fiscal year ending June 30, 2022
More than 40,000 individuals were served in person or through local partnerships.
On average, a family received $687 in rent and/or utility assistance.
Children under 18 made up 42% of those benefiting from Crisis Assistance Ministry services.
Antonio and Angel were among 50+ local youngsters who headed off to traditional summer camp or college exploration camp this summer with the help of the community. Wayfinders, a local nonprofit organization, funds summer activities for these students and matches them with year-round mentors from fourth grade through high school graduation. On their journey, they carried an array of clothing, toiletries, blankets, and other essentials found during a special shopping day at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store.Read More
After watching dementia slowly take her mother, battling her own depression, and ultimately retiring due to health difficulties, things got hard for Deborah. Loss of income and grief overtook her, and before long she was, in her own words, “sitting alone in the dark, with no lights, no food, and too much pride to ask anyone for help.”
That’s when the master’s prepared social worker found herself somewhere she never imagined: sitting across the desk from another social worker, seeking help to dig herself out. There, she remembers being met with kindness, concern, and hope.Read More
Mecklenburg County residents received more than 500,000 items free-of-charge.
More than 500,000 items were distributed at a value exceeding one million dollars.
Nearly 91 cents of every dollar donated directly supports programs supporting our neighbors in need.
For over 40 years, Crisis Assistance Ministry has been here to meet families’ most basic needs addressing challenges brought by the community’s explosive growth and economic transition.
By keeping families in their homes with utilities flowing, we prevent homelessness for those who are housing insecure.
By providing clothing, shoes, household items, furniture, beds, and appliances free-of-charge, customers can divert limited financial resources towards essential bills.
By empowering customers to set personal goals and address the factors that contributed to their financial crisis, through regular meetings with a caseworker, families get on a path to economic mobility.
By educating the community about the realities of poverty and lack of economic mobility, we put a face on the problem, serving as a voice for those served.
Families receiving financial assistance earned an average gross monthly income of $1,790 compared to $4,850, the average for Mecklenburg County.
On average, customers seeking assistance had 67% of their income obligated to pay rent and utilities.
Your generosity enabled families in need to receive $5,033,899 in emergency housing assistance.