In response to the
inclement weather and extreme temperatures in the forecast beginning Thursday
evening, Feb. 20 through Saturday evening, Feb. 22, Mecklenburg County, the
City of Charlotte, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office
(CMEMO), the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte/Urban Ministry Center, the Salvation
Army Center of Hope, and the American Red Cross are working together to support
the needs of the community.
At this time, additional resources are being put in place to expand capacity at
the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte/Urban Ministry Center and Salvation Army Center
of Hope. Both the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte/Urban Ministry Center and the
Salvation Army Center of Hope will implement a no-turn-away policy for eligible
individuals seeking shelter.
Additional mats will be available at the Men’s Shelter. The 1210 N. Tryon
Campus is available 24 hours per day, while the 3410 Statesville Ave campus
will be available from 4 p.m. – 10 a.m. The Urban Ministry Center Day
Services Center located on 945 N. College St. will open at 7 a.m. on Feb. 21
and 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.
The Salvation Army Center of Hope is expanding
its bed capacity and is open 24 hours per day.
Men’s Shelter of Charlotte/Urban Ministry Center
Homeless Outreach teams will conduct outreach visits in the community to ensure
awareness of Level 1 overflow capacity.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) buses will
transport individuals to either of the two Men’s Shelter locations (1210 N.
Tryon St and 3410 Statesville Ave.), or the Salvation Army Center of Hope (534
Spratt St.) free of charge Thursday through Saturday during the day. Riders
must simply identify a shelter location to the driver.
Mecklenburg County and its partners will
continue to monitor the weather and community needs. Please note that each
shelter may separately institute their own overflow policies on dates outside
of Feb. 20-22.
For additional information the shelters can be reached at:
Urban Ministry Center704-347-0278https://www.urbanministrycenter.org/Men's Shelter of Charlotte704-334-3187https://www.mensshelterofcharlotte.org/Salvation Army Center of Hope704-348-2560https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/charlotte/home/
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