In these unprecedented times, Good Friends Charlotte is committed to our community. Below is a list of direct links to information and articles regarding utilities, education, housing, and more. We will update this list as new information becomes available.

Atrium Health Offering a Mobile Coronavirus Testing Center


Individuals who need food assistance for their children can 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.

After entering their address, parents will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru free meal sites while schools are closed.

Additionally, No Kid Hungry has created a map of local school sites, community organizations and food assistance programs across North Carolina where families can access food. The interactive map can be viewed at and is updated daily.

Critical updates:

Charlotte Community-led Resource Map

Message from Mayor Vi Lyles: 


Arts & Science Council:

Charlotte Water: and

Duke Energy:

Piedmont Natural Gas:

Charlotte ObserverNC Courts stop evictions and foreclosures as part of coronavirus response’

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

Kahn Academy Student Daily Schedule Templates:

Autism and the Coronavirus: Resources for Families: 



Students needing WiFi access to support eLearning can call 1-844-488-8398 to review the option for FREE WiFi services via Spectrum.

Foster youth impacted by universities closing campuses can contact to find housing assistance during COVID-19 closures.

Phone : (714) 784-6760

Legal Advice :
Legal Aid provides assistance to tenants or individuals staying in hotels who have questions about their rights or are in a dispute with their landlord.  Please call 704-376-1600 for assistance.


Visit online Disaster Distress Helpline or call (800) 985-5990 or TTY 1-800-846-8517.

Send text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Visit online National Domestic Violence Hotline or call (800) 799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Mental Health Hotline resources that may be useful : 

Mental Health: 1-800-442-9673

Depression: 1-630-482-9696

Lifeline: 1-800-784-8433