Abuse Prevention Council
Crisis Hotline | 704.481.0043 | Office | 704.487.9325
Rape and Sexual Assault Services: Provides temporary emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, support groups and individual counseling, crisis intervention, hospital and courtroom accompaniment to victims of rape and sexual assault.
Lighthouse Shelter: Lighthouse Shelter provides shelter as well as specialized case management for women and children who are homeless.

Alconon Serenity Club
Phone | 704.751.7838 
A safe place for those with substance abuse problems and their families offering fellowship, leadership, guidance and companionship through recovery.

American Heart Association
Phone | 866.233.6041
Preventive advocacy to fight heart disease and stroke through public education, research and community programs.

American Red Cross
Phone | 704.487.8594
Emergency assistance, including shelter and basic needs, is provided to families who have been victims of a house fire or natural disaster.

Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland County, Inc.
Phone | 704.471.CLUB (2582)
After-school Program offers computer-learning programs, homework help, educational programs, field trips and mentoring, arts and crafts, supervised play in the gymnasium and outdoor sports and organized team sports.

Children’s Advocacy Center of Cleveland County
Phone | 704.600.6024
Provides abused children with services, including on-site exams, interviews and therapy, advocates on behalf of children, provides educational videos and lectures to school children in Cleveland County that teaches children to avoid situations where abuse
might occur and encourages telling of any abuse.

Children’s Homes of Cleveland County
Phone | 704.484.2558
Provides an opportunity for children in court-ordered, out-of-home placements to live in a family-like atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on safety, personal growth, relationships, education, and independent living skills. Social services offered for the entire family.

Cleveland County Council on Aging/Senior Center
Phone | 704.482.3488
Provides services including nutrition, health promotions, volunteerism and housing to older adults, 55 and above, through information and case assistance. Services provided include home visits, meal preparation and delivery, financial and emergency assistance, medical transportation, legal services, counseling, telephone reassurance, support groups, home repair and more.

Cleveland County Fund for Children & Adults with Disabilities
Phone | 704.482.7344
Provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families living with a disability. A program of the Junior Charity League of Shelby. Calls will be directed to the United Way. This financial assistance is for medical services, rehabilitative services, and medical equipment.

Cleveland County Community Development Corporation
Phone | 704.480.7701
Provides pre and post-home ownership counseling and support, and incentives to responsible home ownership. Credit Counseling Services offer budget development and management, housing counseling for pre purchase and delinquencies; debt repayment may be coordinated with client and creditor.

Cleveland County Hearts and Hooves
Phone | 704.487.9941
Therapeutic Riding: Hosted by North Shelby School, helps improve physical and mental conditions for physically and mentally disabled children through weekly horse riding therapy sessions conducted by trained volunteers.

Phone | 704.484.5251
Provides early intervention for students and parents where treatment is not yet warranted.

Community Math Academy
Phone | 704.476.8042
The Community Math Academy host a summer math academy at four sites across the county who work to help students with math skills as well as other skills. They also offer enrichment, art and robotics.

Communities In Schools
Phone | 704.480.5569
Communities In Schools is the largest and most effective drop-out prevention program in the nation. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Graduation Coaches work with students one-on-one in all four county High Schools.

Foster Grandparent Program
Phone | 704.482.4333
Offers senior citizens the opportunity to work as mentors and tutors for children and youth with special needs. Foster Grandparent volunteers serve in schools and daycare centers.

Habitat For Humanity of Cleveland County
Phone | 704.482.6200
Habitat has built individual homes and has been involved in community development in the Ezra Bridges Neighborhood. The project in this neighborhood exemplifies the impact Habitat wants to make all over Cleveland County. Working with faith, corporate and community partners Habitat has built 25 homes in Cleveland County.

Hospice Cleveland County
Phone | 704.487.4677
Bereavement Program: Bereavement counselors and trained volunteers counsel patients and families in the client’s home or in the Hospice Administrative office. Also offered are on-going support groups, camps for bereaved children, and educational workshops related to grief & loss.
Wendover Residential Care: Provides a home-like hospice facility with private patient rooms for short-term acute care needs (pain and symptom control) and private patient rooms for longer-term residential care, as well as respite care. Diagnosis of a life limiting illness with a prognosis measured in months, not years.

Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry
Phone | 704.739.7256
Serves individuals and families residing in the Kings Mountain and Grover townships. Provides emergency assistance with food, clothing, shelter, utilities, and medicines in crisis situations. Also assists motorists stranded in the Kings Mountain or Grover area.

Life Enrichment of Cleveland County
Phone | 704.484.0405 | 704.739.4858
Provides nursing and medical care, stimulating programming, socialization and caregiver support and education for clients 18 years of age and older who are not able to live independently.

Mental Health Association in Cleveland County
Phone | 704.481.8637
Awareness, Prevention & Advocacy. Conducts support groups,
educational programs and provides reference materials about mental health. Provides support and advocacy for persons affected by mental illness and for parents of children with behavioral and/or emotional challenges.

Piedmont Council, Boy Scouts of America
Phone: | 704-864-2694 | 302.528.4824
Scouting in Cleveland County: Works to instill in young people ethical character values through training in good citizenship traits, service, leadership and positive social behavior. Prepares young people with age-appropriate personal life skills including preparation for employment and the ability to care for others.

South Mountain Children and Family Services
Phone | 828.584.1105
Provides immediate placement of children in need of residential treatment or group foster care with a commitment to family reunification and preservation. Also provides counseling, parenting classes, and other services to prevent abuse and family disintegration.

The Salvation Army
Phone | 704.482.0375
Provides emergency assistance with food, clothing, shelter, utilities and medicines in crisis situations and in times of disaster.

Phone | 704.769.4128
Provides Food to the residents of Cleveland County. Washington Outreach Mission food assistance to as many as 15,000 people per month and is the largest food bank in the county.