News & Events

News & Events

Annual Art Show: October 5

When experiencing homelessness it is often difficult to separate yourself from that label. Over the last year our ArtWorks 945 artists have had the chance to discover who they are at their core. Through discussing the works of Matisse we learned to refine our art to its purest form and found out own essence in the process.

We invite you to celebrate the art we have created in this process. Join us on Saturday October 5, 4-7pm, for our Annual Art Show, “The Essence of Who I Am.”

It’s a free, family friendly event with the artists. Light refreshments provided. Pieces will be available for purchase. 50% of the purchase goes to the individual artist and 50% helps to maintaining the studio.

Open Positions

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte is hiring a Veterans Specialist to work on the Housing Services Team.

Philanthropy Team is hiring a full-time Donor Information Manager

Finance Team is hiring a Senior Accountant

HousingFest Raises $62,000

Mandolin Orange

HousingFest’s monthlong arts and music events culminated on June 20 with a concert to end homelessness at Knight Theater. Mandolin Orange was the highlight of the evening, headlining an event that also featured education, art, and opportunities to engage. Read more here: $62,000 Raised to Put Housing First  

Urban Ministry Center and Men’s Shelter Merged

It’s official!  Men’s Shelter of Charlotte and Urban Ministry Center are legally one organization. In coming months, you will continue to see both “Men’s Shelter of Charlotte” and “Urban Ministry Center” separately or co-branded, until our board finalizes our unified brand later this fall. For more information: FAQ link

Kathy Izard Books

You may have seen volunteer Kathy Izard on the Today Show in January! What they didn’t mention is that Kathy’s acclaimed book, The Hundred Story Home, was re-released last summer by Harper Collins and now she’s also released a children’s book, A Good Night for Mr. Coleman.

If you are looking for inspiration, for listening to that whisper, or how to help your community with issues of homelessness, these books will not disappoint. Sold at local bookstores and online at Amazon.

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 91.33/100 and we continue to be a four-star charity.

Click here to see our full profile and report

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