To apply for financial assistance with permanent housing, utilities, medications or other essentials bills: 

Download and complete the online intake form on a PC

and email to

Forma Espanola                          Direcciones 

Paper copies are available in the Harrelson Center office (20 N 4th, Suite 214 Wilmington, NC 28401) from 10 AM-2 PM Monday – Friday.


Please follow these guidelines

when applying for emergency financial assistance:

  • Fill-in ALL of the blanks on the front page of Intake Form. (Download form first.)
  • Attach a copy of your photo ID.
  • Attach a copy of the lease agreement or bill in your name for which you are seeking assistance.
  • Attach a copy of your last two pay stubs if applicable.
  • Return completed application packet by email or to the above address. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 
  • Please note that housing assistance is available for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. Funding is not available for hotel stays.

Once you have submitted an application, 

a Help Hub volunteer will follow-up with you between

10 AM - Noon; Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. 

Any questions, please call 910.769.5357. 

We are taking preventative safety measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please be sure to wear a mask while on

the Harrelson Center campus, utilize hand sanitizing stations, 

and keep a 6-foot distance.   


Emergency Financial Assistance | Referrals to Harrelson Center Partners

Connection to Community Resources | Guidance & Support


    NHC Health Department COVID-19 Hotline: 910.798.6800 

    NHC Department of Social Services: 910.798.3500 

    Salvation Army: 910.363.0076 

    Disaster Distress: 800.985.5990 

    Trillium: 877.685.2415 

    New Hanover Disaster

    IRS Tax Relief & Payments

    NC Works

    Hurricane Recovery Resources

  • Support Help hub

    Thank you to all our partners and volunteers so ready to assist our neighbors. We are currently not encouraging on campus or direct contact with volunteers, partnerships, or neighbors, but are meeting virtually with many resources for relief and long term recovery. We are grateful to our many partners who are doing what they do best to reach our food insecure neighbors. We will be ready in the Help Hub to meet with neighbors who will inevitably find themselves in financial distress due to this time of work, health, nutrition, and senior, child and self care instability.

    Please support the Help Hub to address this health and financial crisis.  We anticipate the Help Hub, Harrelson Center and Partners to see a significant increase in operations in coming months to meet these essential humanitarian needs.

    Give Now! We continue to pray and seek guidance. Thank you and stay well. "For it is in the giving that we receive." - Francis of Assisi

  • Be the light

    Youth ministers from Help Hub member churches bring young congregants together for fun activities revolving around needs in our community.  These events involve collection and assembly of gift bags for women in domestic shelters, family game night packages, hurricane preparedness kits, bicycles for children and teens, or welcome home baskets for displaced families. To contribute to the latest collection visit our Amazon Wish List. Contact Christy Aley to learn more about the program and how you can participate. 

    "Let us not love with words and speech only, but with action, and in truth."  - John 3:18

  • Volunteer

    Help Hub volunteers serve as advisors and administrative support. With additional phone lines, we are better able to serve our neighbors in need. Please fill out the volunteer interest form here - we will contact you when open positions and volunteer training become available. 

  • Contact us

    Sonja McFarland, Help Hub Director |

    The Harrelson Center, 20 North 4th Street STE 100, Wilmington | 910.769.5357


For years, area churches and non-profits have discussed ways to more efficiently serve those seeking financial assistance and/or needing help connecting to other resources.

Rather than working separately to address these concerns, The Harrelson Center, along with three Wilmington churches, combined resources to create The Help Hub. The Harrelson Center’s central location, on-site resource connections and heart to serve make it a uniquely ideal home for The Help Hub. By merging resources, we are able to make a greater impact in serving individuals and families in need in our community.

Help Hub Responds to Covid-19

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