CCS School Social Work Team
During the month of March, we turn the spotlight on School Social Workers! School social workers are essential and help reduce barriers that students and families face on a daily basis. In CCS, our team says THANK YOU for supporting our work. We encourage you to join with us in giving back to those who help make life better for many of our CCS students. Junior Charity League of Concord has one goal - helping children in Cabarrus County! If you would like to help them by making a toiletry donation, please click here for more information.
Looking for Resources?
CCS has compiled a list of critical community resources listed below. This list includes contact information for community programs/resources that are available to assist residents with food, housing, crisis assistance and more. **Please note all resources listed below may be subject to changes in hours and varying restrictions based on COVID-19. For specific information, please contact the invididual agency for more information.
CCS School Nutrition Program will begin delivering meals via bus routes on Tuesday, January 26th. Click here for a current list of curbside sites and bus routes. CCS students can access any school site on the list, regardless of their school of attendance. Children ages 1-18 can be served. Children do not have to be enrolled in a Cabarrus County school to participate.
**Please remember to fill out a Free & Reduced Lunch Application for the 20-21' school year. You can access that application here.
Info about P-EBT Cards
If parents have questions about their P-EBT card, they may contact either the school’s social worker or the SNP office. The SNP office can be reached by contacting Nanette Whitaker at Nanette.firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-260-5554. To access the SNP website,please click here.
Free Local Food Resources
For free local food resources, text FOODNC to 877-877; you will receive a text back with locations and serving times. For information in Spanish, text COMIDA to 877-877
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10am-11:45 am
212 Broad St., Concord
Bring proof of income and proof of number of residents in house.
Living Faith Church
Food pantry open every other Saturday from 11am-1pm. Anyone welcome.
3251 Rock Hill Church Rd, Concord, NC 28027
Baptist Sharing House
117 Peachtree St., Concord
Mon, Tues, Thurs 8-11 am
*First time clients do not need an appointment. All others must call for an appointment. Bring ID, SS card/Birth Certificate/or Medicaid card for all children in the home.
Food, clothing, household items
Corner Field Market
Located inside the Cabarrus Dream Center at 280 Concord Pkwy S. Suite 110. They are offering a drive-thru food distribution on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4:30 pm. No sign up needed. The car line starts at 12 and starts to the left of Big Lots and wraps around the back of the building. Proof of income or proof of unemployment, bring ID or SS card for age 18 and under.
CCM Crisis Center Food Pantry 704-786-4709
246 Country Club Dr, Concord
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 9 am to 4 pm
Wednesdays, 9 to 12noon
Clients must be a resident of Cabarrus County
Clients can access the crisis center food pantry on a monthly basis, first come-first served
CCM will need to know gross monthly income, last 4 digits of Social Security, address, and answer a few questions. It is based on income.
Volunteers picking up for families: Please bring a letter, stating who the volunteer is and who they are picking up for, with signatures, the address and the information listed above.
Cupboard of Love Food Pantry 704-782-1423
Westford United Methodist Church
273 Hwy 49 South, Concord
Saturdays only 9am – 12 pm (limited to 30 families or 12noon, whichever comes first)
Must bring ID and proof of residency
Serving Concord and Harrisburg
North Kannapolis Baptist Church Food Pantry 704-933-2125
312 Locust St. Kannapolis
*Drive-Thru only due to COVID-19 resrictions*
Wednesday 9am – 11am
Must bring ID
Serving Rowan and Cabarrus Counties
Kannapolis Food Pantry / Clothes Closet 704-933-2631
West Point Baptist Church
1100 Pine St, Kannapolis
Sat 9am – 12noon
Must bring ID and proof of residency
Serving Kannapolis residents
Feed the Souls Pantry 704-888-2653
Bethel United Methodist Church
12700 Idlebrook Rd, Midland
2nd Saturday of the month - 9am-12pm
Must Bring ID – Serving Cabarrus County
Helping Hands Food Pantry
Bethel Baptist Church
1209 1/4 Opal St, Kannapolis
Mon and Thurs, 9 am-1pm
Serving Kannapolis residents
Bring proof of residence
New Life Baptist Blessings Box 704-782-6215
1281 Biscayne Dr, Concord
Tues and Thurs, 10am-12noon
Bring ID and proof of residency
Serving Cabarrus residents
Blessings Box outside Fire Station #5
Pitts School Road
4100 Johnston Oehler Rd Charlotte, NC 28269
Thursdays from 4pm-7pm
Everyone is welcomed
Harrisburg Food Pantry at Rock River Presbyterian Church
7940 Rocky River Road Concord, NC 28025
Mondays from 9:00 to 1 pm
Families can come every 4 weeksThe person picking up will need to sign a waiver (since the fresh food is a day or to out of date) not to hold the pantry liable.Must take picture ID, give names, address and age of any member of the household (these are used to inform Second Harvest of the population being served, it also determines what we are able to buy from their warehouse on a monthly bases)All information is confidential.Rocky River Church Community Table887 Pitts School Road, SW ConcordLast Saturday of the Month, 11 am-1pmCenter of Hope Shelter and Soup KitchenSponsored by Salvation Army216 Patterson Ave. (off Cabarrus Ave.), ConcordMonday-Friday 11:30-12:30 pm
72 Corban Ave SW, Concord
Monday-Friday, Breakfast at 9 am, Lunch at 11:30 am
Samaritan’s Table- Free Dinner
Supper is provided and served by a variety of Kannapolis area churches, businesses, and civic organizations. During COVID, supper is served in to-go containers, drive-through style at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. No questions are asked and no forms to fill out. You and your family are invited to join us for a free meal on the following days and locations:
- Mondays at 6 pm: First Baptist Church- 101 N. Main St., Kannapolis
- Wednesdays at 6 pm: Trinity United Methodist – 416 East 1st Street, Kannapolis
- Thursdays at 6 pm: Kimball Memorial Lutheran – 101 Vance Street, Kannapolis
Department of Human Services-Cabarrus County DHS
13030 S. Cannon Blvd, Concord NC; 704-920-1400
A quick and easy way to apply for benefits
Find Help North Carolina 2-1-1
Call, text, or chat with your local 211 to speak with a community resource specialist in your area who will help you find services and resources that are available to you.
