Low income families in Norcross as well as the immediately surrounding region can receive emergency assistance from NCM. The faith based charity group provides everything from emergency financial aid for paying bills and rent to food and seasonal help, such as free Christmas assistance. The Norcross Cooperative Ministry uses donations from the community, and relies heavily on volunteers, to keep its programs operating year round.
Receive free food from a pantry at most once per month. There are a wide variety of items provided from the charity, including such things as baby products, formula, diapers, cereal, groceries, and more. The goal is to help feed a family, including new or single moms too. Other more personal hygiene type items can be provided too. This includes deodorant, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, and related items.
As noted, the pantry, and really all programs offered, rely on the generosity of Gwinnett County families. Please donate if you can, as the charity will ensure that people most in need receive the items or food.
The Norcross Cooperative Ministry clothing closet will have gently used items for students, women, and children. The goods will be gently used but available in multiple sizes and there are different types of items available. A key focus is on providing professional work attire or school uniforms for students in Gwinnett County public schools, or items for those going on an interview.
Limited funds from Norcross Cooperative Ministry may be available, and this will be money for housing needs, such as rent or paying for a portion of energy bills. Those that lack proper insurance can receive vouchers, or emergency aid, for prescription medications. Norcross Cooperative Ministry may have small dollar amounts for income qualified families in the region.
This will be very limited and comes with many conditions in place, including applicants need to out of all other options. The priority from the ministry is also for people that live in the city of Norcross Georgia. When seeking help, applicants need to have proof of income, utility bills, and a note from a doctor for their prescription medication, if applicable.
Education and job training include classes such as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), use of computers, and information on local employers and job fairs. There is help for both the unemployed and individuals looking for new skills.
Professionals will work with the client on providing them with job search assistance and career counseling. The Norcross Cooperative Ministry partners with other local community resources and non-profits, and they work to offer support with anyone who is seeking employment and meets basic criteria.
NCM has an on site center that will offer programs such as Personal Enrichment Day as well as CareerFest. Specialists will meet with clients on resume review, provide clothing as part of Dressing for Success, pass out Resume Writing Tips, and provide feedback on all of this. Of course there is assistance in finding a job in the region.
Seasonal items are provided, and this includes free School Supplies as well as Christmas Assistance. Norcross Cooperative Ministry will offer students from low income families with clothing or items such as notebooks.
During the holidays, NCM may have free gifts and toys for children and infants, as well as meals for the entire family. Some times a free gift certificate may be passed out. Seniors from Gwinnett County can have a home delivered meal brought to them, whether at home or in the a nursing site, if that is where they live. Many volunteers participate in these various holiday programs. Note, as is true with many resources from the organization, applications are taken on a first come, first served basis from the non-profit.
For more information, residents of the region can call 770-263-8268 to reach Norcross Cooperative Ministry. The main address is 2275 Mitchell Road and their office is in Norcross, Georgia 30071.
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