The goal of the Crisis Assistance Program is to prevent hunger and homelessness in our community.

  • Help those that are under served or unemployed, keep their homes
  • Prevent utility disconnection
  • Assess crisis
  • Verifies qualifications
  • Provide referrals to other agencies and programs as needed
  • Provides Needs Assessments
  • Serves as a lead agency for local churches and other agencies in our community as single point of coordination and a centralized, automated data system
  • Prevent abuse of system and fraud
  • Clients that have chronic needs, are unemployed, or in need of financial literacy will be required to enroll in our education programs to qualify for additional financial assistance.
  • Clients that do not follow agency recommendations are disqualified from future financial assistance.
  • Clients that are deemed “non-compliant” will not receive financial request referrals to other agencies.
The primary goal of case management is to enable clients to achieve economic and personal independence and self-sufficiency.

  • Case management is the mechanism through which person needing long term or more in-depth services receive assessment services and are linked to programs that will allow the client to become successful in obtaining stability for themselves and their families.
  • Clients and case managers work together to establish individual goals and objectives for family, employment, education, and overcoming obstacles contributing to crisis and poverty.
  • Case management provides clients with an individual plan for securing, coordinating and monitoring the appropriate services.
  • Services may be provided in-house such as life skills and job-skills training or by partnering agencies for substance abuse, credit counseling, domestic violence, mental health counseling, health care, etc.
  • Case managers advocate for services as well as monitor programs used by persons in our program.

H2H-logoBetter Alternatives for Homeless Families!

Homeless families provided with shelter, mentorship, financial education and comprehensive support systems with solid goals towards independence.

This initiative is a result of collaboration of the Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission, Community Foundations, Inc. and the Town of Mooresville. This program is designed to assist homeless individuals and families to transition from homelessness to homeownership.

The Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission will provide transitional housing, offering stability and other essential services while providing educational and mentoring opportunities to the participant. These education programs include job skills training and the Lake Norman Circles Initiative, a highly successful mentoring program directed at building financial, emotional, and social resources and establishing financial independence.

Community Foundations, Inc. will participate in the financial aspect of the program by providing Financial Literacy classes, Home Buyer Education, Budgeting, one-on-one counseling and coordination of down payment assistance.

Community Foundations will teach families how to budget, save money, pay bills and address credit issues while their mentors in the Lake Norman Circles Initiative will help encourage these new skills and assist with accountability. Emphasis will be placed on financial success and homeownership.

The Town of Mooresville will support the program by utilizing part of its HOME funds (Federal Funding) to secure properties. Once the properties are rehabilitated, they will be available for purchase by families that have been through this program.

Benefits of the Partnership:

  • Collaborative with local expertise tailored to the needs of our community
  • Improving the quality of neighborhoods with the rehabilitations of these properties
  • Addressing homelessness and poverty with concrete solutions
  • Providing opportunities for low-income homeownership
  • Working together with local schools, churches, businesses and agencies support services include:
    • Intensive case management
    • Employment/Vocational Planning
    • Job skills education program
    • Adult Basic Education & GED Preparation
    • Budget Counseling and Financial Planning
    • Home ownership Classes and Credit repair
    • Health & Nutrition
    • Child management
    • Personal goal setting
    • Community Mentoring Program

Safe-Shelter-logo-for-FBThe Mission provides overnight lodging for varying amounts of time to those in need. To better serve our clients with dignity and to keep families together, the Mission contracts with local hotels to house our homeless until permanent solutions can be found.

We have found that given the choice between a traditional shelter and a hotel stay, individuals choose the hotel. Hotel stays allow families and individuals to maintain their dignity during these difficult times. It is also more economical, enabling the Mission to reduce costs by not having the expenses associated with running a full time facility (building expenses, utilities, 24 hour staffing, etc.). The money saved is best used for the prevention of homelessness thus serving more people in our community.

Educational programs in financial literacy, job skills training and mentoring programs are available to individuals who need these services. Referrals are given for mental health, addictions and domestic violence.

Families can also be placed in the Mission’s transitional housing if space is available. Read more about our Transitional homes @ http://mooresvillechristianmission.org/transitional-housing

Like most emergency housing programs including shelters, we are not able to place individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Provides prescription drug assistance when Medicare and Medicaid do not cover the entire costs.
  • Can make the difference in a Senior taking their medications or buying food.
  • Winter heat and utility assistance
  • Volunteer home visits
  • Referral services to insure that seniors and disabled persons are receiving the services they need.
  • Volunteers matched with clients to insure they are getting to medical appointments, grocery stores, and other appointments.
  • Loneliness and isolation is listed as one of the top disparities for seniors. Volunteers that call and make home visits can eliminate this.

You can sponsor a senior today for only $35/month. Your senior will receive the following items each month:

  • 2.5 lb Avg Split Chicken Breast (bone in)
  • 5 lb avg Chicken Leg Quarters (bone in)
  • 1.5 lb Meat Loaf Patties
  • 1 lb USDA Inspected Ground Beef
  • 1.5 lb Breaded Chicken Tenders
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 12 oz Chicken Breadkfast Sausage Patties
  • 2 lbs Fresh Frozen Waffle Fries
  • 1 lb Fresh Frozen Cut Green Beans
  • 1 lb Fresh Frozen Cut Yellow Corn
  • 1 lb Fresh Frozen Field Peas with Snaps
  • 1 lb Fresh Frozen Sliced Carrots
  • 1 lb Long Grain Brown Rice
  • 1 Box Stuffing Mix
  • 1 Box Butter & Herb Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 Box Stroganoff Skillet Meal
  • 1 pkg Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1 Dessert Item

If you would like to get involved in supporting the elderly and disabled in your community, please contact Suzanne at volunteer@ourchristianmission.org

  • Donated items are available free of charge to clients and families that are income qualified. This includes: clothing, house wares, toys, furniture, appliances, books and other goods.
  • We accept most donations. Donations that we cannot use are donated to another not-for-profit that can use them.
  • Monies saved by clients can be used for food, rent and other essentials.
  • Seniors and persons of disability income have priority on appliances, as their limited income does not allow for the purchase of these items.
  • Furniture donations help victims of domestic violence begin again. They also help families that have been through disaster, such as fire, start over. It can also give dignity to a struggling family to furnish their homes nicely.