Dial 2-1-1, or 1-888-892-1162.
Please click on the link below to see information provided by our Cabarrus County Schools Technology Department, including CCS Wi-fi Bus Locations.
Parents can go to Lifelinesupport.org and apply. If a family is approved, they will get an ID number that they then give to Windstream/Kinetic (1-800-347-1991)
- Activation Fee will be waived
- The first two months are free
- After the intial free two months, $14.99 a month for 25 Mbps
Local Childcare Facilities currently open for non school age children, for a list click the link below
Care for School Age Children, for a list click the link below
Child care services in Mecklenburg County
216 Patterson Ave., Concord NC; 704-782-7822; crisis assitance and casework with emergency needs (lodging, food, rent, utilties, etc.)
Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM)
246 Country Club dr., Concord NC; 704-786-4709 (main number); crisis assistance offered, transitional housing program (this is not emergency housing)
Hope House Foundation
Located in Huntersville, NC, Hope House Foundation provides housing and support for single, unaccompanied women or women with children (boys up to age 8). To be eligible for housing at Hope House, you must meet certain requirements and qualifications. Click the link here and fill out a housing inquiry. Please be sure to fill out the form in its entirety.
Rental Assistance Program – COVID-19 has put thousands of Cabarrus County households on the verge of eviction. For thousands more, it’s only a matter of time before the utilities are cut off. Help is here. Through the Cabarrus County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), households with financial hardship due to COVID-19 can apply for payment of overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020, and through the remainder of the year or until funding runs out. To learn more or start the process, text ERAP to 888-777, visit erap.cabarruscounty.us or call 704-920-1400, option 4 then 6. See the flyer below.
Mobile testing for COVID-19 (Concord locations)
Cabarrus Health Alliance-Public Health Department
300 Mooresville Rd., Kannapolis; 704-920-1000; https://www.cabarrushealth.org/
Cabarrus Rowan Community Health Centers (CRCHC)
A non-profit that strives to provide safe, quality, affordable, effective, and comprehensive health services to the citizens of Cabarrus and Rowan counties of North Carolina.
See website for a list of clinic locations.
Call 704-792-2242 or visit https://www.crchc.org/
920 Church St N., Concord; 704-403-3000; Provides inpatient and outpatient hospital care
ASK FIRST 704-783-1275 is a free service to access health information, doctors, etc.
North Carolina COVID-19 Hotline
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions
Dial **ASK(275) if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need someone to connect you to the right help
24 hr Access/Crisis hotline 1-800-939-5911
Atrium Behavioral Health
24 hr Crisis Assistance 1-800-418-2065
Novant Behavioral Health
24 hr Access Line 1-800-786-1585
Daymark Recovery Services
284 Executive Park Dr., Suite 100, Concord; 704-939-1100
Mobile Crisis 704-635-8082
Click here for more information regarding filing for unemployment
Domestic Violence Resources
24 hr hotline 704-788-2826
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence - NCCADV
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
SAMHSA's National Helpline (Mental and/or Substance Use Disorders) - 1-800-662-HELP, www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
Disaster Distress Helpline - 1-800-985-5990, www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE, Text: LOVEIS to 22522
Summer Camp Information
Mary Frances Wall Center- is having free summer camp for 3 and 4 year old children. The camp is for children who’s caregivers are essential workers and live in the Title 1 school districts. Click here for more information
Why do schools need school social workers?
Children today are increasingly victims of many social forces that negatively
affect their role as students. The family is in a state of change and until it
becomes stabilized, in whatever form, children's unmet physical and emotional
needs will continue to interfere with their ability to learn and adjust in school.
(School Social Work Association of America)
NC School Social Work Vision Statement
To create nurturing relationships with students that embrace students' academic achievement and personal success as globally
productive citizens in the 21st century. We utilize leadership, advocacy and collaboration to promote overall academic success by
providing services that strengthen home, school and community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning.
SSW Colleagues (past & present)
Promoting Positive Change
School Social Work Association of America
For those who do not feel heard...school social workers listen.
For those who have unmet needs...school social workers advocate.
For those who feel marginalized...school social workers empower.
School Social Workers make positive change!
CCS Social Work
Amy Jewell, LCSW
School Social Work & Mental Health Coordinator
CCS Education Center
4401 Old Airport Rd.
Concord, NC 28025