COMMUNITY RESOURCES

*List does not signify endorsement from Smart Start of Mecklenburg County.

Abuse & Neglect
Domestic Violence Healthcare Project
Carolinas Medical Center
ED Administration, MCP, Suite 400
1001 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-466-3999
Assists patients on-site 24-hours a day, seven days a week including holidays with safety assessment, safety planning, photo injury documentation and referrals. Also offers Women Talk, a support group for women experiencing intimate partner abuse.
Domestic Violence Victim Assistance
Safe Alliance
601 E. 5th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-4127
Counseling for victims of violent crime and their families in working with the police, courts, and social services system. Special emphasis on domestic violence protective orders and other legal support to protect victims and their children. Crisis intervention, information, advocacy, counseling and assistance with filing for victim compensation is available for victims of rape, child sexual abuse, armed robbery, and families of homicide victims.
Guardian Ad Litem
720 E. 4th Street, Suite 206
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-347-7843
Protects the best interest of children who are involved in a court proceeding as a result of abuse or neglect. In-home assessment and social support.
H.E.R.O Program – Women’s Commission
700 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-3210
This program serves children ages 2 to 18. It includes domestic violence support groups, individual counseling and case management services. Staff specially trained in issues relating to children
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
1431 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-376-1600
Legal services for victims of domestic violence. Legal advice, representation and education in areas of consumer, housing, government assistance and family law. Their representation may include but is not limited to: government benefits, food stamps, social security, SSI, disability claims, unemployment, Work First, child care, protective services, housing problems, domestic violence, violence against children, drug use, HIV/AIDS issues, and consumer law.
Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-336-3150
Family Intervention Services provides ongoing in-home child protective supervision to children at risk of abuse, neglect and dependency. Emergency assistance provides cash assistance and social work services to families in financial crisis who have at least one child under the age of 21 residing in the home.
Mecklenburg County DSS-TTY Line
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-4756
TTY line for use of deaf clients wishing to reach the Department of Social Services.
Mecklenburg County Youth & Family Services
720 E. 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-2273
Responsible for investigating all reports of children at risk of abuse or neglect. Responses include assessment, family intervention, case management, and adoption services.
NC Division of Child Development
NC Dept. of Health and Human Services
2201 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Phone: 919-662-4499
Oversees all aspects of child care services in North Carolina. Regulates and rates child care facilities. Responds to reports of illegal child care operations and allegations of abuse or neglect in child care facilities. Oversees the subsidized child care program. Administers Criminal Records check required by state law of all regulated child care providers. Website lists star ratings of licensed centers and has useful information for parents and child care providers.
NOVA (New Options for Violent Actions)
2732 Rozzelle’s Ferry Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-336-4344
Educational Program for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
Programa Confianza
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-432-2466
Helps Latin American women victims of domestic violence. Offers educational advice. A job bank is also available.
Reporting/Investigation – DSS
301 Billingsley Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-336-2273
Conducts Investigations, Family Assessments, InHome Case Management, and Administers Foster Care and Adoption Services.
Safe Alliance
720 E. 4th St. #204
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-336-4126
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence
Shelter for Battered Women
United Family Services
601 East Fifth Street-Administrative Office Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-332-2513
24-hour emergency line is operated by United Family Services (a United Way program). Shelter and counseling are provided for battered women and their children.
United Family Services – Charlotte
601 East Fifth Street Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-332-9034
Individual, marital & family counseling, parenting classes, and domestic violence services.
Victim Assistance – Safe Alliance
720 E. Fourth Street, Suite 204
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-4126
Special emphasis on domestic violence protective orders and other legal support to protect victims and their children. Crisis intervention, information, advocacy, counseling and assistance with filing for victim compensation is available for victims and families of nomicide victims.
Adoption
Another Choice for Black Children, Inc.
2340 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 704-394-1124
A licensed adoption and foster care agency that recruits, trains and provides post-adoption assistance to families who desire to adopt or foster African American and other special needs children.
Bethany Christian Services
P.O. Box 470036
Charlotte, NC 28247
Phone: 704-541-1833
Domestic and international adoptions.
Christian Adoptive Services
624 Matthews-Mint Hill Road – Suite 134
Charlotte, NC 28105
Phone: 800-453-1011
Full service adoption agency provides homeless, abandoned or surrendered children the opportunity to have a Christian family. Services include placement, counseling, follow-up for local adoptions and international adoptions.
LDS Family Services
5624 Executive Center Dr.
Suite 109
Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: 704-535-2436
Private, charitable child placement agency which provides services for birth mothers, adoptive families and foster care for babies.
Lutheran Family Services
7901 Cedarbrook Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone: 704-536-9947
Emergency shelter and long-term care/placement for children in the custody of the Department of Social Services.
Youth Homes
601 E. 5th Street
Suite 330
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-334-9954
Group homes and foster care program – generally adolescents or infants who require special services. By referral from Youth and Family Services or the community.
Activities / Culture
Arts Plus
345 N. College Street
Suite 413
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-377-4187
Located in Spirit Square. Group and individual classes in visual arts, dance, piano, harp, stringed instruments and more. Suzuki string classes for children ages 3 and up. Some scholarships available.
Arts & Science Council
227 W. Trade Street
Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-372-9667
Council raises funds and coordinates activities for 54 affiliate cultural organizations. Many of these groups provide free programs as well as educational outreach programs in schools.
Carolinas Latin Dance Company
4228 Woods End Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: 704-759-8200
Promotes Latin American culture, teaching youth 10 years and older dances from accross Latin America.
