Gaston County Resource Guide

Elevation Outreach exists to empower a generation of believers who embrace a lifestyle of generosity and service so that our cities will be forever changed by the love of Christ. We function under Pastor Steven’s vision to partner with great non-profit organizations and serve the underserved in Jesus’ name. These organizations work as an extension of our church to provide care for people needing assistance.

 

Elevation Church partners with more than 80 organizations across the globe while investing the majority of its outreach resources and volunteer support locally. This Resource Guide will direct you to organizations that can assist in your situation while helping you understand what to expect during the process.

Do You Need Clothing?

BELMONT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

 

The Belmont Community Organization provides assistance to individuals and families needing help in crisis emergency situations (rent, utilities, clothing, food and some prescription medications). To inquire about your eligibility for assistance call during office hours to speak to a staff person.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Address: 91 Catawba Street PO Box 1248 Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4526

 


 

CHERRYVILLE AREA MINISTRIES AND THRIFT SHOP

 

The Cherryville Area Ministry and Thrift Shop assists people in need of emergency help who are living in the northwest area of Gaston County. Call or go to Cherryville Area Ministries Offices during business hours.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (no assistance given on Thursday’s)

Address: 212 N. Mountain Street. PO Box 611 Cherryville, NC 28021

Phone: 803-222-4837

 


 

CRISIS ASSISTANCE MINISTRY GASTON

 

Through direct assistance, counseling, and referral to other agencies, Crisis Assistance Ministry serves as an extension of the local church by supporting people in need with emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities and food. To inquire about your eligibility for assistance call during office hours to speak to a staff person.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Address: 805 W. Airline Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-867-8901

 


 

DALLAS / HIGH SHOALS CHRISTIAN SOCIAL MINISTRY

 

The Dallas/High Shoals Christian Social Ministry aids residents who are in need of financial support (rent and utilities, resources (food and clothing), and spiritual help. The best way to inquire about receiving assistance call for an interview. Walk in appointments are possible however, it is best to call in advance.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Address: 214 N. Holland Street Dallas, NC 28036

Phone: 704-922-1236

 


 

GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

 

The Gaston Baptist Association provides food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance on a limited basis to residents of Gaston County. To receive assistance you must first call and schedule an appointment.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 11:30 pm

Address: 1607 Rankin Lake Road Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-867-0905

 


 

SALVATION ARMY CENTER OF HOPE GASTON

 

The Salvation Army provides assistance to individuals who are facing emergency situations because of a loss of income or situation beyond their control with food, clothing, rent, utilities, and medicine. Emergency shelter is provided for homeless men, women and families wile they find a job, save their money, and find permanent housing. All assistance depends on availability.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Address: 805 W. Airline Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-867-6145

Website: www.salvationarmy.org

 


 

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY WITH KINDNESS (SOCKS)

 

SOCKS provides assistance with food, medicine, power, clothing, rent, and utilities. All assistance depends on availability.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (New appointments only on Wednesday)

Address: 160 Woodlawn Ave. Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-827-8780

 

What to Bring:
• Picture ID of the head of household

• Social security documentation for all household members (social security card, documentation from the Social Security Administration verifying social security number, W2 form from an employer or paystub indicating the nine digit social security number, or W7 if applicable. If you are not registered with the Social Security Administration you are required to provide some form of identification).

• You must also be able to provide your address as well as basic information about each member of your household: age, gender, race, etc.

• Proof of income

Do You Need Financial Assistance?

CHERRYVILLE AREA MINISTRIES AND THRIFT SHOP

The Cherryville Area Ministry and Thrift Shop assists people in need of emergency help who are living within the Cherryville School District. They assist with food, emergency financial assistance for utilities and rent, and some medical cost.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (no assistance given on Thursday’s)

Address: 212 N. Mountain Street. PO Box 611 Cherryville, NC 28021

Phone: 803-222-4837

 


 

CRISIS ASSISTANCE MINISTRY GASTON

Through direct assistance, counseling, and referral to other agencies, Crisis Assistance Ministry serves as an extension of the local church by supporting people in need with emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities and food. To inquire about your eligibility for assistance call during office hours to speak to a staff person.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Address: 805 W. Airline Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-867-8901

 


 

BELMONT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

The Belmont Community Organization provides assistance to individuals and families needing help in crisis emergency situations (rent, utilities, clothing, food and some prescription medications). To inquire about your eligibility for assistance call during office hours to speak to a staff person.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Address: 91 Catawba Street PO Box 1248 Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4526

 


 

DALLAS / HIGH SHOALS CHRISTIAN SOCIAL MINISTRY

The Dallas/High Shoals Christian Social Ministry aids residents who are in need of financial support (rent and utilities0, resources (food and clothing), and spiritual help. The best way to inquire about receiving assistance call for an interview. Walk in appointments are possible however, it is best to call in advance.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Address: 214 N. Holland Street Dallas, NC 28036

Phone: 704-922-1236

 


 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES GASTON

The Department of Social Services exists to alleviate emotional and economical distress among the people of the county through preventative and restorative programs. Applications for services are made by contacting DSS. General information concerning eligibility for services may be made by telephone; however, a signed application is required for most programs. The Emergency Assistance Fund provides short-term financial assistance to families with children under the age of 21 who are I an emergency situation.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address: 330 N. Marietta Street. Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-862-7540 (main office)

 


 

GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

The Gaston Baptist Association provides food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance on a limited basis to residents of Gaston County. To receive assistance you must first call and schedule an appointment.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Address: 1607 Rankin Lake Road Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-867-0905

 


 

SALVATION ARMY CENTER OF HOPE GASTON

 

The Salvation Army provides assistance to individuals who are facing emergency situations because of a loss of income or situation beyond their control with food, clothing, rent, utilities, and medicine. Emergency shelter is provided for homeless men, women and families wile they find a job, save their money, and find permanent housing. All assistance depends on availability.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Address: 805 W. Airline Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-867-6145

Website: www.salvationarmy.org

 


 

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY WITH KINDNESS (SOCKS)

 

SOCKS provides assistance with food, medicine, power, clothing, rent, and utilities. All assistance depends on availability.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (New appointments only on Wednesday)

Address: 160 Woodlawn Ave. Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-827-8780

 

What to Bring:
• Picture ID of the head of household

• Social security documentation for all household members (social security card, documentation from the Social Security Administration verifying social security number, W2 form from an employer or paystub indicating the nine digit social security number, or W7 if applicable. If you are not registered with the Social Security Administration you are required to provide some form of identification).

• You must also be able to provide your address as well as basic information about each member of your household: age, gender, race, etc.

• Proof of income

Do You Need Food?

BELMONT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

The Belmont Community Organization provides assistance to individuals and families needing help in crisis emergency situations (rent, utilities, clothing, food and some prescription medications). To inquire about your eligibility for assistance call during office hours to speak to a staff person.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Address: 91 Catawba Street PO Box 1248 Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4526

 


 

CHERRYVILLE AREA MINISTRIES AND THRIFT SHOP

The Cherryville Area Ministry and Thrift Shop assists people in need of emergency help who are living in the northwest area of Gaston County. Call or go to Cherryville Area Ministries Offices during business hours.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (no assistance given on Thursday’s)

Address: 212 N. Mountain Street. PO Box 611 Cherryville, NC 28021

Phone: 803-222-4837

 


 

CRISIS ASSISTANCE MINISTRY GASTON

Through direct assistance, counseling, and referral to other agencies, Crisis Assistance Ministry serves as an extension of the local church by supporting people in need with emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities and food. To inquire about your eligibility for assistance call during office hours to speak to a staff person.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Address: 805 W. Airline Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-867-8901

 


 

DALLAS / HIGH SHOALS CHRISTIAN SOCIAL MINISTRY

The Dallas/High Shoals Christian Social Ministry aids residents who are in need of financial support (rent and utilities, resources (food and clothing), and spiritual help. The best way to inquire about receiving assistance call for an interview. Walk in appointments are possible however, it is best to call in advance.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Address: 214 N. Holland Street Dallas, NC 28036

