What We Do
Emergency Shelter and Moving Men Home
We operate two year-round emergency shelters for men experiencing homelessness and provide an array of support services to help men move to more appropriate housing.
We operate Mecklenburg County’s only two year-round emergency shelters for men experiencing homelessness. We provide basic needs, including beds, meals, restroom and shower facilities, laundry facilities, and personal hygiene items. A host of on-site supportive services are also available, including our Housing and Employment Resource Center (HERC), substance abuse and mental health services, peer support, medical respite, and bi-monthly visits from volunteer dentists.
Support Services To Move Men To More Appropriate Housing
Our support services include a case management team dedicated to helping men increase their income and move into more appropriate housing. Work around income focuses on increasing job readiness, gaining employment, and accessing community benefits. Housing case managers work side-by-side with our men to explore appropriate options, such as market rentals, family reunification, or securing placement in a permanent or long-term community supportive housing program.
Our services are delivered in the spirit of an equation:
Family Reunification and Diversion
We employ three case managers focused on what we call “diversion.” Our reunification and diversion case managers are available seven days a week at our North Tryon Street campus. The team is charged with helping individuals experiencing homelessness to immediately reunite with family or secure alternative housing without having to enter shelter care.
Interested in learning more about our impact? Check out some of our favorite successes stories!