Assistance Programs

Note: If you receive a call from either Lydia's Loft or Hope House soliciting donations and offering to pick up, these calls are fraudulent. Neither organization is authorizing or making those calls. Do not respond positively or give items related to either call.

Life Compass

The Life Compass program includes Case Management services, Care Coordination for navigation of The Ada Jenkins Center's programs, referrals to The Bin and other organizations, Sunshine Fund (emergency rent and utility assistance), and help with job skills/searches.

Not sure which direction to go?

Make an appointment with our Care Coordinator, Jenni Eisbrener, to help assess your current situation. If you need to work one-on-one with our Case Manager on developing a plan, utilizing available resources and taking steps on your path to success, a referral will be made to our Case Manager Cara Schlitz after meeting with the Care Coordinator.

Requirements: Life Compass clients must be residents of Davidson, Huntersville or Cornelius.

Contact: Jenni Eisbrener, Care Coordinator, (704) 896-0471 x 115

Services offered through the Life Compass Program

  • Job search lab to assist in on-line applications, resume building, coaching from HR professionals
  • CPCC classes to improve employment success and computer skills
  • Benefit Bank Tax Services
  • Holiday Assistance
  • Connection to a DSS community social worker to help you understand what government services are available
  • Affordable phone services
  • GED and ESL classes, and evening computer classes.

The Sunshine Fund

The Sunshine Fund is emergency rent and utility assistance.

Requirements:Sunshine Fund clients must be residents of Davidson, Huntersville or Cornelius. Mooresville residents may obtain assistance through the Mooresville Christian Mission.

Documents for Appointments:Sunshine Fund clients must bring a picture ID, proof of residency for the client and anyone else living in the home, current pay stubs, and Social Security Cards for everyone in the home and bills for utility assistance and eviction notice for assistance with rent.

Contact:
Jenni Eisbrener, Care Coordinator, (704) 896-0471 x 115

Lydia's Loft

Lydia's Loft provides free clothing and household items to people in need.

To receive clothing from Lydia's Loft, all clients must first come to The Ada Jenkins Center on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9:30AM – 12PM and12:30PM – 3PM to fill out an application for a referral form, which they take with them to Lydia's Loft.

Service Eligibility

Clients must live in Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, or Mooresville. Mt. Mourne, Mooresville or Troutman

A referral to Lydia's Loft for clothing can be made once every 60 days.

Documentation Required for Referral

If shopping for themselves and/or any other adult in the household (18 yrs and up), proof of residency is required. You must be able to show two items with your current address. This may include:

  • Driver's license with current address
  • Car insurance with current address
  • Prescriptions with names/address
  • Utility bill or phone bill
  • Tax returns
  • Lease

If shopping for children less than 18 yrs of age, proof as main caregiver must be provided. This may include:

  • Birth certificates for all children
  • Medicaid cards
  • Reduced/free lunch paperwork
  • Food stamp information
  • School Identification

A referral ticket is required. Referrals must be obtained at The Ada Jenkins Center prior to going to Lydia's Loft. There are no fees for service. When receiving service, identification and proof of address are required.

Lydia's Loft is located at:

203 North Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Lydia's Loft Shopping Hours of Operation

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am – 4pm
Wednesdays 4pm – 7:45pm
Saturdays 9am - Noon

The Bin

The Bin is partner of The Ada Jenkins Center's Life Compass program that supplies furniture and appliances for individuals and families in need.
To receive furniture from The Bin, all clients must first come to the Ada Jenkins Center of Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9:30AM – 12PM and12:30PM – 3PM to fill out an application for a referral form, which they take with them to The Bin

Documentation Required for Referral

If shopping for themselves and/or any other adult in the household (18 years and up), proof of residency is required. You must be able to show two items with your current address. This may include:

  • Driver's license with current address
  • Car insurance with current address
  • Prescriptions with names/addresses
  • Utility bill or phone bill
  • Tax returns
  • Lease

If shopping for children less than 18 years of age, proof as main caregiver must be provides. This may include:

  • Birth certificates for all children
  • Medicaid cards
  • Reduced/free lunch paperwork
  • Food stamp information
  • School Identification

You also must bring proof of 30 days income for the household.

Requirements: We cannot do Bin referrals for Mooresville residents. Clients must have 28036, 28078 or 28031 ZIP codes (Davidson, Huntersville or Cornelius). Mooresville residents can contact the Mooresville Christian Mission at (704) 664-2357.