We focus on helping working families get on the path to self-sufficiency. Our goal is to serve applicants who:
- Are a family unit (at least one adult age 18 or older with at least one dependent).
- Considered homeless by HUD definition.
- Have a total household income must be less than 80% of AMI (verified by any income received).
- Have been a Mecklenburg County resident for at least 30 days.
- Are free from active substance abuse for at least three months outside of any residential treatment programs.
- Demonstrate motivation to make changes in their lives and is open to partnering closely with a social worker to do so.
- Be willing to provide proof of income earned and money saved while in the program.
- Have no sex offense convictions, felonies within the last three years and/or with pending charges. Applicants will be given a criminal background check at time of assessment.
A completed referral packet includes the following items:
- Completed referral form with signatures from applicant and referring social worker
- Completed budget that reflects realistic picture of applicant’s income and expenses
- Copies of IDs for all adults age 18 and older, and social security cards and birth certificates for all family members
- Proof of employment and income (last thirty days of pay stubs, child support statement)
- Proof of savings (bank statement)
- Proof of full-time student status (if applicable)
For more information about referrals, please contact our Intake Specialist, Tammie Rorie, at
Upon receipt of completed referral packet, the applicant will be contacted to complete an in-person assessment with a clinical family social worker.