Homelessness Resources


The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that CoCs conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. CoCs also must conduct a count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally.

Want to see Gaston County’s PIT Count Data? Visit HUD's website at  https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/3031/pit-and-hic-data-since-2007/ or click the links below for 2023 data.

By CoC           https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/xls/2011-2023-PIT-Veteran-Counts-by-CoC.xlsx            

By State          https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/xls/2007-2023-PIT-Counts-by-State.xlsb

Homelessness Resources

The Gastonia Police Department recognizes that there is a high need for resources and services for homeless individuals  in our City. We are working diligently with our faith-based communities, non-profit organizations, community partners, and other municipalities to find additional resources for homeless individuals. 

Or if you need assistance in finding fair housing, please contact: 
Danette Dye
Director, Housing and Community Engagement
Office: 704-866-6758


Salvation Army
107 S. Broad Street
Gastonia, NC  28502                        
Phone: (704) 867-6145
Website: https://southernusa.salvationarmy.org/gaston-lincoln-counties/  
Email: GastoniaNC@uss.salvationarmy.org 
Hours of Operation : 8PM - 5 AM (Cold weather shelter available only when temperatures are below freezing.)
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Peer Warm Line   
1-855-PEERS NC (1-855-733-7762)
Peer warm line is a phone line staffed by Peer Support Specialists who offer non-clinical support and resources to those in crisis.
Mobile Crisis
Phoenix Counseling Center provides 24/7/365 mobile crisis service response to the Cleveland, Gaston, and Lincoln County communities. Mobile Crisis Management involves all support, services, and treatments necessary to provide integrated crisis response, crisis stabilization interventions, and crisis prevention activities. Mobile Crisis Management services are available at all times, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year.
Call or Text 844-338-8743
Free help to get a North Carolina Drivers Licence or ID.  

North Carolina Legal Aid – Fair Housing Project
Phone: 855-797-3247
Website: https://fairhousingnc.org
Email: info@fairhouginsnc.org
Service: Information concerning Fair Housing rights; represents victims of housing discrimination; tests for fair housing violations.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

North Carolina Human Relations Commission
Phone: 984-236-1871
Website: https://www.oah.nc.gov/civil-rights-division/human-relations-commission
Email: hrc.complaints@oah.nc.gov
Service(s):  Provide information concerning Fair Housing rights; Represent victims of housing discrimination
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry
Mount Zion Restoration Church
2311 Crescent Lane
Gastonia, NC  28052
Phone: (704) 865-8616
Email: bbfoodpantry@yahoo.com
Services: Food distribution
Hours of Operation: Thursdays starting at 7:30am
Crisis Assistance Ministry
805 West Airline Avenue
Gastonia, NC
Phone: 704-867-8901
Website: www.crisisassistancegastonia.org
Service(s) Offered: Greater Gastonia residents only – food, utilities, heat, and rent.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.. May apply online.

Gastonia Street Ministry
416 West Main Avenue, Gastonia
Gastonia, NC - 28052
Phone: (704) 605-3173
Website: https://www.gastoniastreetministry.com/
Services: Free Supper: Tuesday & Thursday
Hours of Operation: Around 8 p.m. Services may be limited; please call.
Greater Gaston Baptist Association
1617 Rankin Lake Road
Gastonia, NC  28052
Phone: (704) 867-7257
Website: https://ggba.net
Services: Provides food, clothing and household items on a limited basis.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Call for an appointment.

Salvation Army
107 S. Broad Street
Gastonia, NC  28502
Phone: (704) 867-6145
Email: GastoniaNC@uss.salvationarmy.org
Website: https://southernusa.salvationarmy.org/gaston-lincoln-counties/
Services: Food, clothing, shelter and utilities for Gaston & Lincoln counties
Required: ID and negative Covid-19 test needed for shelter
Hours of Operation: Breakfast at 6:30 a.m.; 4:30 p.m. - dinner to the public
Services: Mini One-Stop Shop – Homeless assistance and services
Housings of Operation: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Caromont Health
Caromont Regional Medical Center
2525 Court Drive, Gastonia
Phone: 704-834-2000
Website: https://caromonthealth.org
Service(s): Emergency Center, maternity care, intensive care, outpatient services
North Carolina Rehab Centers
A Search Engine To Locate Rehab Centers Across The State
Website: https://www.rehab.com/north-carolina
Service(s): Rehabilitation centers

Kintegra Health
(704) 874-3316 for Medical or Behavioral Health Services
Website: https:// Kintegra.org
Service(s):  Health care, health education and preventive care services
Hours of Operation: Varies by location; call for details.

