AFGHAN RESETTLEMENT RESOURCES
Share Your Interest with FORCLT in a United Response to the Afghan Resettlement Program Efforts. Click HERE for Interest Form.
SAMARITAN’S PURSE AFGHAN RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM
Samaritan’s Purse (SP) relief program is designated specifically for the Church & is managed through SP to support the overwhelming load on our national & local resettlement agencies. This is such an amazing opportunity for the Church to be the Church in real tangible ways.
This program aims to locate interested accepting churches that are open to sharing this unique opportunity amongst their congregation and to work with interested individuals and/or families that want to walk alongside a refugee individual or refugee family. The hosting individual or family is asked to commit to 3 to 6 months with their Afghan refugee. Here are the areas that the receiving church will focus on alongside the host individual/family that is welcoming the refugee(s):
Assistance in securing or teaching local transportation skills (learning the bus line)
Assistance in getting education aligned for their specific needs
Assistance in finding and securing a job
Assistance in lining up mental health resources, if needed
Assistance in making appropriate connections
Assistance in adapting to a new way of life and set of surroundings
The Government will be giving a one time financial support amount of $2,225.00 per refugee (if you accepted a family of 4 that would equal a one time financial support amount of $9,100.00)
Assistance in securing long term or permanent housing
If you are interested in becoming a Receiving Church or just have a general interest to learn more, please click on the link below and scroll down until see “Is God Calling Your Church to Help?”
Link to Samaritan’s Purse Church Interest Form
We know this unique opportunity can bring a lot of unfamiliarity around expectations and just all around unchartered territory so Samaritan’s Purse decided to put together an FAQ for the program to assist you in determining if this is something for you.
Samaritan’s Purse Resettlement Program Website
For any additional information or questions on this program, please feel free to email AfghanResettlement@samaritan.
TENT CITY / ENCAMPMENT ORGANIZATIONS
As most of you know, over 200 homeless men and women were relocated to multiple hotels /motels throughout the city for the next 90 days as the encampments are being cleared and cleaned. It is still unclear about what will transpire after the 90 days. We have amazing organizations that are in need of your support; your time, your resources and your financial donations. Below is a list of those organizations that are boots on the ground. *This is not a complete list.
University Soup Kitchen | Joshua Bridges
Block Love CLT | Deborah Woolard
Roof Above | Ashley Brown | On Going Encampment Updates
Hearts Beat As One | Bethany McDonald
Hope Vibes | Emmanuel & Adrienne Threatt
Just Do It Movement | Jessica Gibson
Leah’s Hopes & Dreams | Shenique Carmichael & Tonya Dean
Revamp CLT | Lucia Coppola & Leslie Hunter
Seeking Justice CLT | Kass Ottley
TORC | Blanche Penn
Watchmen of the Streets | Heath Burchett & Steve Tilley
Please visit this site for more information about the Covid-19 Vaccine roll out and to schedule an appointment. Additionally, you can call 980-314-9400 and select option 3 for scheduling and information.
Vaccine Clinic Operating Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm
Vaccine Clinic Location: Bojangles Coliseum | 2700 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205
In an effort to keep our city safe and our case count decreasing, we are providing masks for organizations that wish to distribute them to those they serve. To request masks, click the button below.
- Mecklenburg County Stay at Home Helpline – (704) 353-1926
- Covid Vaccine Information and Scheduling
- COVID-19 Call Center Guide
- Mecklenburg County Stay at Home Orders
- Current Rules Regarding Gatherings
- City of Charlotte Services Updates
Based on the current Stay-at-Home orders by Mecklenburg County, volunteer opportunities caring for community members impacted by the Covid-19 crisis are allowed. For more details, click here.
Food & Hunger
- CMS Feeding Program
- Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry– various locations (referral required)
- Urban Ministry Center– Daily Food Service
Additional Food Pantries
Emergency Financial Aid