Charlotte Ballet
701 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-372-0101
Dance Place is the official school of the North Carolina Dance Theatre (NCDT). Trains students in variety of dance styles and traditions. Weekly classes, day camps, creative movement and pre-ballet available for children ages 3-6.
Charlotte Children’s Choir
128 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28230
Phone: 704-374-1892
Local performing arts organization includes 225 children ages 8-18 in five choirs.
Charlotte Symphony
201 S. College St. #110
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-332-6136
Series of four Saturday morning Lollipop Concerts for children, by subscription. Free Summer Pops concerts in June and July. Concerts also performed in surrounding region.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E.7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-973-2800
Year-round classes for children ages 3-18 encourage and enhance creativity. Special performances for young audiences.
Chinese American Association of Charlotte Programs for Asian born Americans
Connie & Company
P.O. Box 134
Davidson, NC 28036
Phone: 704-892-8528
Theatre Company focused on children 5 and up.
Davidson College Art Gallery
315 N. Main St
Davidson, NC 28035
Phone: 704-894-2520
Changing exhibits by local and national artists.
Diversity Council of the Carolinas
740 West 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28232
Phone: 704-338-1888
Fax: 704-553-1303
Focuses on diversity issues in the workplace. Sponsors monthly meetings on diversity issues and other events.
Harvey B. Gantt Center
African-American Cultural Center
551 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-374-1565
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture  celebrates the contributions of Africans and African- Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach.
Kindermusik
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-343-2822
Music and movement classes for young children at several area locations. Call for information.
Light Factory
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-333-9755
Free admission. Educational programs. Exhibits change frequently.
Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 704-336-3854
This division provides recreation and leisure programming for culturally diverse groups with an emphasis on Latino and Asian citizens.
Mint Museum of Art
500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-337-2000
Changing exhibits of glass, pottery, textiles and other crafts. Classes for adults and children. Interactive web site for children.
National Conference for Community and Justice
4822 Albemarle Road, Suite 240
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-535-7277
Promotes diversity in neighborhoods and schools through programming and strengthening awareness and appreciation. Interfaith programs and multicultural/ diversity workshops and training.
Opera Carolina
1600 Elizabeth Ave.
The Elizabeth Roddey Dowd Opera Center
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-332-7177
Professional opera company presents several productions each year. Special free performances for children in schools and other public locations.
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-2725
Introductory computer classes at many Mecklenburg County library locations. Check the Web site for more information
Spirit Square Center For the Arts
130 NORTH TRYON ST
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 372-1000
Cultural programs, performing and visual arts, and arts classes for all ages.
Story Place 
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-2725
This bilingual (English and Spanish) Public Library Web site has stories and interactive activities for young readers that both adults and children can enjoy.
Tryon Center for Visual Arts
721 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-332-5535
Art classes for adults only. Gallery of art by resident artists open Tuesday-Saturday 11-4, Sundays 11-5. Free.
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
500 East Morehead St.
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-716-6200
Summer and after-school activities for children. Call for more information.
YWCA Central Carolinas
3420 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-525-5770
Summer and after-school activities for children. Call for more information.
Children with Special Health Care Needs / Developmental Delays
Autism Services of Mecklenburg County Inc.
2211-A Executive Street
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-392-9220
To provide the highest quality residential and support services for adults with Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other disabilities by listening to and respecting the rights and wishes of each individual and their family, and assisting them to be active and involved members of the community.
Autism Society of NC
505 Oberlin Road
Suite 230
Raleigh, NC 27605
Phone: 704-536-7222
The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.
Developmental Preschool
Children’s Developmental Services
Carlton Watkins Center
3500 Ellington Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-7186
Preschool for children with developmental difficulties; operated by Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health.
Easter Seals NC
5171 Glenwood Ave. Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 800-662-7119
Screenings and services for children with disabilities. Leads a coalition sponsored by Smart Start to provide free speech and language screenings for preschool children.
Family First Community
Michiko Dowdy
3705 Latrobe Dr.
Suite 340
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-804-0688
Family First Community serves children and adolescents with emotional/behavioral challenges (4-20 years old).
Family Support Network – Mecklenburg
3900 Park Road
Suite C – The Milford Chapel Building
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-535-4289
Parent-to-parent program provides emotional support, information and referral services to enhance the lives of families of children with special needs, such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. A program of The Arc of Mecklenburg County, Inc.
Little Wonders 123
113 Piper Station Drive
Suite 103
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: 704-752-1616
Little Wonders provides occupational evaluation and treatment focusing on fine motor play, gross motor, visual-perceptual and self-help skills as well as sensory processing. Certification in neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT); member of American Occupational Therapy Association. For babies and young children who have motor delay, cerebral palsy, sensory integrative dysfunction, Down’s Syndrome, neurological injury, atoxia, feeding difficulties, delayed play skills, hypotonia, hypertonia
Mosaic Pediatric Therapy
Phone: 980-785-1113
ABA Therapy for Children with Autism
Programs for Accessible Living
5701 Executive Center Drive
Suite 320
Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: 704-537-0550
Advocacy, training, information and support services for people with disabilities so they can achieve their maximum independence.
Project Child Find
N.C. Department of Public Instruction
Preschool Exceptional Children
Phone: 704-343-6960
North Carolina has a continuing Child Find procedure in place to locate all children with disabilities residing in the State, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance
5504 Spearmint Drive
Charlotte, NC 28227
Phone: 704-846-9062
Counseling and support to SIDS parents, referrals, public education, research support and fundraising.
TEACCH Autism Program
5701 Executive Center Drive
Suite 108
Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: 704-563-4103
TEACCH Autism Program provides clinical services such as initial referral and consultation, diagnostic evaluations, family consultation sessions, and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups, individual counseling for higher-functioning clients, and employment services.
