North Carolina

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All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City. National, State, and Regional links are verified annually with the latest verification date at the bottom of the page. County/City links are not verified annually due to volume. If you find that a County/City link is broken or a service is no longer available, please message the page so that it can be corrected for future use.

Healthcare

ATTENTION
Services are available for free to low-income patients. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Many service providers offer case management.

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- free/sliding fee dental clinic directory- Free Dental Care

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- medicine assistance search engine- Medicine Assistance Tool

National- eyeglasses assistance- New Eyes

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine

National- gift certificates for child vision- VSP Eyes of Hope

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO

Regional

Northeast North Carolina- healthcare referrals- The Planning Council

Southeast North Carolina- medical- Cape Fear HealthNet

Western North Carolina- medical assistance- Eblen Charities

County/City

Asheville- medical care- Beloved Asheville

Buncombe County- medical, medication, and dental assistance- ABCCM

Wilmington- medical, pharmacy, mental health- Cape Fear Clinic

Wilmington- sliding fee medical, dental, etc.- Med North Health Center

Wilmington- medical & dental services- St. Mary Health Center

Housing/Shelter

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Listings range from emergency to permanent. Many providers offer additional services in conjunction with housing; including childcare, healthcare, etc. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed.

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- search sublets- Airbnb

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- ICNA Relief

National- Low Income Apartments

National- Mercy Housing

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- multiple rental platforms- RentPath

National- find a roommate- Roomies

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Statewide

Statewide- Community Housing Partners

Regional

Cape Fear Region- Cape Fear Housing Coalition

Cape Fear Region- Family Promise

Northeast North Carolina- The Planning Council

Southeast NC- Southeastern Community & Family Services

Southeast NC- The Salvation Army

Western North Carolina- Eblen Charities

Western North Carolina- Western Carolina Rescue Ministries

County/City

Asheville- Housing Authority

Buncombe County (domestic abuse)- Helpmate

Buncombe County- Homeward Bound

Buncombe County- Steadfast House

Chapel Hill- Home Start

Elkin- The Ark

Goldsboro- Housing Authority

Marion- Friendship Home for Women & Children

New Bern- Coastal Women’s Shelter

Smithfield- Smithfield Rescue Mission

Waynesville- Haywood Pathways Center

Wilmington (domestic abuse)- Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Inc.

Wilmington- First Fruit Ministries

Wilmington- Good Shepherd Center

Wilmington- Housing Authority

Wilmington- Interfaith Hospitality Network

Affordable Childcare

ATTENTION
Service providers range from national to local. Local listings have been searched by services including but not limited to: 24 hour care, extended hours, discounts, crisis nurseries, tuition assistance, scholarships, and sliding fees.

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- child care search- Tootris

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- child care search- Winnie

National- emergency child care- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- drop-in prices, extended hours, Saturdays- Giggles Drop-in Childcare

Statewide- National Head Start Association

Statewide- Smart Start

Regional

Northeast North Carolina- childcare referrals- The Planning Council

Sooutheast North Carolina- child care resources and referrals- Puzzles

County/City

Charlotte- emergency/sick care- TLC Family Care

Wilmington- drop-in care- The Children’s Corner of Wilmington

Government Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Energy Assistance LIEAP

FAFSA

Food and Nutrition Services

HUD

IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

Work First TANF

Baby Care

ATTENTION
Most Crisis/Resource Pregnancy Centers will encourage and refer for adoption. Please do your research before accepting or pursuing adoption materials. Adoption is a lifelong commitment to grief. Visit the Voices and Experience pages on the website for more accurate information. A permanent solution should not be applied to a temporary problem.

National

National- car seat distribution directory- 800 Buck-L-Up

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- material assistance directory- Baby2Baby

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- family-focused support- Healthy Families America

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- car seat distribution directory- Safe Convertible Car Seats

National- (Not all, but some locations may be affiliated with a national adoption entity. For transparency, please be advised. Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) – family preservation assistance- Safe Families for Children

National- car seat distribution- Safe Kids Worldwide

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- car seat trade-in events- Target Brands, Inc.

