Allied Churches of Alamance County (ACAC)
206 N FISHER ST
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Burlington, NC 27217
Class of Housing: Emergency assistance, shelter, meal and pantry services
Shelter New intakes: 3pm-6pm Curfew: 8pm Pantry Food Distribution: M-F / 3:30pm-6pm Fisher Street Pantry Food Collection: M,W,F / 12 Noon-3pm Holly Hill Mall Food Collection: M-F / 12 Noon - 4pm Kitchen Perishable Food Collection: M-F / 8am-11am Meal Service (M-F) Lunch: 11:30am - 1pm Dinner: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Allied Resource Day Center (ARDC) M-F - Opens at 8:30 am W - Closes at 3:00 pm M, T, Th, F - Closes at 4:30 pm
Allied Churches of Alamance County (ACAC) provides emergency services in a safe and healthy environment, while moving individuals toward self-sufficiency. We provide meals, shelter, resources, and support to meet social, education, health, and other needs by serving the lonely, hungry, and homeless. We are sustained by the generosity of individual community members and organizations who contribute food and funds, and volunteer their time. Our services target those facing multiple barriers to success, including: Homelessness / housing instability Hunger / limited access to basic needs Histories of abuse / neglect Severe mental illness / chemical dependency Minimal job training / community disconnect Lack of education / no positive support Shelter ACAC operates an emergency shelter, open 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a week that provides temporary shelter stays of 30-90 days for homeless men, women, and children in Alamance County. The shelter provides dormitory-style lodging for single guests, and more private spaces for families. Our three dormitories offer a total of 102 beds: 48 for men, 24 for women, and 30 for families. Clients are required to meet weekly with a Housing Stabilization Advocate to work toward a resolution of their housing issue and must remain sober and non-violent. ACAC provides shelter, food, and access to clothing and other material goods, as well as specialized services and individualized support to enable the individuals and families that seek our assistance to become self-sufficient. Residents also have access to a mailing address, local phone and message services, storage lockers, and free coffee and snacks. Data compiled by local and state agencies indicates that while there is no housing shortage in Alamance County, there is a serious shortage of affordable housing for low-income groups. Meals ACAC operates a weekday lunchtime meal program for shelter residents and community members, while also providing breakfast and dinner daily for shelter clients. The program relies almost entirely on donations of food, funds, and supplies from local individuals, community organizations, and churches, while volunteers provide the labor needed daily to run the kitchen. Our lunchtime meal program operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. five days a week and welcomes all who are hungry, without restrictions, and will not turn anyone away based on their address, age, or gender. It is the largest feeding program in the county, providing immediate services and assistance to the food insecure and hungry. Data compiled by local and state agencies exhibits the prevalence of hunger in the community: Emergency Assistance Through an Emergency Assistance Network, ACAC assists individuals with documented emergency needs, such as overdue bills, medicine, and housing. Each person in need of assistance completes an application and is interviewed, allowing ACAC staff to review their situation. When possible, Allied Churches will refer individuals to other community organizations for additional assistance.
How To Volunteer at Allied Churches of Alamance County (ACAC):
Be a volunteer. Call Allied Churches of Alamance County (ACAC) at (336) 229-0881 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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