Moore Place Success Captures National, Local Headlines

When doing the right thing saves millions of dollars, that’s a local story powerful enough to capture the attention of the national media. On March 24, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte released a study of the one-year impact of supportive housing on the lives of chronically homeless people. Focusing on the 85 residents of Urban Ministry’s Moore Place, …

Room In The Inn Provides Launching Pad for Family

Room In The Inn (RITI) has just resumed for the 2013-14 season. Founded in 1996, Urban Ministry Center coordinates RITI during the coldest months of each year, providing emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness. The program relies on the time, talent and resources of nearly 5,000 volunteers from 130 houses of faith, YMCA’s, colleges, and other organizations. It’s one of …

The Evolution of Community Education

As an agency dedicated to eradicating homelessness, the Urban Ministry Center of Charlotte has been working to provide basic services to those in need for nearly 20 years. We understand, however, that our duty is not just to those experiencing homelessness, but also to the entire community. While volunteerism is the most prominent way we engage the community, education also …