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List of housing and other supports for those challenged with issues of mental health and homelessness.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coordinated Entry System.- To access homeless housing services, DIAL 211 !!

Then access services at: Men’s Shelter, Salvation Army Center of Hope, or Urban Ministry.

Housing First definitionPeople have a fundamental right to housing, despite addiction, mental health or physical disability. The cost of permanent housing ($39/day) is less than the cycle of jail, (166/night), ER visit ($1233), hospital ($2165/day).

Urban Ministry/ Charlotte Mens Shelter (Merged May 2019)

Urban Ministry mission:  To give chronically homeless individuals a safe, stable, affordable home, and to provide wrap-around services to help them remain housed and regain dignity and wellness.   704-347-0278

Basic Services for homeless on the street -daily meal, showers, laundry, phone & mail, nurse, dental, counseling

 SABER– 9 month drug and alcohol treatment (3 mos. Intensive) for 64 homeless men a year. 18 – 4 br. apts. on Central Av.

Moore Place – 2435 Lucena St, – 120-1br. apts. Housing First model. For chronic homeless men & women with a disability (mental or physical). Wait list. 980-224-9260.

*       215 Scattered Site Housing units, Housing First model. Includes:

*      MeckFuse – Provides permanent supported housing for 50 men & women with behavioral problems who cycle through                         the jail, shelters, etc. A Housing First partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg. 980-314-8903.

^     Street  outreach. Connect those living on streets to services. Provide for basic needs. Build relationships.

#     Room In The InnProvides a place to sleep in the winter in local churches, 3 meals and transportation to uptown for                          homeless Dec. 31 to March. Served  16,407 guests in 2018-2019.

#      Men’s Shelter of Charlotte provides 410 beds for homeless men at two locations, 1210 Tryon St. and 3410 Statesville Rd. Providing shelter, meals, showers, laundry. Wellness staff provides help with mental illness, substance abuse, and physical health. Focus on increasing income and finding housing. 704-334-3187.

 Supportive Housing Communities.  Mission – To provide affordable housing to alleviate homelessness and human suffering. Permanent supportive housing for men, women, & families overcoming homelessness, especially veterans, and those with mental illness, substance abuse, medical, and other disabling conditions.

*      McCreech Place.  2120 N. Davidson St. Built in 2003. Houses 90 formerly homeless men and women in individual rooms. Substance-free. Women’s wing opened 2016.

*     St. John’s Place. –  32 Unit apartment building purchased in 2017. When renovated will house chronically homeless with disabilities.

*      Scattered Site Housing – SHC is a leaseholder. Provide conflict resolution, advocate with landlords. Housekeeping inspection. Support services. Housing First model. 175 tenants.

^       PATH – Street outreach. Connect to mental health services, help with housing

#     Salvation Army Center of Hope 534 Spratt St., Charlotte. 340 beds. Homeless shelter for women and children. 3 daily meals, case management, health care, child care.

#+    Hope Haven. 3815 N. Tryon St.  Substance abuse treatment center for women, men, and families.  Group, family, & individual counseling. AA,NA,CA. The reunification of parents with children. Childcare, early childhood education. Parenting workshops. Workforce training with commercial laundry and “Taste of Hope” catering businesses. Levels 1 & 2  –  60 beds for men, 30 beds for women, 3 to 6-month stay.  Levels 3 & 4. 60 beds for men and women, 18 months stay.

   Charlotte Rescue Mission – Christian based substance abuse recovery programs.

#+       Rebound. Men. 901 W. 1st St., Charlotte. Substance abuse recovery residence. Long term sobriety. 120 days. 12 step. Christian counseling. Educational and vocational training. Graduates can go to Rebound Recovery affordable, sober transitional housing.

#+       Doves Nest. 2855 West Blvd. 90-day substance abuse residential recovery. Women and families. 120 bed. The free 120-day intensive program, with 8-month extension. Educational and vocational training. 900-day extension. Halfway house for employed grads. Doves Nest Families can accommodate up to 10 mothers and up to 30 kids. Counseling.

   Charlotte Family Housing – Mission – to empower working families to achieve life-long self-sufficiency through shelter, housing, supportive services, and advocacy. Served 248 families with 518 children. Families begin the program in one of three CFH shelters. Then subsidized, transitional housing. Then long term, sustainable, unsubsidized housing. Masters level social workers provide wrap-around services (matched savings accounts, educational scholarships, financial literacy, enrichment for children, Hope Teams).

*   A Way Home –  A $20 million partnership between the Foundation for the Carolinas and the City of    Charlotte to address family homelessness. It provides housing subsidies and supportive services, especially to veterans. It helps homeless families move into rental units and prevents families from losing housing. Up to 2 years’ help. Managed by Foundation for the Carolinas. Grants are awarded to non-profits providing services. It will be fully funded in 2020. A $1.4 million pilot program began in 2014. 360 families. Charlotte Family Housing, Salvation Army, and Renaissance West provide housing services. After 2020, 100 new families will be helped each year.

*      Community Link –  Homeless to Housing Program. Aimed at those literally homeless, and at those at imminent risk of homelessness.  Help homeless find affordable rental units, temporary help with payment of rent, referrals to community resources, home visits to ensure stability.     704-943-9490.

^      Watchmen of the Streets – Christian outreach to those living in homeless encampments and on the streets throughout the Carolinas. Develop relationships, connect to other non-profits and to God, deliver supplies (tents, hand warmers, blankets, canned goods, water, socks, etc.)

^      Mecklenburg County Homeless Support Services – 5 member team – outreach, engagement,         assessment, referral, case management.

=    Promise Resource Network.  1401 Hawthorne Ln. M. – Fri. 8 am – 4:30 pm.  A peer-run psychosocial rehab that partners with individuals, families, communities, and organizations to advance recovery from emotional distress, mental health, and substance use challenges. The Recovery Hub offers daily peer support, resources, support groups, education. Classes include Financial Power, Cooking, Yoga, Seeking Safety, Guerrilla Poets, Dual Recovery Anonymous; Mind, Body, Spirit; Creative Expressions, Recovery.

=    Innervision – 415 E. 4th St., M – F, 8 AM – 5 PM. Psychosocial Rehab day program. Provides resources, services, and supports in the areas of employment, education, & wellness for those with trauma, mental health, and addiction challenges. Assessments, person-centered psychosocial rehab (daily clubhouse approach), peer support, supported employment, counseling. Classes in community living, personal care, med. management, support network development, social skills development, career exploration, addiction, trauma, etc. Fitness Center. Computer Lab.



*     Permanent Supportive Housing –  Total units : 992 : Moore Place, McCreech Place, St. John’s Place, Charlotte Family Housing, A Way Home, Community Link Homeless to Housing, Scattered Site Housing, MeckFUSE.                                                                     

#    Temporary Supportive Housing –  Total beds – 1144 (plus 16,407 winter nights with Room in the Inn) : Men’s Shelter, Salvation Army Center of Hope, Room in the Inn, SABER, Hope Haven, Charlotte Rescue Mission

^    Street Outreach – PATH, Mecklenburg Co. Homeless Support Services, Watchmen of the Streets

+    Substance Abuse Programs – SABER, Rebound, Doves Nest, Hope Haven

=    Day programs, Psychosocial Rehab Programs – Innervision, Promise Resource Network

  Please note. This is a work in progress. We are actively looking for more local programs. Please contact _______     if you are aware of other local programs for homeless folks with mental challenges.

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