COMMUNITY RESOURCES (COVID-19)

Eagle families, please see a list below of community resources if you are in need of assistance:

Social and Emotional Support

TCE Counselors: The TCE school counselors are available to support your family. Please email them below:

-Mrs. Griffin: christian.griffin@cms.k12.nc.us
-Mrs. Cortell: shona1.cortell@cms.k12.nc.us

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Hope4NC Helpline: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has a new mental health resource to support North Carolinians throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to speak to a live person.

Food Services

CMS Eats at Home: FREE for ALL students. Meal bundles with five breakfasts and five lunches will be available for students. Meal bundles will be available for pick up at meal sites or delivered to students’ bus stops. Click HERE for all the details! “Your support of this program enables us to keep more employees working while we are in a period of all remote instruction.” — Earnest Winston

Free or Reduced Lunch: Has your family income changed? It’s not too late to apply for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. Even if you have applied and been denied in the past, you can reapply online HERE.

Call 2-1-1: Parents can call 2-1-1 to speak with an operator who will help them find meals in their community. You can also call 2-1-1 for other additional help with housing, food, healthcare, and utilities. This is a free 24-hour, seven days a week, service in multiple languages, provided by United Way.

The Hearts and Hands Food Pantry: The Hearts and Hands Food Pantry strives to provide temporary support for food needs as well as personal care items and baby care items for families in the Huntersville and North Mecklenburg areas. The website says each family will receive 14 non-perishable grocery items plus produce and bread. You can also receive up to 4 personal care items. Families can book their own appointments on the website.

Bags of Hope LKN: Bags of Hope supplies food provisions to school children in our immediate area who experience food insecurity. They hit the ground running to support our TCE students with immediate deliveries of extended break and weekend meals bags. Please see their urgent needs to continue supporting our students. Drop off donations at their warehouse at 18535 Old Statesville Rd Cornelius (across from Bailey Rd Park next to the Anchor Self Storage/Circle K).

Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen: Every M-F from 11:00-1:00, Angels and Sparrows in Huntersville has ready-to-eat take away lunches (located at 514 N Old Statesville Road, near the Advance Auto Parts store), with hot meals on T/Th and bagged meals on M/W/F. You may simply show up for this drive-thru service and do not need to sign-up or provide any verification or proof to receive one of these take away lunches. In addition, Angels & Sparrows will be providing groceries to at-risk and homebound seniors. They are accepting donations from the public in the form of food and monetary donations (checks, credit card or gift cards).  Please consider making a donation online to this valuable community resource serving our local community members or deliver any donations between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.  Call 704.918.0122 (M-F) for questions. https://www.angelsandsparrows.org/

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry (Huntersville United Methodist Church, Stumptown Rd): On Wednesdays, registered families may receive a food box for a week’s worth food upon a referral from the school guidance counselor. The guidance counselor can make referrals to Loaves & Fishes’ main office (704-523-4333) to be put on the list of clients.

Financial & Other Support

Aunt Bertha: Aunt Bertha is a site that helps families locate free or reduced cost community based services such as medical, food, jobs and more. Simply enter your zip code and available resources are provided.

Financial Resources: Common Wealth Charlotte has received federal COVID 19 funds to issue zero interest loans to families in financial need.  The easiest way for a client to access and fill out a loan application is to text “FINANCES” to 474747.  They can also submit a message via the following Common Wealth Charlotte webpage indicating an interest in a loan: https://www.commonwealthcharlotte.org/contact.  

Salvation Army: The Salvation Army offers a search engine for housing and a selection of services for those in need.

Spectrum: If students do not have access to internet, certain qualified households can apply HERE for low income internet assistance from Spectrum.