Wrightslaw Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Child Care
Charlotte Care Services, Inc.
310 E. Blvd. #7
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-335-0501
Providing Families with Child Care
Childcare Resources, Inc.
4600 Park Rd. Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-376-6697
Early Education Child Care with Subsidies Available
Head Start
(Many other locations available)
2705 Baltimore Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-375-1417
Early Childhood Learning Center
Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Charlotte
2115 Ben Craig Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: 704-503-4001
Curriculum-Based Child Care from 6 weeks to 12 years old.
Quality Improvement Training
Child Care Resources Inc.
700 Kenilworth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-376-6697
Child Care Resources Inc. provides several training programs for staff of childcare centers and family childcare homes to improve quality and raise the Star Ratings of the facilities. Smart Start of Mecklenburg County funds many of these programs.
YWCA Central Carolinas
3420 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-525-5770
Summer and after-school activities for children. Call for more information.
YWCA Uptown Child Care Center
Uptown Center
415 E. Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-375-9922
Non-profit childcare center provides quality care in an uptown urban location.
Children, Youth, & Families
100 Black Men of Charlotte
740 W. 5th St. #206
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-375-7300
Education & Mentoring for Young African Americans
A Child’s Place
601 E. 5th St. #230
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-343-3790
Support for Homeless Children
Ada Jenkins Center
P.O. Box 1842
212 Gamble Street
Charlotte, NC 28036
Phone: 704-896-0471
The Center continues to promote the importance of education and equal opportunity for all citizens. The Center has become a resource hub for North Mecklenburg and South Iredell Counties and a well-respected model for community centers in the region.
After School Enrichment Program CMS Schools
Phone: 980-343-3000
After School Programs for Students
Alexander Youth Network
6220 Thermal Road
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-366-8712
Alexander Youth Network provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. We deliver an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self-determination, achieve their potential, and become positive contributors to society.
Another Choice for Black Children, Inc.
2340 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 704-394-1124
A licensed adoption and foster care agency that recruits, trains and provides post-adoption assistance to families who desire to adopt or foster African American and other special needs children.
Bethlehem Center, Inc.
2705 Baltimore Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-375-1417
Fax: 704-371-743
Child care, HeadStart, Bright Beginnings classroom, after-school program, services for children with special needs. Occasional one-time financial assistance for mother of child in program needing help purchasing medications or paying household bills.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte
3801 E. Independence Blvd. #101
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-910-1301
Mentoring Program
Boys and Girls Club
904 Marsh Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-523-0394
After School & Summer Camp Programs
Boy Scouts of America
1410 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-333-5471
Activities and Programs Outside School Hours for Young Boys
Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)
2845 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 980-314-9340
Help with Finding Medical Care, Transportation, Child Care, and/or Financial Aid, etc. Children 0-5 Years Old
Charlotte Center for Balanced Living
2125 Southend Dr. #452
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-378-1390
Therapies for Anxiety, Depression, Disordered Eating, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Etc.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
1900 Newcastle Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tailored instruction in English language skills. Elementary ESL students participate in mainstream classes. Middle and high school students receive instruction in sheltered content courses.
Charlotte Parent
Charlotte, NC 28202
This website has up-to-date camp listings and much more information for parents.
Child Proof Advice
4036 Bannockburn Pl. Suite I
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-364-9817
Programs for Caregivers to Improve the Safety of their Child
Children’s Developmental Services
Carlton Watkins Center
3500 Ellington Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-7100
Children’s Developmental Services help children 0-5 who are at-risk for problems in physical, intellectual or social/emotional development. Early intervention needs are identified through screening and evaluation. Home-based parent education and support for families of children with known delays
Children and Family Services Center
601 E. 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-943-9400
The Center allows the partner agencies to make differences in the lives of many more families than was once possible.  Many of the families and children who receive the services provided at the partner agencies face multiple challenges on a daily basis.
CMS Parent University
Smith Family Center
1600 Tyvola Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: 980-343-3000
Help Parents Become Full Partners in Child’s Education
Council for Children’s Rights
601 E. 5th St., Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-372-7961
Represents and protects rights of children and provides individual case management, class advocacy, public research and education services.
Employment Service
NC Employment Security Commission
500 W. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-342-6131
Government agency provides assistance in finding and applying for employment. Bilingual services available for those who have ethnic language barriers.
Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center
907 Barra Row #102/103
Davidson, NC 28036
Phone: 704-892-1321
Children with Disabilities
Florence Crittenton Services
1300 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-372-4663
Residential maternity program for single pregnant adolescents and young women. Prenatal/medical care, parenting education, adoption support education, individual and group counseling.
Genesis Project 1
5108 Reagan Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-596-0505
Programs that Address Poverty, Addiction, Oppression, & Abuse
Girl Scouts Hornet’s Nest Council
7007 Idlewild Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: 704-731-6500
Activities and Programs Outside School Hours for Young Girls
Girl Talk Foundation, Inc.
809 Hill St-C
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-999-8520
Programs to Empower Young Girls
Girls on the Run
801 E. Morehead St. #201
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-376-9817
Experienced Based Curriculum for Girls that Incorporates Running
Harvey B. Gantt Center
African-American Cultural Center
551 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-374-1565
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture  celebrates the contributions of Africans and African- Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach.
Jacob’s Ladder Job Center
740 West Fifth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 373-2256
Assists unemployed and underemployed individuals to obtain and sustain a living wage. Services include mentoring, job readiness counseling, advocacy, resume and interview skills.
Jewish Family Services
5007 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Phone: 704-364-6594
Provides a full range of services dedicated to the Jewish Community.
