Men's Shelter of Charlotte

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Happy New Year

As 2011 comes to an end, I find myself reflecting back on the past year.  I’m first and foremost grateful to our wonderful staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors who made it possible for the Men’s Shelter to care for close to 600 men each night while moving more than 300 men into more appropriate housing.  Our board of directors, under the leadership of board chair Cathy Pullen, have been steadfast in their resolve to ensure that no homeless man in need be turned away.  Even with an all-time record of 683 men sheltered on one night (November 29th), I’m proud to say we kept that promise throughout the year.  It hasn’t always been easy, financially or on our staff, but its been the right thing to do and we’ll continue to shelter all who seek our assistance with the support of our community.  

As you think about making your resolutions for 2012, I hope you’ll think of ways to give your time, talents, and treasure to help the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte provide safe shelter to all homeless men while working to end homelessness for each man we serve.

Happy New Year!

Carson Dean

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.

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