Weekend Liturgies: Saturday at 5:00 pm, and Sunday at 7:30, 9:30, and 11:30 am

Local Outreach Services

Perhaps you are a new parishioner or someone who is in need of outreach services. As a faith community we are committed to assisting the poor and marginalized in our parish and in the greater New Hanover community.

“We are many parts, we are all one body, and the gifts we have we are given to share.” This song refrain written by Marty Haugen is based on St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. We ask to be God's servants, to bring both the joys and pains of life to the Lord, and to seek self-sacrificing love as the greatest gift of all. As the song concludes, “May the Spirit of love make us one in deed; one, the love that we share; one, our hope in despair; one, the cross that we bear.”

Counseling Assistance

Catholic Charities

715 Nazareth Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 910-251-8130

Catholic Charities is a private, nonprofit, social service agency serving the people of Eastern North Carolina. For over 100 years they have continued a rich tradition of providing a wide range of services. All programs are available to individuals and families regardless of race, creed, religion, or ability to pay through seven regional offices.

Crisis Line Hotline

Phone: 800.672.2903 or 910.392.7408

Crisis Intervention Services

615 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
Phone: 800.672.2903 or 910.392.7408

Crisis Line provides 24 hour crisis and suicide intervention. Other services include hotline and walk-in counseling, pregnancy testing, and food voucher referrals.

First Call for Help Crisis Intervention Services

615 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
Phone: 910.397.0497 or 800.672.2903

First Call for Help provides 24 hour assessment, information, and referral and facilitates linkages with available, needed resources. A 24-hour crisis counselor is always available.

Employment Assistance

Phoenix Employment Services of Wilmington, Inc.

20 North 4th Street Suite 100
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.343.8469
E-Mail Address: phoenixesw@aol.com

Phoenix's mission is to teach job readiness skills; the importance of proper dress, punctuality, following instruction, and responding appropriately to authority. Teach skills necessary to find, obtain and keep meaningful work. Instill in each one a strong sense of self-worth; encourage the continuation of education; help plan a career rather than just a job; maintain contact with those served and inform the business community about the work of Phoenix Employment Services.

Food Assistance

Angel Food Ministries

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
300 N. Third Street
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Phone: 910.524.4145

By buying food from first-rate suppliers at substantial volume discounts, Angel Food Ministries is able to provide families with approximately $65 worth of quality nutritious food for $30. There is no purchase limit for boxes of Angel Food. There are no applications or qualifications necessary to purchase. Usually one box of Angel Food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. There are no restrictions. The food relief program is open to one and all. Anyone may purchase an unlimited number of boxes of Angel Food by placing an order with a local Angel Food host site, which for our parishioners is St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 300 N. Third St, Carolina Beach.

To view the monthly menu, order on-line and learn more about the Angel Food Ministries program, contact St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 910.524.4145 for additional information.

Good Shepherd Ministries Soup Kitchen

811 Martin Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.763.4424

The soup kitchen's purpose is to serve a hot, nutritious lunch, six days a week from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. A continental breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for day shelter guests and bag lunches are made every day for the jobs referral program.

Help Center of Federal Point

1121 North Lake Park Blvd.
Recreation Building
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Phone: 910.458.2777

The Help Center provides temporary help for Island residents; mostly food, some clothes, assistance with rent and heat, and occasionally transportation. A thrift shop, the Island Cottage, opened up in 2005 to help raise funds for The Help Center.

Medical Assistance

Outreach Services Substance Abuse Services

615 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
Phone: 910.343.0145

Outreach Services utilize an RV that serves as an office on wheels reaching where they live, and providing services in their own neighborhoods and communities. Services include medical diagnostic testing for HIV, syphilis and TB, risk reduction counseling and education, referrals and case management.

Northside Medical Center

1925 A. Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910.251.7715

Northside Medical Center is a medical facility that accepts Medicaid, Medicare and all other programs. They will file and accept all insurance. Hope to provide medical care for people unable to receive care; in-house lab, EKG and other testing. No appointments are necessary.

