In need? Here’s some resources to help.

Before submitting a request to Quiet Givers, check out these resources for assistance.

Rent Assistance

Assistance with rent, mortgage costs, and eviction prevention.

OFFERED: Eviction prevention, rent assistance, utility cutoffs, heating fuel, and prescription medication needs

Since 2002, Western Crisis Assistance Network (WeCAN) has been providing help to community members who find themselves in these situations. Often, such assistance ultimately prevents a family from becoming homeless. The program coordinator provides guidance and helps the client create a plan for overcoming recurrent situations through information and referrals. Clients served by the program are also offered follow up counseling to help them achieve stability.

OFFERED: Rent assistance, utility assistance, car repairs and transportation, and medical costs for veterans and their families.

We partner with veteran friendly organizations to provide assistance and relief to veterans of the United States armed forces and their immediate family members

OFFERED: Rent assistance, food assistance.

Our goal at BUMC is to be a blessing to our neighborhood, a place where people connect and grow from neighbors to friends, and a witness to the body of Christ amidst a university, vacationers, part-time and full-time residents, and any other neighbor God brings to us. We love our town, and we love our God, and we want to see the two of them not only meet, but marry.

OFFERED: Power and fuel bills, rent, transportation, medical costs, angel tree.

Holy Cross is a Christ-centered, close-knit community of faith that offers an active, loving, and welcoming place of worship, ministry, and Christian fellowship.

OFFERED: Section 8 vouchers, rental assistance, housing counseling and foreclosure prevention counseling, property management and development.

Northwestern Regional Housing Authority has provided essential housing services to our less fortunate neighbors in the mountain counties every working day of the past 30 years.

OFFERED: Rent and utility assistance.

Midway Baptist Church seeks to glorify God by building the church of tomorrow today, through fervent prayer, evangelism, discipleship, and family ministry

OFFERED: Weatherization assistance/repairs, and HVAC repairs (Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey). Family and youth services. Unemployment assistance.

Partnering with families and communities to provide the disadvantaged the support and tools they need to become self-sufficient.

Utility Bills

Electric, water, gas, and other utility assistance.

OFFERED: Eviction prevention, rent assistance, utility cutoffs, heating fuel, and prescription medication needs

Since 2002, Western Crisis Assistance Network (WeCAN) has been providing help to community members who find themselves in these situations. Often, such assistance ultimately prevents a family from becoming homeless. The program coordinator provides guidance and helps the client create a plan for overcoming recurrent situations through information and referrals. Clients served by the program are also offered follow up counseling to help them achieve stability.

OFFERED: Provides low-income individuals with clothing, accessories, toys, shoes, and food. Provides individuals with heating costs during the winter months.

Our mission is to provide a ministry to those who are in need, with God's help, by supplying or assisting them with their physical and spiritual need. It is our goal to share the plan of salvation, giveaway Bibles and literature, also to be good listeners.

OFFERED: Rent assistance, utility assistance, car repairs and transportation, and medical costs for veterans and their families.

We partner with veteran friendly organizations to provide assistance and relief to veterans of the United States armed forces and their immediate family members

OFFERED: Food Stamps; Work first family assistance; low income energy assitance; crisis intervention; emergency assitance; subsidized childcare; health choice; medicaid and medicaid transportation; elderly/disabled transportation; domestic violence funding.

The Division of Social Services (DSS) provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. DSS promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.

OFFERED: Power and fuel bills, rent, transportation, medical costs, angel tree.

Holy Cross is a Christ-centered, close-knit community of faith that offers an active, loving, and welcoming place of worship, ministry, and Christian fellowship.

OFFERED: Utility bill assistance.

We are a Southern Baptist congregation. We are autonomous in that we seek to operate under the lordship of Christ through democratic processes.

OFFERED: Rent and utility assistance.

Midway Baptist Church seeks to glorify God by building the church of tomorrow today, through fervent prayer, evangelism, discipleship, and family ministry

OFFERED: Utility bills, clothing allowance every 3 months, fire needs, furniture.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Transportation

Car repairs and other transportation assistance.

OFFERED: Rent assistance, utility assistance, car repairs and transportation, and medical costs for veterans and their families.

We partner with veteran friendly organizations to provide assistance and relief to veterans of the United States armed forces and their immediate family members

OFFERED: Public transportation; Dial-a-Ride: Routes for rural destinations; Regional Medical Trips, Project on Aging - Senior's Transportation.

