Rowan County assistance programs.

Thousands of families across North Carolina and Rowan County need help with their daily living expenses, including rent, utility and cooling bills, and more. Below you will find information on several leading non-profit agencies and charities in the area.

Assistance from Rowan Community Service Council, Inc.

Another of the programs offered by the community action agency include Weatherization. This program will help low income, qualified individuals reduce their home energy and utility bills by installing free energy conserving updates to their homes.

The self-sufficiency Program can also help people in need. The program provides people with services and resources to help them become self-sufficient over the long term. The program may also provide people with information on how to access government programs to help pay expenses such as rent, home energy and cooling bills, and other aid.

A couple main goals of the SRCAA community action agency is to help Rowan County and nearby families stay housed and meet their nutritional goals. To this end, case managers may have referrals to emergency rental assistance programs and food banks. The currently homeless can learn about low income housing or grant programs to pay a security deposit fee or first months rent. All of this is combined with self-sufficiency and information on state of North Carolina job training programs.

Call the Rowan Community Service Council, Inc., which is located in Salisbury, at (704) 633-6633. Other social services and financial aid may be offered too. Find more on Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency resources.

The Salisbury and Rowan County Salvation Army, which can be reached at 704-636-6491, offers information on numerous assistance programs, and may have limited financial assistance to distribute to those in need of help. Among other services they offer transitional housing, holiday and Christmas assistance, and other aid. Read Salvation Army Rowan County.





The Rowan Helping Ministries Crisis Assistance Network has limited aid on a first come first serve basis. For those with proof of hardship, the charity organization has emergency financial assistance for paying utilities, rent, water/sewer bills, and prescription medications. Any financial assistance or grants is given out based on funds available.

There are several other resources available from the churches that are part of the crisis network. They include free meals from Soup Kitchens or a food pantry. There may also be transitional housing for single parents as well as referrals to low income housing programs, such as section 8, that are available in Rowan County. Telephone (704) 633-5771, or find assistance from Rowan Helping Ministries.

Rowan County Department of Social Services oversees many of the public aid programs. Funds for paying heating and cooling bills may be offered from Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). The office may also have information on resources such as SNAP food stamps, Medicaid, and low income housing. 1813 East Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28146, (704) 216-8330.

The Rowan County United Way partners with local agencies, non-profits and charities and provides funding to these organizations. Among other services, they are involved with helping individuals and families find clothing, food, gain access to medical and dental care, funds for energy and utility bills, or housing or rent assistance. The Rowan County United Way is the community catalyst and one of the leading agencies for delivering help where it is needed the most to those in need.

Among other resources they provide Services for the Handicapped, Emergency Assistance for paying bills and debts, Family Related Services, and Senior Services and Programs. In some cases, some of the United Way partners may offer zero interest loans to qualified applicants for paying their bills or rental needs. Low income, the unemployed, elderly, and other who need help can call the Salisbury North Carolina United Way agency at 704-633-1802.





Rowan County Cooperative Christian Ministry is a faith based charity made up of local churches. They partner together to offer everything from transitional housing to free food and funds for utility bills or other expenses. There is support for single parents, the disabled, and children in the community. The churches may also have free meals and school items. Click more information.

Non-profit housing and rent programs will assist tenants that are facing eviction. Another option is to apply for a grant from a social service office. Various resources are available for residents, including the elderly, to help them pay a portion of their rent or other housing expenses that may be past due. More on rental assistance in Rowan County.

Energy bills and Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP)

Rowan County Social Services administers the The Low Income Energy Assistance Program at the state level, and the program will provide people with a one-time utility bill payment that is issued in February each year to assist qualified families with heating bills and funds can be used to pay other energy bills as well.

Community clinics in Rowan County

Community Care Clinic of Rowan - The site provides free primary dental, medical care, and prescription assistance. It is for low income and uninsured qualifying Rowan County and Salisbury adult residents. Examples of assistance is treatment for minor illnesses and adult preventive care, tooth extractions, cleanings, and fillings. They also have Chronic disease management  and prescription drugs. An appointment is needed, and the clinic is open for patients with Medicaid, no health insurance, Medicare or disability. (704) 636-4523

Good Shepherd's Clinic offers treatment for minor illness and injuries, adult preventive medical care and more. First Baptist Church, 220 N. Fulton Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144. Call (704) 636-7200.

China Grove Family Medicine is a Community Health Center. Location is 308 East Centerview Street.

Food pantries

Main Street Mission, located at 306 South Main Street, China Grove, NC 28023, runs a food pantry for the working poor, the unemployed, or those on fixed income. A clothing closet is also on site. Call (704) 855-2909




Blackwelder Park Food Pantry, Cooperative Christian Ministry, 2204 Summit Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28081, dial (704) 786-4709

Rowan Helping Ministries in Salisbury. They have a food bank and soup kitchen. (704) 637-6838

Salvation Center Church, 465 South Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, North Carolina 28083, telephone (704) 938-5197


By Jon McNamara

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