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.
A year ago, we shared Amy’s story of homelessness and housing instability after she fled domestic violence. Thanks to your support, she was better prepared when COVID-19 hit for the hardships that came along with the pandemic. This #GivingTuesday, help us ensure that 50 families like Amy’s remain stably housed.Read More
Shavonna’s world was upended when her family went from two full-time incomes to almost nothing overnight. She had been making partial rent payments but the debt kept growing and she was terrified of becoming homeless. Then you stepped in to make sure she and her family were home for the holidays.Read More
“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
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.