La Leche League of North Carolina
Earthfare
12235 N. Community House Rd.
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 423-991-1899
Questions about Breastfeeding
The Learning Collaborative
3241 Sam Drenan Rd
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-377-8076
Preparing Children for School
LifeSpan Creative Campus Center City
601 N. Graham St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-333-7109
Educational Activities
Kinder-Mourn
1320 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-376-2580
The Grieving Children’s Program provides support to children and young people who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Children learn to understand their experiences of grief, identify and explore feelings, and discover healthy ways of grieving. Individual counseling, play and art therapy are available.
Make a Wish Foundation
1131 Harding Pl.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-339-0334
Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses
March of Dimes
800 Briar Creek Rd., Suite BB201
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-377-2009
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. North Carolina ranks 45th among the 50 states for high rates of infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out this mission through programs of research, community services, education and advocacy.
McDowell Street Center for Family Law
101 N. McDowell Street, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-331-4774
Provides domestic law services to low and moderate income persons unable to afford representation. Services include family law such as custody, child support, divorce and visitation.
North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute
3109 Poplarwood Court, Ste. 300
Raleigh , NC 27604
Phone: 919.834.6623
Independent, non-profit, non-partisan, multi-issue organization influences public policy in favor of all NC children below the age of 18.
North Carolina Partnership for Children The North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC) guides and facilitates the Smart Start network, supporting the work of local partnerships and connecting them to the statewide early childhood system. NCPC develops policy for Smart Start programs and services and ensures accountability.
NC State Department of Motor Vehicles
6016 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 704-399-8306
For auto license tags you must have proof of insurance, current inspection and taxes paid. Take driving tests here for driving license. To avoid waiting, make an appointment for the driving test. For locations of other Department of Motor Vehicle offices, check the blue pages in the local telephone book.
Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center
901 E. Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-335-2760
Healing from Sexual Abuse
Police Activities League
1330 Spring St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-336-2102
Enhance Lives of Youth and Young Adults
Project One Scholarship Fund
2438 Hassell Pl.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-241-4994
Scholarship and Tools for College Success
Renfrew Center
6633 Fairview Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: 800-736-3739
Treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and Other Related Mental Illnesses.
Safe Kids Charlotte Mecklenburg
PO Box 3286 MEB 3
Phone: 704-208-6428
Preventing Childhood Injury
Support for Homeless Families with Preschool Children
YWCA of Central Carolinas
3420 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-525-5770
Helps address the parenting and family dynamic issues of homeless families dealing with the stress of unemployment, loss of residence, and day-to-day survival by providing transitional housing. Strengthens parents’ age-appropriate parenting with family life skills using the Nurturing Parenting Program curriculum, and one-on-one private coaching, case management, and mental health services.
Teen Health Connection
3541 Randolph Rd. #206
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-381-8336
Health Services for Teens
The Compassionate Friends
8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: 704-315-6913
Support Groups for those Grieving the Loss of a Child
Time Out Youth
2320-A N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-344-8335
LBGTQ Center
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
249 Billingsley Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 980-314-9128
Gives Parenting Tips for Big and Small Problems of Family Life
Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Phone: 919-733-3526
Issues birth certificates for those born in the State of North Carolina. At this time the fee is $10 for the first copy and $5 for additional copies. For more information look on the NC State website under “Citizen- “Vital Records.”
Clothing & Household Goods
Assistance League of Charlotte
3405 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 704-525-5228
Food & Clothing for Children and Families
Beds for Kids
2519 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 980-422-1192
Provides Kids with Beds & Other Needed Furniture.
Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church
Community Service Program
1332 Oaklawn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-377-4741
Emergency help with food, clothing, furniture, medication refills and some bills. Free meal on Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Crisis Assistance Ministry
500-A Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-371-3001
Emergency financial assistance for Mecklenburg County residents. Coordinates public, private and religious donations to provide help with rent, clothing, utilities, vouchers for food.
Cup Ministry. Inc.
1201 E. 36th Street
Charlotte, NC 28299
Phone: 704-331-4806
Emergency food and clothing ministry sponsored by a group of North Carolina churches.
Dress for Success
500 Clanton Rd. Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 704-525-7706
Empower Women by Providing a Network of Support, Professional Attire, and Development Tools to help Women Thrive in Work and Life
Emergency Assistance Program
500 Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-336-4035
Short-term assistance to families with children experiencing a crisis. Assistance may be with shelter, appliances, transportation, food, clothing, prescriptions, etc.
Goodwill Industries
5301 Wilkinson Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-372-3434
704-394-6017
20 Stores in Surrounding Mecklenburg County
Job training and career development services, such as assistance with clothing, writing a resume, etc. for people with barriers to employment.
Lydia’s Loft
203 N. Old Statesville Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 704-948-7797
Clothing & Household Items Free of Charge to Those in Need
Matthews Help Center
119 N. Ames Street
PO Box 91
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-847-8383
Serves people of the Matthews area social and health programs and services and professional education. Non-emergency medical transportation, food pantry, thrift shop, emergency assistance with rent, utility bills and prescription drugs, special funds for other needs.
Salvation Army
534 Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-334-4731
Emergency shelter, food and financial aid for women and families, disaster relief, sponsor of the Christmas Bureau. Family social services, child care for women in the shelter. Programs to elevate moral, physical, spiritual and social conditions. Emphasis is placed on the dignity of the individual.
Dentistry
Carolina Kids Dentistry
5829 Phyliss Ln.
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Phone: 704-790-0590
Accepts Medicaid. Dentistry for Children until age 18 and Adults with Disabilities.
