News & Events

News & Events

The Hundred Story Home Re-release June 26

Volunteer Kathy Izard’s acclaimed book, The Hundred Story Home, will be re-released on June 26 by Harper Collins. This new edition includes an audio and ebook on Amazon; new photos; a Reader’s Guide and Frequently Asked Book Club Questions; and new stories including one featuring Eugene Coleman doing the blessing at 2017’s True Blessings.

Pre-order now on Amazon, or snag one on June 26 at Park Road Books or Paper Skyscraper

Housing Programs in Search of New Scattered Site Director

UMC’s Scattered Site Program encompasses 300 units of Permanent Supportive Housing, funded through an array of grants and contracts and often implemented via community partnerships. The Director of Scattered Site is responsible for overall oversight of the program, including program operations, clinical leadership, support & supervision of staff, financial management, compliance, and community engagement. Applications for the position will be accepted through June 22, 2018. Details of the job description and application information found in the Director of Scattered Site Position Description.

Urban Ministry Center Executive Director, Dale Mullennix to Retire

The Board of Directors of the Charlotte Urban Ministry Center announced today (May 11, 2018) that Dale Mullennix, Executive Director of the Center will retire in the spring of 2019. Mullennix has served Charlotte’s community as an advocate for change by bringing together the faith, government and business communities to end homelessness. He transformed the agency from a small organization providing basic services to one of the city’s largest outreach efforts enabling people experiencing homelessness to move from the streets to their own home. Mullennix led the charge in Charlotte to create affordable permanent supportive housing with the development of the groundbreaking Moore Place. Read the full press release here

HousingFest 2018

“I don’t think anyone should be homeless.”  Cheers rang out across Ovens Auditorium May 10 at HousingFest, when legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy voiced his support for Urban Ministry Center’s mission.  He and soul icon Mavis Staples did not disappoint as headliners of HousingFest 2018. More photos (credits to Daniel Coston) are posted on the HousingFest Facebook page.

$87,000 was raised this year, enough to provide a year of affordable housing with supports for six people who have experienced chronic homelessness!  Thanks to the dedication of our sponsors and festival-goers, our concert to end homelessness has raised nearly $167,000 since its inception.  Be sure to stay tuned in.  Leading up to our big night of music at ovens, we enjoyed holding a range of smaller events at Snug Harbor, Mert’s Heart & Soul Café, Triple C’s Barrel Room, and WeWork.  Look for HousingFest events to sprout up again next spring around the Queen City!

HousingFest Buddy Guy

Continue to visit housingfest.org for more information and keep up to date on other events surrounding the concert.

Charity Navigator gives UMC Four Star Rating

We are honored to share that Charity Navigator’s annual evaluation of Urban Ministry Center has come back at an overall score of 94.07/100 and we continue to be a four-star charity.

Click here to see our full profile and report