Homelessness Relief Ministry (HRM)  is the umbrella which , SHC- Supportive Housing Communities Family Project and the Refugee Resettlement ministry fall under. HRM is a collaboration between St. Matthew, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Peter that furnishes permanent apartments/homes for Supportive Housing Communities Family Project, the Diocese of Charlotte Refugee Resettlement Office and other organizations/agencies

Homemakers of Mercy/Supportive Housing Communities Family Project is a collaborative ministry between St. Gabriel and St. Matthew Catholic Churches that helps the underserved in our community move beyond or avoid homelessness. HOM works with SHIP, a partnership between the two parishes, the Salvation Army and the Department of Social Services, to provide transitional housing to homeless single mothers and their children. HOM volunteers also assist Supportive Housing Communities which provides permanent housing to homeless families with children. Our involvement includes furnishing and setting up the apartments so the families can move in and move on with their lives. SHC also helps the children with school backpacks, the parents with mentoring, and will provide assistance during the holidays.

For more information about the agencies we are serving visit:



Volunteer Opportunities

· Donations of furniture and household items needed at this time include small coffee pots, toasters, paper goods, dishes and pots. For donations or to schedule a pickup, contact Homfurniture.donate@gmail.com

· Apartment setup

· “Welcome Home” meal preparers and cake bakers

Time Commitment

Varies according to project. Volunteering with HOM to setup apartments from start to finish takes three or more hours, depending on level of involvement.


HRM – Bill LaMay, 704-995-0002
Tom Golden, 724-312-8009

HOM- Terri Jarina, 704-243-1217


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