A New Day is Dawning at Men’s Shelter of Charlotte!
April 2nd marks a new chapter at Men’s Shelter Charlotte as we embark on a long-planned renovation of our 1210 North Tryon Street shelter. A former warehouse, the building was converted to a shelter in 1985 and has greatly deteriorated over time. When completed this summer, hundreds of homeless men served each night will be better able to take advantage of the programs and services offered through the shelter for permanent housing solutions.
Services Will Continue During The Renovation
While the Tryon Street campus will close for four months during the renovation, the shelter will continue to serve 350 men a night through its Statesville Avenue campus and the opening of a temporary off-site location.
Additionally, anyone experiencing homelessness can continue to access Mecklenburg County’s Coordinated Entry system, which is an individual’s or family’s first step to get help. Details on how to access the system can be found on their website or by simply calling 211.
We are so thankful to all our donors and the community for supporting our men through this renovation.
Some special thanks to:
- Brendan Bambrick and Adam Walters with Shelco. Shelco is providing general contracting services at no profit and has donated all their pre-construction services
- David Powlen, Sara Bradley, and Christy Chapman with ODA, and David Furman for donating architectural services .
- John Woodcock donating his time and expertise to serve as our owner’s representative and development consultant
- Matt Wall for serving as our location scout for our relocation plan
- Brent Torstrick with Robinson Bradshaw for donating his legal services
- Our Board of Directors and especially Trip Caldwell, Sam Farnham, Kelly Hines, Andrew Martin, Harry Redd, Alan Stevens, and Tom Wilson, and for serving on our relocation sub-committee.
Front of Shelter
How is the renovation progressing? Take a look at some photos!