The M. family is now safer at home

During our Festival of Services, the M. family learned about the Davidson Housing Coalition’s HAMMERS emergency home repair program, and inquired about possible repairs to their home. An Ada Jenkins Center case manager helped them complete their HAMMERS application and eligibility forms.

A quick visit revealed that the home needs several repairs — including a new window in the daughter’s bedroom, a replacement for their 30-year-old shower, replacement HVAC duct work throughout the home, and the outside steps brought up to code. 

Many thanks to American Freedom HVAC for offering to provide the HVAC upgrades at no cost to the homeowner — and to our partners Caterpillar Ministries and Davidson Housing Coalition as we work together to assist our families in gaining safe and stable housing.

If you know of someone who could use a little help like the M. family, please contact our Economic Mobility team.

The need by the numbers…

The vulnerable families we serve are still struggling to rebound within the COVID-19 economy.  Since our program year started on July 1, 2021: 

  • We’ve responded to 1,362 e-mails, calls, or texts seeking information about financial assistance or other family needs
  • 814 people obtained groceries through our food pantry
  • 93 families received emergency financial assistance totaling more than $128,652
  • 173 people had their tax returns prepared for free — a total savings of $43,250
  • 313 new clients entered our Economic Mobility program, receiving tenancy education, connections with area housing, budget assistance, employment and training resources, and more
  • 90 homeless people have been connected with Mecklenburg County services, and provided with emergency supplies
  • 26 students participated in Camp LEARN Works, a two-week summer program of learning and fun
  • 50 students are enrolled in our LEARN Works afterschool academic program for the current school year, and received backpacks full of donated school supplies
  • 394 volunteers have helped tutor our students, deep-clean the food pantry and classrooms, improve our building and campus, and so much more

You make this all possible. You ensure that we are able to continue living our mission every day: We exist to help people create lasting solutions for economic stability.


Thank You to our 2022 Neighborhood Business Network Members:

Gold Level:

  • Ally
  • Atrium Health
  • Bank of America
  • Covia Corp.
  • Davidson Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Financial Independence Group / GIFT
  • Holiday Marina
  • Hyde Park Storage Suites
  • Iron Mountain
  • Kale Enterprises, Inc.
  • Metrolina Greenhouses
  • MSC Industrial
  • Novant Health
  • Trane Technologies

Silver Level:

  • Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery
  • Cigna
  • Davidson Flower Company
  • First National Bank
  • Horizon Psychological Services, P.C.
  • Ladd, McCall & Associates, P.A.
  • Lowe’s Companies
  • Niagara Bottling
  • Piedmont Federal Savings Bank
  • Rise Realty / Keller Williams
  • Risk Insight Solutions
  • United Community Bank
  • Vine & Branch Woodworks

Bronze Level:

  • Alliance Health
  • Burners Cigar Co.
  • Carolina Land Consultants
  • First Citizens Bank
  • The Galway Company / Flagology
  • Jill Lake, Broker / Keller Williams
  • Mood Indigo
  • The Norman Group
  • Potter & Company
  • Soil Supply, Inc.
  • Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture