​The community agencies and programs below may be able to assist with past-due utilities or other services. This list is not all inclusive and not endorsed by Wake County.

*Update*  HOPE: Housing Opportunities + Prevention of Evictions

This program is no longer accepting applications.  

HOPE-General-Factsheet-FAQ-English.pdfHOPE General Factsheet


General Assistance:  View the Catholic Parish Outreach Raleigh Resource Guide.

United Way 211
2-1-1 or 1-800-831-1754
Information and referral hotline
8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday
Oak City Cares
1430 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh
Wake County homelessness multi-services center offering a wide range of services.
Financial Assistance


First Presbyterian Church

120 West Hargett St, Raleigh
By appointment only

Call Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Financial assistance is provided once a year for rent, utilities and other needs of those employed.

North Raleigh Ministries
9650 Strickland Road, Raleigh
By appointment only. Call for appointment on Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m.
Must bring photo ID, Social Security cards, utility bill, copy of lease, and two months of pay stubs. Financial assistance for residents living in the following ZIP codes: 27604, 27609, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615 and 27616.
Assurance Wireless
Free cell phones for low-income clients
Wake Forest, Youngsville and Rolesville residents only
Dorcas Ministry
187 High House Road, Cary
Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and by appointment
Cary and Morrisville residents only; Apex residents need referral form
Western Wake Crisis Ministry
103 1/2 E. Chatham St., Apex
Mon.–Thur., 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Provides emergency financial aid for residents of APEX AND HOLLY SPRINGS ONLY 
Garner Area Ministry

Rent, water and prescription medication
Garner residents only.

Hillyer Memorial Christian Church

Help with light bills (that have disconnection notice) up to $100.
Call Fridays at 9 a.m. for an appointment.