Charlotte, NC
Homeless Shelters

Temporary free shelters for people who need a place to stay. There are 31 homeless shelters in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.


United Family Services [Meck] - UFS

3 Miles Away

601 E. Fifth St. Ste. 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 332-9034

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Services:
PURPOSE: To inspire individuals, families and communities to seek solutions for a better future. SERVICES: COUNSELING SERVICES: Sliding fee scale therapy for individuals, couples and families. Special program for individuals and families struggling with HIV/AIDS. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE: UFS contracts with a number of companies in town to provide counseling for their employees. Consumer credit counseling.

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 8:30 - 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
No restrictions.

Documents To Bring:
Self-referral.



The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god.
-- Scott Alexander




Samaritan House

3 Miles Away

611 Fortune St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 333-0110

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Services:
Provide recuperative care for people who are homeless and in need of short term care following a hospital or emergency room stay.

Hours:
24 hours, 7 days a week



Just remember, when you should grab something, grab it; when you should let go, let go.
-- Tao Saying




Jackson Park Ministries

3 Miles Away

5415 Airport Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 392-4981

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Services:
SERVICES: Food pantry is self-referral by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; clothing closet for children; afterschool program for children Tuesdays and Thursdays (tutoring, mentoring) for children in the neighborhood who go to Berryhill Elementary; half day summer camp for children K-14; gym for recreational use by all in the community. Recreational programs include basketball teams for children k-18. Job Partnership program trains people on how to get jobs and keep jobs; must be over 18 to participate; Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Pre-job guidance counseling on Tuesdays. Summer day camp for children 5-14. 16-week parenting class is offered periodically; anyone is eligible; call to find out when class is meeting. Individual, family and marriage counseling. Discipleship programs. TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR FAMILIES: Apartments for 12 families who are having a housing crisis, parenting classes, marital counseling, financial counseling all in a Christian context. Families are carefully screened to make sure they are motivated to change.

Hours:
Monday - Thursday, Self referral by appointment

Eligibility:
Varies by program but all in neighborhood welcome to apply for all. Housing programs open to homeless who want to change life.

Documents To Bring:
Self-referral by appointment only and interview.



You can't learn less.
-- Buckminster Fuller




Homeless to Housing Program, Community Link

3 Miles Away

601 E. 5th St., Ste. 220
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 943-9509

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Services:
This program assists working homeless individuals and families find and keep rental housing There are two parts to the program.

First, Social Workers provide counseling and life skills training, employment assistance, money management and budgeting skills, help with rebuilding credit and providing linkages to other supportive resources.

Second, licensed housiing coordinators help identify and secure safe, decent, affordable rental housing, which includes counseling on tenant education and understanding household maintenance.

A limited temporary rental subsidy is available for participants On a case-by-case basis assistance with security deposit and/or application fee may be available.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and living in a transitional living situation. Must be working at least 30 hours a week and/or have some level of reliable income. An assessment is required to determine entry into program.

Documents To Bring:
Call Community Link Intake at 704-943-9509.



Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil-the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
-- William George Jordan




Families Together - Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)

3 Miles Away

3420 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525-5770

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Services:
PURPOSE: Transitional Housing for homeless families with minor children. SERVICES: Housing, on-site case management, referrals to community resources.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Families must be referred by shelter partners (families must consist of at least 3 members, must be homeless, must have at least one minor child, an must have at least one adult head of household earning between $12,000 and $32,200).

Documents To Bring:
Accept referrals from shelter partners only.



Fortune sides with him who dares.
-- Virgil




Charlotte Family Housing

3 Miles Away

300 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 335-5488

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Services:
Shelter-to-housing program for homeless families Primarily for single mothers with children, with limited options for fathers with children and two parents with children

Program includes these components:

- Transitional Shelter: to meet immediate needs
- Housing Placement: subsidies for housing placement in rental units
- Clinical Family Social Work: to address problems and challenges faced by family
- Vocational Counseling in partnership with Goodwill Industries
- Personal Accountability & Empowerment
- Volunteer Engagement: to provide support and encouragement.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Shelter Phase: Must be a family unit (at least 1 adult with 1 minor child); Meet HUD Definition of Homeless & residing in Mecklenburg County for at least 30 days; Employed or Employable; Free from substance abuse; Will be given a background check which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis; Be willing to provide proof of income and money saved while in the program.

