Crisis Ministry provides counseling for assistance with:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Furniture and/or household items
  • Financial assistance (rent/mortgage, utilities, heat)

Heating Assistance Help - CIP

Persons are welcome to apply for heating assistance when they have a final notice or are out of oil, etc.  However, funds from the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) will only be used when the temperature is 32 degrees or below AND someone in the household's life will be threatened due to a verifiable medical condition, being elderly, or a child under age 6 AND there are no other funds available to pay the bill.  One of the three criteria listed above must be met.

Documents to bring for application: Final notice bill for electric or gas or measured number of inches of oil in tank,  medical statement from a doctor stating the medical condition and that life will be threatened by the temperature, Social security cards for all household members, and a picture ID for the head of household.

 Please go to the Crisis Ministry closest to you depending on your zip code.

Main          28801 - 28806
South         28704
North         28787 & 28709
West          28715 

Click here for directions and contact information. 


To get assistance at any of these locations you do not need an appointment.  All clients are seen on a first come, first served basis.  


Please be sure and bring:

  • Picture ID
  • Social Security card 
  • Final notice for help with utilities
  • Eviction notice for help with rent/mortgage
  • Payments Stubs (if working) 
  • Any other financial information (food stamps, disability, etc.)