Phone: 704-922-1236

 


 

GASTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

The Gaston Baptist Association provides food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance on a limited basis to residents of Gaston County. To receive assistance you must first call and schedule an appointment.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 11:30 pm

Address: 1607 Rankin Lake Road Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-867-0905

 


 

SALVATION ARMY CENTER OF HOPE GASTON

The Salvation Army provides assistance to individuals who are facing emergency situations because of a loss of income or situation beyond their control with food, clothing, rent, utilities, and medicine. Emergency shelter is provided for homeless men, women and families wile they find a job, save their money, and find permanent housing. All assistance depends on availability.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Address: 805 W. Airline Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-867-6145

Website: www.salvationarmy.org

Do You Need Emergency Housing?

THE SHELTER OF GASTON COUNTY

The Shelter of Gaston County provides a “safe house” to victims of domestic violence and their children. The address to the Shelter of Gaston County is not given until a person calls and seeks help. This is to keep the location of the shelter secret due to the nature of the situation. All clients must be 18 years of age or older.

 

Address: 805 W. Airline Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-852-6000

Website: www.co.gaston.nc.us/shelter

 


 

WITH FRIENDS

With Friends is a shelter for runaway teens (ages 10-17) and transitional housing program for men and women (18-22). Services are available for 15-21 days during which shelter offers counseling and support while finding permanent housing. Also, they have long-term transitional housing program for men and women. All applicants must have a referral and be drug free when coming into the program. To schedule an interview call the main office during normal business hours.

 

Address: 2098 Keith Dr Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-691-7116

Do You Need Job Assistance?

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF THE SOUTHERN PIEDMONT

Goodwill Industries provides vocational services enabling participants to attain employment in the competitive labor market. In order to inquire about your eligibility into this program you must first contact the Goodwill main offices during normal business hours.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Address: 2122 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208

Phone: 704-372-3434

Do You Need Medical Assistance?

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES GASTON

The Department of Social Services exists to alleviate emotional and economical distress among the people of the county through preventative and restorative programs. Applications for services can be made by contacting the Department of Social Services. General information concerning eligibility for services may be made by telephone; however, a signed application is required for most programs. The Medicaid/Special Assistance Fund provides medical expenses for disabled/aged adults and monthly payment to help pay the cost of rest home care.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address: 330 N. Marietta Street. Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-862-7540 (main office) – 704-862-7515 (Medicaid and Day Care Direct)

Do You Need Supportive Services?

CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER OF GASTON COUNTY

The Crisis Pregnancy Center is designed to help women facing unplanned pregnancy. The Crisis Assistance Center offers free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, education and information, maternity home placement, maternity and baby clothes, baby furniture and car seats, childbirth classes, single-parent support groups, and counseling.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and Tuesday/Thursday from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Address: 330 Union Road. Gastonia, NC 28056

Phone: 704-868-4636 (Office) 704-867-3706 (24-Hour Help-Line)

Website: www.cpcgaston.org

Do You Need Help?

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES GASTON

The Department of Social Services exists to alleviate emotional and economical distress among the people of the county through preventative and restorative programs. Applications for services are made by contacting DSS. General information concerning eligibility for services may be made by telephone; however, a signed application is required for most programs. Protective services for Children investigates complaints of child neglect, abuse or exploitation and provides services to protect children at risk. Protective Services for Adults evaluates concerns regarding abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation of elderly or disabled adults.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address: 330 N. Marietta Street. Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-862-7540 (main office) 704-862-7575 (Protective Services for Adults Direct) 704.862.7555 (Protective Services for Children Direct)

 


 

24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE

Crisis Call Center’s 24-hour crisis line often serves as the first point of contact for individuals who are seeking help, support, and information.

 

Phone: 704.332.2513

Text Message: Text ANSWER to 839863

Do You Need Counseling?

GREATER GASTON CHRISTIAN COUNSELING CENTER

 

Address: 1607 Rankin Lake Road Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-864-2887

Website: www.ggba.net

Note: Call to make an appointment

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