The Relatives

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Trish Hobson
Main Address

119 E 8th St
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

Crisis Center
1100 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
United States

What We Do
The Relatives is a system of resources that helps children and youth find shelter and support. Our Youth Crisis Center, On Ramp Resource Center and Housing programs keep kids safe and families together. The Relatives serves as the Safe Place agency for Mecklenburg County and the surrounding area, partnering with local businesses to ensure young people in need have access to immediate help and supportive resources. IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS: How You Can Help: COVID-19 has drastically impacted our needs to stay open and serve our youth and young adults safely. Please consider helping us keep our doors open by donating or purchasing items from our Wish List, the links are provided below: Donations: - Through our website ( - Through Monthly Giving to sustain our programs into the future ( Wishlist Items: - Gift cards - Costco, BJs, Target, Walmart, Harris Teeter etc. to shop for supplies ( - Cleaning supplies & cloth face masks to distribute to our youth and young adults.
Interesting Info
  • The Relatives Crisis Center is the only youth crisis center in Mecklenburg County.
  • On Ramp is a resource center that helps young adults 16-24 transition to successful adulthood.
  • The Relatives has 685+ Safe Place partner sites in and around Mecklenburg County.
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