Utility Assistance from Nonprofits

Throughout the state, there are charities and nonprofits that may be able to provide financial assistance to help with heating bills. Funding will vary, and assistance may not always be available. Still, you should reach out to these agencies in your area to see if they can help you.

Where can I find help with utilities? 

  • The Salvation Army in your community may have a Crisis Assistance Program, where they can provide short-term financial assistance for people in emergency situations. Contact your local Salvation Army to see if they offer this program.
  • Many Catholic Charities offer short-term financial assistance for people in emergency situations. Contact the Catholic Charities in your area to see if you qualify for this program.
  • Community Action Agencies offer short-term financial assistance for people in emergency situations through their Emergency Energy Assistance Program. Contact your local Community Action Agency to see if you qualify for this program.

These are some of the most common agencies throughout the state. There may be more charities and nonprofits in your area. You can call NC 2-1-1 anytime to speak with trained call specialist who can provide referrals to resources in your community. NC 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and is free and confidential.

Need more information?

Frequently asked questions can be found here. If you didn’t find what you need on this page or need more information on local resources, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162. Our call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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