Our Programs



Preventing homelessness. Preserving dignity.

Crisis Assistance Ministry  helps Mecklenburg County families experiencing poverty with life’s most basic needs:  emergency financial assistance  for rent and utilities, clothing, household goods, furniture, beds, and appliances provided free-of-charge.

To help families achieve  self-sufficiency,  customers are empowered through one-on-one coaching and strategic  collaborations to remove barriers to economic mobility. To  provide advocacy for people in financial crisis,  community education and  engagement  opportunities help people understand  the complexities and challenges of poverty.


Our Programs

Basic Needs

Mecklenburg County families receive help with life’s basic needs: emergency rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods, furniture, beds, and appliances.

Economic Mobility

The Economic Mobility Program helps families move towards financial security and introduces pathways to economic opportunity. Enrolled families are given the opportunity to work one-on-one with a caseworker for an hour per week for up to 90 days.

Civic Engagement

In a vibrant city like Charlotte, it’s easy to overlook the fact that many are suffering amid affluence. Our Civic Engagement Program increases awareness of the complex issues facing more than 100,000 neighbors in Mecklenburg County living in poverty.