fiscal year ending June 30, 2020
More than 43,500 individuals were served in person or through local partnerships.
On average, a family may receive $496 in rent and/or utility assistance.
Children under 18 made up 42% of those benefiting from Crisis Assistance Ministry services.
Two Charlotteans are breathing a sigh of relief after receiving essential appliances, thanks to a generous donation from Lowe’s. These individuals recently picked up brand new washers and dryers at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Furniture & Appliance Store — a life-changing and inspirational gift during a challenging time in their lives.Read More
Victoria knows how to stretch a dollar. But since the pandemic hit, even her usual budgeting and savings strategies have been extended to the limit. Thanks to donations from people like you, she has stable housing, cleaning supplies, and other household essentials—all with her dignity intact.Read More
Your support ensures local families like Kim’s can meet their basic needs – rent, utilities, clothing, household goods, beds, furniture, and appliances – while being empowered to achieve housing stability and economic mobility. Double your impact on hardworking families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg now through May 31.Read More
An innovative new Partner Agency Shopping Service invites representatives of local nonprofits to shop by appointment on behalf of the individuals and families they serve. Available items include clothing, shoes, coats, school uniforms, kitchenware, dishes, and linens. So far, 50,000+ items have been provided to partner organizations.Read More
On a cold February afternoon, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) staff from 29 schools are streaming into the McCrorey YMCA armed with lists of student names and sizes—looking for just the right coats and shoes for students attending schools where they serve.Read More
Mecklenburg County residents received more than 600,000 items free-of-charge.
More than 600,000 items were distributed at a value of almost two million dollars.
Mecklenburg County residents received an average of 17 appliances per month.
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.
Families receiving financial assistance earned an average gross monthly income of $1,511 compared to $4,850, the average for Mecklenburg County.
On average, customers seeking assistance had 45% of their income obligated to pay rent and utilities.
Your generosity enabled families in need to receive $6,607,199 in emergency housing assistance.
24% of the work of Crisis Assistance Ministry is performed by volunteers.
97% of customers receiving financial assistance remained stably housed 60 days later.
For every dollar donated, 91 cents goes directly to support programs.