Carolinas Medical Center
1350 S. Kings Drive
Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: 704-355-2165
Dental clinic available to all Mecklenburg County residents regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Only Level I Emergency Trauma center in Charlotte.
Central Avenue Dental
3410 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-980-9993
Family Dentistry. Accepts Medicaid. Speaks English & Spanish.
C. W. Williams Community Health Center
3333 Wilkinson Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28208
The C.W. Williams Community Health Center continues to be an anchor and force in the community that is committed to the highest quality primary and preventive care services and health education to all community and surrounding community residents in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, and treats all patients with a truly caring attitude.
East Charlotte Dental
7128 Lawyers Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28227
Phone: 704-568-8076
Dentistry for All Ages. Accepts Medicaid.
Shelter Dental Clinic
534 Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-334-0000
This agency provides free dental care to the homeless, mainly extractions for adults and preventive care for children.
Smile Starters Kids Dentist
3053 Freedom Dr.
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-393-39
114901 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-921-0204
Accepts Medicaid
Southpark Pediatric Dentistry
2700 Coltsgate Rd. #204
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-749-5700
Dentistry for Infants, Children, Teenagers, and Kids with Special Needs.
Young and Polite Children’s Dentistry
11010 S. Tryon St. #101
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 980-245-3451
Accepts Uninsured
Education
Ada Jenkins Center
P.O. Box 1842
212 Gamble Street
Charlotte, NC 28036
Phone: 704-896-0471
The Center continues to promote the importance of education and equal opportunity for all citizens. The Center has become a resource hub for North Mecklenburg and South Iredell Counties and a well-respected model for community centers in the region.
Arts & Science Council
227 W. Trade Street
Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-372-9667
Council raises funds and coordinates activities for 54 affiliate cultural organizations. Many of these groups provide free programs as well as educational outreach programs in schools.
Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-330-6393
Associates degree in Early Childhood Education; state-required courses for child care directors and individual Early Childhood Education traditional and online courses. ESL & Spanish parenting classes.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
1900 Newcastle Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tailored instruction in English language skills. Elementary ESL students participate in mainstream classes. Middle and high school students receive instruction in sheltered content courses.
Charlotte Parent
Charlotte, NC 28202
This website has up-to-date camp listings and much more information for parents.
Children and Family Services Center
601 E. 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-943-9400
The Center allows the partner agencies to make differences in the lives of many more families than was once possible.  Many of the families and children who receive the services provided at the partner agencies face multiple challenges on a daily basis.
Classroom Central
2116 Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704.377.1740
Their mission is to equip students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies.  They fulfill their mission through four core programs that enable teachers within high-poverty schools to “shop” for free materials they and their students need to learn and achieve. They support over 100,000 students in nearly 200 schools in six school districts.
Double Oaks Pre-K and Family Resource Center
1326 Woodward Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-343-5042
Serves Double Oaks students and children/parents in surrounding neighborhood. Partners in the program include HeadStart, Charlotte Area Fund, Mecklenburg Park & Recreation, Central Piedmont Community College, the Junior League and Smart Start.
Harvey B. Gantt Center
African-American Cultural Center
551 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-374-1565
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture  celebrates the contributions of Africans and African- Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach.
International Business Library
Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-2725
Reference, periodical and electronic resources to meet the needs of exporters, importers, students and others interested in international commerce, finance and economies. Overseas business directories, import/export regulations, business reports, foreign labor trends etc. On second floor of Main Library.
International House
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-333-8099
Promotes international understanding by serving as a center for diversity, advocating for people of diverse national backgrounds and facilitating professional and cultural programs.
Johnston YMCA
3025 N. Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-716-6300
Classes in English as a second language.
Light Factory
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-333-9755
Free admission. Educational programs. Exhibits change frequently.
National Conference for Community and Justice
4822 Albemarle Road, Suite 240
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-535-7277
Promotes diversity in neighborhoods and schools through programming and strengthening awareness and appreciation. Interfaith programs and multicultural/ diversity workshops and training.
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-2725
Introductory computer classes at many Mecklenburg County library locations. Check the Web site for more information
Small Business Information Center – Main Library
Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-432-0505
Counseling on researching, starting, running and expanding a business. Also work with CPCC, Small Business Administration, Chamber of Commerce and other groups. Print and electronic resources, business planning software, videos and more.
Spirit Square Center For the Arts
130 NORTH TRYON ST
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-372-1000
Cultural programs, performing and visual arts, and arts classes for all ages.
Financial Assistance
Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church
Community Service Program
1332 Oaklawn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-377-4741
Emergency help with food, clothing, furniture, medication refills and some bills. Free meal on Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Crisis Assistance Ministry
500-A Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-371-3001
Emergency financial assistance for Mecklenburg County residents. Coordinates public, private and religious donations to provide help with rent, clothing, utilities, vouchers for food.
First Hand Foundation
2800 Rockcreek Pkwy
Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-201-1569
Funds for Children with Health Needs after Insurance
Foundation of the Carolinas
217 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-973-4500
The purpose of the Foundation For The Carolinas is to advance philanthropy by serving donors, increasing charitable giving and improving our communities. This is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals, businesses and nonprofits to achieve charitable dreams. This Foundation manages over 1,300 funds with a wide variety of assets. They work to improve the community by awarding grants for key community needs, partnering with other community groups to identify and improve critical problems and by building permanent endowments that will benefit charitable organizations year after year.
Goodfriends
1307 W Morehead #207
Charlotte NC
Phone: 704-523-1222
Monetary Assistance Referral needed
Low Income Energy Assistance
Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-353-1336
One-time payment to eligible families to help with heating bills. Applications are taken the first two weeks of November each year.
