Gracious Hands is a non-profit organization that serves homeless women with children in the Charlotte, NC area. The rate of homeless women with children is at an all time high in the Charlotte, NC area.
One of the most important strategies for lifting families from homelessness is rapid re-housing. The quicker families are connected with permanent housing and provided with support, training, and assistance, the quicker families can return to self-sufficiency.
Gracious Hands is a transitional program and is not intended for permanent housing. The program will cap assistance at twelve months. Within twelve months the families will receive help with job training, job readiness, assistance with seeking and maintaining employment, childcare assistance, permanent housing assistance and financial counseling. Applicants are screened to assess current needs, future needs, and for prior displacement history