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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Gaston County, Partners Launch ‘One Stop Shop’ Program to Aid Those Experiencing Homelessness

One Stop Shop

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – The Gaston County Homelessness Prevention Committee, in collaboration with the City of Gastonia, the Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care, the Salvation Army and numerous community partners, announced today that it will open the doors to its One Stop Shop on Thursday, November 10 at 11 a.m.

The One Stop Shop, located inside the Salvation Army (107 S. Broad St., Gastonia), is a pilot program created to assist anyone in Gaston County who is currently experiencing homelessness. Staff will be available to provide an assessment and assist with a variety of needs such as food, Medicaid applications, referrals to behavioral healthcare, referrals to housing assistance, and more. After its grand opening, the one-stop-shop will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The opening of the One Stop Shop coincides with the Gaston County Board of Commissioners meeting later that evening. During its combined Work Session/Regular Meeting, the Board will proclaim the week of November 12-20 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

For more information about the One-Stop-Shop Pilot Program, email Gregory Grier, Special Projects Manager with the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services, or by phone at (704) 862-6735.  


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