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Assistance programs in Robeson County.

Low income families in the Lumberton NC area and Robeson County will get financial assistance. Find where to apply at for rent help (from charities); free food or clothes (from pantries); medical or dental care (from clinics); and case management . A combination of government grant money as well as loans from charities, free stuff, and other support is available. Get financial help near you in Lumberton and Robeson County.

There are a number of places that give out free stuff (including gas cards, clothes, or furniture) in Robeson County as well. The elderly or homebound can apply for free Meals on Wheels home delivery. Or there are school supply drives and for students as well as Christmas and holiday resources. Or get free credit repair services as well as debt counseling or a free car for work in Lumberton and the county - many programs are offered as noted below.

Financial and material assistance from Community Action programs

The Southeastern Community Action Partnership (formerly known as Four-County Community Services, Inc). assists Lumberton NC and Robeson county residents. The non-profit organization can provide families with access to programs that can help pay rent, and/or prevent evictions. They include the federal government funded Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program and Section 8 housing subsidies. Both of them are intended to keep people in their current apartment or home. The Homeless Prevention Program can pay for up to 18 months of rent for qualified applicants.

  • The non-profit also offers the Heating Appliance Repair/Replacement Program (HARRP). Many low income households benefit from it. This is an assistance program that helps homeowners replace appliances, and in general save on their energy bills. In most years dozens of people benefit from the service, and the community action agency repaired or replaced various home appliances and units. The number of people helped from HARRP increases every year. Learn more on free appliances for the low income.
    Applicants can receive repairs to or a replacement furnace, new air conditioning unit, or more. The HARRP program is designed to make homes more energy efficient through improving the use of energy conserving equipment. Continue with the heating repair and replacement programs.
  • Urgent Home Repair is a similar service. This will install free upgrades and repairs to peoples homes. To be eligible for this assistance, applicants must be facing threats to life from their unsafe dwelling, and/or safety in the very near future. Repairs can also be made to peoples homes if they will be displaced if the home is not handicap accessible.
  • Free weatherization assistance is offered by Four-County Community Services. This is another program that is funded by the federal government. It will help make homes more energy efficient, and can help people reduce their utility bills by hundreds of dollars per year. The Federal Government Weatherization Act provides assistance that will pay for all costs for improvements up to $4000. So the program is free to qualified families.




  • The program works by having a contractor perform an energy assessment or audit to identify the most cost effective energy improvements that need to occur to an applicants home. After this is done, upgrades will be performed, including installing insulation, caulking, new windows, and more. Weatherization is free to the homeowner.

Contact Southeastern Community Action Partnership at (910) 277-3500 for more information or to apply to any assistance program. The address is 405 N Elm St, Lumberton, NC 28358. Other resources are available as well. Locate more details on financial help from Southeastern Community Action Partnership.

Financial assistance for bills, rent, medications in Robeson County

Church & Community Center, which is based in Lumberton, offers emergency assistance. The programs offered include immediate financial assistance with paying bills such as electricity, heating gas, water, or a prescription medication. They have money for past due rent for low-income renters too.

  • Programs include a payment of a portion of rent, utility bills, travel, lodging, and some assistance with free hotel vouchers in Lumberton NC. In some cases, short term assistance may be disbursed for security deposits. They also operate a clothing closet and food pantry, baby layettes, have toiletry kits and vouchers for clothing or household items. The charity also has kits for low-income families with school age children. \

In addition, the center also provides information and referrals for furniture, clothing, and such emergency aid for household items to families burned out. There will also be free gas cards to get to work or a gas interview for a low-income facility. A food pantry is also on site, and can provide prepared grocery or food boxes, $40.00 value, per household. The phone number is (910) 738-5204, and address 600 W 5th St, Lumberton, NC 28358.

Lumbee Nation Tribal Program Inc helps Native Americans. There is an Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance in Pembroke NC. Dial (910) 521-7861. The program will help and assist with people and families who are moving or behind on their rent or energy bills. Will pay up to $600 towards these expenses.

Robeson County Social Services (phone (910) 671-3000) provide eligible, low income and elderly families assistance through the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP). There is also other government benefits such as Medicaid, TANF cash assistance as well as SSI dfsability benefits and unemployment help.





Public aid will be distributed based on available funding to help with a heating crisis in winter or a cooling bill crisis in summer for LIHEAP. And, in addition the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is another option and it is a one time energy payment to families to assist with heating costs and cooling expenses. There other government benefits also have income required too. The office is at 701 N Elm St, Lumberton, NC 28358.

Free, or affordable Internet, is also available. Social Services partners with the state of NC and federal government on the Affordable Connectivity Program. This federal benefit was used to ensure adults, kids or students and others have access to high speed Internet. Get a ACP benefit application.

The Lumberton Salvation Army partners with other corp centers in the region. Rental, energy bill assistance, medications and other financial aid can be provided by the Emergency Services program. This is for the low income that are faced with a crisis but who would otherwise be self-sufficient. There are also free household and personal stuff for the working poor or single moms. Other resources available in Robeson County include the following.

The homeless or families facing eviction can get shelter and housing from Step-Up Semi Independent Living. Free Christmas assistance (meals and gifts) is provided by the Angel Tree program. Students may receive back to school supplies and food/meals are distributed from pantries. Several other social services are administered. More on Salvation Army financial aid in Robeson County.

Free Christmas and Thanksgiving programs - Find churches, charities, and other agencies that offer assistance during the holidays. Struggling families may be given free Christmas toys; food boxes; groceries; presents; and even Thanksgiving turkeys. More on free holiday and Christmas assistance in Robeson County.

Section 8 housing vouchers, rental assistance, and emergency housing is available in in Robeson County. Several area agencies, including churches and non-profits, can help. They use loans, donations and government grants to pay for their programs, whether it a security deposit, rent, or shelter. Learn more on Robeson County rental assistance.

Christian Care Center assistance programs has a few main programs, and they include free hot meals (as well as food) and a homeless shelter. They also give referrals as well as other support around housing, substance abuse, lodging, and other information in Lumberton and Robeson County. More details on Lumberton Christian Care Center assistance programs.

Community medical clinics and free health care facilities

Some of the doctors, organizations, and community clinics to contact in Robeson and Lumberton include. They can provide advice and information on North Carolina and government programs, and help patients deal with professionals to deal with medical debts. There are free OB/GYN and eye glass programs, insulin and other resources. The programs are offered in partnership with clinics and non-profits. More on medical debt help in North Carolina.

  • Medical Clinic, Dr. A.J. Robinson - A primary care physician (910) 738-3957. The address is 2934 N Elm St, Lumberton, NC 28358.
  • Medical Clinic,is located in Fairmont ((910) 628-0655) and Rowland ((910) 422-3350)

Food banks in Robeson County North Carolina

Partners in Ministry is based in Laurinburg. Free groceries, paper products and other goods. The non-profit is at 12 3rd St, Laurinburg, NC 28352. Call (910) 277-3355

Feeding Program for the Homeless has weekend hunger bags for the poor in Robeson County, breakfast and lunch, and monthly family grocery and food boxes. They also have referral services (substance abuse/recovery, FAFSA and food stamps). Address is 303 College Street, Pembroke, NC 28372, call (910) 521-2685





Sacred Pathways Inc. and their Weekend Hunger Bags or food. Phone (910) 521-2685. Address is 303 College St, Pembroke, NC 28372.

Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina may have limited rental or housing assistance. (910) 521-7861

There are dozens of other food pantries and feeding programs to try. Whether it is a free box of groceries, information on how to apply for SNAP food stamps, Christmas meals or toys, or more, try these agencies. More on food pantries in Robeson County.


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