Miller University is all about providing resources for those who are looking for them. We realize that it is not easy for you to find and access resources that you need on a day-to-day basis. It could be a shelter home/housing program, food pantry, medical assistance, job training programs, or any other service. In order to make sure that you get the best possible services in town, we have compiled a list of resources that our team has vetted for you. You can easily find their contact details in this article.
Charlotte Family Housing
Charlotte Family Housing is a temporary shelter program in Charlotte, NC that serves working families experiencing homelessness. At least one member of the family must be employed. That being said, they do not cater to the needs of individuals and/or unemployed people. Charlotte Family Housing provides transitional housing to the families in their program through which they help families find permanent, stable, and unsubsidized housing. They also serve their program participants by providing financial literacy. You can find more information and details about program eligibility here.
Contact Number: 980-288-0498
Street Address: 300 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
Person we Contacted: Pedro Perez & Ashley
Harvest Center is a shelter program operating in Charlotte, NC that provide temporary housing to families as well as individuals suffering from non-chronic homelessness. Individuals can stay there for a maximum of 12 months, however families are allowed for a total of 12 to 18 months. The program is initially free however, as soon as you find a full-time employment, a small fee is charged. Ranging from food to faith building services, Harvest Center makes sure that their program participants’ needs are fully met. The enrollment to the program is based on a screening procedure that has a certain criteria. If you’re a couple with minor children, you’re are also welcomed to the program. Harvest Center also has a child-specialist on-site. Other than that, people suffering from drug addiction are referred to other counselling, support, or recovery programs. Program participants are also given referrals for food for which they partner with Loaves & Fishes.
Contact Number: (704) 335-1616
Street Address: 5415 Airport Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208
Person we Contacted: Christine
The Relatives – Youth Crisis Center
Youth Crisis Center is one of The Relatives’ temporary placement program for youth aged 7 – 17. They provide all the services for free and do not require any referrals for enrollment to the program. Instead, they offer walk-in service. Services they offer include temporary placement for youth, foster care system, GED tutoring, housing to young adults experiencing homelessness, workshops, case management resources, and several other support services. They also provide parenting education and help the youth and parents reconcile.
Contact Number: 704.377.0602
Street Address: 119 East 8th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Women in Transition by YWCA
Women in Transition is a housing program offered by YWCA in Charlotte, NC. They provide short-term housing to women who are experiencing homelessness. They serve both single women and those with children. Along with this, they offer financial education, recreation activities, and computer classes. The program also helps the participants in finding employment and education opportunities through one-on-one support.
To get general information regarding Women in Transition specifically, email at email@example.com
Contact Number: 704-525-5770 ext.2517
Street Adress: 3420 Park Rd Charlotte, NC 28209
Sarah’s House by Florence Crittenton Services of North Carolina
Sarah’s House offer safe short-term housing to single female adolescent mothers in Charlotte, NC. They provide residential care, skills and training health education, parenting education, one-on-one support, transportation, daily life skills, mentoring, and spiritual support. All their services are offered in-person. Some of their services are, however, most of them are offered at reduced costs. In addition to that, clients are also connected to a social worker for more resources and increased support.
Contact Number: 800-448-0024
Street Address: 1300 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Kurt’s House by Hoskins Park Ministries
Kurt’s House is a short-term housing facility offered by Hoskins Park Ministries in Charlotte, NC. They offer services for free to men who are experiencing homelessness or are soon-to-experience homelessness. However, all of their enrollment procedure is carried out online. The good thing is that you do not need to have any referral in order to avail their services which include short-term housing, meals, clothing, spiritual support, and help in finding school and work.
Email: You can fill out the contact form available on their website.
Contact Number: 704-391-3303
Street Address: 107 Cromer St, Charlotte, NC 28208
Time Out Youth
Time Out Youth is another great short-term housing facility based in Charlotte, NC. They provide services to LGBTQ youth who are willing to submit to a drug test and criminal background check. The services are offered for free and no referrals are required to take these services. Services they offer include virtual programs for ages 11-20, special events for holidays, housing, therapeutic, and in-center laundry, clothing, food pantry, and shower. Some programs are now offered online due to COVID-19, but most are offered in-person.
Email: You can drop them a message using a contact form on their website.
