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.
Imagine the difference that a one-stop destination makes to someone who can is struggling to make ends meet or can barely speak English.