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Meet The Relatives

Meet The Relatives is a free tour offered to our supporters the first Wednesday of every month. Guest will hear directly from leadership and staff, take a tour of the facilities, and hear how we are guiding our youth in crisis towards safety and independence.

The event lasts one hour, and visitors are not asked to contribute financially to the agency’s mission. The goal is to share with supporters the scope of the challenges facing our community, and how the The Relatives is making a difference in the lives of children and families.

We invite you to view our upcoming dates and to register for the event. Please note that registration is required for attendance.

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Volunteer Orientation

Last year we served over 5,000 youth in crisis.  As we continue to grow, we are always looking for volunteers to help make our programs a success.  On the third Wednesday of every month we invite all interested volunteers to come to a one hour orientation to learn more about the youth we serve and volunteer opportunities and expectations.

If you have questions before registering for orientation please contact Christina Nunez at 704.501.8258 or

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Ballantyne Ball

Saturday, February 23rd. Don’t miss this enchanting evening developed with the local community in mind. Ballantyne Ball promises the romance of Valentine’s Day, coupled with the intrigue and fantasy of a masquerade ball. It is also an incredible initiative to give back. This annual community charitable gala, the first of its kind, involves local businesses and supports local causes with the hope of enhancing the lives of families experiencing hardship. This year, The Relatives is the Ballantyne Ball beneficiary.

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Robert’s Walk and Community Celebration

Saturday, March 23rd, 9:30am – 12:30pm. Robert’s Walk and Community Celebration highlights a young man named Robert who made the journey from feeling abandoned and lost in Freedom Park to feeling overwhelmed with love and support at our Youth Crisis Center, all because he saw the Safe Place sign. It will be a day of fun and excitement for people of all ages.

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Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend

April 24th – 27th, 2019. Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend brings together leading wine makers and chefs from around the world to celebrate and advance public knowledge of and appreciation for great wine and food, while making significant contributions to charitable organizations that benefit children and their families in the Charlotte community. Charitable partners for Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend: Charlotte Concerts; The Council for Children’s Rights; Mitchell’s Fund; Pat’s Place Family Advocacy; and The Relatives.

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Strides For Shelter 5K Run/Walk

June 22nd, 2019. Bring your family and friends and start the summer off on the right “step” with the Strides For Shelter 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the Housing Opportunity Foundation. Strides for Shelter offers a full morning of activities for the entire family. In addition to the 5K Run/Walk, participants can enjoy a Fun Run around the lake and an after-party with food and entertainment. The Housing Opportunity Foundation is the charitable, non-profit arm of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association. The foundation’s vision is a community where all housing needs are met, and its mission is Realtors® creating housing opportunities through advocacy, education, funding and leadership. Proceeds from the 2019 Strides for Shelter 5K Run / Walk will benefit The Relatives, a local nonprofit that that helps children and youth find shelter and support.

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    The Relatives mission is to help youth and young adults transition from crisis to safety, stability, and successful futures. Funding is provided by government grants, corporations and foundations, and individuals like you.

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