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Our Renovation Campaign

By now you may have heard that the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte (MSC) has undertaken a capital campaign to improve our North Tryon Street campus facility.  The building is over 60 years old and in need of some TLC.  MSC is thankful for the forethought of our previous board of directors who obtained ownership of our property back in the mid-1990s.  We’re not looking to expand our shelter; in fact, we’ve steadily reduced the need for emergency shelter beds since the height of the recession due to our best practice rapid rehousing program (1,500+ successfully moved from shelter since 2012!).  

However, we still need to ensure safe emergency shelter for those in need, while also providing space for our partner agencies to help us meet the medical, mental health, substance abuse, employment, housing, and other supportive needs of those we serve.  Plus, with our growing diversion, medical respite, community care, and employment partnerships initiatives, our North Tryon Street campus is critical to our ongoing success.  Since we’re strategically located near uptown in a place well know to those who need our assistance, improving our current facility makes perfect sense.

MSC was founded by the Charlotte community in 1981 and we’ve enjoyed tremendous community support for over 30 years (thank you!).  We’ve kicked off the public phase of our capital campaign after garnering significant support from the faith and foundation communities.  We’d love for you to consider further investing in our mission by supporting our campaign to renovate MSC’s North Tryon Street Campus Building.  Check it out…


For questions or to donate, please contact Randall Hitt, Director of Philanthropy at 704.334.3187 x 109 or

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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