NC has activated 211 as the non-emergency hotline for COVID-19 information. Please dial 2-1-1 for updated information, or visit www.nc211.org.
United Way of Henderson County remains committed to the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of everyone in our community. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are gathering information and resources to inform and support our community’s evolving needs. We share relevant information as it is available from community nonprofits, and this page continues to be updated as new information is received. We encourage you to contact the individual agency via telephone, or visit their website, to ensure accuracy of the information listed.
Polk County residents are urged to visit https://www.unitedwayabc.org/Polk-County-COVID19-Resources for an updated list of services available to the community provided by United Way of of Asheville and Buncombe County.
Updated as of June 25, 2020.
Children & Family Resources
Children & Family Resource Center, 828-698-0674, 851 Case Street, Hendersonville, www.childrenandfamily.org
Formula, diaper and wipe pick up Fridays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Parenting support groups are now Circle of Parents Virtual Villages and are conducted via Zoom on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. See their Facebook page or website for details.
Henderson County Public Schools COVID-19 Website
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction COVID-19 Website
North Carolina Food Assistance Texting Service - TEXT FOODNC TO 877-877 OR TEXT COMIDA TO 877-877
Calvary Episcopal Food Pantry, 828-684-6266, 2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher
Open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. and offering a drive-through menu for food box pick up.
Council on Aging (COA) for Henderson County, 828-692-6693,105 King Creek Boulevard, Hendersonville, www.coahc.org
The Meals-on-Wheels (MOW) program has shifted from hot meal delivery to once a week frozen delivery of 5 meals, completed by staff members. Liquid Nutrition Pickup is Monday from 1-4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1-4 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. The COA Thrift Stores located in Hendersonville and Etowah are currently closed.
Etowah United Methodist Church - Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, 828-891-4360, 110 Brickyard Road, Etowah
Open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. and offering curbside food box pick-up.
FNS/Food Stamp Benefits temporarily increased to ensure food access and reduce trips to store.
Click here for press release: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/families-receive-enhanced-benefits-ensure-food-access
Families and individuals who do not currently receive benefits can apply online with ePass or call MANNA’s toll free FNS/Food Stamp Eligibility HelpLine at 1-800-820-1109. Click here to learn more https://www.mannafoodbank.org/where-to-get-help/foodstamps-fns-eligibility/
Hendersonville Family YMCA Mobile Food Markets, 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community Health, 2579 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville
Hendersonville Rescue Mission (HRM), 828-697-1354, 639 Maple Street, Hendersonville, www.hendersonvillerescuemission.com
For the next three months, HRM will only be serving four (4) North Carolina counties: Henderson, Polk, Transylvania, and Rutherford. For residents, HRM will continue to feed, shelter, clothe, and counsel on their regular schedule. They are offering Grab & Go meal options for non-residents.
Interfaith Assistance Ministry (IAM), 828-697-7029, 310 Freeman Street, Hendersonville, www.iamhc.org
Food and other crisis services provided Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drive through food pantry service is now available on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. and other services continue to be available on Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Food pantry includes canned and boxed food, fresh produce, bread, frozen foods, eggs, milk and more are available for families and individuals. Other crisis services available include: utility assistance, rent assistance, gasoline vouchers, clothing, personal hygiene items, prescription assistance, diapers and baby food, and pet food. Call for help with all services.
MANNA Food Bank, Food Helpline: 1-800-820-1109, or click here to find a local food pantry near you.
Only Hope WNC, 828-693-5499, 416 Allen Road, East Flat Rock, www.onlyhopewnc.org
Food pantry is open Wednesdays.
The Salvation Army of Hendersonville, 828-693-4181, 239 Third Avenue East, Hendersonville, https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/hendersonville/
Food pantry is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Free food, some hygiene products, blankets and socks are available in the vestibule.
The Storehouse, 828-692-8300, 1049 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville
Open Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pre-made boxes delivered outside.
Financial & Legal Resources
Mountain BizWorks, www.mountainbizworks.org
Mountain BizWorks has been approved to participate as a lender in the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This program provides up to 8 weeks of forgivable loan capital to pay for payroll (must be at least 75% of the loan) and rent/mortgages/utilities. The focus of their program is expanding access to PPP to small businesses and small nonprofits across rural Western North Carolina, and especially for women-led and minority-led organizations. They have a page here covering all of the COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Financing Options. You can also view FAQs, attend a group coaching session, or set up an appointment with a Disaster Funding Program Specialist via their COVID-19 Funding Help Center.
OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling, 828-255-5166, www.ontrackwnc.org
Counseling appointments which are already scheduled, will be conducted by phone. Because of the virus, all Free Tax preparation appointments in April are canceled and are not being rescheduled at this time. The IRS and NC have extended the tax filing deadline until July 15, learn more here. All education classes have been cancelled through April 30.
Pisgah Legal Services, 828-253-0406, www.pisgahlegal.org
Pisgah Legal is offering legal assistance for issues on housing, bills or debt, unemployment benefits, health insurance, safety from abuse, stimulus checks and other matters affecting health, well-being and financial security. Visit here for a complete list of resources. If you are seeking additional services, you can call or apply online here. For questions about unemployment benefits and insurance, click here or view Facebook Live videos here.
COVID text updates from NC211: text COVIDNC to 898211
Henderson County Department of Public Health, 828-692-4223, https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/health
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is still in operation and benefits are available. Call Lori Bradly at 828-692-4223 Option S. There is no need to come to the office; benefits can be uploaded remotely and quickly.
NC Coronavirus Call Center 1-866-462-3821
NC Department of Health and Human Services (ncdhhs.gov)
Pardee COVID-19 Helpline 828.694.8048 is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Free Clinics, 828-697-8422, www.thefreeclinics.org
The Free Clinics has reduced its pharmacy hours as follows until further notice:
While pharmacy window hours are reduced, The Free Clinics are extending refill prescriptions to 3 months (90 days) whenever clinically possible. All regular clinical services, including group visits, have pivoted to a virtual telehealth format. TFC remains open for in-person service during weekly Tuesday evening walk-in medical clinic and for service at the pharmacy. TFC remains open as a “safe space” for some of the most vulnerable and scared patients to visit when they have nowhere else to go. Eligibility for all current TFC clients has been extended until June 15th, reducing the need for non-urgent visits from current patients, and allowing more time to process new clients, who may have recently become unemployed and/or lost their insurance.