Faith Partners

In 1975, a group of community faith leaders came together to address the needs of Charlotte’s households in financial crisis.  Crisis Assistance Ministry was born out of this vision.

Throughout our history, faith partners have played a key role in our mission, providing volunteer and financial support and referring families in need to help them further along toward stability.  Today, houses of faith are integral to the delivery of services to low-income individuals and families throughout Mecklenburg County.

Frequently Asked Questions

Emergency Financial Assistance

Free Store:  Clothing & Household Goods

Furniture Bank

Can someone from Crisis Assistance Ministry speak to our congregation or group?
We would love to send a representative to speak about the work done at the agency and issues of poverty in our community. We also offer a 2-hour role-playing experience called a Poverty Simulation.  Please contact us at for more details.

How can individuals or groups volunteer?
There are many fun, rewarding volunteer opportunities at the agency for a wide range of ages and abilities.  Please contact us at to learn more.

How can our congregation or members make a financial donation?

Special offerings and contributions can be made in the following ways:

  • Checks made out to Crisis Assistance Ministry, mailed to 500-A Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
  • On-line credit card or direct debit from your account
  • Cash

We also accept matching gift programs, gifts of stock, bequests and insurance.

How can individual or church-wide material donations be made?

What types of items do you need the most in your stores?

  • Major appliances (refrigerators, stoves and washer/dryers)
  • Kitchen/dining room tables and dinette sets, and chairs
  • Mattresses, bedsprings, bedding foundations, and beds
  • Dressers and chests of drawers
  • Sofas and loveseats
  • Household items (kitchenware, linens, towels and blankets)
  • Men's and women's large-size clothing

Questions about how to get involved as a faith partner?  Contact our Faith Relations Manager.