Basic Needs



Helping Meet Basic Needs

Crisis Assistance Ministry helps Mecklenburg County families with life’s basic needs: emergency rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods, furniture, beds, and appliances. Customers experiencing hunger may also receive referrals to local food providers, federal food support programs, and access to an onsite emergency pantry.

How We Can Help

Emergency Financial Assistance

Assistance for rent and utilities is available in person at our main office.

Free Store

The Free Store offers clothing, shoes, and household items free-of-charge to local individuals and families.

Furniture & Appliance Store

Essential furniture and appliances are provided free-of-charge via Crisis Assistance Ministry's Partner Agency network.

Holiday Closure

Crisis Assistance Ministry will be closed Thursday, November 24; Friday, November 25; and Saturday, November 26, 2022.

All areas, including donation drop-off, will be closed to customers, donors, volunteers, and employees.

Typical business hours resume on Monday, November 28.

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