fiscal year ending June 30, 2021
More than 31,600 individuals were served in person or through local partnerships.
On average, a family received $1,121 in rent and/or utility assistance, nearly doubling last year's average.
Children under 18 made up 42% of those benefiting from Crisis Assistance Ministry services.
Rising fifth-grader Haley knows what she wants. Accompanied by her mother, she combs the aisles of Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store looking to find just what she needs for her upcoming trip to camp.
An avid reader, Haley is among 150+ area scholars who will attend overnight camp this summer with the help of Wayfinders.
You could be that friend to offer hope and help during a trying time. With your help, people like Mary find that support through Economic Mobility specialists like Crisis Assistance Ministry staffer Randee. Caring community members like you have the unique opportunity to offer help during the initial financial crisis and to extend hope through vital life-changing resources like the Economic Mobility program. All with a gift before our Challenge comes to a close at midnight on April 30.Read More
Mecklenburg County residents received more than 300,000 items free-of-charge.
More than 320,000 items were distributed at a value of almost one million dollars.
93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly toward 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 $1,708 compared to $4,850, the average for Mecklenburg County.
On average, customers seeking assistance had 60% of their income obligated to pay rent and utilities.
Your generosity enabled families in need to receive $5,033,899 in emergency housing assistance.