fiscal year ending June 30, 2019
More than 50,000 individuals were served in person or through local partnerships.
On average, a family may receive $392 in rent and/or utility assistance.
Children under 18 made up 42% of those benefiting from Crisis Assistance Ministry services.
“In a crisis, we look to the community to show up when we need them the most,” JB says. “And Crisis Assistance Ministry does just that. It is so critical because it allows individuals who are struggling to do so with dignity by providing financial support so they can get through it and heal.”Read More
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.Read More
Mecklenburg County residents received more than 1,000,000 items free-of-charge.
More than one million items were distributed to customers at a value of $3.3 million.
Mecklenburg County residents received an average of 198 mattresses 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 $1,435 compared to $4,850, the average for Mecklenburg County.
On average, customers seeking assistance had 71% of their income obligated to pay rent and utilities.
Your generosity enabled families in need to receive $2,438,379 in emergency housing assistance.
28% of the work of Crisis Assistance Ministry is performed by volunteers.
95% of customers receiving financial assistance remained stably housed 60 days later.
For every dollar donated, 92 cents goes directly to support programs.