The Salvation Army Center of Hope: From hope to home
shelter for women and children

Are you homeless and don’t know where to turn? The Salvation Army Center of Hope is here to help. We are an emergency shelter for women and children that provides three daily meals, case management, intervention programs, health care, child care, and guidance for school-age children and teens. The program is free and open to Mecklenburg County residents. Girls of any age and boys up to the age of 17 are welcome with their mothers. For families with boys over the age of 17, our case managers will help secure housing with one of our community partners.

How to enter the shelter. The Center of Hope is located at 534 Spratt Street close to Uptown Charlotte. Intake hours are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Intake after 10 p.m. is available with a police escort to ensure the safety of our residents and staff. We provide services to anyone who self-reports as homeless. 

What to expect. Orientation and assessments are on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in the social service lounge. All residents agree to meet with a case manager within five days of their check-in date to discuss their needs, referral options, and a service plan to move the client from the shelter to permanent housing.