Matthews Help Center
119 N. Ames Street
PO Box 91
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-847-8383
Serves people of the Matthews area social and health programs and services and professional education. Non-emergency medical transportation, food pantry, thrift shop, emergency assistance with rent, utility bills and prescription drugs, special funds for other needs.
NC MedAssist
4428 Taggart Creek Rd. #101
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-536-1790
Helping the Uninsured Receive Affordable Medicine
Salvation Army of the Carolinas
501 Archdale Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Phone: 704-333-6635
Food, Christmas gifts and financial aid for families at holiday time. Must be referred by social worker or service agency.
United Health Care Children’s Foundation
P.O. Box 41
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0041
Phone: 855-698-4223
Grant that Assists Families who have Insurance but Insurance Denies Claim. Up to $5,000.
Urban League of Central Carolinas
740 W. Fifth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-373-2256
Promotes economic self sufficiency among African-American families. Services include computer training, life skills, job placement, home buyer program, credit counseling, and workforce preparation.
Work First/TANF
Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28112
Phone: 704-353-1500
Work First Family Assistance provides cash assistance and Medicaid coverage to families with minor children. Regulations require participation in work activities. State Child Support Enforcement locates absent parents if necessary and sets up a plan of support. Work First probvides recipients with basic education, skills training and supportive services such as day care, counseling, transportation and job referrals.
Food
Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church
Community Service Program
1332 Oaklawn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-377-4741
Emergency help with food, clothing, furniture, medication refills and some bills. Free meal on Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Center for Urban Ministry
945 N. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-347-0278
An interfaith organization committed to helping the poor, homeless and others in need. Operates St. Peters Soup Kitchen to anyone wanting a meal “no questions asked”.
Charlotte Area Fund
901 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-372-3010
Pre-job counseling and training, referrals to employers, uniforms, tools, transportation, GED preparation, free computer classes.
Cup Ministry. Inc.
1201 E. 36th Street
Charlotte, NC 28299
Phone: 704-331-4806
Emergency food and clothing ministry sponsored by a group of North Carolina churches.
Dilworth Soup Kitchen at First Christian Church
1200 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-334-3771
Lunch served every Monday
Emergency Assistance Program
500 Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-336-4035
Short-term assistance to families with children experiencing a crisis. Assistance may be with shelter, appliances, transportation, food, clothing, prescriptions, etc.
Food and Nutrition Services (EBT card) – DSS
301 Billingsley Rd.
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-336-3000
Provides Financial Assistance for Food
Friendship Trays
2401-A Distribution St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-333-9229
Delivers Balanced Meals to Elderly and Infirm community members in home
Harvest Center
2225 Freedom Dr
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-335-1616
Food Community Support Community Referrals
Loaves and Fishes
P.O. Box 11234
Charlotte, NC 28220
Phone: 704-523-4333
Loaves and Fishes is a network of emergency food pantries located at 16 different sites in Mecklenburg County. Individuals or families in emergency situations are referred by any human service worker or church pastor in the area. Clients are directed to the food pantry nearest them where they are given a week’s supply of nutritionally balanced food.
Metrolina Food Bank
500 Spratt St. #B
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-376-1785
Emergency food pantry for families in need.
Salvation Army of the Carolinas
501 Archdale Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Phone: 704-333-6635
Food, Christmas gifts and financial aid for families at holiday time. Must be referred by social worker or service agency.
Urban Ministry Center
945 N. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-347-0278
Food Every Day Services for Homeless Substance Abuse Services
General Medicine
Ada Jenkins Center
P.O. Box 1842
212 Gamble Street
Charlotte, NC 28036
Phone: 704-896-0471
The Center continues to promote the importance of education and equal opportunity for all citizens. The Center has become a resource hub for North Mecklenburg and South Iredell Counties and a well-respected model for community centers in the region.
Carolinas Poison Center
P.O. Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232
Phone: 800-222-1222
Information about toxic substances and treatment for victims exposed to potential poisons including drugs, plants and mushrooms, pesticides, snake and spider bites, and a wide variety of household cleaners and chemicals. Available in Spanish
Centro Medico Latino
3541 Randolph Rd. #303
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-333-0465
Accepts Medicaid and Uninsured. Speaks Spanish.
Charlotte Community Health Clinic
8401 Medical Plaza Dr. #300
Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: 704-316-6561
Health Services to Low-Income and Uninsured Adults and Children.
CMC Biddle Point
1801 Rozzelles Ferry Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-446-9987
Accepts Medicaid.
CMC Elizabeth Family Medicine
2001 Vail Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: 704-304-7000
Accepts Medicaid.
CMC Myers Park Pediatric Clinic
1350 South Kings Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: 704-446-1422
Accepts Medicaid.
CMC North Park
251 Eastway Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone: 704-446-9991
Accepts Medicaid.
C. W. Williams Community Health Center
3333 Wilkinson Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28208
The C.W. Williams Community Health Center continues to be an anchor and force in the community that is committed to the highest quality primary and preventive care services and health education to all community and surrounding community residents in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, and treats all patients with a truly caring attitude.
MedAssist of Mecklenburg
601 E. 5th St., Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-536-1790
Free or low-cost prescription medications to residents of Mecklenburg County who are not on full Medicaid. If on partial Medicaid, their caseworker must call. If Medicaid has been denied and they have proof, they can be served.
MidCarolina Pediatrics
2607 W. Arrowood Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 704-588-0232
Accepts Medicaid. Speaks Spanish.
