Connecting the Dots: Second Annual Conference on Homelessness and Services in Our Community
Thursday, November 4th, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free Virtual Event - Registration Required
Homeless Services Network in collaboration with Central Piedmont Community College is hosting the second annual Homelessness and Services in Our Community: Connecting The Dots Conference. This is a free half-day conference to learn more about homelessness and housing insecurity in the Charlotte region.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated housing insecurity and homelessness in our community. As of June 2021, there were 3,137 people experiencing homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. It will take an ecosystem of services - from housing to employment - to connect the dots from homelessness to stability.
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened housing situations for many people, but has hit communities of color the hardest. Social workers are helping those impacted by the current housing crisis through advocacy and other efforts.
As a department in Mecklenburg County's Health and Human Services Agency, Community Support Services maximizes community partnerships and collaborative opportunities to better provide services for military veterans, people experiencing homelessness, people seeking substance use treatment, and people needing prevention and intervention for community or domestic violence.
Community Support Services
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The CSS Homeless Services Division connects people who are homeless, or about to become homeless, to available community resources and services. A social worker talks with the individual or family to understand their need. Together, they develop a plan to improve the situation and support continued success.
The SoHIH report is part of the annual Housing Instability & Homelessness Report series which is funded by Mecklenburg County Community Support Services and produced by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute.
The 2021 SoHIH provides a single, dedicated compilation of all the latest data on housing instability and homelessness pertaining to Charlotte-Mecklenburg. This resource can be used by any and all stakeholders working to address housing instability and homelessness. The annual report combines local, regional, and national data on the full housing continuum (from housing instability to homelessness), and stable (permanent, affordable) housing. The report features data from the 2021 Point-in-Time Count; housing inventory and rental gaps; Housing Trust Fund; and system performance metrics.
ACP is a specialized, intensive case management service for families and children experiencing homelessness, focusing on three key priorities: access to resources, engage in healthy and supportive relationships, and increase self-sufficiency.
Our ACP social workers will work with families of children of any grade – identified as McKinney-Vento (homeless) by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). Year over year, CMS has enrollments of over 4,000 students experiencing homelessness. The ACP social workers work with the families to identify goals and chart a path to reach them.
Charlotte Family Housing (CFH) is a shelter-to-housing program for working families experiencing homelessness. CFH was founded in 2011, when three agencies, Charlotte Emergency Housing, Family Promise of Charlotte, and the Workforce Initiative for Supportive Housing-W.I.S.H., combined their resources and expertise to address the needs of working families experiencing homelessness.
Our mission is to empower working families experiencing homelessness to achieve life-long self-sufficiency through shelter, housing, supportive services, and advocacy.
Located in: St. John's Baptist Church
Address: 300 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC 28204
9AM- 5PM Mon-Fri
Phone: (704) 335-5488
The Relatives is Mecklenburg County's only shelter for youth 7-17 who are homeless, have run away, or are experiencing serious family conflict. The mission of The Relatives is to keep kids safe and families together. Founded in 1974, in the basement of the Dilworth United Methodist Church, The Relatives houses nearly 300 youth per year who have no other safe place to go. Additionally, The Relatives provides walk-in crisis counseling to youth and their families, a 24-hour crisis hotline, and free parenting classes designed to help eliminate the family conflicts which cause family break-ups where youth either run away or are kicked out onto the streets. The Relatives is Mecklenburg County's Safe Place shelter. The agency recruits local businesses, churches, community organizations, and all city transit vehicles to display yellow and black signs bearing the National Safe Place logo to signify the partnership with The Relatives to link children in need to safety.
Roof Above was born out of the merger of Urban Ministry Center and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, two prominent organizations long recognized as community leaders in homeless services. In May 2019, our legacy organizations combined services to become a new organization with added resources, talent, and a unified voice that could move the needle on ending homelessness. Today, Roof Above is a comprehensive homeless service provider serving 1,200 people per day through a spectrum of services ranging from street outreach, day services, emergency shelter, and permanent supportive housing.
1210 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
When women and children have nowhere else to go, they can count on The Salvation Army Center of Hope. Located two miles north of Uptown Charlotte, the Center of Hope sleeps an average of 340 women and children every night. An active member of the Homeless Services Network, The Salvation Army is a leader in providing families with a successful way out of homelessness. Each program is graduated to step clients from the point of crisis to the point of resolution. These programs include emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, and shelter diversion.
Address: 534 Spratt St, Charlotte, NC 28206
Departments: Center of Hope-Women & Children · Food Distribution Center - Salvation Army - Charlotte
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (704) 348-2560
Time Out Youth’s Host Home Program helps LGBTQ youth who have been kicked out their homes due to sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.
The goal of the program is to help youth become independent and self-sufficient. While talking part in this program, youth will have access to one on one staff support for job search, life skills training, counseling, financial assistance and much more.
All types of youth come to the Center for help with housing. We have staff and volunteers who want to make sure you are safe with food, a safe place to sleep and support. Due to state regulations youth 17 years old and younger are placed with The Relatives and With Friends, two local short-term youth shelters that provide housing and services. Both agencies have strong working relationships with Time Out Youth Center and are welcoming to LGBTQ youth.
Address: 3800 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28205
If you are in an emergency, it is after our office hours, or if you are not in the Charlotte area, you can contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-4UTREVOR or the National Runaway Switchboard at 1-800-621-4000.
The Urban Ministry Center serves as a point of entry to services offered by a network of agencies that work closely together to provide necessary opportunities for the Charlotte homeless population. We’re an interfaith agency drawing support and volunteers from more than 130 houses of faith.
945 North College St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
P.O. Box 31335
Charlotte, NC 28231
We provide residential shelter care, food, counseling, education, skill building, case management, outreach, follow-up and referral services that focus on positive youth development.
Services provided to youth and families in Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly, Iredell, and Union Counties.
Emergency Shelter: 24 hour emergency shelter for 9 youth male and female ages 10-17 FREE for up to 21 days.
Transitional Living Program: Supportive services to 8 young men ages 16-21 for up to 24 months.
National Safe Place: Access to immediate help and safety for all young people in crisis.
Address: With Friends, Inc.
Youth Shelter Services
2098 Keith Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054
The idea for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Dashboard was born when the Housing Advisory Board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg saw a need to collect and use data on housing instability, homelessness and affordable housing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in order to inform and guide community efforts around this work.
The Housing & Homelessness Dashboard enables the community to be able to use data in order to drive decisions and understand impact. It serves as a one-stop-resource for housing and homelessness information, featuring data and research; information on local initiatives; and a weekly blog offering analysis on local data.
The Housing & Homelessness Dashboard is designed to engage a variety of stakeholders including elected officials, policy-makers, funders, service providers, people with lived experience, media outlets and the general community. Where possible, context and definitions are included to help all stakeholders understand the data and information presented. Tools will continue to be added to help different stakeholder groups maximize the information presented to meet their respective needs and interests.