AppalCART is the transportation authority serving all of Watauga County with 12 fare free bus routes in the Boone area, and 10 van routes throughout the county. All 22 routes are open to the public. Trip tickets for rural routes cost $20.00 and can be used on van routes. Passengers over 60 years old can register at the Project on Aging and then get picket up at their homes for transportation to senior centers, doctors offices and grocery shopping at least once per week. Call 828-297-1300 for more information.

OFFERED: Food Stamps; Work first family assistance; low income energy assitance; crisis intervention; emergency assitance; subsidized childcare; health choice; medicaid and medicaid transportation; elderly/disabled transportation; domestic violence funding.

The Division of Social Services (DSS) provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. DSS promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.

OFFERED: Power and fuel bills, rent, transportation, medical costs, angel tree.

Holy Cross is a Christ-centered, close-knit community of faith that offers an active, loving, and welcoming place of worship, ministry, and Christian fellowship.

OFFERED: Stipend for gas expenses related to transporting children with medical needs

Parent to Parent Family Support NetworkTM - High Country provides free support, caring connections, information and hope to families who have a premature baby, a child with a disability, an emotional or behavioral challenge, a mental illness, a chronic health condition or to families who are grieving the death of a child.

OFFERED: Senior citizens (over 60); in-home aid; home delivered meals, CAP/DA services; information and referral; in home aid (bathing, nursing, cleaning, etc.). GROCERY SERVICE: can transport or take list and purchase if home bound.

As a department of County Government, the Project on Aging serves as the focal point for aging services in Watauga County. The agency encourages independence and promotes wellness by providing supportive services to the County's older adults.

Domestic Violence

Shelters and assistance for victims of domestic violence.

OFFERED: Early Childhood Education, Triple P Parenting, Family Foundations

Founded in 1995 to administer the Smart Start grant in Ashe County. Since that time we have expanded to include a domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and awareness program. We have also enhanced our family support programs to offer more support to families with children.

OFFERED: Intimate Partner Violence- 24 hour crisis line, provides emergency and transitional housing for IPV victims.

The sole provider of services to survivors of intimate partner violence & sexual assault, and their loved ones, in Ashe County, NC.

OFFERED: Food Stamps; Work first family assistance; low income energy assitance; crisis intervention; emergency assitance; subsidized childcare; health choice; medicaid and medicaid transportation; elderly/disabled transportation; domestic violence funding.

The Division of Social Services (DSS) provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. DSS promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.

OFFERED: Oasis provides comprehensive emergency services, transitional support, and a safe environment in which individuals can explore options to find a different living situation.

OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Watauga and Avery Counties, North Carolina.

Food

Food assistance: meals, groceries, etc.

OFFERED: Provides low-income individuals with clothing, accessories, toys, shoes, and food. Provides individuals with heating costs during the winter months.

Our mission is to provide a ministry to those who are in need, with God's help, by supplying or assisting them with their physical and spiritual need. It is our goal to share the plan of salvation, giveaway Bibles and literature, also to be good listeners.

OFFERED: Mobile meals, food pantry, weekly community meals, kid's backpack programs.

We offer a food pantry, prepare & deliver hot meals three days weekly send groceries home weekly w/school children & more

OFFERED: Delivered Meals, Adult Day Health Care, Child Day Care, Assisted Living, Respite and In-Home Aide.

Ashe Services for Aging's Mission is to provide services, intergenerational activities, and opportunities to the elderly and disabled adults of Ashe County that enhance their dignity and help them maintain their independence at home.

OFFERED: Ashe Co. Food pantry, children’s pantry & backpack outreach at schools, Cooking Matters workshops, Canning workshops, seminars on financial management and healthcare, provides screenings, shots, and tests.

A group of concerned and caring Ashe Countians gathered in 1983 to discuss hunger in Ashe County and to provide assistance to those needing help in our community. Thus, The Ashe County Sharing Center was established. Hunger was the most pressing need, so an emergency food pantry was opened and began operating with 12 volunteers.

OFFERED: Food Pantry

The Blowing Rock CARES Food pantry is open for clients on Mondays from 9 am to 12 pm at the rear entrance of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church on 1218 Main Street in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

OFFERED: Rent assistance, food assistance.

