Morgan County Alabama assistance programs.

Information and details on how to get help for electric and gas bills, rent assistance, free food, and other resources in Decatur and Morgan County Alabama.

Assistance for paying bills in a crisis

A few local agencies to contact for emergency assistance include Beltline Church of Christ and the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, Inc. Find details on the programs and aid offered below.

Beltline Church of Christ - Funding is very limited. They mostly focus on food and clothing in Morgan County. However, when resources allow, some of the assistance programs offered by this Decatur agency  include Rent Payment Assistance to prevent homelessness. There is also information on grants for Electric and Heating Bill Payment Assistance or Gas Bills. Or there will be other sources of emergency funds or loans for qualified clients. Appointments are needed, and the phone line is open Wednesday morning only. The number is 566-6221, and services are only available in English.

Morgan County Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, Inc - This non-profit agency also runs several programs for low income residents. The services include:

  • Gas and Electric Bill Payment Assistance
  • Rental Assistance Programs
  • Free Food and Pantry
  • LHEAP and Fuel Bill Payment Assistance
  • Foreclosure and Housing Counseling
  • Mortgage Payment Assistance
  • Weatherization Energy Conserving Programs

Call the Decatur Alabama community action agency at (256) 355-7843. However note that in addition to those assistance programs, numerous other resources are offered, including assistance for seniors in Morgan County, funds to use for paying a portion of a security deposit for the homeless, and more. Read more.





Committee on Church Cooperation ((256) 355-8893) offers food and numerous other assistance programs. Low income and other struggling Morgan County families can receive access to Christmas and holiday assistance Programs, Food Pantries, General Clothing Provision, Groceries, Household Goods Vouchers, Prescription Expense Assistance, School Supplies, and access to an on location Soup Kitchens.

Another local charity organization to contact is Neighborhood Christian Center. The agency can be reached at (256) 351-7633. Various ministries are run by the agency in the Decatur area.

This is a faith-based non-profit charity that provides low income individuals and families with access to a food pantry, clothing closet, other services and resources such as empowerment programs for women and men, prison ministry and a Christmas family/child program. In addition, financial assistance and grants may be available for helping to pay electric and gas bills. This utility payment assistance is offered as funds allow. Find more details on Neighborhood Christian Center programs in Morgan County.

Society of Saint Vincent has operations in the Morgan County and the greater Huntsville region. Volunteers, churches, and others provide the low income and less fortunate with social services and emergency assistance.  Resources range from basic needs such as free food, clothing, and hot meals. However a focus of the Morgan County charity is on homeless prevention, so they may have funds for rent or energy bills. Shelter and transitional housing is also available. Additional programs including information on discounted prescription medications, referrals, and a thrift store. Click here Saint Vincent programs.

DeCatur Salvation Army has a social service center in Morgan County Alabama. The agency runs several emergency assistance programs and social services for the low income and seniors. If the site can’t provide what you need help with, then case managers can sometimes provide referrals. Examples of resources that may be available include housing, such as shelter, rental assistance, and transitional housing. Other programs include free food, clothing, electric bill assistance, and holiday assistance. Seniors may receive a hot meal or support as well from the Salvation Army. Read more.




Morgan County area churches may also provide support. In an effort to help feed the poor, help the homeless, or address the sick or vulnerable, there may be financial aid as well as basic needs provided. Other services may also be arranged. Find help from Decatur area churches.

Clinics that offer free or low cost medical care

Call the Community Free Clinic of Decatur-Morgan County. This health care clinic was created to offer free or low cost health and medical care to low income, medically uninsured residents who live in Decatur and Morgan County Alabama. the facility was developed in partnership with volunteer physicians, doctors, and nurses and other medical staff from area hospitals. The Decatur-Morgan County health care Clinic provides non-emergency acute care and chronic illness management to those in need. Call (256) 309-2491.

Food and household items

Some local food, diapers, and household product distribution centers to contact include the Decatur Dream Center ((256) 350-0615), the Jubilee Family Worship Center ((256) 355-7771) and Progressive Christian Outreach Ministries (phone (256) 340-2020). Another of the places to call is the Decatur based Redeeming Love Outreach at (256) 351-2711.

There are several other food pantries and charities to call in the Morgan County region. Other services available can include free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals or case managers may distribute applications for programs such as food stamps. Find Morgan County food pantries.



By Jon McNamara

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