Proper access to medical care is one of the defining challenges of our time, and even more so for the financially vulnerable. Our medical supply programs include items for parents and grandparents raising babies, adult incontinent needs, and durable medical equipment. This includes diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, and pacifiers; depends and bed pads; and wheelchairs, rollators, shower chairs, bedside commodes, hospital beds, canes, hoyer-lifts, and more.
For many in Robeson, the prospect of eviction or of going without heat or power is a regular concern. Through the generosity of local energy providers and other community partners, we are able to provide help, up to once each year per household, with the direct payment of a rent or utility bill.
Food insecurity is common in Robeson County, where economic opportunity can be difficult to come by. Our food assistance program, also known as our food pantry, provides an emergency supply of about a week's worth of food for all members of a household, as often as once per month. We also offer a monthly government food giveaway (TEFAP) as well as twice weekly opportunities to receive Food Lion goods that are near their expiration date (Second Harvest).
We know that each client's story is unique, and the list of barriers to secure lives is endless. We work with individuals and families to identify their needs and help them to connect with resources available both at the Center and around the community. Whether the need is ongoing, disaster related, or a new circumstance, our case workers are here to listen and to help.