El Pueblo – El Pueblo’s mission is for Latinos to achieve positive social change by building consciousness, capacity and community action.

The Queer Fish Center – Located in Burlington, NC, the Queer Fish Center is a safe place for LGBTQ youth to find people like them, talk and have someone listen.

Southerners on New Ground – A regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center – A place of help and hope for all survivors of sexual violence.

ACLU of North Carolina – The ACLU of North Carolina is the North Carolina state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU-NC Legal Foundation is the 501(c)(3) arm of the ACLU-NC that coordinates and carries out its legal and educational work around civil liberties issues.

North Carolina NAACP – The North Carolina Conference of NAACP branches is made up of over 100 Adult, Youth and College NAACP units across the state, convenes the more the 150 members of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition and is the architect of the Moral Monday & Forward Together Movement.

Alamance County Resources

The Alamance County Community Services Agency, Inc. is located at 1946 Martin Street in Burlington, North Carolina 27216-0038. Telephone number is (336) 229-7031. Case managers will offer support to those that are struggling. Find more on financial aid from Alamance community action.

Some of the organizations that have accepted applications and distributed the aid in the past include Allied Churches of Alamance County ((336) 229-0881), Meals on Wheels and also Alamance County Community Services (336) 229-7031) have applied for funds and helped people in previous years.

The local branch of the Salvation Army is another destination to call or stop by at for help. It is located in Burlington, but services the entire region. Phone number (336) 227-5529. This non-profit agency provides cash assistance and other forms of help with bills and expenses to local individuals and families. In addition, they also provide coats for children and fans for the elderly. Last but not least, the Salvation Army agency also provides disaster relief services when needed. Read more on programs.

Alamance County Department of Social Services (phone (336) 570-6532), which is located in Burlington NC, administers child support services, food stamps, child welfare services, medicaid, rent assistance, services for adults, work first family assistance, aid for fuel bills and utility expenses, and medicine (one time service) as funds are available.

Christian Assistance Network, of 206 N Fisher Street Burlington (phone (336) 229-0881) offers cash assistance to those in need of help with paying their utility bills, heating fuel, and they can also distribute prescription medication vouchers.

Free food is distributed by Loaves & Fishes Christian Food Ministry. Qualified families can get groceries up to once every 30 days. Call (336) 570-4668.

Mebane NC Loaves & Fishes provides food and groceries at most once every 30 days. Call (919) 304-1240.

Another agency that can help Alamance County people with housing and mortgage problems is the Consumer Credit Counseling Service. This agency is also located in Burlington NC, and they have HUD approved housing counselors. They can work directly with your lender, provide information on mortgage programs, including North Carolina foreclosure mediation services. Call them at (336) 226-4175.

People who are facing a disconnection of their utility or heating service may be eligible to receive a one-time cash grant from this federal government funded program. The funds are intended to help stop or prevent a crisis by qualified individuals. Call the Alamance County Community Services Agency, Inc. at (336) 229-7031 to apply for energy bill help or learn more.

Contact the Burlington North Carolina based ALAMAP of ARMC. This non-profit will help low income and other individuals with obtaining life sustaining medications. (336) 538-8440.

The Open Door Clinic provides discounted and/or free high quality healthcare to the indigent, low income and working poor of Alamance County North Carolina. Call them at (336) 570-9800 to make an appointment or lean more.

If you need dental care, a free adult dental clinic is offered two times per year by a site in Graham North Carolina. Call (336) 376-1306.

Community Health Center, Charles Drew is a clinic that may offer variable billing rates. Full primary health care services are offered to patients from birth to geriatrics, physical exams, minor surgery, laboratory work, cardiac stress tests, EKG, immunizations, and hospital care. 221 N Graham-Hopedale Rd, Burlington, North Carolina 27217, call (336) 570-3739

Chatham County Resources

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Music Maker Relief Foundation

Hillsborough, NC

(919) 643-2456

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 932-7077

Orange County Animal Services

Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 967-7383

Open until 7:30 PM

Orange County Hillsborough Office

No reviews · Social Services Organization

Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 969-3015

Orange County Literacy Council

Carr Mill Mall

Carrboro, NC

(919) 914-6153

Open until 7:30 PM

Orange County Partnership for Young Children

Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 967-9091

Orange County Economic Dev

Hillsborough, NC

(919) 245-2325

Orange County Rape Crisis Center

Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 968-4647

Open until 5:00 PM

Legal Aid of North Carolina

Pittsboro, NC

(919) 542-0475

Open until 5:00 PM

Orange Congregations in Mission

Hillsborough, NC

(919) 732-6194

Orange County Social Services

Hillsborough, NC

(919) 245-2800

Open until 5:00 PM

Orange County Aging Department

Hillsborough, NC

(919) 245-2000

Orange County Family Success Alliance

Hillsborough, NC


Orange County Emergency Services Network & Organizations


Orange County Legal Aid and Pro Bono Services

Refugee Support Center



Carrboro-Chapel Hill Meals on Wheels, Inc. (phone) provides food aid in the form daily meals to the homebound, disabled, and /or elderly in the community.

Another resource in Orange County and Carrboro is the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The locally based Food Bank works through a network of 800 charities, non-profits, and other partner agencies to help feed over 480,000 people at risk of hunger in 34 North Carolina counties, including Carrboro. 942-2803

If you need assistance finding or paying for child or day care expenses, contact Child Care Services Association, Inc. at 967-3272. The non-profit agency provides qualified individuals with access to high quality child care by offering both child care and teacher scholarships, referral services, information on North Carolina and federal government programs, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

Get access to financial assistance for bills and rent, and referrals, from the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services. 929-6380. The non-profit offers programs that feed the hungry in the community, provide shelters the homeless and provides financial assistance for every day expenses, and it also offers support for low-income and homeless families and individuals in the local community.

Orange Congregations in Mission, which can be reached at 732-6194, provides free food, gently used and discounted clothing, shelter, possible rent assistance, and medical needs for the disadvantaged and low income.

Women’s Center is another agency that provides qualified individuals with a broad array of supportive services and resources, and the agency focuses its programs on women and families. Some of the services they provide include career and financial counseling, advice for reducing debts, legal information services, support groups, educational workshops, and adolescent programs. 968-4610

Orange County North Carolina Salvation Army has locations in the region, including in Hillsborough. A number of resources are administered to those who need assistance, including some financial aid. However resources are very limited. The organizations may have some or all of the following.

  • Basic needs such as clothing, food, or vouchers for furniture.
  • Limited financial aid including rent or electric bills.
  • Holiday assistance may be offered in Hillsborough, including Christmas and Thanksgiving meals and gifts. Programs like the Angel Tree also operate.
  • Also learn about job training programs and public assistance in North Carolina.
  • Read more on the services offered.

JOCCA – Joint Orange-Chatham Community Action Agency is part of the nationwide network of non-profits that is committed to helping low income families. While the main goal is addressing employment and self-sufficiency, they have information or referrals to many assistance programs. Find Joint Orange Community Action Agency programs.

Orange County families can turn to Housing for New Hope. The charity administers some services in the county as well as nearby towns. The focus is on addressing housing issues, including preventing evictions, rehousing the homeless, and coordinating emergency rental programs. The center runs shelter and transitional housing units, can help seniors and the disabled, and provide other needed aid. Many of the resources are run in partnership with local churches and charities. More Housing for New Hope.