The mission of Crisis Assistance Ministry is to provide assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency. As Mecklenburg County’s Lead Agency offering emergency assistance to low-income families, Crisis Assistance Ministry provides for basic needs with rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods, furniture, and appliances; fosters financial stability through partnerships, counseling, and support to give families the tools they need to reach for economic mobility; and educates and engages the community to understand the realities of poverty in Mecklenburg County.
- On an average day, nearly families seek assistance here with basic needs.
- Preventing homelessness costs only a few hundred dollars per family. Homelessness can cost our community $37,000 per person, per year.
- More than 16,854 families were served at Crisis Assistance Ministry last year.