Contact Number: 704-344-8335
Street Address: 3800 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28205
Angel House Maternity Home
Angel House Maternity Home is located in Charlotte, NC, and is dedicated to helping displaced pregnant adolescent and adult women in crisis. Women must be 17+ to be able to avail their services. Primary services they offer to help their target audience are safe housing, education, comprehensive health care, personal growth and counseling. Other services include Adoption Support Services, Early Child Development Education, Individual, Partner and Family Counseling Services, Life Skills Training, Mentoring Programs, Parenting Classes, Peer Enrichment Classes, Prenatal/Medical Care, and Pregnancy Prevention Education. The organization operates in-person and no referrals are required to avail their services. You can just call in on your own. As far as the pricing structure of these services is concerned, you must complete an application to find out if services are free or at a cost for each specific client.
Contact Number: 704-392-6270
Street Address: 2000 Newland Road, Charlotte NC
Gracious Hands offer transitional housing for up to 12 months to women and their children experiencing homelessness in Charlotte, NC. All services are offered in person and no referrals are required. An initial deposit is allowed but housing and utilities are paid for. In addition to providing transitional housing, Gracious Hands offer a number of services including budget and finance, credit repair, life coaching, and counselling.
Contact Number: 704-962-6147
Street Address: 245 N Hoskins Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216
Hope Street Food Pantry by Hope Charlotte
Hope Charlotte has established its own food pantry in Charlotte, NC to provide meals to anyone who is in need. In addition to food, they also provide toiletries to their visitors/customers. Hope Street Food Pantry serves both individuals and families on a walk-in basis every week. That being said, no referrals are required to avail their services. The students of that area are also eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch. When needed, they also refer their clients to Lydia’s Loft in Huntsville, NC for clothing articles.
Contact Number: 704-584-9073
Street Address: 4100 Johnston Oehler Rd Charlotte, NC 28269
Person we Contacted: Melody Leedy
Loaves & Fishes
Loaves & Fishes is a food pantry that aims to provide week’s worth of nutritious groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis. They require referrals from clients before they provide their services to them. They accept referrals from medical providers, human service agencies, government agencies, congregations, and schools from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM Monday – Friday. A client may receive up to 12 referrals in a 365-day rolling period, and not more than that. The food they provide is taken by the clients and prepared. So refrigeration and cooking facilities would be needed to benefit from their service. Other than that, undocumented individuals may qualify to receive emergency food.
Contact Number: 704-523-4333
Street Address: Fordham Park at 648 Griffith Road, Suite B Charlotte, NC 28217
Person we Contacted: Bill Bowling
Camino Community Center
Camino Community Center would be your one-stop shop for all the basic resources you may need. They not only provide food but also primary care and behavioral health services to individuals and families in need. For food, they serve families only and require referrals from them. A single person or family can be served up to 12 times in a period of 365 days. During Covid, they place their food cans in a supermarket and clients receive it from there rather than from Camino’s food pantry.
Contact Number: 704-596-5606
Street Address: 201 Stetson Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, United States
Thrift UMC Food Pantry
United Methodist Church (UMC) organizes its own food pantry to serve individuals and families who are in a financial crisis. Not only this, Thrift UMC also serves a local women shelter. No referrals are required to access the services, however, an appointment is required on Thursday morning before coming to receive the food. The pantry opens only on Thursdays at 9:30am to 1:00pm.
Contact Number: (704)392-9807
Street Address: 8245 Moores Chapel Rd., Charlotte, NC 28214
Person we Contacted: Ann Williamson
Care to Share Outreach Center
Care to Share Outreach Center is another food pantry in Charlotte, NC that provides services free of cost. They operate in-person and no referrals are required to access their services. In addition to regular food service, they offer emergency food, clothing, health education, blankets & fans, and nutrition education to their clients.
Contact Number: 980-242-7704
Street Address: Greater Bethel AME Church 5232 The Plaza Charlotte, NC 28215
Senior Citizens Nutrition Program
Senior Citizens Nutrition Program is the food program offered by Mecklenburg County Government, Charlotte, NC. They offer food delivery, congregate meals, and nutritional supplements to the clients. All the services are offered for free and the program operates in-person as well as provides home delivery. Home delivery service requires an assessment by a social worker while other services do not. A Family, friend or caregiver may call (704-432-1111) to make a referral for the client. They serve individuals aged 60 or above who are unable to obtain or prepare food due to any reason.
Contact Number: 704-336-3144
Street Address: 3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208
Muffin Ministry by First United Methodist Church
Muffin Ministry is the food service offered by First United Methodist Church. They serve a nourishing breakfast to some 200 of our neighbors in need and anyone who’s in need. The service operates in person at the First United Methodist Church. No price is charged and no referrals are required to avail the service.
