Handicapped & Elderly Living Program

Handicapped & Elderly Living Program “H.E.L.P.”

145 Tsali Manor St. – Cherokee, NC 28719

The Handicapped and Elderly Living Program “H.E.L.P.” provides home repair services to Senior citizens (59 ½ and older) who are enrolled members of the EBCI. Enrolled members who are 59 ½ or younger with a medical and/or mental disability may also apply for assistance with home repairs. Applicants under 59.5 years of age are required to provide a copy of their Social Security Disability Statement.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (daily)
(Closed for all tribal holidays.)

An On-Call Emergency Crew is available after 4:30pm for water, heat/AC, and electrical issues ONLY – please call Cherokee Dispatch at 497-4131 with your name, phone number, physical address, assistance needed and request them to contact the HELP Program.


  • Phone: 828-359-6925
    Jeremy Hyatt, Manager
  • Stephanie Welch, Office Coordinator: 359-6638 or 788-3776
    All applications, backup documentation, etc. may be emailed to swelch@ebci-nsn.gov
  • Harold Smith, HELP Supervisor: 359-6845

HELP Applications