General Assistance

Health Care, Homelessness, Financial Help, More

Crisis Intervention Program
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Federally-funded program that provides assistance to low-income households that are in a heating or cooling related emergency.

Emergency Assistance
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Families who are experiencing a financial emergency may be eligible for financial help to pay for housing and utilities.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program
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A Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time cash payment to help eligible families pay their heating bills.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Child Care Financial Assistance
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Uses a combination of state and federal funds to provide subsidized child care services to eligible families through a locally administered state-supervised voucher system.

North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance
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Manages Medicaid and NC Health Choice for Children for the state of North Carolina. Medicaid is a health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people paid with federal, state, and county dollars. It covers more than 1 million people in our state, including children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled, and people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments.

North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind
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Seeks to assist those with vision problems to prepare for, find, and keep a job, live more independently, and preserve or improve remaining vision.

North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) for Children
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Provides free or reduced price comprehensive health care for children of families who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford rising health insurance premiums.

North Carolina Smart Start
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A public-private initiative that provides early education funding to all of the state's 100 counties. Smart Start funds are administered at the local level through local nonprofit organizations called Local Partnerships. The North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC) is the statewide nonprofit organization that provides oversight and technical assistance for local partnerships. Services at the local level range depending on local needs.

Refugee Public Assistance
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Includes refugee cash assistance and refugee medical assistance in order to expedite the resettlement process, quickly reduce dependence on public assistance, assist refugees to become employed, acquire English language skills, and achieve self-sufficiency as quickly as possible.


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