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Assistance programs Rowan County.

Get financial help in Rowan County NC will bill including electric and water bills, rent expenses, transportation and other costs. There are also free groceries from pantries, medical care from clinics and grant money from churches, charities and government organizations. Locate financial assistance near you in Salisbury and Rowan County.

There is grant money along with debt relief, free school supplies for kids and personal or household stuff. The focus of the financial help and free items is on low-income families, seniors, the disabled and others. Short term emergency help is combined with long term support in Rowan County.

Grants from from Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency

The regional community action agency is the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency. They help fight poverty, address employment and energy bill needs and provide applications to government grants.

  • Free home modifications and minor repairs to help people save energy are offered. Another of the programs offered by the community action agency include Weatherization. This program will help low income, qualified individuals (in particular senior or the disabled) reduce their home energy and utility bills by installing free energy conserving updates to their homes.
  • The self-sufficiency Program from Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency can also help people in need. The program provides people with social services and financial 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.
  • Emergency help is offered. 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, homeless prevention programs and food banks. There is also information on emergency funds, including loans for families. Locate emergency loans near you.
  • The currently homeless can learn about low income housing or grant programs to pay a security deposit fee or first months rent. There are also homeless shelters, low-income apartments, and transitional housing units in Rowan County, including for people overcoming addictions.
  • Long term employment and job training is available from Community Action. 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. The Christian, faith based charity is located at  20 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28144 and may have limited financial assistance to distribute to those in need of help. Among other services they offer transitional housing, free holiday and Christmas assistance including toys from Angel Tree, and other aid.

  • There are also free school supply or backpacks for students from low-income families. Or apply for money to pay back rent, free motel or hotel vouchers as well as counseling or get a hot meal from a soup kitchen. Read more on Salvation Army Rowan County.

The Rowan Helping Ministries Crisis Assistance Network has limited immediate financial help 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. There are also free food boxes, clothes for adults or kids and household items. 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 as well as government benefit programs. Funds for paying heating and cooling bills may be offered from Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). 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.





  • The office may also have information on resources such as SNAP food stamps (Food and Nutrition), Medicaid, and low income housing. Or get free government money from Work First in Rowan County, the version of TANF. The location is 1813 East Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28146, dial (704) 216-8330.

The Rowan County United Way partners with local agencies, non-profits and charities. The agency give funding to these organizations and free referrals to families or individuals in need. Among other services, they are involved with helping individuals and families find clothing for school or work. The United Way direct people to free 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, including free rides to the disabled. There is also Family Related Services, Senior Care and drug or alcohol treatment. 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.

Financial help rowan County NCRowan 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 on help from Cooperative Christian Ministry.

Non-profit as well as charity housing and rent assistance 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.

Salisbury Community Development is HUD certified agency. they help people buy a home, get foreclosure prevention services or access from home repairs. The address is 1400 W Bank St, Salisbury, NC 28144. Other information on mortgage assistance is offered too, and locate help with a mortgage for the low income. Phone: (704) 216-2738.




Help with food in Salisbury NC area

Main Street Mission, located at 308 South Main Street, China Grove, NC 28023, runs a food pantry for the working poor, the unemployed, or those on fixed income. There are free groceries, baby formula, produce and other goods, including holiday food baskets. A clothing closet is also on site. Call (704) 855-2909

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church has a free food distribution center, including Meals on Wheels service at 719 S Caldwell St, Salisbury, NC 28144. Call (704) 633-5057. They have a food bank and soup kitchen.

Tabernacle Baptist Church is a charity that feeds the low-income, homeless, single moms and others. The food bank is at 2515 E Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28146. they also have free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Call (704) 636-6653.

There are other free food banks, pantries and places for groceries. They give out everything from shelf-stable food to dairy, meat, and even pet food to the low income. Find where to get food with no money in NC.

Free community health care centers and 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 as well as patients on Medicaid or Medicare. Examples of assistance is treatment for minor illnesses and adult preventive care, tooth extractions, cleanings, and fillings. Or look here for free emergency teeth extractions.

  • They also have Chronic disease management  and prescription drugs, including free vouchers to RX. An appointment is needed, and the clinic is open for patients with Medicaid, no health insurance, Medicare or disability. Call (704) 636-4523. The location of the center is 315 Mocksville Ave Suite G, Salisbury, NC 28144

Good Shepherd's Clinic offers treatment for minor illness and injuries. There is also free or income based., 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. They help the working poor in Rowan County, homeless and others get medical care, including for OBGYN, eye exams, hearing and more. Location is 307 E Thom St, China Grove, NC 28023. Dial the center at (704) 855-5200


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