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, two shelters 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