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  • 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.


    Food Resources


    *Click here for a current list of CCS food sites, serving FREE Breakfast and Lunch Monday-Friday. Click on attachment for locations and pick up times.

    ***The School Nutrition Department will continue to provide meals to students the week of Spring Break (April 13th -17th). But will not be available on Friday, April 10th.***


    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 



    Specific McDonald’s locations will be offering students 12 years old or under the choice of a free plain cheeseburger, plain hamburger or 4-piece nugget and a small fry, Monday – Friday, 11 AM to 1 PM, children must be with you. Please utilize the drive-through window.



    1511 Hwy 29 N

    Concord, NC28025



    730 Cabarrus Ave W

    Concord, NC 28027



    7810 Lyles Lane

    Concord, NC 28027



    3405 US Hwy 601 S

    Concord, NC 28025



    5051 Bayfield Pkwy

    Kannapolis, NC 28027



    K&W Restaurant

    Any day of the week between 11 and 1pm, a child ages 1-18 can get a free meal, no purchase necessary

    1349 Copperfied Blvd. 



    Gianni's Trattoria 

    Between 11:30-1 pm on Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays, kids can get a free ham&cheese or turkey&cheese with side of chips or pasta, no purchase necessary

    16 Union St., Concord 


    Boys & Girls Club

    They will feed any child under 18 dinner, Monday-Friday 5:30-6:30, drive through style.  Parents DO NOT need to bring the children along.  Just pull up and say how many meals you need.  Breakfast will be given for the next morning.  


    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. Please call with questions 704-796-4629.


    Bethel Baptist Church

    Bethel Baptist Church is providing lunch for any student M-F 12:00-1:30 pm.  They also provide food to children for the weekend.  They also have a food pantry that is open Monday and Thursdays 9-1pm.  If you have any questions, please call 704-933-6600 and they are located at 1209 Opal St Kannapolis 28083.


    CCM Crisis Center Food Pantry 704-786-4709

    246 Country Club Dr, Concord    

    Monday through Friday, 10-1 pm

    Clients must be a resident of Cabarrus County

    Clients can access the crisis center food pantry on a monthly basis

    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

    Sat 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

    Wednesday 9am – 11am

    Must bring ID

    Serving Rowan and Cabarrus Counties


    Kannapolis Food Pantry / Clothes Closet 704-933-2631

    West Point Baptist Church

    *Call first

    1100 Pine St, Kannapolis

    Sat 9am – 11:30 am

    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


    New Life Baptist Food Pantry 704-782-6215

    1281 Biscayne Dr, Concord

    Tue and Wed 10am – 12noon

    Must bring ID and proof of residency

    Serving Cabarrus County


    Hope Street Food Pantry

    4100 Johnston Oehler Rd Charlotte, NC 28269

    Thursdays from 4pm-7pm

    Everyone is welcomed



    Samaritan’s Table- Free Dinner

    Supper is provided and served by a variety of Kannapolis area churches, businesses, and civic organizations. A short devotion is offered at 5:55, and supper is served promptly 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 and fellowship Monday through Thursday, at the following locations:

    • Mondays: First Baptist – 101 North Main Street, Kannapolis
    • Tuesdays: New Piney Grove Outreach Center – 223 Gay Street, Kannapolis
    • Wednesdays: Trinity United Methodist – 416 East 1st Street, Kannapolis
    • Thursdays: Kimball Memorial Lutheran – 101 Vance Street, Kannapolis


    Department of Human Services-Cabarrus County DHS

    13030 S. Cannon Blvd, Concord NC; 704-920-1400


    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.




    Charter Communications offers Spectrum Internet services free for 60 days during school closures effective March 13, 2020.  To enroll, please call 1-844-488-8395.

    Tips when calling:

    -You MUST express that your family has been impacted by COVID-19, then the installation fee will be waived.

    -Until Spectrum receives additional instructions from the Govenor, the free service is capped at 60 days, effective March 13, 2020. 

    -Wait times when calling and wait times on installation can vary.  We recommend getting on a wait list if there is one.

    -Families may be required to pay past due balances prior to having the '60 day service' put into place 

    -If a family has service in place already and received a disconnection notice, the customer will need to contact Spectrum and let the agent know that they have been effected by Covid-19 and their service will not be interrupted.  However,  each family will still be required to pay their past due balance at the end of the waived service period.  It was recommended if families are able to make any payments, they should, as this will help alleviate encountering a high balance at the completion of the 60days.  

    -Advocate for your family by explaining how COVID-19 has impacted your family (job losses, children needing to do school work online, etc.).  Ask to speak with a supervisor if needed



    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)

     If approved:

    1. Activation Fee will be waived
    2. The first two months are free
    3. After the intial free two months, $14.99 a month for 25 Mbps


    Cellular Carriers & Hot Spots

    Many cellular carriers, such as TMobile, Verizon, and Sprint are offering current customers additional GB's for free that can be used to access mobile hot spots.  Please reach out to your current individual carrier to inquire whether you are eligible for this.  In most instances, this is automatically occuring on all eligible accounts. You can also access the following websites for more information.


    Verizon information:  https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/covid-19-faqs/#hotspot

    Sprint information:  https://www.sprint.com/en/landings/covid-19.html?INTNAV=Search:COVID-19

    TMobile information: https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response?icid=MGPO_TMO_U_CUSTSUPT_Z2739VFSHS97O7KGF20085



    Salvation Army

    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)




    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




    Mental Health

    Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions

    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



    Childcare Information

    Click on the following links if you are an essential employee and in need of urgent childcare:


    Cabarrus County



    Mecklenburg County



    Unemployment Information

    Click here for more information regarding filing for unemployment 




    Domestic Violence Resources 


    24 hr hotline 704-788-2826



    Safe Alliance 

    980-771-4673 (HOPE)



    North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence - NCCADV




    Confianza, Counseling for Spanish-speaking victims



    Hispanic Resources




    National Resources

    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


    Additional Information


    Helping Your Child Cope with COVID-19




    American Psychological Association Tips





Why do schools need school social workers?

  • change futures
    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.

Promoting Positive Change

  • school
    agents of 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

  •       Social Workers

    Amy Jewell, LCSW

    School Social Work & Mental Health Coordinator

    CCS Education Center

    4401 Old Airport Rd.
    Concord, NC 28025

    We Rock

Mental Health Matters

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