The Relatives is Mecklenburg County’s ONLY shelter for homeless and runaway youth in Mecklenburg County. The program operates around-the-clock 365 days a year. Funding is provided by government grants, corporations and foundations, and individuals like you.
The more than 1,200 youth served by The Relatives each year need your help. The Relatives gladly accepts monetary contributions as well as in-kind donations of certain goods and services. We also offer volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals from mentoring to house maintenance projects. As you can imagine, maintaining a home for 9 teens is a constant challenge, especially for a bunch of social workers who barely know which is the working end of a screwdriver!
Learn more about how you can become involved in our mission to help keep kids safe and families together.
- View our Needs List
To learn more about how to get involved, please attend our monthly Lunch and Tour at The Relatives Crisis Center. To learn more and to register for the Lunch and Tour, click here. Programs are generally on the fourth Friday of each month at noon at shelter.