Contact Number: 704-333-9081
Street Address: 501 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Dilworth Soup Kitchen
Dilworth Soup Kitchen is a food service offered by a local church in Charlotte, NC. They require no referrals; everyone is welcome to eat. All food services are provided for free. They provide lunch on Mondays and Fridays from 11:00am to 12:30pm usually in-person but due to Covid-19, to-go lunch is preferred. Hands must be sanitized before going up to the table and a mask or face covering is required to be served during COVID-19.
Street Address: 1200 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
Ascension Lutheran Soup Kitchen
Ascension Lutheran Soup Kitchen is another great food service found in Charlotte, NC that promises to serve everyone who is in need. They provide lunch on Tuesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm without any referrals.Due to COVID-19 , serving to-go lunch or curbside pick-up is preferred. In addition to the above information, their food services are offered for free.
Contact Number: 704-372-7317
Street Address: 1225 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Mission City Church
Mission City Church organizes a food pantry for all those who are in need. This food pantry operates on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 12 pm to 2 pm. The products they provide include non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, and hygiene products. All services are offered in-person for free, and no referrals are required.
Contact Number: 704-392-6978
Street Address: 608 Valleydale Road, Charlotte, NC
Person we Contacted: Liz
Heart and Hands Food Pantry
Heart and Hands Food Pantry is located in Charlotte, NC to provide food and meals to anyone who is in need regardless of their gender, age, and social circumstances. All of their services are free and offered in person but appointments are to be made online. The best part is that no referrals are required to access their services. Their services include food and supplies such as toiletries and personal care items. They are affiliated with Hearts for the Invisible Charlotte Coalition that aims to end homelessness by assisting with the production of affordable housing here in Mecklenburg county.
Contact Number: 980-292-0357
Street Address: 202 South Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Charlotte Community Health Clinic
Charlotte Community Health Clinic operates in Charlotte, NC on a slide-scale fee based on the patient’s income and insurance status. Some people also receive care for free if they are unemployed or uninsured. They provide dental, behavioral, and medical services to anyone who is in need. Patient applications are available in both English and Spanish and take 4-6 weeks to be processed. No referrals are required to access their services. During Covid-19, telehealth doctor sees patients through video call, give prescriptions, and medicines are bought by patients from designated pharmacies. They also offer specialty programs such as PrEP for HIV prevention and MAT for drug addicts, etc.
Contact Number: (704) 316-6561
Street Address: 5301 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208
Person we Contacted: Catherine Cole
Camino Clinic is the healthcare service offered by Camino Community Center. They usually serve English and Spanish people but Portuguese individuals can also avail their healthcare services. Although adults and kids are served, but no pregnant women and infants are served. The clinic isn’t free but exceptions can be made for unemployed people experiencing homeless who have no other place to go. Patients are required to apply and need to qualify for free/low-cost services. Membership cost is $240.
Contact Number: 704-596-5606
Street Address: 133 Stetson Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262
Another free of cost pharmacy that serves Charlotte area is NC MedAssist. They aim to serve uninsured and low-income patients. No referrals are required. Their services include free pharmacy, free mobile pharmacy, and free OTC (over-the-counter) store. Patients have to follow an application process in order to avail NC MedAssist’s services.
Contact Number: 704-536-1790
Street Address: 4428 Taggart Creek Rd #101, Charlotte, NC 28208, United States
C.W. Williams Community Health Center
C.W. Williams is another healthcare center operating in Charlotte, NC. They offer services on flat rate for uninsured individuals and families based on their household income. Services they offer include primary care, behavioral health, dentistry, HIV, STI, and other healthcare services. No referrals are required to avail the services however, appointments are required before the visit.
Contact Number: 866-299-4968
Street Address: 3333 WILKINSON BLVD, CHARLOTTE NC 28208
Charlotte Rescue Mission
Charlotte Rescue Mission is one of the nicest programs available in Charlotte, NC for both men and women along with kids who want to recovery from drugs and are experiencing homelessness. Primary services they offer include substance abuse support and short-term housing during their recovery period. All services are offered in person and no referrals are required. In addition to this, all their services are provided for free.
Contact Number: 704-333-HOPE (4673)
Street Address: 2855 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208 and 907 W 1st St, Charlotte, NC 28202
All the above-listed resources and facilities are vetted and personally contacted by our team members.