Crisis Control Ministry announces in-person reopening on Aug. 2

Published 10:41 am Monday, July 26, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM — After being forced to close its doors to the public in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crisis Control Ministry has announced that it will reopen both its Winston-Salem and Kernersville offices for in-person interviews and services on Monday, Aug. 2. Though people were not allowed to enter the building during the pandemic, CCM staff members were available for phone interviews and continued to help clients navigate financial emergencies during the pandemic. The CCM pharmacy and food pantry offered curbside service without interruption.

On Monday, Aug. 2, Crisis Control Ministry will resume normal operations and invite individuals to come for in-person interviews to receive emergency assistance, while still continuing to offer phone interviews. The pharmacy will also return to offering in-person services to its clients, while the food pantry will continue to provide curbside service until further notice.

“The pandemic forced us to evolve and expand the options we give to our neighbors,” said Margaret Elliott, executive director of Crisis Control Ministry. “We had never done phone interviews or curbside service before 2020. We are excited to take what we have learned from the past year and a half and use it to better support those who need our help.”

For the safety of its clients, volunteers, and staff, Crisis Control Ministry asks people to wear their mask inside the building. Only one person per household will be allowed to attend an in-person interview, and minors will not be allowed to enter the building. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 guidelines and operating procedures, go to www.crisiscontrol.org .