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Roof Above (formerly Urban Ministry Center and Men's Shelter of Charlotte)

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Year Founded:
1985
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Liz Clasen-Kelly
Main Address:
945 N College St
Charlotte, NC 28206

What We Do

Urban Ministry Center and Men's Shelter of Charlotte's new name is Roof Above!

Our merged agency is a comprehensive homeless service provider that offers a continuum of care to people experiencing homelessness in Mecklenburg County.
The continuum of services covers everything from street outreach, basic services (mail, showers, laundry) and a year-round soup kitchen, an emergency shelter for men, Room in the Inn, rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing programs. In addition, we offer a substance abuse program that offers transitional housing to men in recovery.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:

How We Are Impacted:

The COVID-19 pandemic is adding extra stress to an already stretched homeless service system.

We are currently partnering with other nonprofits to staff three motels to help ease crowding in shelters and ensure people with health vulnerabilities are safely distanced. We also opened an additional shelter at a converted dormitory to further promote distancing.

How You Can Help:

Our Amazon Wish List (bit.ly/UrbAmazon) reflects the needs of our whole organization (six campuses). More information can be found at https://www.urbanministrycenter.org/helping-the-homeless/ways-you-can-help/donate/our-wishlist/

New Temporary Shelter Support:

Due to COVID-19, we are now operating an additional temporary shelter at a converted dormitory through December 31, 2020. We would like to provide each dorm guest with a “Welcome Basket.” Items can be purchased from our “Off-Site Shelter” Wish List: bit.ly/newdormwishlist

Interesting Info

On May 1, 2019, Urban Ministry Center and Men's Shelter of Charlotte merged into one comprehensive service provider.
We are community driven, relying on 10,000 volunteers each year to provide basic services and needs.
On any given day, we serve nearly 1,200 individuals.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Operation Sandwich
Repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Mon Aug 30 2021.
Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Sew and Drop Off Fabric Face Masks
Repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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70 Bag Lunches for Off-Site COVID Shelter (Dorm)
Repeats every day until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Upcoming Events

True Blessings (at home!) November 18, 2020 -
12:00pm to 12:45pm
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