There are many non-profit and community organizations who are offering help, resources, and assistance to residents in the Cape Fear region. A list of some of those partners is below.
Additional information about relief assistance programs is available here and information about organizations who are helping to distribute supplies is available here.
Our Community Link – find hundreds of local free or reduced social services
Statewide Information Line – Call 888-892-1162 or dial 2-1-1 for 24/7 information on nearby shelter, housing and other storm-related details.
- Blue Ribbon Commission – character and leadership development; education and career development; and visual, performing, and literary arts for youth
- Brigade Boys & Girls Club – inspiring and enabling young people to to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens
- Catholic Charities – welcomes individuals and families of all faiths or no faith tradition, provides disaster recovery assistance, case management and family support services in English and Spanish
- Kids Making It – woodworking, life skills, and entrepreneurial classes for at-risk youth from age 8 into young adulthood
- Smart Start – childcare and early education resources for all children ages birth to five years old
- United Way of the Cape Fear Area – case management, disaster recovery resources
- Wilmington Health Access for Teens – comprehensive physical and mental healthcare for ages 6-24
- YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear – child care, family services, and job training
- Back @ Home North Carolina – helps families still in Hurricane Florence disaster shelters or staying in unsafe or unstable arrangements quickly transition to safe and sustainable longer-term housing.
- Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity – housing repairs/stabilization
- Crisis Cleanup (until Nov. 2) – if you need help cleaning up your home, call 800-451-1954, or visit the Crisis Cleanup website to connect with qualified volunteer agencies. Ayuda con limpieza del hogar despues del Huracan Florence: 800-451-1954; crisiscleanup.org.
- FEMA Transitional Sheltering
- Good Shepherd Center – distributing cleaning supplies Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., and Shelter Assistance Applications, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at 811 Martin Street, Wilmington. Call 910-763-4424 for more information.
- Historic Wilmington Foundation – Florence Fix-it Grant Program for homes built prior to 1943
- NC Realtors Housing Foundation
- Red Cross – sheltering, meals, and other disaster recovery services
- Salvation Army – transitional housing assistance
- Samaritan’s Purse – assistance with non-emergency cleanup from flooding, tree and debris removal, tarp replacements, and dry wall repairs. Call (910) 284-9713.
- Support the Port – help with cleanup and home repairs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) – housing repairs/stabilization
Crisis Cleanup Help
If you need help cleaning up your home, Crisis Cleanup can assist in making the connection between volunteer agencies that are qualified and able to assist you with your cleanup needs. Call (800) 451-1954 or visit crisiscleanup.org. The hotline is open for New Hanover County residents until November 2.
Energy Neighbor Fund – Bill Pay Assistance
The Duke Energy Neighbor Fund assists individuals who have received either a Final Notice or a Cutoff Notice. Please visit the New Hanover County Department of Social Services, located at 1650 Greenfield St, Wilmington, for bill pay assistance. No appointment is needed. Bring your bill, ID, and proof of income. For more information, call 800-662-7030 (Duke Energy Careline) or 910-798-3400 (Department of Social Services)
- DSS Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri), and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed)