Make a Difference
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 4,000 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.
To learn more about how to get involved, please attend one of our bi-monthly Meet The Relatives events at The Relatives Crisis Center or OnRamp Resource Center.