Food in the form of nutritiously balanced meals are available to both homebound clients and mobile seniors through the Mecklenburg County Senior Citizens Nutrition Program (SCNP);
Frequently Asked Questions
Congregate Meal Program:
Hot, nutritious meals are served to qualifying seniors Monday – Friday at 16 dining sites throughout Mecklenburg County.
Home Delivered Meal Program:
Nutritionally balanced meals are available at no cost to seniors who are unable to leave their homes due to illness, disability or frailty.
Short Term Homebound Meal Program:
Service targets Mecklenburg County senior adults 60 and over who become temporarily homebound and need meal service for a short period of time (maximum of 12 weeks).
Supplemental Meal Program
Program provides a liquid nutritional supplement such as Ensure to senior citizens under the care of a physician. Senior citizens who have a medical need receive the product on a monthly basis.
In-Home Aide:Provides personal care, home management, and respite services to older adults (age 60 +) and adults with disabilities (age 18 +) who are unable to perform these tasks.
Adult Day Care:
Questions, answers and a list of Centers in Mecklenburg County.
Just 1 Call:A one-stop source of information and assistance for seniors and adults with disabilities living in Mecklenburg County, N.C., as well as their families and professional caregivers, wherever they may reside. This service is confidential,free of charge, easy to use and available in
Mecklenburg Transportation System (MTS):Provides a variety of transportation services to Mecklenburg County residents.
Charlotte Auto Fee Reduction:
Charlotte residents who qualify for the Homestead Exclusion may also apply for a reduction in the Auto Fee for their vehicles.
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP):LIEAP has been helping low-income residents with their heating costs in Mecklenburg County for over twenty years .
Medicaid is a medical assistance program that pays medical bills for people who meet certain eligibility requirements such as income, age, or disability.;Adult Medicaid Questions
Tax Relief:Three separate programs are available to provide tax relief for low-income homeowners who are elderly, disabled, or disabled Veterans who are North Carolina residents.
Centralized Intake (CI):
The single portal of entry for information, referral, and initiation of services. CI is to Social Services what the emergency room is to the hospital.
The Monitoring Unit
Provides Placement Services to long term care facilities - call Just1Call at 704-432-1111
Adult Protective Services (APS):Provides protective services to disabled adults, 18 years of age or older who are alleged to be abused, neglected, or exploited and in need of protection -call Just1Call at 704-432-1111.
Programs and information to support the person who provides whatever is needed for another person's well-being.
Family caregiver support program at Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services for any older relative raising younger children.
Provides services to individuals who have been declared mentally incompetent and who have no one else to assume this responsibility.; Social workers aid in locating resources to meet the needs of these individuals in the least restrictive living arrangements -
call Just1Call at 704-432-1111.
Services to Maintain Independence (SMI):Social Workers help older and disabled adults access community resources and other services that will enable the individuals to remain safely in their own homes as long as possible -
call Just1Call at 704-432-1111.