Our goal at BUMC is to be a blessing to our neighborhood, a place where people connect and grow from neighbors to friends, and a witness to the body of Christ amidst a university, vacationers, part-time and full-time residents, and any other neighbor God brings to us. We love our town, and we love our God, and we want to see the two of them not only meet, but marry.

OFFERED: Weatherization and HVAC repairs, senior nutrition services, BROC Christmas for Kids, Head Start program.

Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Inc. (BROC) is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization established in 1966 as a Community Action Agency. BROC serves Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes counties, with a mission to provide assistance and services to low-income families, enabling them to move out of poverty.

OFFERED: Food boxes.

Casting Bread was founded as a closet-sized pantry in 2006 and is now blessed to feed thousands of people annually. In our free, self-choice Market, people choose foods they want, rather than a pre-selected box. Meals served in the Café are prepared using food from the Market and seek to model healthy eating habits. As a community kitchen, all are welcome. The Bakery prepares tasty loaves of bread for sale at the King Street market nine months a year.

OFFERED: Food Stamps; Work first family assistance; low income energy assitance; crisis intervention; emergency assitance; subsidized childcare; health choice; medicaid and medicaid transportation; elderly/disabled transportation; domestic violence funding.

The Division of Social Services (DSS) provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. DSS promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.

OFFERED: Homeless shelter, beds; transitional and family housing; food assistance, permanent supportive housing; hunger relief. WILL NOT turn away anyone with a small child.

Hospitality House enables the transition from crisis to stability, from poverty to sustainability, and from homelessness to housing. ​ At Hospitality House we offer much more than bed and bread. We are a place where self-worth is reclaimed, passion is rediscovered, and souls are redeemed.

OFFERED: Food boxes, prescription medication, baby supplies, children's furniture.

Our mission at the Hunger & Health Coalition is to be a resource for individuals and families within our community that are struggling to provide themselves with basic needs such as food, prescribed medications, and heat during winter.

OFFERED: Ashe County food pantry and various other community needs.

Church buildings can be made of brick, stone, or wood but the church gets its warmth from the members who share their faith, gifts, and talents to bring us all together as the Jefferson United Methodist Church.

OFFERED: Senior citizens (over 60); in-home aid; home delivered meals, CAP/DA services; information and referral; in home aid (bathing, nursing, cleaning, etc.). GROCERY SERVICE: can transport or take list and purchase if home bound.

As a department of County Government, the Project on Aging serves as the focal point for aging services in Watauga County. The agency encourages independence and promotes wellness by providing supportive services to the County's older adults.

OFFERED: Second hand clothing, furniture, and emergency food pantry

We help families with food, clothing, furniture, household items, crisis situations and emergency financial assistance.

OFFERED: Utility bills, clothing allowance every 3 months, fire needs, furniture.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

OFFERED: Food pantry, school supplies, and clothing for Appalachian State students.

The food pantry offers non-perishable staples as well as fresh bread and seasonal, local fruits and vegetables, as available. The free store resource exists so that members of the Appalachian community can exchange clothing and goods as needed, including casualwear, dressier items, and apparel for job or internship interviews.

OFFERED: Pay what you can meals for a donation. If a customer cannot donate, they can volunteer in exchange for a meal.

F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) Cafe is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can community kitchen. They provide high quality and delicious meals produced from local sources when available, served in a restaurant where everybody eats, regardless of means.

OFFERED: Non-perishable food items and toiletries.

The Little Free Pantry of Boone is trying to feed the hungry, homeless, and poverty stricken; one can at a time. Food and toiletry donations are greatly appreciated. We are located at 130 Poplar Grove Road Connector in front of the NC Works building. Our motto is "Give what you can, take what you need."

Medical

Assistance for medical costs and prescriptions.

OFFERED: Rent assistance, utility assistance, car repairs and transportation, and medical costs for veterans and their families.

We partner with veteran friendly organizations to provide assistance and relief to veterans of the United States armed forces and their immediate family members

OFFERED: Financial assistance for healthcare for low-income, uninsured individuals in Watauga and Avery Counties.

Appalachian Healthcare Project is a collaborative effort among the medical community to provide healthcare for low income, uninsured residents of Watauga and Avery Counties.

OFFERED: Delivered Meals, Adult Day Health Care, Child Day Care, Assisted Living, Respite and In-Home Aide.

Ashe Services for Aging's Mission is to provide services, intergenerational activities, and opportunities to the elderly and disabled adults of Ashe County that enhance their dignity and help them maintain their independence at home.

