Center of Hope

A Way Home

When women and children have nowhere else to go, they can count on The Salvation Army Center of Hope. Located two miles north of Uptown Charlotte, the Center of Hope sleeps an average of 340 women and children every night. An active member of the Homeless Services Network, The Salvation Army is a leader in providing families with a successful way out of homelessness. Each program is graduated to step clients from the point of crisis to the point of resolution. These programs include emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, and shelter diversion.

There is no single portrait of homelessness. Sometimes families lose their homes because of money; women grab their children and run from abusive husbands; an illness strips a person of work; a layoff comes unannounced. In addition to basic needs, clients receive case management, intervention programs, health care, child care for young children, and guidance for school-age children and teens. Shelters are only a temporary solution. Homeless families need help getting back on their feet.

Booth Commons at Mulberry

A Salvation Army Family Community

The nearly 52,000-square-foot facilities has space to accommodate 100 families at a time. Each apartment-style unit is complete with a bathroom and kitchen for families to prepare their own meals. A range of services are available on-site including case management, a clothes closet and food pantry. An on-site Boys & Girls Club will provide out-of-school programming for children. This new facility substantially increases the shelter bed capacity in our city and allows The Salvation Army to serve 50% more people than it did prior to the pandemic. Most importantly, it allows more families experiencing homelessness to stay together while they get back on their feet., as we can now serve families with moms and dads or families with teenaged sons.