If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

If you are in immediate need of other assistance, please call Catawba County's hotline at 211. Trained staff are available 24/7 to help you access services like shelter, health care, food, and other social services programs. 

Other assistance may also be available from the following agencies and non-profit organizations.

SHELTERS

EMERGENCY SHELTERS:

Salvation Army .................................................. (828) 322-8061

Family Care Center of Catawba Valley ........... (828) 324-9917

DAYTIME SHELTERS:

Grace House ...................................................... (828) 324-0025

Safe Harbor Rescue Mission ........................... (828) 326-7233

MEALS

Hickory Soup Kitchen ....................................... (828) 327-4828

Safe Harbor Rescue Mission ........................... (828) 326-7233

Salvation Army .................................................. (828) 322-8061

FOOD

Christian Community Outreach Ministries ..... (828) 328-1803

Crisis Pantry at Women's Resource Center .... (828) 322-6333

Eastern Catawba Coop Christian Ministries ... (828) 465-1702

DSS ...................................................................... (828) 695-5600

Good Samaritan Food Pantry ........................... (828) 495-8251

Greater Hickory Coop. Christian Ministry ....... (828) 327-0979

Meals on Wheels ............................................... (828) 695-5600

RENT / UTILITY / HOUSING

Christian Community Outreach Ministries ..... (828) 328-1803

City of Hickory Public Housing Authority ........ (828) 328-5373

Exodus Homes .................................................... (828) 324-4870

Family Care Center of Catawba Valley ............. (828) 324-9917

Safe Harbor Rescue (for Women & Children).. (828) 326-7233

National Center for Homeless Veterans .......... (877) 424-3838

Council of Governments Regional Housing .... (828) 322-9191

National Coalition for the Homeless ............... (202) 462-4822

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Christian Community Outreach Ministries ...... (828) 328-1803

Eastern Catawba Coop. Christian Ministries ... (828) 465-1702

Greater Hickory Coop. Christian Ministry ........ (828) 327-0979

Salvation Army .................................................... (828) 322-8061

Work First Program ............................................. (828) 695-5600