For the Community

Resource Connection Gateway

The Resource Connection Gateway links Gaston County residents to our county’s exceptional human service agencies. Whatever your need, click below, enter your request, and will receive a call within 90 minutes. The Gateway is a free and confidential service of the Gaston Family YMCA.

Resource Connection Gateway Referral Portal

NC 2-1-1
NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service of the United Way of North Carolina. Dial NC 2-1-1 on your phone and a trained specialist will find the resources you need, in your community, including information on program eligibility, intake, program hours, and making appointments. NC 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service.

Partners Behavioral Health Management

Call 1-888-235-HOPE (4673) to speak with a professional about your needs, or find a provider here

These are free programs of Partners Behavioral Health Management, a government-funded organization that will help you find treatment and support services.

What can I do now?

  • If you think you have a problem with opioids, go to our Resource tab and find help.
  • Learn more about opioids with this video 
  • Talk to your children and grandchildren about the dangers of opioid use and misuse.
  • Remove any medications you no longer need from your home and dispose of them at a secure drug drop box. (Link to list of drop boxes)
  • Put your medications in a portable lockbox.
  • Find helping resources for family and friends who misuse or abuse opioids.
  • Volunteer with our Coalition.
  • Volunteer to help people with opioid-related issues in your house of worship.
  • Help remove the stigma of opioids where you live, work, play, and pray.
  • Refer people to this webpage.
  • Follow the Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition on Facebook

Drug Disposal

Put medications you no longer need in a drug disposal box to stop them from being misused and to keep our waterways safe by not flushing them in the commode. Do this with pain pills and the other drugs listed below.

Use these drug drop boxes 24 hours a day, seven days a week … no questions asked

The Belmont Police Department

The Cherryville Police Department

CVS Pharmacy, Belmont

The Dallas Police Department

The Gaston County Police Department

The Gaston County Sheriff’s Office

The Gastonia Police Department

The Mount Holly Police Department

The Stanley Police Department

Walgreens Pharmacy, Belmont

Items Accepted

  • Prescription medications
  • All over-the-counter medications
  • Pet medications
  • Vitamins and Supplements
  • Medicated ointments, lotions, creams, and oils
  • Liquid medication in leak-proof containers
  • Homeopathic remedies
  • Suppositories


Items Not Accepted

  • Thermometers, needles, and syringes
  • Bloody or infectious waste and IV bags
  • Personal care products
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Aerosol cans
  • Full inhalers
  • Chemotherapy pills – please return them to the provider who prescribed them for you. 

For more information on drug disposal call 704/866-3320

To dispose of clean syringes, call 1-828/291-7023

 Need Help? Fighting Addiction?
1-888/235-HOPE (4673)
Call anytime for instant access to professionals waiting to help you.

Contact Us


601 West Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052

PO Box 817, Gastonia, NC 28053

8:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday

704-867-9869 x110 and x111

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