OFFERED: Ashe Co. Food pantry, children’s pantry & backpack outreach at schools, Cooking Matters workshops, Canning workshops, seminars on financial management and healthcare, provides screenings, shots, and tests.

A group of concerned and caring Ashe Countians gathered in 1983 to discuss hunger in Ashe County and to provide assistance to those needing help in our community. Thus, The Ashe County Sharing Center was established. Hunger was the most pressing need, so an emergency food pantry was opened and began operating with 12 volunteers.

OFFERED: Camp that is open to children with life-threatening medical conditions and/or IDD diagnosis.

Located in the beautiful mountains of Ashe County near Boone, North Carolina, Camp New Hope is a privately owned, nonprofit, no-charge facility for families who have children with life-threatening medical conditions. This unique and rustic five-bedroom lodge will provide you and your family with all the comforts of home, and more.

OFFERED: Free health clinic/uninsured. Must have NO insurance or Medicaid/Medicare

Free clinic that provides healthcare to low-income, uninsured persons in our community.

OFFERED: Food Stamps; Work first family assistance; low income energy assitance; crisis intervention; emergency assitance; subsidized childcare; health choice; medicaid and medicaid transportation; elderly/disabled transportation; domestic violence funding.

The Division of Social Services (DSS) provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. DSS promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.

OFFERED: Medical, dental, and integrated care on a sliding payment scale.

High Country Community Health is a community health center with locations in Avery, Burke, and Watauga Counties in western North Carolina. HCCH provides primary care, behavioral health and dental services within an integrated medicine model of care that treats the whole person.

OFFERED: Power and fuel bills, rent, transportation, medical costs, angel tree.

Holy Cross is a Christ-centered, close-knit community of faith that offers an active, loving, and welcoming place of worship, ministry, and Christian fellowship.

OFFERED: Pregnancy tests; maternity clothes; baby furniture and supplies; post abortion counseling; adoption referrals, ultrasounds, consulting, STI testing

We are committed to providing you a safe space to navigate the emotions and stressors of an unplanned pregnancy. Our professional and caring staff will be with you every step of the way as you make a confident and empowered decision.

OFFERED: Food boxes, prescription medication, baby supplies, children's furniture.

Our mission at the Hunger & Health Coalition is to be a resource for individuals and families within our community that are struggling to provide themselves with basic needs such as food, prescribed medications, and heat during winter.

OFFERED: Oasis provides comprehensive emergency services, transitional support, and a safe environment in which individuals can explore options to find a different living situation.

OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Watauga and Avery Counties, North Carolina.

OFFERED: Medical loan closet - wheelchairs, beds, etc.

Pine Grove United Methodist Church and Mount Zion United Methodist Church operate a medical loan closet. Serving everyone in Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey County in need of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, shower stools, lift chairs etc. We are happy to loan equipment to everyone in need at no charge for as long as needed.

OFFERED: Dental bus, Family Ministry, Community Services

Connecting our neighbors with a spiritual family being transformed by the gospel.

OFFERED: Medication disposal, lockboxes for medications, naloxone training and containers, recovery services, community involvement

Established in 2007, as a response to extremely high overdose mortality rates in Wilkes County, NC, Project Lazarus successfully and dramatically decreased Wilkes’ overdose mortality rate by devising and implementing what is now known as the Project Lazarus Model. The Project Lazarus Model is a public health model based on the twin premises that overdose deaths are preventable and that all communities are responsible for their own health.

OFFERED: Senior citizens (over 60); in-home aid; home delivered meals, CAP/DA services; information and referral; in home aid (bathing, nursing, cleaning, etc.). GROCERY SERVICE: can transport or take list and purchase if home bound.

As a department of County Government, the Project on Aging serves as the focal point for aging services in Watauga County. The agency encourages independence and promotes wellness by providing supportive services to the County's older adults.

OFFERED: Bills for people undergoing cancer treatment at Watauga. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers.

Watauga Medical Center’s Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, consisting of medical oncology and radiation oncology, opened in 1993 as a part of Watauga Medical Center. The Cancer Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers.

OFFERED: Mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services and supports.

