The health department offers a variety of services including Care Coordination for Children, which is a program offered at no charge for children birth to 5 years of age who:
- Have long-term medical conditions
- Are dealing with challenging levels of stress
- Are referred by the child’s doctor
They also offer Pregnancy Care Management services for Medicaid recipients at risk for poor birth outcomes, Community Health and Environmental Health education, Family Health Services for adults and children including screenings, wellness and sick visits, Immunizations, Prenatal Services, WIC (a special supplemental nutrition program), and Smile Center (a dental clinic for children of Rowan County).
Contact: 1811 E. Innest St., Salisbury, NC 28146
Offers Clinical Services (family planning, pediatrics, STDs, maternal helath, immunizations, etc.), Community Health Programs (covers a variety of topics including chronic disease, substance use, healthy eating and more), Communicable Diseases, Dental Services, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, School Health, Vital Records, and WIC.
They also offer Family Support services including Care Management for At-Risk Children (CMARC), Innovative Approaches (IA), Newsborn Postpartum Home Visiting, Care Management for High-Risk Pregnancy (CMHRP), Project M.O.R.E. (Making Opportunities for Responsible Parenting and Education), Resource CAFE, Strengthening Families, and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).
Contact: 300 Mooresville Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28081
The Community Care Clinic of Rowan County’s mission is to provide primary medical and dental care as well as prescription medications to qualified under served and uninsured adults in Rowan County.
Services include Primary Care, Pharmacy, and Dental Clinic.
REQUIREMENTS: The patient must be uninsured, a Rowan County Citizen, at least 19 years of age, with an income level not exceeding 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (Currently $23,540 for individual and $48,500 for a family of four), and not currently receiving Medicaid, Medicare, or Disability benefits.
Contact: 315G Mocksville Ave, Salisbury, NC 28144
The Good Shepherd’s Clinic is a local non-profit patient clinic staffed by volunteer health care professionals and others who wish to serve those who have been unable to access medical care or have delayed care due to financial reasons. Call for an appointment.
Contact: 223 N. Fulton St., Salisbury, NC 28144
The Community Free Clinic provides the uninsured residents of Cabarrus County access to free healthcare and medications. Services offered: Medical services, Pharmacy services, HealthNet Cabarrus enrollment services, Dental services, and Lifestyle medicine.
Contact: 528 Lake Concord Rd NE #A, Concord, NC 28025
The North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) is a health insurance program for children of families who make too much to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford private insurance. Benefits include dental services, medical equipment and supplies, emergency services, family planning services, shots, lab and radiological services, mental health services, well-child and sick doctor visits, physical therapy, prescription drugs, and speech, hearing and language disorder therapy.
Medicaid is available for adults age 65 or older, blind or disabled and your income and resources are under certain limits. NC Medicaid (Division of Health Benefits) provides access to physical and behavioral health care and services to eligible North Carolinians.
The NC Early Intervention Branch is the lead agency for this program that provides support and services for families and their children, birth to three who have special needs. They offer service coordination, physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies, family support, special instruction, assistive technology, and other services. Services are provided in the child’s natural environment.
Contact: Concord CDSA, 1065 Vinehaven Dr., Concord, NC 28025
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Daymark is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare services. Services include outpatient treatment for substance abuse and mental health, substance abuse intensive outpatient program, psychiatric services/medical services, psychological assessment, emergency services, mobile crisis management, and DWI/DWLR services.
Contact: 2129 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28147
Services provided include the following: Attention deficit disorder (ADD), Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), Tourette syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, developmental delays and learning disabilities, developmental evaluations, medical management of behavioral problems, and fetal alcholol syndrome.
Contact: 301 Medical Park Dr., Suite 202, Concord, NC 28025
The Live Healthy Discount Program offers savings on prescriptions and services to support individuals and families. Services include no-cost prescription discounts, low0cost health discounts and dental discounts, and MinuteClinic discounts.
The Cabarrus Women’s Center (formerly Crisis Pregnancy Center) is a non-profit medical clinic offering the following services at no cost: pregnancy testing, STD testing, treatment and referrals, limited pregnancy ultrasounds, abortion options, consultations, and information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues, and more.
Contact: 163 Winecoff Ave. NW, Concord, NC 28025
CVAN (Safety, Shelter & Support for Battered Women & Their Children)
24-Hour Hotline: 704-788-CVAN (2826)
CVAN provides shelter in a confidential location in Cabarrus County, peer counseling for women, walk-in center, children’s program, court advocacy, support groups, teen program, former battered women’s advocacy, women’s jail program, and community education.
CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Offers services for Rowan County residents, such as child support and economic services (food & nutrition services, energy programs, Medicaid, NC ePass, special assistance, Work First, and subsidized childcare assistance). They also provide social work services for adults and children, including foster care.
Contact: 1813 E. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28146
Adult and child protection, financial assistance and family services for Cabarrus County residents.
