Covid-19 Community Resources

This is a challenging time for all of us as COVID-19 continues to impact our families and communities. WSOC-TV remains committed to serving our community and keeping you informed. If you are in need or are looking to give back, we hope you will use the resources and information below.

Mental Health

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has two new mental health resources to support North Carolinians throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

The Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) provides support for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders and other staff who work in health care settings, and their families throughout the state who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines; available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health offers a Community Crisis Response and Intervention Team Access Line at 833-364-2274, toll-free, 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Click here to see more local resources that are available.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available at 1-800-273-8255.

Food Assistance

Many food banks, local organizations and school districts are helping to provide meals and groceries to families and individuals in need.

Click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens.

Click here for a list of locations of school districts offering meal programs.

Parents in North Carolina can call 211 to speak with an operator who will help them locate meal sites in their community. The 211 service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are provided in English, Spanish and many other languages.

Families in North Carolina can also text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.


Local agencies and nonprofits have already started feeling the strain of dealing with increased needs as the local economy tightens.

Click here for a list of organizations that are in need of volunteers or donations as they continue to serve our communities.

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