Sponsor SHC’s 7th Annual “A Place to Live Again” Luncheon


Why Partner with SHC?

  • SHC prides itself on being Charlotte’s first organization to implement a permanent supportive housing community.
  • SHC has increased the number of people that we serve by 220% in the past three years.
  • 97% of our residents remain in stable housing because of the success of our program.
  • SHC spends approximately 1/4 of the amount that the community would on crisis services to provide permanent supportive housing to an SHC resident.
  • SHC recently purchased a 32-unit apartment complex and sourced money from private grants to renovate the apartments into affordable homes.
  • SHC is dedicated to serving our country’s military by prioritizing the homeless veterans in our community.


Housing the Homeless

Supportive Housing Communities (SHC) is Charlotte’s leading housing program since 1993. The mission of  SHC is to provide affordable housing to alleviate homelessness and human suffering.

Our priority audiences are veterans and the chronically homeless with physical, mental health, developmental or other disabilities.

Our goals are:

  • To assist residents in obtaining and remaining in permanent housing
  • To encourage residents to increase their skills and/or find employment
  • To foster self-sufficiency and improve self-image
  • To support recovery and wellness


Best Practices


SHC is a provider of permanent supportive housing – a successful, evidence-based housing intervention that combines non-time-limited affordable housing assistance with wrap-around supportive services – to people experiencing homelessness in the Charlotte area.


Numerous studies have shown that supportive housing not only resolves homelessness and increases housing stability, but also improves health and lowers public costs by reducing the use of publicly-funded crisis services, including shelters, hospitals, psychiatric centers, jails, and prisons.


We believe that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live, but we don’t stop there. We also build community, teach new skills, and provide support for those in recovery from addictions. Our programs offer tools for developing healthy lifestyles, giving our residents the resources they need to remain in stable housing.


Amazing Growth

We’ve grown 220% since 2014.  Now, we’re serving more families and individuals than ever before.

Residents of our Scattered Site Program are housed in affordable, low-density units throughout diverse, middle-class neighborhoods. SHC currently houses families and individuals in about 75 apartments all around Charlotte.

SHC also provides permanent housing and support services for 90 individuals at McCreesh Place, our alcohol- and drug-free recovery-based housing complex for formerly homeless men and women.

SHC has recently purchased St. Johns Place, a 32-unit apartment building to serve even more families and individuals.


Continued Success

We’re very good at what we do.

Research shows that permanent supportive housing is an effective means of ending chronic homelessness.  Nationwide, the success rate for residents who are in permanent supportive housing or have moved on to independent settings for positive reasons after one year is 75-85%. Over the same timeframe, 97% of SHC residents remain in stable housing due to the success of our programs.


Benefitting Our Community

Your support will provide significant cost savings to the community.

While living on the streets, Ron used to visit the emergency room several times a week, mostly for a warm place to sleep and food to eat.

Due to frequent visits to jails, hospitals and emergency rooms, a chronically homeless person like Ron can rack up over $40,000 in public costs each year on average.*

For every $10,000 in sponsorship, SHC provides permanent, affordable housing and supportive services for residents like Ron.

Your investment saves the community thousands of dollars for every chronically homeless person served!


Supporting Our Veterans

SHC prioritizes our homeless veterans in the Charlotte community.

Sergeant Joe Farrow joined the United States Marine Corps at 17 years old, at an age when his mother and father had to sign a permission slip for him to enlist. Joe’s military career took him all over the world, everywhere from Paris Island, S.C. to Japan, Italy and Spain.

“Serving my country was a family tradition. My dad served 30 years in the Army, my two brothers in the Navy and my sister served in the Army.

The soldiers I served with were my family too. Semper Fi!”

In Loving Memory of Sgt. Joe Farrow, McCreesh Resident 2010-2017

Even with this great loss, we are comforted by the fact that Joe lived with dignity  and passed on in the company of a loving community.


Sponsorship Levels

Patron $1,500

  • Invitation to pre-event VIP cocktail party at the Duke Energy Vista the evening of 2/3
  • Four seats at annual luncheon
  • Logo and hyperlink displayed on website
  • A series of posts on social media sites
  • Provide SHC photos to use on sponsor’s websites


Resident Patron $2,500

All the previously listed benefits PLUS:

  • One exclusive table (eight seats total) at annual luncheon
  • Opportunity for SHC employee and resident to speak to sponsor employees
  • Company profile shared in monthly SHC newsletter
  • Provide in-kind items for silent auction, raffle prizes and/or giveaways


Family Patron $5,000

All the previously listed benefits PLUS:

  • Two exclusive tables (16 seats total) at annual luncheon
  • Listing as corporate sponsor in online annual report (emailed to 4,000 people)
  • Placement of logo on collateral materials (brochures, banners, luncheon program, etc.)


Silver Patron $10,000

All the previously listed benefits PLUS:

  • Featured as title sponsor* at additional SHC event
  • Priority placement of two exclusive tables at annual luncheon (24 seats total)
  • Priority placement of logo on collateral materials (brochures, banners, luncheon program, etc.)
  • On-site signage at annual luncheon
  • Expanded company profile shared in our monthly newsletter


Gold Patron $25,000

All the previously listed benefits PLUS:

  • Featured as title sponsor* of the VIP cocktail party at the Duke Energy Vista the evening of 2/3
  • VIP placement of logo on collateral materials (brochures, luncheon program, invitations, etc.)
  • Special recognition and thanks in public speeches
  • Host company-branded team-building volunteer activities and/or series of educational classes for SHC residents
  • Vendor display table at annual luncheon


Platinum Patron $50,000

All the previously listed benefits PLUS:

  • Featured as title sponsor* of the annual luncheon
  • Video highlighting collaborative partnership with SHC
  • 60-second speaking opportunity at our luncheon or other SHC hosted events
  • Opportunity to provide company-branded materials at SHC hosted event(s)
  • Sponsor exclusive company ‘Lunch & Learn’ or ‘Coffee Talk’ experience

SHC is prepared to develop a customized sponsorship package to match your specific needs.

*May only title sponsor one event annually


Please contact Malia Suhren at malia@aplacetoliveagain.org or 704-248-3788 to sign up as a sponsor.


We are very grateful for our 2018 sponsors:

Platinum Patron
Brenda Rehn

Silver Patrons
Dynacast International
St. Matthew Catholic Church

Family Patrons
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Dickens Mitchener
Hawkins Family Foundation
Publix Super Markets Charities
Shane and Cameron Wagner

Resident Patrons
American Airlines
Colony Gums
Bob and Peggy Culbertson
Fifth Third Bank
Flat Creek Construction
Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
Matt and Jenny Martella
McGuireWoods LLP
Moore and Van Allen
Kevin and Elizabeth Murphy
Robinson Bradshaw
Stacy Meyers and Jack Schreur
Onsite Construction Services, LLC

Charlotte Hornets
Higgins & Owens, PLLC
Hood Hargett & Associates
K&L Gates
Metrolina Builders
New Dominion Bank
Odom Law Firm
Terry and Cathy Roche
Salus Federal Properties
Sasser Law Firm
Stephen and Odette Valder and Barney and Jan Offerman

A Big Heart Foundation
Blackwood Finance and Accounting
Buffalo Troopers
Carroll Financial Associates
Colliers International
Elevation Church
Horack, Talley, Pharr, & Lowndes, P.A.
Norelli Savage Law
Rhino Assembly
Ivon and Blair Rohrer