As Midori joined fellow Elevation Outreach volunteers at Crisis Assistance Ministry last week, she quickly earned the title of “Chief Encourager.” As she began to greet people in cars arriving for curbside assistance, she saw herself in every harried face.
We could all use more empathy during these challenging times. Scott was able to move forward several years ago when he received empathy and emergency financial assistance after falling behind on his rent. Now stably housed, he helps his students and others in the community find their voice.
Tanisha came to America as a hopeful child. After a difficult struggle, she now feels able to fully realize those childhood dreams thanks to generous individuals like you.
Being served with a summons to eviction court is panic inducing. If you or someone you know receives court papers like the one below, the best advice is to stay calm, learn the process, and know your rights.
Laid off from her job waiting tables at a local restaurant, Keisha now spends her days alone in the hotel room she’s called home for the past two years, working to create a good home for her son.
We know that access and opportunity open doors. And we may even know that access and opportunity are not equally distributed to all of our residents. But, do we know exactly what those disparities look like? And, further, the actions we can take to address them head-on?
While it may be true that no one is immune to the novel coronavirus, some have a socioeconomic resistance that protects them from the disease’s most ravaging effects. Others are left exposed and vulnerable.
Crisis Assistance Ministry is offering multiple safe, convenient ways for Mecklenburg County residents to receive financial assistance with rent and utility payments.