Emergency Financial Assistance | Partners Referrals | Guidance & Support
Connection to Community Resources | Healthcare Navigation

We welcome our neighbors to the Help Hub!

To apply for emergency financial assistance regarding

permanent housing, utilities, medications or other essential bills: 

Please visit the Help Hub at 20 N 4th Street Wilmington, NC 28401.

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 9:00 AM-11:45 AM

You may download and complete the online intake form prior to your visit

or forms will be available upon arrival.

Forma Espanola                          Direcciones 

      To apply for emergency financial assistance, please:

  • Fill-in ALL of the blanks on the front page of Intake Form.
  • Bring photo ID
  • For rental assistance, bring lease agreement and ledger with current balance.
  • For utilities, bring current bill showing delinquent balance.
  • Bring last two pay stubs or other verification of income.    

     Counties served: New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender.

Funding is not available for hotel accommodations.


Any questions, please call 910.769.5357. 

Healthcare Navigation

Community Care of Lower Cape Fear is proud to bring health to the Help Hub. It is our goal to work with you to focus on health needs that matter to you. 

Insured, Uninsured, or Under-insured... we are able to work with all!

Our work with the Help Hub Includes: 

  • Assisting with the process of applying for Medicaid, social security, or connecting with DSS and disability resources
  • Linking to doctors, dentists, behavioral health and vision providers, and other specialists
  • Providing medication education and helping with financial assistance for medicines
  • Connecting to resources for food, housing, jobs, and more
  • Obtaining needed referrals for care, durable medical equipment (DME), and supplies
  • Educating on lifestyle changes like stopping smoking and losing weight
  • Providing education to improve health and conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure


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.


Be The Light

Youth from Help Hub member churches gather for fun and service activities to address needs in our community. 

Past projects have included assembling:

  • gift bags for women in domestic shelters
  • welcome home baskets for displaced families
  • family game night packages
  • hurricane preparedness kits
  • collecting bicycles for children and teens

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

  • Support Help hub

    We are thankful for Members, donors and volunteers who have supported the Help Hub’s mission. With your help we have been able to help neighbors avoid eviction, maintain utility connections and afford vital medications in a time of crisis.

  • Volunteer in the Help Hub

    Help Hub volunteers meet one on one with our neighbors to address immediate needs including financial assistance and referrals to Harrelson Center partners or other community resources.

    Please complete volunteer interest form here .

  • Contact the Help Hub

    Sonja McFarland, Help Hub Director | helphubdirector@gmail.com

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


    “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into flame by another human being”  - Albert Schweitzer