Community Resources

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

Click here to find additional locations for hot meals »

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 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)