In the words of our volunteers…

“Putting others’ needs before mine is my heart mission! The residents at SHC have become part of my extended family!” 

Sherreka Tharps (left) with Shamika Clarke

“I look forward to each Friday to attend Coffee Talk. It is the highlight of my week and the residents have changed my life.”

John Bates (right) with David “Fish” Smith

“I’ve learned about loving people and to not judge by stereotypes!”

Cross Missions Student of Myers Park Presbyterian Church

“It is our privilege to partner with SHC in creating a place to live again for our brothers and sisters who are struggling against formidable odds. None of us do this for personal recognition. In fact, it is contrary to our tradition to seek acknowledgement for charitable acts. We are truly blessed to be able to serve.”

Peggy Roche (far right) with the Homeless Relief Ministry Team

“Volunteering at SHC has been a faith-shaping experience for me. SHC has enabled our church to meet new friends and hear their stories by giving us a place to eat, laugh and play together. I am filled with hope each time I visit SHC; here I see hospitality and love, here I see our residents treated with dignity and respect, here I see families walking together through the joys and challenges of life.  Thank you SHC for your ministry in our community!”

Wendy Roberts of Morning Star Lutheran Church

“Volunteering at SHC was a time of joy, communion, and an experience of peace amid a hectic city. To know that we were able to enjoy banana splits and learn each other’s names was truly special. Relationships were formed.”

Nathan Arledge of Myers Park United Methodist Church

“Volunteering with SHC and playing board games with residents provide us with the awesome opportunity to break down barriers and cross out stereotypes. It also inspires us to think and talk about what solutions to chronic homelessness look like, and encourages groups to take those conversations back to their home communities!”

Laura Grier of Myers Park Presbyterian Church