Over the past few weeks, Catholic Charities has been supporting coronavirus mitigation and response efforts. I have heard from some of you that parishioners have been directly impacted by COVID-19, therefore I wanted to ensure that you have the information at your fingertips to access programs that are available to support you, your parishioners and the community you live and serve in every day. I am certain that many parishioners are looking to you for information. As a result, I want to provide you access to the information that can support you in leading in your community.
Please keep me abreast of any needs that are communicated to you so that we can coordinate with our local county emergency management office to address them. Our Catholic Charities office can deliver food and diapers. Should you encounter someone needing this service, please email me their name, contact information and need. We are not currently providing financial assistance for utilities or rent as all disconnections and evictions are currently suspended. I will notify you when we start providing this service again.
Brunswick County COVID-10 Community Resource Page:
SHARE Cape Fear:
https://sharecapefear.org/ to find ways to volunteer or give
Brunswick County Access and Functional Needs Registry:
If you have parishioners who may have additional needs before, during and after an incident in functional areas which may include but are not limited to the following:
- Those who have difficulty maintaining independence
- People with communication challenges which can include those who are limited or non-English speaking
- Those who lack transportation
- People requiring medical care or supervision
- Those with disabilities
- Those living in an institutionalized setting
- Elderly, children, & women in late-stage pregnancy
Brunswick County Emergency Services maintains a database of residents who have Access & Functional Needs and contacts them when an emergency even is anticipated or has occurred. If someone you know has an access or functional need, we strongly encourage them to sign up to be included in the AFN Registry by clicking the link ACCESS & FUNCTIONAL/SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRATION FORM and completing the on-line form. For additional information about the Access & Functional Needs Program, please contact Kelley Currie, AFN Coordinator at 910-253-5383.
Below are additional links organized by category
What you should know:
Information for Businesses:
SBA: COVID-19 Resources SBA is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small business, certain non-profits, and Houses of Worship suffering substantial economic loss as a result of COVID-19
Please reach out should you need anything. The best way to reach me at this time is via email. You can also call or text my cell phone at 910-882-2035.
Emilie Hart, MSW
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh