Everybody Counts Charlotte: Volunteers & Donations Needed for 'Point in Time' Count
November is National Homeless Awareness Month and preparations are underway for the 2024 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. On Jan. 25, 2024, volunteers will span out across Charlotte-Mecklenburg streets, shelters, and encampments to identify individuals who are living without homes. Mecklenburg County is now seeking volunteers to help ensure everybody counts.
Mecklenburg Shapes Leaders: CSS Director Selected for ‘Leadership North Carolina’
Stacy Lowry, director of Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, is one of 56 civic and community leaders to be accepted this year into the highly selective Leadership North Carolina program. The class comprises leaders from across the state and across sectors—government, business, nonprofit, education, etc.
Behind Every Number Is a Story: Status of Intimate Partner Violence in Mecklenburg County
In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Mecklenburg County representatives, community partners, and survivors released the latest data related to intimate partner violence in Mecklenburg County.
Women’s Equality Day: Celebrating Women in Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County is celebrating women across the county and across the nation for Women’s Equality Day 2023. The Board of County Commissioners’ Women’s Advisory Board is hosting a free event on Saturday, Aug. 12 for women to gather and discover the stories of local trailblazers, learn about their journeys, and gain insights into the ongoing fight for gender equality.
Do the Write Thing: Meck County Students Share Experiences on National Stage
Two Mecklenburg County students are back home after representing thousands of middle school students across our community in Washington, D.C. as National Ambassadors in the Do the Write Thing challenge. Michael Ndomateso Tadi from Coulwood STEM Academy and Aaliyah Williams-Camp from Eastway Middle School are the 2023 ambassadors of the annual essay challenge where students share their personal experiences with violence and ideas for prevention.
A Genuine Touch: Hitting the Streets to Help Unsheltered Homeless
Mecklenburg County is building a street outreach program that engages and supports people living on the street throughout our community. With funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the County has partnered with Hearts for the Invisible CLT (HFTIC) to lead the street outreach effort.
Do the Write Thing: Students Share Powerful Experiences with Youth Violence
Two Mecklenburg County students have the chance to visit Washington, D.C. to represent the County and their peers during Do the Write Thing National Recognition Week.