1 in 6 Charlotteans live below the poverty line. 25% of of all children under 18 live under the poverty line. 165,000 residents are food insecure (not knowing where their next meal will come from). 170,000 are uninsured. 1 in 4 women are victims of domestic violence. There are over 20,000 refugees struggling to start their lives over in Charlotte. Charlotte finished next to last in the country in terms of upward mobility. We are not okay with these statistics in our city. Because we know that these are not just numbers, they are real people and families.
The 658 Center pulls together the incredible resources in our city with the goal of changing these lives of those in need. A person can walk into The 658 Center and be surrounded by an incredible team of ministry staff and skilled volunteers dedicated to aiding them in their journey away from poverty toward a life of stability, independence and spiritual health. From clothing to medical assistance, job training to food assistance — it’s on one campus.
Imagine the difference that a one-stop destination makes to someone who can is struggling to make ends meet or can barely speak English.
At The 658 Center, they are welcomed into a safe and beautiful environment offering ministry projects and an integrated team of supporters dedicated to creating a holistic and momentum building solution that changes the trajectory of their future and their family.
The 658 Center includes a 25,000 sq ft ministry and event center, a designated facility for our Smith Family Wellness Center and our sports and athletic training field. All of this combines to make this one of a kind outreach Center for families in Charlotte
Join us at The 658 Center to be a part of God’s work in our city.