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Northeast North Carolina assistance programs.

Get help with bills and find assistance programs in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington county North Carolina. Below you will find information on non-profit agencies, charities, and aid organizations in the northeastern part of North Carolina.

Pilmoor Memorial UMC Emergency Food Center - This center may be able to provide more than food. The Food Pantry, as it is known more commonly to locals in the northeastern NC region, provide a balanced selection of free food, canned food, vegetables and frozen foods to client families. Usually the agency will provide up to a weeks worth of food. In addition to the free food, the Food Pantry can sometimes provide assistance with paying rent, utilities, or prescriptions to the low income in the area and community. Pilmoor's Food Pantry in North Carolina is supported and funded generously by the United Way of the Albemarle (Elizabeth City) and the non-profit organization works closely with the Department of Social Services, Currituck County, the Interfaith Community Outreach of Currituck, local charities and other local churches in the community. Call 252.232.2136

Department of Social Services - Call your local government agency in the county you live in. Many of the will administers the particular County's Food Stamp program, Medicaid, provide energy bill help, and also run the Work First Family Assistance program. They are always a great resource for information and advice. Currituck 252-232-3083. Camden (252) 331-4787. Pasquotank (252) 338-2126. Perquimans (252) 426-7373. Tyrrell (252) 796-3421. Social services can provide information on such services as well as government health care. Learn more.

Catholic Charities of the Albemarle Area offers various assistance programs to the low income and struggling individuals in northeaster North Carolina. The non-profit can provide services to fulfill unmet needs of families/individuals, and may from time to time have have funds for emergency financial assistance such as rent and utility bills. Most of the support is non-monetary though, and includes counseling, credit repair, referrals services, and much more. Call (252) 426-7717, or more on Albemarle Catholic Charities.





Economic Improvement Council, Inc. - This is the local community action agency and it can be called at (252) 482-4458. Among other services, they can direct people to the LIHEAP energy bill assistance programs, free food pantries, weatherization, and much more.

One of the focuses on the agency is to help administrate federal government benefits. While that is a very broad term, they do have information on programs such as section 8 for paying rent or Head Start, which can provide children with education, medical care, and food. Or inquire into where to apply for government commodities or SNAP food stamps.

Community action agencies are always a great place to turn to for advice and information on programs as well, such as how to get help with rent, government foreclosure prevention programs, and community clinics. For example, click here for information on North Carolina mortgage and foreclosure programs.

For more details on this or other Economic Improvement Council (EIC) offers resources, call or stop by their main center. The location covers the entire region, including Camden, Dare, Hyde and nearby counties. Click details.

Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughter offers high quality medical and health care for children in the area. Call 757-668-7000.

Food Bank of the Albemarle provides emergency food assistance to the poor and needy year round and at times of disasters. They partner with various local agencies, food banks, and charities in the area to distribute food, perishable food, and other non-financial aid. Call 252-335-4035.



By Jon McNamara











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