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Carteret County assistance programs.

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Catholic Charities runs a program for senior citizens. The pharmacy program will assist qualified senior adults with several activities, including purchasing prescriptions and specific medical supplies, information and education about pertinent health issues and providing assistance to access other services such as government programs, Patient Assistance Programs and Medicare Part D that could help with costs of reducing medical care products. Also learn about programs from major drug companies such as Johnson & Johnson. More. Dial 252-638-2188.

Free legal assistance for low income

Legal Aid of North Carolina runs a program that helps qualified individuals. The center is a non-profit law firm serving the civil legal needs of elderly persons and low-income individuals. LANC attorneys will hold community education forums which will focus on the dual aims of providing residents of Carteret County with foreclosure advice, general legal information about child custody and divorce and specific user-friendly directions and legal forms to pursue family law remedies in District Court. The community education forums help by the non-profit law firm will be open to the public-at-large without regard to income status or other general eligibility for LANC legal services. Click here to learn more or dial 252-637-9502.

Referrals and help for bills, grants, and other aid

Coastal Community Action, Inc. is the local agency that provides referrals and information on various assistance programs. They partner with non-profits, charities, and government programs in Carteret County and in the federal government.

HUD Section 8 - This is a federal government funded rental assistance program.

Self-sufficiency provides comprehensive services which include direct financial assistance and cash grants with job search and job retention, books, tuition, and supplies, rent assistance, child care, housing, money management, utility bill help, debt-elimination, work materials, supplies and uniforms, foreclosure advice, transportation and crisis intervention. Referrals are made for numerous situations including medical emergencies and health physicals for employment and education purposes, evictions, housing solutions, utility disconnections, and other crisis interventions case-by-case.





Weatherization - This is free to qualified individuals, and the goal is to lower the energy bills of low income, elderly and disabled individuals in Beaufort and Carteret County.

Foreclosure advice/mortgage programs - Get information on the various North Carolina mortgage assistance programs.

Heating and Air Repair or Replacement Program - Can either repair or replace heating and cooling units.

Coastal Community Action, Inc. at (252) 223-1689. Several other resources are offered as well. If the non-profit can't meet your needs, then referrals to state or federal government benefits may be available. Read more Coastal Community Action.

Hope Mission is located in Morehead City but provides support across the county. They have a shelter for men and the outreach team may offer emergency financial aid. Everything from funds for paying electricity bills to rent, transportation, or medications may be provided after a strict application process. Food and meals are also available from the community kitchen. Call (252) 240-2359, or click more Hope Mission emergency programs.

Homeless prevention assistance - Whether a resident is facing eviction from their home or a foreclosure, there may be emergency money for paying housing expenses. Financial aid will pay a portion of rent or an energy bill. Mediation is available in Carteret County to find a solution between landlords and tenants, or families can apply for a grant or other government aid for their rent. Click here.



By Jon McNamara

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