At Vaya Health, we know that many things can affect your health – from medical conditions or mental health concerns to housing, food and employment needs. When your behavioral health and medical teams work together, you benefit

OFFERED: Veteran assistance, housing, etc

Watauga County Veterans Service Office, located at 126 Poplar Grove Connector, Rooms 206 & 207, assists veterans, dependents, and retirees in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Applications for hospitalization, service connected compensation, education, loans, scholarships, pensions, and burial allowances are processed and appealed, if necessary.

Childcare

Assistance with childcare and related costs.

OFFERED: Delivered Meals, Adult Day Health Care, Child Day Care, Assisted Living, Respite and In-Home Aide.

Ashe Services for Aging's Mission is to provide services, intergenerational activities, and opportunities to the elderly and disabled adults of Ashe County that enhance their dignity and help them maintain their independence at home.

OFFERED: Camp that is open to children with life-threatening medical conditions and/or IDD diagnosis.

Located in the beautiful mountains of Ashe County near Boone, North Carolina, Camp New Hope is a privately owned, nonprofit, no-charge facility for families who have children with life-threatening medical conditions. This unique and rustic five-bedroom lodge will provide you and your family with all the comforts of home, and more.

OFFERED: Food Stamps; Work first family assistance; low income energy assitance; crisis intervention; emergency assitance; subsidized childcare; health choice; medicaid and medicaid transportation; elderly/disabled transportation; domestic violence funding.

The Division of Social Services (DSS) provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. DSS promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.

OFFERED: For families with children ages birth to 8 yrs; affordable family fun; free membership to low income families through community referral forms and scholarships

Kids have a blast exploring nine play areas while grown-ups are pampered with complimentary tea and coffee. Music, art, and science programs are offered several times a week and are free with admission. The Children’s Playhouse is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit and is a great place to make friends of all ages!

OFFERED: Provide services for children (0-5) and families including referrals and info about child care, free books, Diaper Bank

The Children's Council of Watauga County is a local nonprofit that works to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider community.

OFFERED: Weatherization assistance/repairs, and HVAC repairs (Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey). Family and youth services. Unemployment assistance.

Partnering with families and communities to provide the disadvantaged the support and tools they need to become self-sufficient.

OFFERED: Provides a safe and nuturing environment in which 5th-8th grades in Watauga County receive academic tutoring, intentional interpersonal skill building with students from other schools.

WYN will work to eliminate Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their consequences in the High Country of North Carolina by targeting the root causes of trauma and paving the way for collaborative community action to heal children who have experienced trauma. We will pursue our vision in three phases.

Baby Supplies

Clothing, diapers, furniture, and other baby necessities.

OFFERED: Pregnancy tests; maternity clothes; baby furniture and supplies; post abortion counseling; adoption referrals, ultrasounds, consulting, STI testing

We are committed to providing you a safe space to navigate the emotions and stressors of an unplanned pregnancy. Our professional and caring staff will be with you every step of the way as you make a confident and empowered decision.

OFFERED: Provide services for children (0-5) and families including referrals and info about child care, free books, Diaper Bank

The Children's Council of Watauga County is a local nonprofit that works to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider community.

OFFERED: Food boxes, prescription medication, baby supplies, children's furniture.

Our mission at the Hunger & Health Coalition is to be a resource for individuals and families within our community that are struggling to provide themselves with basic needs such as food, prescribed medications, and heat during winter.

Unemployment Assistance

Find jobs, learn a new skill, or file for unemployment.

OFFERED: Focus is to serve young adults who are not attending school, ages 16-24, who wants to learn skills towards gaining employment.

The mission of the High Country WDB’s youth services is to empower youth to maximize their potential to succeed as students, employees, and citizens by establishing connections as we build a comprehensive service delivery system.

OFFERED: Food Stamps; Work first family assistance; low income energy assitance; crisis intervention; emergency assitance; subsidized childcare; health choice; medicaid and medicaid transportation; elderly/disabled transportation; domestic violence funding.

The Division of Social Services (DSS) provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. DSS promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.

OFFERED: Career planning, OJT, resume assistance, job placement

NCWorks provides assistance with every step of your job search – free of charge – and, with more than 80 Career Centers across the state, there’s a location near you.

OFFERED: Mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services and supports.

At Vaya Health, we know that many things can affect your health – from medical conditions or mental health concerns to housing, food and employment needs. When your behavioral health and medical teams work together, you benefit

OFFERED: Weatherization assistance/repairs, and HVAC repairs (Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey). Family and youth services. Unemployment assistance.

Partnering with families and communities to provide the disadvantaged the support and tools they need to become self-sufficient.

