COVID-19 Community Assistance


This page is dedicated to community awareness while Brunswick County works through the impacts of Covid-19. Here you will find offers of assistance, updates from utility providers, food bank notices, etc. If you are aware of any other offers or notices, please email Leslie Stanley.

If you have questions about any of the listings included, please contact the company/organization directly. This page will be updated as quickly as possible; please understand that all programs/information contained herein are subject to change or cease without notice and such are not controlled by Brunswick County Emergency Services.

If you have a need that you cannot find assistance for on this page, please call Brunswick County Emergency Services at 910-253-5383 (Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm) and our staff will do our best to assist you in meeting your needs. Please see the last section of this page for information on food pantries serving the community.

Experiencing Homelessness

For housing intake call the Coordinated Entry Hotline at 910-444-8315 (opens Monday, July 6, 2020). Please leave a message or text if there is no answer. Assessments are done Monday through Wednesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm (last assessment appointment at 3:30 pm). Email Cape Fear for appointments and information.

Fleeing Domestic Violence

Housing Intake Call-Ins: Every Thursday and by appointment at:

  • Family Promise 
    20 N 4th Street 
    Suite 440
    Phone: 910-769-4730
    Hours: 10 am to 11 am
  • First Fruit Ministries
    2750 Vance Street
    Phone: 910-794-9656
    Hours: 11 am to Noon

Coordinated Entry Hotline Printable Flyer

Renters Facing Eviction Due To COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Federal Order to halt evictions through the end of 2020. Tenants who have made every attempt to pay their rent but are still behind should complete the CDC Declaration and provide it to their landlord (remember to keep a copy for your records and make note of when and how you provided it to your landlord). For more information visit Legal Aid NC's webpage 'CDC Eviction Moratorium'.

Additional support can be found through the Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network's emergency shelter program 910-769-4730 and the Good Shepard Rapid Rehousing Program 910-763-4424.

Contact Brunswick Family Assistance to learn about resources for rental and utility assistance at 910-754-4766.

Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) is new statewide initiative that may provide rent and utility assistance to eligible low- and moderate-income renters experiencing financial hardship due to the economic effects of COVID-19. Apply from the HOPE website.