Impact

By the Numbers

fiscal year ending June 30, 2019

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Individuals Served

More than 50,000 individuals were served in person or through local partnerships. 

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Average Financial Assistance per Emergency

On average, a family may receive $392 in rent and/or utility assistance.

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Children Benefiting from Our Services

Children under 18 made up 42% of those benefiting from Crisis Assistance Ministry services. 

We All Depend Upon Each Other

Due to health and financial issues, Tangejula was already at risk when the coronavirus appeared. Thanks to help from people like you she has something to be grateful for right now.

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Kim’s Current Situation

The last time Kim shared her story, she was in the midst of putting her life back together after a medical emergency and a job lay-off sent her family into a tailspin. We checked in with her for an update in the midst of our community’s current crisis.

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Restoring Dignity for Myron

After years of forgoing hot water and heat as he struggled to make ends meet, Myron finally sought help to restore his utilities as he fights kidney disease. You restored more than just his utilities that day.

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Worried Grandma Finds Perfect Fit

A grandmother’s love is a fierce combination of worry and tenacity. Thanks to you and Steve’s Coats for Kids, Betty has two less worries after a devastating stroke put her family into financial crisis.

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Restoring Home For Lakisha And Her Family

Working mother Lakisha is grateful to the community partnerships and volunteer labor who helped restore and furnish her family home after a devastating roof collapse.

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A Little Bit of Help, Hope, and Home

When little Myla wasn’t even a year old, she learned about the warmth of community — thanks to life-changing assistance just when it was needed most.

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 Free Clothing, Household Goods & Furniture Distributed

Mecklenburg County residents received more than 1,000,000 items free-of-charge.

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Value of Free Clothing, Household Goods, & Furniture

More than one million items were distributed to customers at a value of $3.3 million.

Average Mattresses Distributed per Month

Mecklenburg County residents received an average of 198 mattresses per month. 

Preventing homelessness. Preserving dignity.

For over 40 years, Crisis Assistance Ministry has been here to meet families’ most basic needs addressing challenges brought by the community’s explosive growth and economic transition. 

By keeping families in their homes with utilities flowing, we prevent homelessness for those who are housing insecure.  

By providing clothing, shoes, household items, furniture, beds, and appliances free-of-charge, customers can divert limited financial resources towards essential bills.

By empowering customers to set personal goals and address the factors that contributed to their financial crisis, through regular meetings with a caseworker, families get on a path to economic mobility.  

By educating the community about the realities of poverty and lack of economic mobility, we put a face on the problem, serving as a voice for those served.

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Average Customer Income

Families receiving financial assistance earned an average gross monthly income of $1,435 compared to $4,850, the average for Mecklenburg County. 

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Customer Income Obligated to Rent, Utilities

On average, customers seeking assistance had 71% of their income obligated to pay rent and utilities.

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Emergency Housing Assistance

Your generosity enabled families in need to receive $2,438,379 in emergency housing assistance.

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Agency Work Performed by Volunteers

28% of the work of Crisis Assistance Ministry is performed by volunteers. 

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Customers  Remained Housed

95% of customers receiving financial assistance remained stably housed 60 days later. 

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of Every Dollar Donated Goes Directly to Programs

For every dollar donated, 92 cents goes directly to support programs.