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About Crisis Assistance Ministry

Crisis Assistance Ministry offers expertise in the areas of poverty, eviction prevention, financial security, family and child stability, and economic mobility, as well as the real stories of neighbors struggling to get by on the lowest rung of the economic ladder.

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Preventing homelessness. Preserving dignity.

Use of Logo and Naming Standards

Crisis Assistance Ministry prefers use of the full agency name on all references.  Alternative second references can include “the agency,” “the organization,” and similar terms.

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Please request use of logo directly from our Communications Manager.

Logo & Branding Style Guide

Click on the links below to download the preferred logo files and style guide:


Branding & Style Guide
Quick Style Guide (PDF)


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Four Ways to Help Families This Spring

As seasons change, many families discover the need to refresh their wardrobes: children have grown, last summer’s shoes are worn out, and there’s not a matching set of socks to be found. For low-wage earners, these needs can wreck a carefully balanced budget. Here are four ways you can help these neighbors meet their basic needs this season.

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Will Medicaid Expansion Help Mecklenburg?

This long-awaited move by North Carolina will provide welcome relief to many low-wage earners who often are not offered health insurance through their employers. Considering the struggles of working families here in Mecklenburg County, there are certainly thousands who will benefit from Medicaid expansion in our own community. Based on evidence from other states, it’s likely all of us will reap the benefits of improved community health, lower eviction rates, and a stronger safety net for our neighbors.

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Welcome New Board Members for 2023

Like many nonprofits, Crisis Assistance Ministry is fortunate to have the leadership of passionate and committed community members who serve on our Board of Directors. Meet the new members of this team of volunteers who bring a diversity of knowledge, skills, and experience to their oversight of our agency.

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A Cozy Coat Can Help Your Neighbors Stay Warm

Steve’s Coats for Kids welcomes new or gently used coats of all sizes, from children’s sizes up to adult sizes, and the coats that are collected in Charlotte-Mecklenburg will be added to the Crisis Assistance Ministry Free Store or distributed to our countywide Partner Agencies to provide to their clients.

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Covenant Impacts Charlotte

An intergenerational group of volunteers spent a Saturday morning getting things ready for Free Store shoppers who will shop free-of-charge in the coming weeks. Although a surprising chill – even for November – settled over Charlotte Saturday, the cheerful folks from Covenant Presbyterian Church …

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Sharing Hope, Warmth, & Light

Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for seeing me past my circumstances because I’ve come out on the other side.

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My Summer with Dignity, Integrity, Respect, Empathy, Compassion, and Trust

Crisis Assistance Ministry prides itself on its core values of Dignity, Integrity, Respect, Empathy, Compassion, and Trust (D.I.R.E.C.T,). I experienced all these aspects firsthand throughout my internship, both with employees and those the organization helps.

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There is No “Them” or “Us”

When I wake up in the morning, I am not worried about whether I am going to struggle to pay my rent this month. I am not worried about whether my lights are going to get turned off or if I won’t have water in the next couple of days. When I wake up in the morning, my first worry is if I am late for work or class, and that is a privilege I didn’t even know I had until I began working at Crisis Assistance Ministry this summer.

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Volunteers Follow Their Hearts

Volunteering is more than slipping a shirt onto a hanger and sliding it onto a rack. Volunteering is giving back to your community, even though you may never see the results first-hand. But volunteers at Crisis Assistance Ministry go where their hearts lead them.

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The Fastest Way to Help Hardworking Families This Summer

Our neighbors who come to Crisis Assistance Ministry for help are hard workers. They know how to stretch a dollar beyond the breaking point. But the odds are often stacked against them. Any small thing can send the budget spiraling out of control. That’s when you come in. Just a few minutes and a few dollars from you now can change their lives in that moment of crisis.

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