NC MedAssist
4428 Taggart Creek Rd. #101
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-536-1790
Helping the Uninsured Receive Affordable Medicine
Novant Health Waverly Pediatrics and Primary Care
11840 Southmore Dr. #200
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: 704-384-1166
Accepts Medicaid.
Novant Health Township Pediatrics of Matthews
201 E. Matthews St. #100
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-847-0572
Accepts Medicaid.
Housing
Angel House Maternity Home
2000 Newland Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 704-392-6270
Housing/Food for Pregnant Women
Cascade
5800 Executive Center Dr. Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: 704-336-4844
Services for Substance Abuse Recovery, Disabilities and Mental Health
Charlotte Emergency Housing Inc.
300 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-335-5488
14 bedroom facility provides short-term shelter and comprehensive services for homeless families and single women. This is the only County shelter that accommodates families with adult or adolescent males. Rainbow Room licensed child care facility on site for up to 12 preschool children.
Charlotte Family Housing
300 Hawthorne Ln.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-335-5488
Homeless Families
Inlivian
400 E. Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-336-5183
Develops and provides quality housing in sustainable communities of choice for residents of diverse incomes.
Charlotte Rescue Mission
907 W. 1st St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-333-4673
Housing for People Battling Addiction
Community Link
601 E. 5th St., Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-334-7288
Limited emergency assistance for victims of domestic violence. Counseling and family support services for adults and children. Supportive services to families and individuals regarding transitional and permanent housing.
Habitat for Humanity
3815 Latrobe Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-376-2054
Christian Ministry that Builds Homes for Low Income Families
Harvest Center
5415 Airport Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Assists individuals impacted by homelessness, poverty and unemployment.
Hope Haven
3815 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-372-8809
Housing for People Battling Addiction
The Housing Partnership
4601 Charlotte Park Dr. #350
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 704-342-0933
Affordable Housing
Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont – Hispanic/Latino
1431 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-376-1600
Assistance, legal representation and landlord mediation for members of the Hispanic community.
Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
1210 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-334-3187
Homeless Men
My Sister’s House
3301 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 704-200-2807
Emergency Housing for Single Women
Room in the Inn
Urban Ministry Center
945 North College Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-347-0278
Interfaith program provides emergency winter overflow shelter in community churches.
Safe Alliance
720 E. 4th St. #204
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-336-4126
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence
Salvation Army
534 Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-334-4731
Emergency shelter, food and financial aid for women and families, disaster relief, sponsor of the Christmas Bureau. Family social services, child care for women in the shelter. Programs to elevate moral, physical, spiritual and social conditions. Emphasis is placed on the dignity of the individual.
Samaritan House
611 Fortune St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-333-0110
Homeless Men and Women After Hospital or Emergency Room Stay
Shelter for Battered Women
United Family Services
601 East Fifth Street-Administrative Office Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-332-2513
24-hour emergency line is operated by United Family Services (a United Way program). Shelter and counseling are provided for battered women and their children.
Supportive Housing Communities
2120 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-335-9380
Housing for People with Disabilities and recovering from Substance Abuse
Support for Homeless Families with Preschool Children
YWCA of Central Carolinas
3420 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-525-5770
Helps address the parenting and family dynamic issues of homeless families dealing with the stress of unemployment, loss of residence, and day-to-day survival by providing transitional housing. Strengthens parents’ age-appropriate parenting with family life skills using the Nurturing Parenting Program curriculum, and one-on-one private coaching, case management, and mental health services.
Urban Ministry Center
945 N. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-347-0278
Food Every Day Services for Homeless Substance Abuse Services
Women’s and Children’s Shelter
P.O. Box 331128
Charlotte, NC 28231
Phone: 704-334-4731
Temporary housing to homeless women and children, support, services and referrals.
Youth Homes
601 E. 5th Street Suite 330
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-334-9954
Group homes and foster care program – generally adolescents or infants who require special services. By referral from Youth and Family Services or the community.
Intensive Home Visitation
Care Ring
601 E. 5th St. #140
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-375-0172
Nurse-Family Partnership for First Time Birth – Low Income
Safe Journey / Teen Parent 
601 E. 5th St. #300
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-335-0601
Parenting Program for Teen Mothers
Nutritional Health

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Provides Basic Nutritional Services to Eligible Clients.
Pregnancy

Novant Maternity Care

Novant Health provides a caring team of obstetricians, gynecologists, genetic counselors, dietitians, high-risk pregnancy specialists, pediatricians, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, breastfeeding specialists, respiratory therapists, certified registered nurses and nurse-midwives who work together to provide you and your baby with a high level of care.
Refugee Immigrant Services
International House
1817 Central Avenue, Suite 215
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-333-8099
Direct services to international community in Charlotte
Latin American Coalition
4938 Central Ave. #101
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-531-3848
Empower the Charlotte’s Latino community
Protecting Immigrant Families Advocacy strategies and educational resources
Refugee Support Services
Galilee Center
3601 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
A 501(c)3 nonprofit post-resettlement organization that helps newly-arrived refugees make Charlotte their new home.
Specialty Care
Allegro Foundation
419 Ardmore Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-364-4063
Creating New Techniques to Teach Children with Disabilities and Enhance their Quality of Life
American Cancer Society
1901 Brunswick Ave. #100
Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: 704-552-6147
Help with the Challenges of Dealing With Cancer
Carolinas Rehabilitation – Wendover Pediatric Therapy
427 Wendover Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-304-0621
Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapy.
Charlotte Speech and Hearing
741 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-376-1342
Diagnostic, screening and therapeutic services for children with language, speech and hearing disorders. United Way supported services are free or provided on a sliding fee scale. Limited scholarship monies are available.
