Person, Vance, and Warren County assistance programs.

Financial resources for bills and housing

The Christian Help Center can meet emergency needs of qualified residents. Rent assistance, clothing, free food, shelter, and energy bill help may be offered. Some of the details on these programs are below.

The clothing bank may be turned to a couple times per month for gently used items, while the Help Center pantry has non-perishable foods such as canned meats, vegetables, peanut butter, sugar, pastas, cereal, flour, meats and sugar. An on site soup kitchen is available to serve a hot meal each weekday at noon.

Financial aid is very limited and comes with qualification. Christian Help Center may be able to help with utility or heating bills. This is available from a combination of loans or in some cases, cash grants. If someone is facing an eviction or homelessness, then get information on rent and housing programs. Many of the programs are available from referrals to places in Person or other counties. In some cases the non-profit may have cash assistance, grants, or direct aid, such as nearby shelters. The main center is at 122 Depot Street, Roxboro, NC 27573, call (336) 599-6070, or click more information.

Salvation Army centers are located in the region, including Vance County. They are part of the nation's largest non-profit agency for the unemployed, struggling, and less fortunate. The centers may have emergency food from pantries and financial assistance for paying bills. Centers may have Christmas assistance, back to school supplies, and transitional housing programs. The agency provides general assistance with utilities, medicine, clothing and food. All services come with a formal application process and people need proof of hardship, income, expenses, and other support. 355 Alexander Avenue, Henderson, North Carolina 27536, call (252) 438-7107 for details.

The community action agency is Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity. They offer a few resources for qualified low income families, seniors, and the disabled. Case managers also partner with clients to help them exist poverty and gain long term benefits. Some of the main resources are noted below.

HUD section 8 housing vouchers may be available for people in regions such as Vance County. The vouchers can used to pay a portion of rent for an approved home or apartment. The HUD approved agency and its counselors can also direct clients towards home ownership programs and solutions.




Case management is offered as part of Self-Sufficiency Program, and most section 8 participants need to enroll into this. Staff will hold workshops, classes, and offer advice that will put people on track for economic independence. This can include topics such as job training and search assistance, career counseling, budgeting, and more.

Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity can direct homeowners to mortgage and foreclosure assistance as well. One of the key ones in the state is the North Carolina Prevention Fund. It can provide loans in some cases to be used to pay a portion of your mortgage for a certain period of time.

Job placement, training, development, and economic support is available as part of Economic Self-Sufficiency Project. Various steps are implemented to help clients can stability and self-sufficiency over the short and long term. The community action agency and its staff help.

Other programs provided by FVWOPP include referrals, information on public benefits such as SNAP food stamps, LIHEAP energy bill assistance, and Medicaid. The agency is a great place for information and support. Call the Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity at (252) 492-0161, or click here.

Service Intake of Roxboro, NC - The center initiates clients into the government aid and benefit system. It offers referrals, information, and other support. Work with staff on assessing your needs. They provide counseling, assist with problem solving, and offer emergency financial assistance or loans to low income families experiencing a crisis situation. (336) 559-8361





Emergency rental assistance - In the northern part of the state there are several programs focused on stopping evictions and homelessness. A combination of grants are used for rent expenses and other resources include transitional housing and funds for deposits. Find rent help in Person, Vance, and Warren.

Food banks and pantries

Local churches, non-profits, and private groups may have assistance. The items include free groceries, canned goods, information on WIC or SNAP food stamps, and meals.

Zion Christian Center, 2850 Virginilina Rd, Roxboro, North Carolina 27574, dial (336) 503-0056
Word of Life Christian Center in Roxboro. Telephone number to call for hours is (336) 322-0488.
A Pantry is at 516 Beckford Dr., Henderson, NC 27536, main phone (252) 492-8231

Low cost health care from clinics

Granville-Vance District Health Department - Offers treatment and follow-up for basic conditions. The clinic also coordinates immunizations, medications, and pregnancy tests. 115 Charles Rollins Road, Henderson, North Carolina 27536. Call (252) 492-4219

Rural Health Group at Henderson provides low cost or maybe free Family Care services. The center will use a reduced/sliding fee scale for the uninsured and low income. Also provide HIV services and prevention education. On the other hand, Henderson Dental provides dentistry assistance and cleanings at a sliding fee scale rate too. Telephone - (252) 438-3549



By Jon McNamara

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