Davidson County assistance programs.

Information on local charities, non-profit agencies, and other organizations that can provide help. Get assistance in Lexington and Davidson County for paying your rent and mortgage, utility bills, get free food, and other forms of aid.

Rent, mortgage, and utility bill help

Some charities and non-profits that offer financial assistance to local residents include the Fairgrove Family Resource Center, the Salvation Army of Davidson County, and South Davidson Family Resource Center. In addition to these agencies, click here to find other North Carolina mortgage assistance programs.

Fairgrove Family Resource Center - This non-profit organization provides emergency cash grants and financial assistance. The funds are targeted to those people who are experiencing financial hardship or other emergencies. The assistance provided is for utility bills, mortgage payments, rent, food. or other critical expenses. Phone (336) 472-7217.

Salvation Army of Davidson County (phone (336) 249-0336) - Many forms of aid are offered. Get access to financial assistance programs. Help is available to those in need for rent help, cooling and utility bills, heating fuel, get funds for prescription medications, free food and clothing, household items and baby products. Also, a pantry and soup kitchen provides meals 5 days week to needy in the community.

South Davidson Family Resource Center - This charity provides emergency financial assistance and support to those families and individuals who are experiencing financial hardship. Whether a job loss, medical emergency, or some other unexpected crisis. This includes assistance with paying rent and utility bills, mortgage help and food.

SDFRC also operates a clothing closet in the county. Another service, the Weekend Backpack Program, helps to feed children and students. For more information on emergency assistance, dial (336) 859-5399 or click South Davidson Family Resource Center.





Open Door Ministries offers assistance in the High Point section of the county. Some of what may available at the non-profit is a shelter and transitional housing programs. Limited financial aid may be available from the Emergency Services program, and it can help with paying rent or electric bills. Other resources for qualified Davidson County families includes free food, meals, and government benefits. Learn more.

Davidson County is also supported by the Community Action Agency of Salisbury-Rowan. The not for profit provides information on government benefits and referrals to local charities and non-profits. There are a number of assistance programs available for the low income and working poor, and this non-profit can help residents find them.

Some of what may be available, mostly from referrals, includes energy programs such as weatherization or LIHEAP, which is run by the local social service office. These can help with utility and cooling bills. There are also government food programs such as SNAP and WIC. The under and unemployed can also access job training and education such as Head Start.

Various Davidson County charities and churches also work on homeless prevention. While agencies try to issue grants, some charities may offer families a short term loan. This help ranges from emergency rental and security deposit assistance to section 8 vouchers. SRCAA case managers have information on these options and others. Read more Community Action Agency of Salisbury-Rowan.

Free prescription medications and health care

If you are struggling with your medical and hospital bills, or need to access free health care programs and get medications, the Davidson Medical Ministries Clinic, Inc. is one local organization that provides patients with free prescription drugs/dental services and also basic health care and medical treatment. The services are offered for low income, people who are uninsured or underinsured, and the unemployed in Davidson County North Carolina. Call them at (336) 249-6215 for more information or to make an appointment.





Get free legal aid and representations

If you need help with a legal issue, such as a civic case, free legal foreclosure assistance, eviction prevention, unemployment claim, or similar issues, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. (phone (336) 272-0148) is the law firm that you want to contact for access to free legal programs. Learn more on North Carolina free legal advice.

Find free food in Davidson County

Pastor’s Pantry is a food pantry/distribution center for seniors in Davidson County North Carolina. Phone (336) 249-8824. While the agency is headquartered in Lexington North Carolina, they provide assistance for all county residents.

There are several other pantries in the region that offer help in a crisis. Non-perishable goods, holiday meals, and even clothing may be offered. Find food banks in Davidson County.

Homeless and housing assistance programs

PBH, formerly known as Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare, has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal government grants to help the homeless and those facing eviction. The government funds will allow PBH to assist a couple dozen additional individuals and/or families with housing resources and services through its Shelter Plus Care Program. In addition right now PBH provides rental assistance to 35 individuals and/ or families through the housing program. Call the community relations manager at (704) 721-2787.




By Jon McNamara

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