OFFERED: Disabilities; vocational, residential, and employment services

Watauga Opportunities, Inc. will enable self-reliance and enhance independence through the provision of vocational, residential, and community opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment and community involvement.

Substance Abuse

Rehabilitation and recovery for those suffering from addiction.

OFFERED: Mental health, substance abuse, assessment and referral, developmental disabilities, 24 hour crisis services, consultaion/education/prevention services, Senior companion program, foster grandparents program

Daymark® Recovery Services, Inc. is a mission driven, comprehensive community provider of culturally sensitive mental health and substance abuse services.

OFFERED: Food Stamps; Work first family assistance; low income energy assitance; crisis intervention; emergency assitance; subsidized childcare; health choice; medicaid and medicaid transportation; elderly/disabled transportation; domestic violence funding.

The Division of Social Services (DSS) provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. DSS promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.

OFFERED: Medical, dental, and integrated care on a sliding payment scale.

High Country Community Health is a community health center with locations in Avery, Burke, and Watauga Counties in western North Carolina. HCCH provides primary care, behavioral health and dental services within an integrated medicine model of care that treats the whole person.

OFFERED: Medication disposal, lockboxes for medications, naloxone training and containers, recovery services, community involvement

Established in 2007, as a response to extremely high overdose mortality rates in Wilkes County, NC, Project Lazarus successfully and dramatically decreased Wilkes’ overdose mortality rate by devising and implementing what is now known as the Project Lazarus Model. The Project Lazarus Model is a public health model based on the twin premises that overdose deaths are preventable and that all communities are responsible for their own health.

OFFERED: Utility bills, clothing allowance every 3 months, fire needs, furniture.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

OFFERED: Mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services and supports.

At Vaya Health, we know that many things can affect your health – from medical conditions or mental health concerns to housing, food and employment needs. When your behavioral health and medical teams work together, you benefit

Education

Assistance for education-related needs.

OFFERED: Backpacks, shoes, and school supplies for any child in Watauga County.

The Back 2 School Festival is an event designed to streamline school readiness efforts for a greater impact on Watauga County families.

OFFERED: Mobile meals, food pantry, weekly community meals, kid's backpack programs.

We offer a food pantry, prepare & deliver hot meals three days weekly send groceries home weekly w/school children & more

OFFERED: Early Childhood Education, Triple P Parenting, Family Foundations

Founded in 1995 to administer the Smart Start grant in Ashe County. Since that time we have expanded to include a domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and awareness program. We have also enhanced our family support programs to offer more support to families with children.

OFFERED: Ashe Co. Food pantry, children’s pantry & backpack outreach at schools, Cooking Matters workshops, Canning workshops, seminars on financial management and healthcare, provides screenings, shots, and tests.

A group of concerned and caring Ashe Countians gathered in 1983 to discuss hunger in Ashe County and to provide assistance to those needing help in our community. Thus, The Ashe County Sharing Center was established. Hunger was the most pressing need, so an emergency food pantry was opened and began operating with 12 volunteers.

OFFERED: Camp that is open to children with life-threatening medical conditions and/or IDD diagnosis.

Located in the beautiful mountains of Ashe County near Boone, North Carolina, Camp New Hope is a privately owned, nonprofit, no-charge facility for families who have children with life-threatening medical conditions. This unique and rustic five-bedroom lodge will provide you and your family with all the comforts of home, and more.

OFFERED: Focus is to serve young adults who are not attending school, ages 16-24, who wants to learn skills towards gaining employment.

The mission of the High Country WDB’s youth services is to empower youth to maximize their potential to succeed as students, employees, and citizens by establishing connections as we build a comprehensive service delivery system.

OFFERED: Provide services for children (0-5) and families including referrals and info about child care, free books, Diaper Bank

The Children's Council of Watauga County is a local nonprofit that works to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider community.

OFFERED: Pregnancy tests; maternity clothes; baby furniture and supplies; post abortion counseling; adoption referrals, ultrasounds, consulting, STI testing

We are committed to providing you a safe space to navigate the emotions and stressors of an unplanned pregnancy. Our professional and caring staff will be with you every step of the way as you make a confident and empowered decision.

OFFERED: Homeless shelter, beds; transitional and family housing; food assistance, permanent supportive housing; hunger relief. WILL NOT turn away anyone with a small child.

