Frequently Asked Questions
Who can come to Men’s Shelter of Charlotte?
Any homeless man, age 18 or over, from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County area.
How can someone stay at the shelter?
To access a shelter bed or any services offered by the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, a homeless man can simply come to either of our locations. At the 1210 N. Tryon Street Location, we are open 24 hours a day/all year. At the 1610 Statesville Avenue location, our operating hours are 6pm to 7am/all year.
What are the basic services offered at the shelter?
A safe place to sleep, three meals a day, showers, and access to basic needs such as clothing, toiletries and medical and dental care.
What other services are offered?
- Staff to help guests address substance abuse treatment, recovery & support, mental health issues, VA issues, and disability determination assistance.
- Access to self-improvement activities including substance abuse treatment, recovery & support groups, GED classes, Bible study, social activities, yoga, and a peer support group.
- Access to a full computer lab for job searches, resume writing, email, and workshops.
- Access to telephones, transportation assistance, and laundry facilities.
- Access to on-site social services including Mecklenburg County Dept. of Social Services – Medicaid and Food Stamps, Mecklenburg County Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Mecklenburg County Homeless Support Services, and Veterans Administration – assistance connecting veterans to eligible benefits.
- Staff to help guests obtain and maintain more appropriate housing.
What does the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte need from the community?
The Men’s Shelter of Charlotte is here to serve the community, but can only do so if the community ensures we have the resources to effectively end homelessness for the men we serve. You can help by giving financially, volunteering and donating things like food and toiletries.
What is your budget?
Our budget is $2,675,000.
What are your successes?
We have many measures of success. Please read our Goals & Outcomes to learn about all of them. In summary, we are proud to report that we’ve sheltered over 2,300 different men, and we’ve moved 150 men into housing this year. We serve about 1,000 meals a day.