Meet Jason and Hayley Yepko-monthly donors to the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. MSC provided 206,273 nights of shelter in FY2011-12 which represents a 14% increase in men served during the same time period last year. Meeting our community’s need has come at a cost and we need the financial support of individuals, like Jason and Hayley, to continue our work to serve as the catalyst for systemic change to end homelessness in our community.
“I’m going to make it,” said Vincent, a former client of Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. He was living in Texas and received his associate’s degree from a local theology school … then one of his close family members in Charlotte got very sick. “I had to come home,” said Vincent, “even though I knew I had a lot of obstacles to face here.” He was recovering from a life of crime and a substance abuse problem and the one person he did not burn a bridge with was his alcoholic father. Vincent knew if he moved in with his father at that point, that he would relapse, and he knew that he could not go back to the way he was. After realizing that he was not able to stay with his father, Vincent found himself homeless.
- 10 September 2013
- by Trish Hobson