Hospitality House enables the transition from crisis to stability, from poverty to sustainability, and from homelessness to housing. ​ At Hospitality House we offer much more than bed and bread. We are a place where self-worth is reclaimed, passion is rediscovered, and souls are redeemed.

OFFERED: Oasis provides comprehensive emergency services, transitional support, and a safe environment in which individuals can explore options to find a different living situation.

OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Watauga and Avery Counties, North Carolina.

OFFERED: Stipend for gas expenses related to transporting children with medical needs

Parent to Parent Family Support NetworkTM - High Country provides free support, caring connections, information and hope to families who have a premature baby, a child with a disability, an emotional or behavioral challenge, a mental illness, a chronic health condition or to families who are grieving the death of a child.

OFFERED: Veteran assistance, housing, etc

Watauga County Veterans Service Office, located at 126 Poplar Grove Connector, Rooms 206 & 207, assists veterans, dependents, and retirees in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Applications for hospitalization, service connected compensation, education, loans, scholarships, pensions, and burial allowances are processed and appealed, if necessary.

OFFERED: Weatherization assistance/repairs, and HVAC repairs (Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey). Family and youth services. Unemployment assistance.

Partnering with families and communities to provide the disadvantaged the support and tools they need to become self-sufficient.

OFFERED: Disabilities; vocational, residential, and employment services

Watauga Opportunities, Inc. will enable self-reliance and enhance independence through the provision of vocational, residential, and community opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment and community involvement.

OFFERED: Provides a safe and nuturing environment in which 5th-8th grades in Watauga County receive academic tutoring, intentional interpersonal skill building with students from other schools.

WYN will work to eliminate Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their consequences in the High Country of North Carolina by targeting the root causes of trauma and paving the way for collaborative community action to heal children who have experienced trauma. We will pursue our vision in three phases.

OFFERED: Food pantry, school supplies, and clothing for Appalachian State students.

The food pantry offers non-perishable staples as well as fresh bread and seasonal, local fruits and vegetables, as available. The free store resource exists so that members of the Appalachian community can exchange clothing and goods as needed, including casualwear, dressier items, and apparel for job or internship interviews.

OFFERED: Scholarships and technology loans (laptops, iPads) for students who qualify as low-income.

The ACCESS scholarship and support program is Appalachian State's promise to low-income North Carolina students that higher education is within reach.

Clothing

Clothing assistance, vouchers, etc.

OFFERED: Provides low-income individuals with clothing, accessories, toys, shoes, and food. Provides individuals with heating costs during the winter months.

Our mission is to provide a ministry to those who are in need, with God's help, by supplying or assisting them with their physical and spiritual need. It is our goal to share the plan of salvation, giveaway Bibles and literature, also to be good listeners.

OFFERED: Provide services for children (0-5) and families including referrals and info about child care, free books, Diaper Bank

The Children's Council of Watauga County is a local nonprofit that works to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider community.

OFFERED: Second hand clothing, furniture, and emergency food pantry

We help families with food, clothing, furniture, household items, crisis situations and emergency financial assistance.

OFFERED: Shoes.

"Our mission is to provide no cost, properly fitting, season appropriate footwear for Ashe County children in need.

OFFERED: Food pantry, school supplies, and clothing for Appalachian State students.

The food pantry offers non-perishable staples as well as fresh bread and seasonal, local fruits and vegetables, as available. The free store resource exists so that members of the Appalachian community can exchange clothing and goods as needed, including casualwear, dressier items, and apparel for job or internship interviews.

OFFERED: Toiletries, sanitary items, clothing, and camping items for unsheltered homeless individuals.

The purpose of the Kloset is to provide assistance with daily essentials to individuals who may not have access to them or cannot afford them.

Housing

Housing assistance, loans, mortgages, or building assistance.

OFFERED: Low incomes loans and mortgages.

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. Together, America Prospers.

OFFERED: Low-cost housing, outside repairs.

Part of a global, nonprofit housing organization, Watauga Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, and more financially stable life by providing homebuyers with a decent and affordable place to call home. Homebuyers partner with Habitat, helping build their own homes alongside volunteers. Habitat offers zero interest mortgages to the homeowners.

OFFERED: Homeless shelter, beds; transitional and family housing; food assistance, permanent supportive housing; hunger relief. WILL NOT turn away anyone with a small child.

