Crisis Assistance Network

In order to receive services, please read the following documentation requirements:

Financial Assistance Documentation

Food/Clothing Documentation



The Shelter provides temporary shelter and related services to those who have no alternative nighttime residence. Supportive services are available and an individual case management approach is taken. Shelter residents receive supper and breakfast. Rowan Helping Ministries is using the shelter facilities to allow homeless individuals not staying in the shelter to shower during the daytime in an effort to promote physical wellness to all individuals in the community.

If you have been evicted or have no where to go, the Shelter is available to Rowan County residents. An evening and breakfast meal is included for those staying in the shelter. A shower and a change of clothing is required. Case management services are also provided to help clients get back on their feet. For more information, please call (704) 637-6838 and dial 1 for the shelter.


Jeannie's Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen provides a nutritious noon meal to the hungry without qualification, anyone is welcome. Each Sunday, God's Table provides a meal plus a 30 minute spiritual service.


Eagles' Nest- Transitional Housing

The Eagle’s Nest Program at Rowan Helping Ministries consists of Eagle's Nest I and II. Eagle's Nest I is for parents with one to two children and they reside in four small efficiency apartments. Parents are required to work, pay a program fee and attend various self-improvement programs such as budgeting, counseling and parenting classes. Eagle's Nest II is transitional housing program and has six units that are reserved for individuals who are homeless but working. Residents also must pay a program fee and attend appropriate self-improvement programs. For more information, please contact Jeanne LeMaster, (704) 637-6838 ext.118.


Rowan Helping Ministries - West

Members of the West Rowan community came to Rowan Helping Ministries to express their concern for people in need in the West Rowan area. Rowan Helping Ministries and the West Rowan community have partnered together to provide food pantry services to those in need.

Location: 785 Grampian Road Mount Ulla, NC 28125.  

Rowan Helping Ministries- East

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church has opened their doors to the community as an extension of Rowan Helping Ministries. Their pantry will be open on Saturday only, catering to residents in the eastern part of the county and allowing individuals to receive services who work 9-5 jobs during the week. For more information, please contact Pastor Sean Barrett.

Location: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 2570 St Peters Church Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146
(704) 279-5054


Originally it’s own nonprofit entity, Food for Thought came under Rowan Helping Ministries umbrella of services in August of 2017. Utilizing existing resources, we were able to grow the program from 634 children to 769 in its first year. We will serve over 900 students by the end of the 2019 school year with plans to target the 1,100 most critical students at risk of food-insecurity as identified by our partners within the Rowan-Salisbury School System.

For more information, please contact Monica Seamon- Food Operations Assistant (704) 637-6838 ext. 105



This program is available to all clients that are interested. Clients are given assistance in resolving difficult situations from their individual Life Coach. As clients progress through this program they build self confidence in handling difficult situations more effectively.

We have created this video that you may view on YouTube: Life Coaching.

New Tomorrows

The aim of this program is to use knowledgeable volunteers to provide shelter guests with practical life skills.  New Tomorrows stimulates public awareness and improves social acceptance of homeless individuals.  We offer a variety of life skills, work skills, and financial management classes to shelter guests  and the community.  All efforts are focused on meeting our mission to educate and empower people to break the cycle of crisis. Classes are offered Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm.  Evening classes may also be arranged. For more information, please contact our Education and Transitional Manager, Jeanne LeMaster, at (704) 637-6838 ext. 118 or email

Journey Forward

We also offer our shelter guests who have been out of work for long periods of time or to build a work history while serving as resident staff. Our Journey Forward program gives guests the opportunity to gain valuable work skills while building their resumes, as they move from the shelter into transitional housing.