Crisis Assistance Ministry

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Carol Hardison, CEO
Primary Contact Name
Volunteer Coordinator
Main Address

500A Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
United States

What We Do

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.

Interesting Info
  • 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.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Donation Door Attendant
Repeats daily on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:30am
Flexible Timing

Inspect, Prepare, Hang and Shelve Donated Goods
Repeats daily on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 9:00am
Flexible Timing

Snack Ministry
Repeats daily on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Free Store Assistant
Repeats every 52 weeks on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9:00am
Flexible Timing

Photos and Videos
Mom with elementary age son and daughter in navy polo shirts with khaki pants wearing backpacks and smiling
Smiling mom pictured in t-shirt and jeans shopping in the Free Store showing new bright red tennis shoes she will take home free of charge for her family.
Volunteer stocking a wall of shoes available free to Mecklenburg County residents.