Contact for Daycare Assistance: 1303 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, NC 28083
North Carolina’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), called Work First, provides parents with short-term training and other services to help them become employed and move toward self-sufficiency. Families in which grandparents and relatives are caring for their relative children and legal guardians can receive services and support that prevent children from unnecessarily entering the foster care system.
Apply at your local Department of Social Services (see above). Contact: 1-800-622-7030.
Food and Nutrition Services is a federal food assistance program that provides low-income families the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. Apply online, in person at your local DSS, or fill out a paper application.
Contact: NC EBT Call Center: 866-719-0141
The Baptist Sharing House is a ministry of the Cabarrus Baptist Association that provides families with food and clothing. Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., 117 Peachtree Ave., Concord.
Provides food and clothing at the Main Street Marketplace. Each year they have Christmas at the Market for parents who cannot otherwise provide gifts for their family. They also offer the Bridges Out of Poverty program (training for those interested in exploring why the gap of economic class is widening and how we can respond without creating further dependency) and the Getting Ahead Program (for those interested in stepping outside of the day-to-day struggle of survival and into an opportunity to rewrite their future story). They offer special workshops on topics such as nutrition, grief support, cooking classes, and more.
Contact: 308 S. Main St, China Grove, NC 28023
Offers crisis assistance including financial and food/clothing. Also provides temporary shelter to those who have no alternative nighttime residence to those in Rowan County. The Soup Kitchen provides a nutritious noon meal without qualifications. Each Sunday, God’s Table provides a meal plus a 30-minute spiritual service. The Eagles’ Nest program is a transitional housing program for parents with 1-2 children. For more information: 704-637-6838, ext. 118.
Includes Rowan Helping Ministries-West at 785 Grampian Road, Mt. Ulla (food pantry services), Rowan Helping Ministries-East at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 2570 St. Peters Church Rd., Salisbury (food pantry), and Food for Thought (serving 900+ students at risk of food insecurity).
Contact: 226 N. Long St., Salisbury, NC 28144
CCM (Cooperative Christian Ministry)
Cooperative Christian Ministry serves Cabarrus and Southern Rowan counties through programs that move people from crisis to restoration. Services include Food Relief, Financial Assistance, Housing, and Program Services.
Contact: 246 Country Club Drive NE, Concord, NC 28025
Food Banks (Cabarrus County)
- North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 213 Locust St., Kannapolis, Wed. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Charity Baptist, 2420 Brantly Rd., Kannapolis. Tues. 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., Wed. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Kannapolis Food Pantry, West Point Baptist Church, 1100 Pine St., Kannapolis, Sat. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Cooperative Christian Ministries (CCM), 246 Country Club Dr. NE, Concord. (See above)
Food Banks (Rowan County)
- Rockwell Church of God, 607 China Grove Hwy 152 E., Rockwell. Call for hours: 704-279-8126
- The Salvation Army, 620 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 704-636-6491
- Grateful Heart Community Services, 706 Dunns Mountain Rd., Granite Quarry. Provides food and clothes, and transitional housing for men. 704-209-2257 or email@example.com
Rowan County’s local Smart Start organization offers many services for families, including:
- Building community-wide awareness of the importance of quality early learning experiences both in the home and in early learning facilities;
- Promoting the activities and services provided by Smart Start Rowan and our community partners;
- Identify the needs of young children and their families;
- Improving the quality of childcare;
- Providing families with essential information, resources, and childcare options;
- Educating the community about the critical needs of young children and their families;
- Providing services without bias to race, color, religion, age, nationality, gender, marital status, mental or physical ability or sexual orientation.
Contact: 1329 Jake Alexander Blvd S., Salisbury, NC 28146
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. The association comprises nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and more than 50 Affiliates, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.
NCDHHS (Division of Child Development and Education)
- To ensure the health and safety of children in childcare programs
- To promote quality childcare by implementing evidence-based standards
- To increase access to quality childcare to families and children across North Carolina
Community-based mentoring and after school activities for youth. Contact: 318 N. Main St., Salisbury. 704-633-5636
Rowan Public Library offers computer classes free of charge, as well as hundreds of online courses. They offer summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults. Other resources available.
Contact: Salisbury: 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, 704-216-8228; China Grove: 920 Kimball Rd., China Grove, 704-216-7727; Rockwell: 110 Broad St., Rockwell, 704-216-7838.
Cabarrus County Public Library, Kannapolis Branch, offers computer classes free of charge, as well as hundreds of online courses. They also offer online escape rooms, reading programs for children, teens, and adults. Other resources available.
Contact: 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. 704-920-1180
Families First offers teen parenting programs, court-based services, and educational programs, including Second Step (helps pre-K, kindergarten and 1st grade students develop social-emotional skills and reduce aggressive behaviors), Incredible Years (gives parents tools in areas of discipline, communication, and child-directed play), Strengthening Families (helps parents and their children (ages 6-17) strengthen the parent-child relationship, build family cohesion and improve communication), and Head Start/Second Step (focuses on Social-Emotional Development for children 3 to 5 years of age).
Contact: 135 Mocksville Ave., St. 2, Salisbury. 704-630-0481