individuals and families who are experiencing a short-term crisis and need access to nutritious groceries. Loaves & Fishes has emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County where families can select a week’s worth of groceries. Church can make referral by calling (704) 523-4333. Referral is for emergency food available once every 8 weeks.
Crisis Assistance Ministry: https://www.crisisassistance.org
Crisis Assistance Ministry is currently closed, but they have information for people about the suspension of utility disconnections, foreclosures and evictions due to the impact of COVID-19 on their website.
Families Forward Charlotte: http://www.familiesforwardcharlotte.org/coronavirus/
Comprehensive list of resources and help during COVID-19 in Charlotte, including: Temp work, Food, Education, Health, Transportation, Financial
Commonwealth Charlotte: https://www.commonwealthcharlotte.org/covid19
For resources for managing finances during COVID-19.
NC 2-1-1: https://www.nc211.org/
Information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Families and individuals can call 2-1-1 24 hours a day, seven days a week to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within their community.
Atrium Health: https://atriumhealth.org/medical-services/prevention-wellness/behavioral-health
Behavioral health call center available 24/7 open to anyone: 704-444-2400 or 800-418-206
Matthews Free Medical Clinic: https://matthewsfmc.org/
MFMC provides free, quality healthcare to low income, uninsured patients in Mecklenburg and Union Counties. They are accepting people who have lost jobs due to COVID-19 Crisis. It is not a walk-in clinic. In order to verify the residential and financial requirements are met, patients must go through a new patient screening prior to receiving services from the clinic. The application form can be accessed online.
Refuge Hotline: Immigrants and refugees can find support by TEXTING 980-263-9334 in their native language.