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The Center of Hope regularly operates at capacity and in many cases, calls on the local faith community to partner to address the lack of space. Every year, Providence Presbyterian Church in South Charlotte answers the call and opens its doors to 12 homeless women for two weeks, providing shelter, meals, shower facilities, activities, and above all, friendship.Seraphina showed up at Providence Presbyterian from the Center of Hope last fall, and she left quite an impression.
On May 2, 2019, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, will host its annual Festival of Tables events to raise support to address key issues our community faces, such as economic mobility and family stability. In its 31st year, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s Festival of Tables event, has raised more than $1 million for critical needs in Charlotte.
For one young man, the Boys & Girls Club was a life-saver. He joined the Boys & Girls Club at his local Charlotte elementary school because his parents were concerned about leaving him at home alone. He and his older sister were “latchkey kids” -- they were used to staying at home by themselves after school until their parents returned from work. But, something had changed of late. He had started making suicidal statements, so his parents knew there was a problem and he needed help.