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United Way of Lincoln County

COVID-19 Health Questions

  • Lincoln County Health Department triage line, Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM: 704-736-8510.
  • Atrium Health triage line, 24/7: 704-512-5700
  • Novant Health triage line, 24/7: 877-499-1697
  • For after-hour concerns or general questions please dial 2-1-1 for assistance or call the 24/7 Coronavirus Helpline at 1-866-462-3821.


Businesses Affected by COVID-19

  • Numerous resources are available to business owners to assist with navigating the financial hardship faced by many from the current situation. For more information, visit
  • Golden LEAF Foundation is providing a NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program. Businesses are eligible to apply for bridge loans of up to $50,000 with six months of no interest or principal payments. To learn more please go to:
  • Small Business Disaster Loan Program is now open for North Carolina businesses to apply. The program offers low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. To learn more please go to:
  • Small Business & Technical Development Center (SBTDC)
  • FREE Small Business Classes to Online Learning starting with “Preparing Your Business for the Threat of Coronavirus” as well as many other business classes. Learn more at:
  • For additional assistance: Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) at

Child Care

  • If you need child care in Lincoln County call 1-888-600-1685
  • For child care centers/sites that have needs call 704-400-9947

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Crisis Assistance

  • Christian Ministry of Lincoln County - Call 704-732-0383.
  • East Lincoln Christian Ministries – Call 704-483-4415
  • NC 2-1-1 – Dial 2-1-1 and speak to a call specialist 24 hours/7 days a week.
  • Shelter needs contact Hesed House of Hope 704-732-0175

 Department of Social Services


  • NC 2-1-1: dial 2-1-1 and speak to a call specialist 24 hours/7 days a week. 2-1-1 can provide you with assistance to a food pantry nearest you.
  • Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.
  • Lincoln County Schools Families – Contact your child’s school for information.
  • East Lincoln Christian Ministry: Call 704-483-4415 Tues, Thurs, Sat 9 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Christian Ministry of Lincoln County: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 11:30 AM, call 704-732-0383.

Food Delivery Service

  • Order & pay for your grocery items online and call 704-732-9054 to schedule delivery to your home. Lincolnton & Denver delivery available Monday – Friday 8 AM – 7 PM.
  • Pursuit Church will deliver food by appointment. Contact Jessie Williams at 980-505-5974 or Delivery hours: Monday – Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM.

Mental Health Resources

  • Behavioral Health/Substance Use: 1-855-527-4747 or text CONNECT to 741741
  • Crisis Assistance/ Access to Services: 1-888-235-4673 (HOPE)
  • Partners Behavioral Health Management- Access to Care line: 1-888-235-4673
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Support Inc - 24 Hour Crisis Number 980-329-9200; call 704-865-3525 Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM or email

Prescription Medication Delivery

  • Keever Pharmacy is offering FREE prescription delivery. Orders called in prior to 2:00 PM same day delivery, orders called in after 2:00 PM next day delivery. For more information, call 704-732-9072

Rent/Utilities Assistance

  • Gaston Community Action - Must have one working family member in household. Need 3-month income verification from date of application, employment verification, Social Security card, picture ID... call 704-748 -9744 and leave your name and number. You will have a return call within 48 hours.

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