The organizations below are all open to assisting people as they transition from jail and prison. We hope that you will consider lending your support to them by offering your time and your financial resources. 

CHANGED CHOICES

Serving holistically from incarceration through transition by providing support for female inmates while they are in jail/prison as well as helping them with the transition after they are out. It is our hope that we will provide guidance and direction in an environment foster by forgiveness, leading to a sense of responsibility and ultimately changed lives. We always have openings for dedicated mentors who wish to make a difference in the lives of female offenders.

 

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY TRANSITIONS

Our goals are to return individuals to their family and our community as law-abiding citizens and reengage them as parents, employees and neighbors, to break the cycle of crime by supporting families, educating parents and the community and providing positive life skill development for children of incarcerated parents and to support alternatives to crime that will address the underlying causes and allow families to remain together.

 

CROSSROADS REENTRY

Crossroads Reentry Ministries (CRM), based in the Charlotte, NC area, is a charitable organization that helps prepare inmates for their release, and when they are out, by providing resource information and/or classes that address the most critical needs many will have upon and after release.

 

CHARLOTTE RESCUE MISSION

Charlotte Rescue Mission is transforming lives in the name of Christ by serving people struggling with addiction, poverty or hopelessness with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. We are a leader in providing Christian-based residential recovery programs that help people struggling with the disease of addiction achieve long-term sobriety, find employment and stable housing, and restore and build healthy relationships.

EXODUS FOUNDATION

Along with our partners and allies, the foundation is currently building bridges with employers who are willing to hire people with records. It is also planning to recruit and train additional mentors and launch the soft skills workshops, a component of the mentoring program.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Our vision is a world where women do not live in poverty. We strive for a world where all women are financially independent, are treated with dignity and respect and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families. We aspire to a world that fully harnesses the power of women and recognizes their role in economic sustainability.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES 

We believe that work forms the cornerstone of our relations with other people, affects our self-esteem, and allows each of us to become positive, productive, and independent members of our community. We believe that human dignity and a sense of self-worth are greatly enhanced through working and contributing to the community. We believe that helping people to be successful in the world of work is critical in preventing and minimizing some of the fundamental social problems that exist in our society. We believe in the power of work!

FAVAR MINISTRIES

F.A.V.A.R is a 501 (c) (3) organization that provides six to twenty four months service to homeless and previously incarcerated individuals and their children. Our services include: case management, counseling, clothing, shelter and mentorship. F.A.V.A.R is faith based, with the love of God and our fellow men.  Our purpose is to assist men, women and children with a smooth transition back into society and becoming productive/constructive tax paying citizens.

 

HOSKINS PARK 

The purpose of Hoskins Park Ministries is to help men who have been living on the street, or are near homelessness, to get back on their feet as independent God-fearing men by experiencing grace through Jesus Christ.

 

 

HOPE HAVEN

Hope Haven Inc., a foundation of recovery, provides life skills for chemically dependent adults and families within a supportive residential environment leading to independence. Hope Haven is still dedicated to helping people in recovery rebuild their lives by providing them with the support services needed to achieve healthy recovery and economic independence.

JACKSON PARK MINISTRIES

Jackson Park Ministries exists to transform the lives of distressed low-income families and at-risk children located in our neighborhood, the greater Charlotte community and beyond. Our Transformational Housing, Children and Youth, and Community Benevolence ministries serve to assist families and individuals grow from societal dependence to financial independence and personal accountability, through the teaching, development, encouragement and application of life skills based on biblical principles.

INNERVISION

To provide comprehensive recovery oriented resources, services and supports in the areas of employment, education and wellness to unemployed adults, inclusive of individuals with trauma challenges and psychiatric disabilities, that enhance their value added as citizens of the community.

 

 

 

MCLEOD CENTER

McLeod Center is designed and managed for the sole purpose of providing an appropriate level of care for persons living in the Carolinas who are seeking education, intervention, treatment, or support related to their addictive disease. Abstinence from the use of mood altering substances will be the primary intent of all services provided.

LEGAL AID NC

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove barriers to economic opportunity. We help individuals, families and communities with legal problems affecting basic human needs, such as family, housing, education, employment and income. 

 

THE RELATIVES 

The Relatives is a system of resources that helps children and youth find shelter and support. The Relatives Crisis Center, the On Ramp Resource Center and Journey Place Transitional Residence keep kids safe and families together. The Relatives serves as the Safe Place agency for Mecklenburg County and the surrounding area, partnering with local businesses to ensure young people in need have access to immediate help and supportive resources. The goal of each program The Relatives offers is to keep kids safe and families together. We believe every child deserves a safe place to sleep and a fighting chance to make it.

MEN'S SHELTER OF CHARLOTTE

The Men’s Shelter is dedicated to providing safe emergency shelter while working to end homelessness for each man.Our vision is to serve as the catalyst for systemic change to end homelessness in our community.

 

 

 

 

 

URBAN LEAGUE

To empower the community to attain financial stability and social justice in a global economy through education, training and placement.To be the premier change agent inspiring the community to attain socioeconomic and educational inclusion for a global economy.

 

 

SALVATION ARMY 

The Salvation Army meets people right where they are, helping them overcome their hardships, impacting their lives. We may have provided something as small as a bag of food or a simple prayer, or as large as paying a power bill or providing shelter for a family with no home. In all we do, our focus is making an impact on the community. Our goal is to be firm in our mission while adapting to the changes in the world around us. We see progress every day, made through the efforts of dedicated employees and volunteers, supported by heartfelt gifts from people like you.

 

 

 

URBAN MINISTRY CENTER

The Urban Ministry Center is unyielding in helping Charlotte’s most vulnerable homeless neighbors. With the dedication of our volunteers and gifts from throughout the community, we’ve pursued this passionate mission since 1994. 

 

PHOTO ABOVE COURTESY OF URBAN MINISTRIES