Hospitality House enables the transition from crisis to stability, from poverty to sustainability, and from homelessness to housing. ​ At Hospitality House we offer much more than bed and bread. We are a place where self-worth is reclaimed, passion is rediscovered, and souls are redeemed.

OFFERED: Section 8 vouchers, rental assistance, housing counseling and foreclosure prevention counseling, property management and development.

Northwestern Regional Housing Authority has provided essential housing services to our less fortunate neighbors in the mountain counties every working day of the past 30 years.

OFFERED: Veteran assistance, housing, etc

Watauga County Veterans Service Office, located at 126 Poplar Grove Connector, Rooms 206 & 207, assists veterans, dependents, and retirees in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Applications for hospitalization, service connected compensation, education, loans, scholarships, pensions, and burial allowances are processed and appealed, if necessary.

OFFERED: Weatherization assistance/repairs, and HVAC repairs (Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey). Family and youth services. Unemployment assistance.

Partnering with families and communities to provide the disadvantaged the support and tools they need to become self-sufficient.

OFFERED: Disabilities; vocational, residential, and employment services

Watauga Opportunities, Inc. will enable self-reliance and enhance independence through the provision of vocational, residential, and community opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment and community involvement.

Home Repair

Repairs, upgrades, and other home-related fixes.

OFFERED: Low incomes loans and mortgages.

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. Together, America Prospers.

OFFERED: Weatherization and HVAC repairs, senior nutrition services, BROC Christmas for Kids, Head Start program.

Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Inc. (BROC) is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization established in 1966 as a Community Action Agency. BROC serves Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes counties, with a mission to provide assistance and services to low-income families, enabling them to move out of poverty.

OFFERED: Low-cost housing, outside repairs.

Part of a global, nonprofit housing organization, Watauga Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, and more financially stable life by providing homebuyers with a decent and affordable place to call home. Homebuyers partner with Habitat, helping build their own homes alongside volunteers. Habitat offers zero interest mortgages to the homeowners.

OFFERED: Weatherization assistance/repairs, and HVAC repairs (Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey). Family and youth services. Unemployment assistance.

Partnering with families and communities to provide the disadvantaged the support and tools they need to become self-sufficient.

Funeral

Assistance with funeral-related expenses.

OFFERED: Dental bus, Family Ministry, Community Services

Connecting our neighbors with a spiritual family being transformed by the gospel.

OFFERED: Veteran assistance, housing, etc

Watauga County Veterans Service Office, located at 126 Poplar Grove Connector, Rooms 206 & 207, assists veterans, dependents, and retirees in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Applications for hospitalization, service connected compensation, education, loans, scholarships, pensions, and burial allowances are processed and appealed, if necessary.

Homeless Resources

Resources for those currently experiencing homelessness.

OFFERED: Homeless shelter, beds; transitional and family housing; food assistance, permanent supportive housing; hunger relief. WILL NOT turn away anyone with a small child.

Hospitality House enables the transition from crisis to stability, from poverty to sustainability, and from homelessness to housing. ​ At Hospitality House we offer much more than bed and bread. We are a place where self-worth is reclaimed, passion is rediscovered, and souls are redeemed.

OFFERED: Toiletries, sanitary items, clothing, and camping items for unsheltered homeless individuals.

The purpose of the Kloset is to provide assistance with daily essentials to individuals who may not have access to them or cannot afford them.

Christmas Gifts

Assistance with gifts for children at Christmas.

OFFERED: Ashe Co. Children’s Project- Ashe Co. children with Christmas presents at Christmas.

Empowering, Mobilizing, & Creating Atmosphere for Churches

OFFERED: Weatherization and HVAC repairs, senior nutrition services, BROC Christmas for Kids, Head Start program.

Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Inc. (BROC) is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization established in 1966 as a Community Action Agency. BROC serves Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes counties, with a mission to provide assistance and services to low-income families, enabling them to move out of poverty.

OFFERED: Power and fuel bills, rent, transportation, medical costs, angel tree.

Holy Cross is a Christ-centered, close-knit community of faith that offers an active, loving, and welcoming place of worship, ministry, and Christian fellowship.

OFFERED: Rent assistance, food assistance.

Our goal at BUMC is to be a blessing to our neighborhood, a place where people connect and grow from neighbors to friends, and a witness to the body of Christ amidst a university, vacationers, part-time and full-time residents, and any other neighbor God brings to us. We love our town, and we love our God, and we want to see the two of them not only meet, but marry.