Child and Family Development
4012 Park Road #200
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-332-4834
10516 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: 704-541-9080
Occupational, Physical, & Speech Therapy. Accepts Medicaid.
Early Bird Management Developmental Services
212 W. Matthews St. #105
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-846-0262
Occupational, Physical, & Speech Therapy. Early Intervention. Feeding/Swallowing
Early Intervention Services –
Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA)
3500 Ellington St.
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-336-7130
Provides support for families to help children from birth to age 3 who
have developmental delays or who are at risk for delays to grow and
learn to the best of their potential. Services include: Case Management
Folic Acid Awareness Program
March of Dimes
800 Briar Creek Rd., Suite BB201
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-377-2009
North Carolina leads the nation in birth defects of the brain and spine. Women who take multivitamins with 400 mcg of folic acid every day before becoming pregnant can reduce this risk by up to 70%. Call the March of Dimes for more information.
Hospice of Charlotte
1420 E. Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-375-8623
Provides a full range of services for patients with less than six months to live and supportive services to their families and loved ones. Services include but are not limited to: Nursing, psycho-social, spiritual, medical social work, respite care and bereavement services.
KidSpeak Speech and Language Services, Inc.
6911 Shannon Willow Rd. #700
Charlotte, NC 28226
Phone: 704-540-3777
Speech & Language Therapy, Screenings, Speech Evaluations,
Auditory Verbal Therapy, & Spanish Therapy Services. Accepts
Medicaid.
KidsRein
3225 Cal Bost Rd
Midland, NC 28107
Phone: 704-900-0145
Therapeutic Horseback Riding. Scholarships Available.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
4530 Park Rd. #240
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-998-5012
Support for Leukemia/Lymphoma Patients
Little Wonders 123
113 Piper Station Drive Suite 103
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: 704-752-1616
Little Wonders provides occupational evaluation and treatment focusing on fine motor play, gross motor, visual-perceptual and self-help skills as well as sensory processing. Certification in neuro-developmental treatment (NDT); member of American Occupational Therapy Association. For babies and young children who have motor delay, cerebral palsy, sensory integrative dysfunction, Down’s Syndrome, neurological injury, atoxia, feeding difficulties, delayed play skills, hypotonia, hypertonia
Lupus Foundation
4530 Park Road #302
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-716-5640
Improve Quality of Life for Anyone with Lupus
Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health
Sam Billings Center
429 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-336-6404
Client rights coordinator assists consumers with concerns about access to services within Area Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. Services include consultation, resolution of complaints, referrals, education and training. Programs and services available in Spanish
Mecklenburg Social Worker for the Blind
5832 Executive Center Dr. #100
Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: 704-563-4168
Services for the Blind
Metrolina Association for the Blind
704 Louise Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-372-3870
Improve Quality of Life for the Blind
National Alliance on Mental Illness
St. John’;s Baptist Church
300 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-333-8218
Referral and support for patients and families, primarily adults. Reference library and educational meetings on topics relating to mental illness.
Pediatric Boulevard
2814 Gray Fox Rd.
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Phone: 704-821-0568
Child Daycare, Aquatic Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Swallowing Therapy.
Accepts Medicaid.
Pediatric Theraplay, Inc.
P.O. Box 480462
Charlotte, NC 28269
Phone: 704-258-1724
Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy. Accepts Medicaid.
Programs for Accessible Living
5701 Executive Center Drive Suite 320
Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: 704-537-0550
Advocacy, training, information and support services for people with disabilities so they can achieve their maximum independence.
Prosthetic and Orthotic InstituteSeveral Locations  Prosthetic and orthotic company based in Charlotte and serving the greater Charlotte area. The sole focus of the Prosthetic and Orthotic Institute is on positive patient outcomes. POI is built on compassion, communication, and collaboration. With the right support, anything is within your reach. POI believes in you. We primarily provide patient care in Charlotte, but we also have locations in Rock Hill and Lancaster, SC ready to serve you.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance
5504 Spearmint Drive
Charlotte, NC 28227
Phone: 704-846-9062
Counseling and support to SIDS parents, referrals, public education, research support and fundraising.
Support for Homeless Families with Preschool Children
YWCA of Central Carolinas
3420 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-525-5770
Helps address the parenting and family dynamic issues of homeless families dealing with the stress of unemployment, loss of residence, and day-to-day survival by providing transitional housing. Strengthens parents’ age-appropriate parenting with family life skills using the Nurturing Parenting Program curriculum, and one-on-one private coaching, case management, and mental health services.
Terrific Talkers
11535 Carmel Commons Blvd. #100
Charlotte, NC 28226
Phone: 704-541-3737
Quality Speech and Language Therapy Services for Children 18 months to 18 years
United Family Services – Charlotte
601 East Fifth Street Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-332-9034
Individual, marital & family counseling, parenting classes, and domestic violence services.
Transportation
American Red Cross – Charlotte Metro
2425 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-376-1661
Classes in babysitting for teens and adults to promote safe child care. Disaster relief for individuals and communities. Special services for members and families of the Armed Forces. Classes in Spanish.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
600 East 4th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-336-7433
Door-to-Door Transit Services within Charlotte City Limits
DSS Mecklenburg Transportation System
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC
Or
3205 Freedom Dr.
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-366-3000
Transportation for Eligible Individuals to Medical Destinations
Emergency Assistance Program
500 Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-336-4035
Short-term assistance to families with children experiencing a crisis. Assistance may be with shelter, appliances, transportation, food, clothing, prescriptions, etc.
Shepherd’s Center
3115 Providence Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone:  704-365-1995
Provides Transportation to Medical Appointments, and to the Grocery Store, Bank, etc.

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(704) 377-6588
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202