A Month of Impact and Tent City Update
SHC and Encampment Site in Charlotte
As many of you know, Mecklenburg County officials say they expect to move the 200+ individuals living in “tent city” near uptown into shelters and/or hotel rooms over the next few days. Many of you are asking what Supportive Housing Communities is doing to help in this great time of need. Our street outreach team has been working with many of our unsheltered neighbors for years. However, this week, we are staffing hotels and serving onsite at tent city to assist with coordinated entries for incoming residents. SHC along with various agencies and grassroots organizations are collaborating to make sure no one is left behind. It is going to take all of us working together to reduce homelessness in our community.
What can you do to help? Prepackaged foods and hygiene items not only allow us to provide basic necessities, but they also open the door for a genuine conversation with homeless individuals. Relationship building is key to gaining the trust and acceptance of our residents. Trust, openness and realization of the barriers is what it takes to help get a homeless individual into housing. If you would like to provide the gift that initiates more trusting relationships, please visit our Amazon Wishlist. A monetary gift will also help us build capacity and provide emergency support needed during these challenging times.
Thank You Lowe’s…The Home Team
Supportive Housing Communities recognizes Lowe’s Companies Inc. for providing local grant dollars and much-needed operational support for our Housing and Property Management team. Each day, our maintenance technicians work tirelessly to maintain McCreesh Place, St. John’s and Scattered Site properties in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Thanks to Lowe’s, making critical repairs and keep our properties safe and up to code will be easier over the next several months. “We thank Lowe’s for their generosity and expect to put the resources provided to us to good use”, said Antwine Mitchell, Director of Housing and Property Management.
(Property Management Team)
Your Gifts Equals Your Impact
All of our donors make a difference in the lives of our residents. Donations allow us to provide safe and secure housing—the firm foundation from which our residents can build upon to create the stable, independent life that they want to live. Each one of them has a unique journey toward this stability and independence and with your help, SHC helps them along their way.
Recently, we purchased two sets of overalls for a homeless client starting a new job. We also purchased storage bins for a family that needed to temporarily move their belongings with little notice. These are examples of small, everyday doings of our case managers that make a big difference in the lives of our formerly residents and families. A big thank you goes out to all our donors, especially our major corporate donors.