Bonus Blog – MSC is Ending Chronic Homelessness
In today’s Charlotte Observer, Mark Price wrote a great piece about how chronic homelessness is down 36% in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County. One aspect that was overlooked, however, is the role Men’s Shelter of Charlotte (MSC) plays in solving chronic homelessness. Almost 20% of the men staying in our shelters are considered chronically homeless and over the past 18 months MSC has moved 155 chronically homeless men into more appropriate housing, successfully ending their homeless experience! Now you know 🙂
In September 2008 I became the Executive Director of the Men's Shelter of Charlotte. I've spent almost 15 years working to end homelessness in North Carolina. After working with homeless and runaway youth in Raleigh, I served as the Director of the South Wilmington Street Center (men's shelter) in Wake County and then worked on Orange County's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. I am a former board chair for the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness and former chair of the Homeless Services Network in Charlotte. In 2014 I served as the partner agency representative on the United Way Central Carolinas board of directors.