We’re here to help.
You can call or visit our shelters when seeking assistance. An intake specialist will need to talk with you to learn more about your situation and how best we can help.
What Do We Offer?
We offer emergency shelter for immediate stability and basic needs. More than shelter, we provide supportive services to help men boost their income, obtain appropriate housing, and access other community resources to help them sustain their housing.
- We DO NOT charge a fee for any guest to be at our shelters.
- We DO NOT make guests entering our shelters take a breathalyzer test, unless required for those in a bed contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Eligibility for Shelter
We serve unaccompanied men ages 18 and older. For admittance as a guest into our shelter, one must be literally homeless within Mecklenburg County for at least 72 hours.
All men must meet with an intake specialist to determine if being a guest in our shelter is most appropriate or perhaps if there is an alternative housing solution.
Regarding Men Being Released From Jail or Prison and Registered Sex Offenders
MSC will provide emergency shelter for men being immediately released from Mecklenburg County jail provided they meet our criteria as determined by an intake specialist.
MSC will not accept men being immediately released from state or federal prison and will not accept registered sex offenders.
Download our policy for more information on accepting men being released from jail or prison or who are registered sex offenders.
Homeless Services Network of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
This collaborative organization is comprised of agencies dedicated to helping individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness and those who are at risk of homelessness. Visit their website to find more information on the member agencies.
United Way of Central Carolinas 2-1-1 Service
Dial 2-1-1 from any phone, or 888-892-1162 for a toll free call to reach a trusted, referral specialist. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is free and confidential. You can also visit their website for additional information.
To learn more about homelessness in North Carolina and across the US, we recommend the following websites:
- National Alliance to End Homelessness
- National Coalition for the Homeless
- National Low Income Housing Coalition
- North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness
- North Carolina Housing Coalition
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Homeless Services Network
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing
- Carolinas Thoughtbox