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

National- cloth diapers- The Cloth Option

National- parental leave grant- The Mom Economy

Statewide

Statewide- diaper assistance directory- Diaper Bank of North Carolina

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- children’s clothing- God’s Closet

Regional

Western North Carolina- diaper bank- Babies Need Bottoms

Western North Carolina- diapers, baby items, clothes, etc.- B.E.A.R. Closet

County/City

Asheville- baby equipment rental- Children’s Trading Post

Burnsville- ultrasounds, prenatal/childbirth classes, clothes, diapers, baby items, etc.- Tri-County Pregnancy Center

Hendersonville- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursing adoption material) baby supply closet, diapers, clothes, etc.- Open Arms Pregnancy Center

Wilmington- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursing adoption material) material assistance- Life Line Pregnancy Center

Child Support

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General Assistance

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Help may be available in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Services include: food and clothing assistance, car repair and donation, employment services, case management, rent and utility assistance, transportation, holiday assistance, school supplies, homeless prevention, etc.

National

National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- garden fresh food assistance directory- Ample Harvest

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- internet discount- Comcast Internet Essentials

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- food pantry directory- Food Pantries

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Glassdoor

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- food assistance, family services- ICNA Relief

National- job search- Indeed

National- on a budget meal plans- Kids Eat in Color

National- employment agency- Labor Finders

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- workforce staffing- PeopleReady

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- wireless service- SafeLink

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance for summer- Summer Food Rocks

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- school supply events, rent assistance, etc.- United Way

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- job search- NC Works

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Regional

Cape Fear Region- utility and rental assistance- Cape Fear Public Utility Authority

Cape Fear Region- transportation & rental assistance- Family Promise

Central North Carolina- feminine hygiene products- Diaper Bank of North Carolina

Central North Carolina- food pantry directory- Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Eastern North Carolina- family preservation services- ECHSA

Eastern North Carolina- food pantry directory- Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Southeast NC- self-sufficiency program- Southeastern Community & Family Services

Southeast NC- emergency assistance, case management, daily meals, store vouchers, etc.- The Salvation Army

Western North Carolina- energy assistance, emergency assistance, school supplies, clothing, etc.- Eblen Charities

Western North Carolina- food pantry, emergency assistance, employment assistance, (open to all people)- Jewish Family Services

Western North Carolina- food boxes, daily meals, job training, etc.- Western Carolina Rescue Ministries

County/City

Asheville- clothing, laundry, job assistance, haircuts, food assistance, etc.- Beloved Asheville

Buncombe County- food pantry, clothing, etc.- ABCCM

Buncombe County- emergency assistance- Buncombe County Social Work Services

Buncombe County- homeless prevention, rent & utility assistance, etc.- Homeward Bound

Carolina Beach- general assistance, hot meals- St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Castle Hayne- food assistance- St. Stanislaus Catholic Church

Chapel Hill- daily meals, food pantry- Inter-Faith Council

Lelnad- food pantry- Manna Ministries of Leland

New Hanover County- public assistance- New Hanover County Social Services

New Hanover County- food assistance for children- NourishNC

Smithfield- food pantry- Smithfield Rescue Mission

Wayne County- financial assistance- Wayne County Social Services

Waynesville- daily meals- Haywood Pathways Center

Weaverville- Facebook group- Weaverville Buy, Sell, Give Away, Trade

Wilmington- food pantry- Charismatic Episcopal Church of St Peter the Fisherman

Wilmington- vouchers, furniture assistance, job training, etc.- Church of the Servant

Wilmington- food pantry- First Fruit Ministries

Wilmington- food pantry, daily meals- Good Shepherd Center

Wilmington- food pantry- Harbor Church

Wilmington- food assistance- Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Wilmington- food bank, clothing closet, financial planning, life skills- Operation Legacy

Wilmington- food pantry- Rock Church

Wilmington- food pantry- St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church

Wilmington- jobs program- StepUp Wilmington

Wilmington- emergency assistance- The Harrelson Center

Wilmington- public transportation- Wave Transit

Wilmington- food pantry- Wrightsboro United Methodist Church

Wilson- food pantry- St. Paul Church of Christ

Support Groups

ATTENTION
All support groups listed are aimed to provide support in parenting. National organizations may provide local chapter listings.

National

National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Peanut

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

Statewide

Regional

County/City

I Don’t See My City

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

Putative Father Registry

There is no Putative Father Registry at this time.

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

Putative Father Registry explained here.

Adoption Law/Revocation

ATTENTION
This page does not provide legal services or advice. Adoption law and revocation is listed as a courtesy. The page attempts to link to the latest adoption codes in the respective state. Laws can change. Verify your adoption laws and revocation timeframes before signing termination of your parental rights.

The mother of a minor child may execute a consent to adoption at any time after the child is born but not sooner.

Revocation varies from 5 to 7 days. See law here.

End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator, revoking your legal consent to an adoption, or learning more about the adoption process and long-term effects, please contact Saving Our Sisters

Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.

Recommend a Service

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*This page does not provide legal advice

*Verified 4/20