Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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North Carolina Assistance Programs and Services


  • North Carolina Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 866-719-0141
  • North Carolina Work First Program  – Through Work First North Carolina parents with dependent children can get cash assistance, short-term training, and other services that can help them become employed and self-sufficientCall: 919-527-6300
  • North Carolina Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified North Carolina telephone customers, Call: 919-527-6335
  • North Carolina State Telephone Assistance Program (Link-Up)  – Provides discounts of up to $100 on installation charges for telephone service to eligible North Carolina Native Americans, Call: 919-527-6335
  • North Carolina Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible North Carolina residents, Call: 800-662-7030
  • North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) for Children  – Offers comprehensive health coverage for low-income children in North Carolina, Call: 800-662-7030
  • North Carolina Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program  – Pays for eligible NC Medicaid members and their families to receive health insurance through their job or COBRA, Call: 855-696-2447
  • North Carolina Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: Local Agency
  • North Carolina National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 919-807-3506
  • North Carolina Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 919-807-3506
  • North Carolina School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 919-807-3506
  • North Carolina Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call919-807-3506
  • North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 919-707-5799
  • North Carolina Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 919-440-1147
  • North Carolina Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)  – Designed to help eligible North Carolina households pay their heating billsCall: 919-527-6300
  • North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) ⇑ – Helps eligible low-income North Carolinians save energy and reduce their utility bills, Call: 919-707-9198
  • North Carolina Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • North Carolina Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA