Life can change in the blink of an eye. One fateful day six years ago, Mary was hit head-on by a drunk driver. The aftermath of the crash left her with chronic pain and a mountain of medical bills. This new reality forced Mary to leave the workforce and apply for disability. With children at home and bills piling up, the disability check just wasn’t enough to help cover her basic needs.
Ever wonder who comes to this agency for assistance? Some of our caseworkers give insight about the people who are blessed by your gifts.
Meet a grandmother who received your gift of hope and help when she needed it most. Her modest monthly check, which had previously barely covered her regular expenses, couldn’t stretch to meet the increased food and utility costs.
In 2021, your support powered so many transformations — from the thousands of families you helped to the innovative new ways they received services. Thank you for preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for so many of our neighbors during an unprecedented year.
Two remarkable women recently sat down together to share what your gifts to Crisis Assistance Ministry have meant to them. Both of these ladies came to Crisis Assistance Ministry needing rent assistance and thanks to donors like you they got financial help and relief. Sometimes you just need a little bit of help to get moving in the right direction and feel like you are no longer underwater.
Together we can give families the opportunity to receive one-on-one coaching and counseling in the Economic Mobility program along with assistance to stay housed and financially stable. Your donation will provide the opportunity for a hardworking community member to support their family by focusing on planning and goals, savings, financial well-being, and life skills.
With 40+ public schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg requiring school uniforms, thousands of families face extra expenses each fall. Your generosity, together with critical community partnerships, helped struggling families return to learning this month.
39% of Latino adults report having difficulty paying basic household expenses compared to 23% of white adults. A partnership with the Latin American Coalition allows families to overcome barriers of language, transportation, childcare, and cultural understanding while seeking assistance with urgent needs.