Partners Behavioral Health Management
901 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (888) 235-4673
Website: https://www.partnersbhm.org/
Services: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Veterans Services of Gaston County
965 Roberts Drive, Gastonia
Phone: 704-866-3606
Website: www.gastongov.com/789/Veterans-Services
Email: VeteranServices@gastongov.com

Service(s): Veteran survivor’s benefits, veteran burial benefits, veteran education benefits & veteran benefits.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30  – 11:30 a.m. Appointment Hours: Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 4 p.m. Call office prior to arrival.
Hope United Survivor Network
Emergency 24/7 Phone: 704-852-6000
Phone: 704-862-6783
Address: 176 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC
Catherine's House, Inc.
400 Mercy Dr.
Belmont, NC - 28012
Phone: (704) 825-9599
Website: www.catherineshouseinc.org
Service(s): Offers a three-month accommodation program for single women and women with children.

Requirements: Phone interview required. 
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Gastonia Housing Authority
400 E. Long Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Phone: (704) 864-6771
Website: https://ghanc.org
Services:  Section 8 and Public Housing only; no emergency assistance
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County
1840 East Franklin Boulevard,
Gastonia, NC
Phone: 704-864-6536
Website:  www.habitatgaston.org
Service(s): Partners with families to provide new homes or home repairs with an affordable mortgage.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. -5 p.m.
Salvation Army
107 S. Broad Street
Gastonia, NC  28502
Phone: (704) 867-6145
Email: GastoniaNC@uss.salvationarmy.org
Website: https://southernusa.salvationarmy.org/gaston-lincoln-counties/
Services: Food, clothing, shelter and utilities for Gaston & Lincoln counties
Required: ID and negative Covid-19 test needed for shelter
Hours of Operation: Breakfast at 6:30am; 4:30 dinner to the public
Services: Mini One-Stop Shop offers assistance with Medicaid applications, referrals to mental healthcare, referrals for housing assistance, and food
Hours of Operation: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Crisis Assistance Ministry
805 West Airline Avenue, Gastonia
Phone: 704-867-8901
Website: www.crisisassistancegastonia.org
Service(s): Greater Gastonia residents only – food, utilities, heat, and rent.

Hours of Operation: Open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. May apply online.
Gastonia Electric Assistance Resource (GEAR) Program
City of Gastonia
Phone: (704) 866-6753
Services:  Provides a utility credit of $25 - $35 per month for Gastonia residents receiving City of Gastonia electric service.

Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont
111 E. Third Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Phone: (704) 865-2357
Website: https://legalaidnc.org
Services: Provides free civil legal services. Representation in domestic violence, public benefits, landlord tenant, consumer fraud, bankruptcy and unemployment compensation cases. No criminal, traffic, divorce, accident, personal injury, child support or custody cases. Serving Gaston, Cleveland, & Lincoln counties.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Central Intake Unit: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and evenings, Monday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Addiction Resource
6 Best Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Gastonia, NC. Rehab centers in North Carolina offer medical detox, inpatient care, outpatient programs, and other services. Website: https://www.addictionresource.net/best-drug-rehab-centers/north-carolina/gastonia/#outreach-management-services
Gaston County Homelessness Prevention Committee
The principal charge of the committee is to implement the findings and recommendations of the Intergovernmental and Interagency Task Force on Homelessness. Membership includes representatives from the Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care, area nonprofits, members of the faith community, a community representative, County and municipal employees, as well as local experts on housing, education, and healthcare.
Website: https://www.gastongov.com/1015/Homelessness-Prevention-Committee
Gaston/Lincoln/Cleveland Continuum of Care
The GLC-CoC is a network of collaborative partners and advocates that provide a framework to end homelessness and promote self-sufficiency in the  Continuum of Care region. See more information on COC here.
Phone: 704-864-4554, Ext. 109

Website: https://glcimpact.com/

https://www.hudexchange.info/grantees/nc-509/ (HUD Website)

Service(s): Emergency Housing Vouchers – available only by referral of Continuum of Care homeless service provider agencies; call for appointment.

If you are a provider or non-profit and would like your resources listed, please fill out this form and if they align with our mission we will contact you for approval.  


Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


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Gastonia, NC 28052