Our office will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.
Due to COVID-19 our building is currently closed, but we are still providing assistance. The quickest and easiest way to apply for assistance is to use the get help button. All interviews are currently being conducted via telephone.
Crisis Assistance Ministry Gastonia
WE HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE FACING A CRISIS SITUATION WITH FOOD, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR RENT AND UTILITIES AND LIMITED MEDICATION.
CAM is driven and operates mainly with our dedicated volunteers. They truly are the heart of CAM. Are you looking for a way to give back?
805 W. Airline Ave
Dedicated to Serving Our Neighbors
Faith in Action
We can help with electric, water or natural gas bills that are past due. Utility deposits are also considered in some situations.
Rent & Mortgage
Payments must be past due with a written late notice from the landlord, however, court eviction is not required. First month’s rent assistance is available; CAM does not pay rent deposits.
This can be received from our on-site food pantry. The frequency ranges from once per 30-90 days depending on the client situation and our current food supply.
FEED THE NEED
The food pantry at Crisis Assistance Ministry is always in need of food. Serving approximately 330 families a month, creates a new need every day.
We also rely on your donations to provide monetary supports to those needing crisis assistance.
In 2018-2019 our volunteers gave 6,730 hours of their time to Crisis Assistance Ministry. We need volunteers in many different capacities to be able to serve our neighbors in need. Are you looking for a way to give back?
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