The Salvation Army Center of Hope: From hope to home
shelter for women and children
Charlotte-Mecklenburg now operates a Coordinated Assessment (CA) system that aims to connect homeless individuals and families, or those at imminent risk, to an existing available shelter/housing resource in our community. Coordinated Assessment uses a specific definition of homeless. A homeless person is someone:
- Living in a place not meant for human habitation, or
- Living in emergency shelter (including domestic violence shelter), or
- Living in transitional housing, or
- Exiting an institution where they temporarily resided for up to 90 days (and were in a shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately prior to entering that institution), or
- Likely to meet one of the above definitions within the next 72 hours.
Assessment Locations, Hours, and Contact Information:*
Men’s Shelter of Charlotte: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Weekdays)
1210 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
Salvation Army Center of Hope: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM (Monday thru Thursday); 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Fridays)
534 Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Urban Ministry Center: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Weekdays)
945 N College Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
*At this time, Coordinated Assessments will not be available Wednesdays 12-2
After assessment hours, homeless individuals and families should be directed to an emergency shelter:
Single Adult Men: Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Single Women and Families: Salvation Army Center of Hope
People Seeking Domestic Violence Services or in imminent danger: Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter, (704) 944-0169 (location confidential)
Youth under the Age of 18: The Relatives, (704) 501-8260, 1100 East Boulevard
What Coordinated Assessment IS:
- A process that assesses persons who are presently homeless or will be homeless within 72 hours, for referral to a housing resource in the County that fits their need and situation.
- A network of designated locations with staff that are trained to evaluate the person’s qualifications to enter the Coordinated Assessment process and to be referred to available housing options.
- A Proactive referral, if space is available. If space, is not available they may be put on a waiting list.
What Coordinated Assessment IS NOT:
- A program
- A guarantee of housing space
- An applications completion service
- A housing clearinghouse.