Homeless 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 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 permanent housing to homeless single mothers and their children. HOM volunteers also assist a number of other agencies that provide permanent housing to homeless families with children in Charlotte and the surrounding communities. 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

· Furniture pick ups and donation drop offs are on the third Saturday of the month. The drop off location is 1835 Sharon Lane. Click here for more information. The next pickup/drop off dates is Feb. 20, from 9:30 to 11 am at the Sharon Lane address. Needed items are sofas, dressers, tables (end, coffee, and bedside), neutral-colored bathroom rugs, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and brushes, dish soap and dishwasher detergent, and drinking glasses.

· 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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