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HousingFest 2019: Mandolin Orange Announced as Headliners!

HousingFest 2019: Mandolin Orange

We are thrilled to announce Mandolin Orange as the 2019 HousingFest headliner! The 2019 concert to end homelessness, presented by Urban Ministry Center in conjunction with Maxx Music, Blumenthal Performing Arts, and Visulite Theatre, will be Thursday, June 20, at Knight Theater. Tickets are on sale now. Get yours here.

You won’t want to miss this final event in the 2019 HousingFest music and arts festival. The Chapel Hill duo has a newly released album, Tides of a Teardrop, that has already reached #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart and #2 on Billboard’s Folk chart!

More announcements coming soon about community art and music events leading up to the HousingFest concert on June 20

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

Open Positions

MeckFUSE housing program is hiring a Peer Support Specialist.

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte is hiring a Chief Talent Officer to ensure our new, merged organization will have the right talent, systems, practices, policies and culture necessary to support our mission of ending homelessness.

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 94.07/100 and we continue to be a four-star charity.

Click here to see our full profile and report