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47 Days in Shelter; Now Housed

“Forty-seven days in shelter, and now I’m housed! I feel blessed and grateful.” That’s the sentiment from Robert as he proudly stands in his own kitchen. At home, Robert can fully recover from a foot injury and looks forward to accepting one of the job offers he’s already received through his program with one of our partners, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. Robert reminisces on his time at the shelter, “There are real people over there, caring people, who are all so helpful.” Click here for Robert’s full story.    

Meet the 16 Year-Old Who Helped 100 Men

Who says teenagers aren’t engaged in community service?! Not us, that’s for sure.
 
Sixteen year-old Davis, a student at Charlotte Latin School had served a meal at our shelter with his dad and mom some time ago. He walked away from that experience with a different perspective for those experiencing homelessness. By coincidence, as Davis was helping with another community project (outside of Men’s Shelter), he ran into one of the men he served at the shelter. The man remembered Davis and thanked him for serving. This moved and motivated Davis to do something more.
 
This past summer, after talking with us, Davis set a goal to collect 100 “Intake Kits,” to include a drawstring bag, towel, shower shoes, and a lock. These kits would be provided to new guests at the shelter . . . items that are always in high demand, but low in supply.
 
He reached out to friends and family to raise dollars for this venture. While doing so, he also read our summer news about losing some federal funding that we’d been receiving for years – to the tune of around $88,000. From this he decided not only to raise dollars for the intake kits, but set his sights high for a goal of raising 10% of 
the dollars we lost from that funding – or $8,800.
 
He personally solicited folks with a letter, face-to-face asks, and phone calls.
 
The outpouring of support was phenomenal, with Davis reaching both his goals . . . and receiving heart-warming letters from donors who supported him. 85 donors
 contributed $10,325, which in turn was used to purchase the “intake kits” and the remaining $8,800 was given financially.
 
Way to go Davis!
 
 
Interested in joining Davis and helping our men? Jump to our Helping Page to find how you can get involved.

20+ Years of Homelessness Ended

Urban Ministry Center Moore PlaceFor Cedric, experiencing homelessness was a way of life. Twenty plus years of life, in fact. In and out of Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, our team patiently worked to cultivate and grow a trusted relationship with Cedric.

Struggling with severe mental illness, Cedric needed significant support. That support started with us and ultimately found him a home with Moore Place, permanent supportive housing created by Urban Ministry Center.

You’ll want to read more about Cedric by jumping to our success stories!

Winter Weather Overflow

In consideration of the winter storm, there are several options available for people seeking shelter in Charlotte. 

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte is now operating in “extreme overflow,” meaning that we can accommodate 100 additional spaces for men seeking shelter. 

Room In The Inn is available for single men, single women, and women or men with children. Simply call or text “beds” to 704-312-7632 for daily bed availability, check-in, and overflow information.  

The Grady Cole Center, located at 310 North Kings Drive in Charlotte, will open an overflow shelter on Saturday, December 8th at 3:00 p.m.

For people using the CAT bus to arrive at Men’s Shelter of Charlotte or the Grady Cole Center, simply tell the bus driver your destination and you should be able to ride for free. 

Wondering How You Can Help? 

During this time of increased capacity and emergency overflow, we greatly appreciate a financial gift.

Our most needed in-kind donations are new blankets, new boxers/boxer briefs (sizes Medium-2XL), and new towels. You can drop these items off at 1210 North Tryon Street in Charlotte. We are unable to accept used or gently used items. 

Celebrating Our FY 18 Impact

Thank you to our donors, volunteers, and partners who believed in our mission, and most importantly, in our guests. We concluded our Fiscal Year 2018 on June 30, 2018 with much to celebrate! We share a few of our key success measures.

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