Supportive Housing Innovative Partnership (SHIP)
Charlotte cannot house its growing number of homeless families. On any given night, more than 6,000 people have no place to call home. To address this problem, The Salvation Army teamed up with Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and other key community partners in 2010 to offer people a way out of homelessness. SHIP provides 60 women and their children up to three years to gain the education and job training they need to earn a living wage and move into permanent housing. CHA provides the subsidized apartments and we provide the professional case management. After three years of the program, we have served 103 women and 223 children through SHIP, with 53% successfully moving into permanent, unsubsidized housing. Right now women are enrolled in school and accomplishing goals they never dreamed were possible.