In Forsyth County, 71,963 people live at or below the federal poverty level. (That equates to 17.4% of the population.) Nearly one-third (13 million) of our nation’s poor are children. It is not difficult, therefore, to understand how one event – whether it is lack of affordable health care, job loss, hospitalization, or car repair – could result in a family being unable to pay their monthly expenses, including food or medicine.
Crisis Control Ministry is here to help people through these hard times. We also believe that we are assisting people to obtain and maintain affordable housing through rent and utility deposit assistance.
Since 1973, the ministry has consistently provided direct services to the poor, working poor, elderly, disabled, and others who find themselves in a crisis. These services are received through a personal interview and assessment procedure.
Information for Those Seeking Assistance
Crisis Control Ministry provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, and heating fuel. Persons seeking financial assistance will undergo an interview process to determine the need, available resources, involvement of other agencies, and a realistic plan to move them towards relative independence. These individuals are required to provide cause of crisis, proof of household income, and receipts from expenses. When you come to request assistance from Crisis Control, you are asked to bring these documents.
Our Winston-Salem office is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon, and then from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. We are also open on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for clients working 20+ hours/week consistently. You can reach us at 336-724-7453.
Our Kernersville office is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m – noon, and also in the afternoons on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. You can reach us at 336-996-5401.