Housing Phase: Income is less that 60% of Average Median Income of Mecklenburg County. Considered homeless by HUD definition. Generally no felonies within past 7 years (will be reviewed for exceptions). Definitely no felonies within past 3 years and no criminal charges pending. Most families in this phase have previously been in Shelter Phase. Outside referrals: everyone in the family over 18 years must be employed at lease 30 hours/week.

Documents To Bring:
Referral by social worker required - no self-referral but can call for information. There is usually a waiting list.



Friendship is the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts or measure words, but pouring all right out just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful friendly hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and, with a breath of comfort, blow the rest away.
-- Dinah Maria-mulock Craik




Center of Hope - Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte, The

3 Miles Away

534 Spratt St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 348-2560

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Services:
PURPOSE: To provide emergency shelter for homeless single women, mothers with children and intact families (a parent with a teenage son, married couples with children and a father with child) and transitional housing for mothers with their children. SERVICES: Essential shelter, food and clothing, case management, substance abuse treatment, GED classes, limited child care, computer classes, community referrals and practical living skills classes. Case management services for Katrina evacuees and work with volunteers that would like to help Katrina evacuees: Call Andie Anselim 704-348-2561, ext. 240

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am. - 4:30 p.m.; Emergency services shelter available 24 hours a day; 7 days a week.

Eligibility:
Homeless single women, moms and/or dads with children.

Documents To Bring:
DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR SERVICE: Shelter program: personal ID.



What you think of me is none of my business.
-- Terry Cole-whittaker




Charlotte Emergency Housing, Inc.

3 Miles Away

PO Box 9373
Charlotte, NC 28299
(704) 335-5488

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Services:
To end homelessness among families by providing opportunities through housing, support service, advocacy and collaboration

Charlotte Emergency Housing (CEH) provides short-term housing for families with minor children, and single (unaccompanied) women. CEH helps families develop their own comprehensive, solution-focused plans to address issues which contributed to their homelessness. Through this process they are empowered to acquire and sustain independent housing in the community, and gain knowledge of resources to handle future situations which might challenge their coping skills. CEH supports the families from date of entry until one year after leaving CEH in order to promote smooth transitions. Working collaboratively in the community, CEH advocates on behalf of the homeless to improve affordable housing options in the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. CEH is an active partner in both the WISH housing program and the Project HOPE program which is using Federal stimulus funds to create housing opportunities for families who are not otherwise likely to be served by existing programs. Their target population is working homeless families and women, whose homelessness can be resolved within a 3-4 month period. Their definition of family is at least one adult with at least one minor child. They accommodate two-parent families and families which include teenage males. They are one of only a few shelters that can accommodate adult and teen males. At least one adult in the family must be working at least 30 hours each week. Individuals with history of substance abuse must have completed treatment, sustained six months of clean time and participate in aftercare. Adults must participate fully in the development and implementation of their family’s plan. Many families have issues requiring considerable attention, which demonstrates the need for in-depth, comprehensive social work support for the family, extending beyond the shelter stay so that they can effectively maintain their housing beyond the initial transition period. Throughout CEH’s years of operation, the target population has been reviewed and modified to ensure appropriateness to the agency’s core mission and current community needs. The residents, especially the children, refer to the shelter as “Plaza Place” so they do not have to feel a stigma while they are living here and going to work and/or school.



Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?
-- Jimmy Johnson




Discovery Home Care, Inc.

3 Miles Away

PO Box 669503
Charlotte, NC 28266
(704) 854-9351

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Services:
Their mission is to provide safe accommodations and comprehensive supplemental services to youth displaced by homelessness and transience.

Discovery Home Care Emergency Shelter operates seven days a week, twenty-ftheir hours a day. The average stay is 15 days, but there are time when some children may require a longer period of shelter until an appropriate permanent placement becomes available.



Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.
-- Paul J Meyer




Homeless Aid Program Inc

3 Miles Away

210 Dawn Circle
Charlotte, NC 28213
(704) 980-2946

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Services:
The main goal of this organization is to put a realistic end to homelessness. Their mission is to take the homeless off the streets(literary) and to go above and beyond to prevent individuals and families from being homeless.

Services include:Food Giveaway/Spiritual Encouragement/Counseling Services/Employment Assistance/Financial Training/Boarding House. All services benefit the purpose of changing a homeless persons way of life, which is living on the streets



Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!
-- Donald Gardner