Southeastern Center for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services

2023 South 17th Street
PO Box 4147
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.251.6440
E-Mail Address: costant@semh.org

Southeastern Center, as the Local Management Entity (LME) for Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties will have as its mission “To make available to individuals and families with, or at risk of, mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse issues, the necessary prevention, intervention, treatment services and the supports they need to live successfully in our community.” By appointment; alternate hours available as needed; Crisis and Detox services on site available 24 hours a day.

Tileston Outreach Health Clinic

1605 Doctors Circle
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.343.8736

Health Clinic opens on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.; clients need to be there at 2:00 p.m.; Dental Clinic every other Wednesday, clients need to be there by 1:30 p.m. Children's and Adult Dental Clinic also every other Wednesday—extractions ONLY.

Free health clinic available Wednesday evenings, 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. for those who fall within the federal poverty guideline who have no health insurance.

Low income people who have health insurance should go to:
New Hanover Community Health Center
925 North 4th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Pregnancy Assistance & Abortion Counseling

Life Line Pregnancy Center

925 South Kerr Avenue, Suite M
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910.392.0001 or 910.799.0270
E-mail Address: lifelinepregnancy@juno.com

Non-profit agency providing pregnancy tests, counseling on options, referrals to the Department of Social Services and other community resources, as well as referrals to ob/gyns for prenatal care, maternity clothes, baby clothes and items, 24-hour hotline, support groups, post-abortion counseling, ongoing counseling, and supportive relationships. All services are free and confidential.

North Carolina Right-to-Life

PO BOX 9282
Greensboro, NC 27429-0282
Phone: 1-800-392-6275

Since the right to life is necessary in order for an individual to enjoy any other rights, we support the legal protection of all innocent human life from fertilization until natural death. We therefore oppose abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. We work within the law to change laws that infringe upon the God-given right to life recognized by the founders of this great nation.

Project Rachel

Phone: 919.852.1021

Project Rachel operates as a network of professional counselors and priests, all trained to provide one-on-one spiritual and psychological care for those who are suffering because of an abortion. Although most dioceses use the name Project Rachel, some programs are named differently. In addition to individualized counseling, some programs include support groups and retreats. Founded in 1984 by Victoria Thorn in Milwaukee, today Project Rachel programs can be found in 140 Catholic dioceses in the United States, as well as in dioceses in other countries.

The right to life is necessary in order for an individual to enjoy any other rights. Project Rachel supports the legal protection of all innocent human life from fertilization until natural death. Project Rachel therefore opposes abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. This program works within the law to change laws that infringe upon the God-given right to life recognized by the founders of this great nation.

Shelter Assistance

Cape Fear Gospel Rescue Mission

502 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.343.0366

Long-term homeless shelter for men only. Participation in religious activities and employment program required.

Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc.

2901 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-343-0703

Our agency was established as a non-profit agency in January, 1986 through the consolidation of the community's two existing domestic violence programs. We work toward empowering the increasing number of victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence. We provide shelter and direct services for victims and their children in New Hanover County. Other areas are served as needed.

Good Shepherd Ministries Day Shelter

811 Martin Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.763.4424

The Day Shelter is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to serve the homeless and near homeless. The shelter offers: showers, hygiene kits, clean clothes, counseling and program services, assistance in applying for IDs and a place where the homeless receive their mail. The shelter is also a referral service for other agencies throughout the city and the county.

Salvation Army

820 North 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone: 910-762-7354

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network

411 North 4th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-762-0339
E-Mail Address: director@wihn.net

The Interfaith Network provides short-term transitional shelter to homeless families, provides them with meals and other necessities, and links them with community services and programs that can help them begin independent living. Transitional shelters are provided by New Hanover County churches. Length of stay is 6-8 weeks. Eligibility requirements: 1) homeless; 2) family; 3) ability and resources to graduate from the program within a 6-8 week period.