Holiday Schedule

Crisis Assistance Ministry will be closed to all customers, donors, volunteers, and staff on the following 2022 dates:

  • Thursday, November 24 - Saturday, November 26, 2022 - Thanksgiving
  • Friday, December 23 - Monday, December 26, 2022 - Christmas

and the following 2023 dates:

  • Monday, January 2 - New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 16 - MLK Jr Day
  • Monday, May 29- Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 19 - Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4  - Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 23 - Saturday, November 25  - Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 25 - Christmas


Preventing homelessness. Preserving dignity.

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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Catch Summer’s Cool(er) Vibes With a Playlist

A great playlist can help keep the memories going, and a playlist is another budget-friendly way to enjoy summer. The money you save can go farther in your gift to help your neighbors in Charlotte-Mecklenburg #savehome by meeting their basic needs, providing emergency financial assistance toward rent or utility bills, household goods and appliances. 

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6 More Ways To Hold On To Summer

There’s still plenty summer fun that can ease you into late August and early September – without breaking the bank. Take a look at our suggestions, and then take a moment to make a gift to help save home for other families.  

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Good Summer Fun to Celebrate Saving Home

With a few precious weeks of summer left, it’s time to get out there and celebrate summer with this list of inexpensive summer adventures close to home—some even in your own backyard. Bonus: since they won’t break the bank, you’ll have a little left to #savehome for more families during #CLTSavesHome, our Non-Event fundraiser, by August 31.

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Army Vet Finds Welcome Relief from Summer Heat

In the sweltering summer, George found welcome relief for he and his eight-year-old son with an air conditioner through Crisis Assistance Ministry and Electrolux.

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