“I wasn’t alone—not financially, emotionally, or spiritually. My case manager gave me the push I needed to get back on my feet.”
What is Rapid Rehousing?
Since 2012 The Salvation Army Center of Hope shelter has moved more than 1,160 families and single women out of homelessness and into housing by using a rapid rehousing model. More than 50% of the women who seek help at the shelter simply need short-term help to regain stability. Families receive three-month housing subsidies along with supportive services, with the option of extending subsidies if necessary for up to one year.
How Can I Help?
Many of the Rapid Rehousing participants come to the Center of Hope shelter with next to nothing. They are not equipped with basic household items they need to start life in their new home. And they cannot afford everyday household items that many people take for granted. But you can help. The Salvation Army is collecting Housewarming Baskets to be given to the women and children who move out of the shelter through Rapid Rehousing. This is a great project for church groups, scout troops, businesses or families. Call 704-348-2560 to donate a basket. You can also make a financial donation by clicking here. Baskets may be dropped off at the Center of Hope shelter, located at 534 Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC.