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.
In 2021, your support powered so many transformations — from the thousands of families you helped to the innovative new ways they received services. Thank you for preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for so many of our neighbors during an unprecedented year.Read More
Two remarkable women recently sat down together to share what your gifts to Crisis Assistance Ministry have meant to them. Both of these ladies came to Crisis Assistance Ministry needing rent assistance and thanks to donors like you they got financial help and relief. Sometimes you just need a little bit of help to get moving in the right direction and feel like you are no longer underwater.Read More
Together we can give families the opportunity to receive one-on-one coaching and counseling in the Economic Mobility program along with assistance to stay housed and financially stable. Your donation will provide the opportunity for a hardworking community member to support their family by focusing on planning and goals, savings, financial well-being, and life skills.Read More
With 40+ public schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg requiring school uniforms, thousands of families face extra expenses each fall. Your generosity, together with critical community partnerships, helped struggling families return to learning this month.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.