Resources for Parents with Children

Pat's Place
Purpose of Agency: Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center coordinates the investigation, prosecution and treatment of the most severe cases of child abuse in Mecklenburg County. Pat’s Place served more than 600 children (and their caregivers) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime.
Web Address:
Phone: 704.335.2760
Location: 901 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203

The Relatives
Purpose of Agency: To keep kids safe, families together, and to prepare youth and young adults to be healthy, productive, and engaged members of the community.
Web Address:
Phone: 704.344.1111
Location: Crisis Center – 1100 East Blvd Charlotte NC 28203/On Ramp- 119 East 8th St  Charlotte NC  28202

Alexander Youth Network
Purpose of Agency: Alexander Youth Network provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. They deliver an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self-determination, achieve their potential, and become positive contributors to society.
Web Address:
Phone: 704.366.8721
Location: 6220 Thermal Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Reach Out and Read
Purpose of Agency: Smart Start of Mecklenburg County ensures that all children enter school healthy and ready to succeed by funding over 30 programs in early childhood education, health and family support. Through the Reach Out and Read program young children are given a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Phone: 704.377.6588
Location: 601 E 5th St Charlotte, NC 28202 suite 500

Trusted Parents
Purpose of Agency: Trusted Parents is a nonprofit organization that offers support to individuals and the parents/caregivers of those living with physical, neurological, and sensory disabilities. We are passionate about providing long term solutions, developing skills, accessing resources, hosting educational workshops, support groups, and family friendly events.
Web Address:
Phone: 980.229.7253
Location: 3500 Ellington St. Charlotte NC, 28211

Beds for Kids
Purpose of Agency: Beds for Kids mission is to provide a bed and other essential furniture to every child and family in need in Charlotte
Phone: 980.422.1192 ex. 403
Web Address:
Location: 2519 S. Tryon Street; Charlotte, NC; 28203

Child and Family Development
Purpose of Agency: The Child and Family Development provides comprehensive, integrated and quality service to children, adolescents, young adults and families.  We offer rich expertise in many areas including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, as well as Educational and Psychological assessment and support.
Web Address:
Phone: 704.541.9080
Location: 2 locations: 4012 Park Road, Suite 200, 28209 and 10516 Park Road, 28210

ourBRIDGE Program
Purpose of Agency : ourBRIDGE Program teaches children English, & also celebrate every culture, while being encouraged to show pride on who they are, and where they came from. Based in Charlotte, NC the mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, respectful environment for refugee and immigrant students and their families. A place where they can adjust to a new culture, learn our language and get the support they need to succeed at school and life. ourBRIDGE’s purpose is, through education, foster a sense of respect, awareness, understanding, and acceptance of all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, among the communities it serves.
Web Address:
Phone: 7980.272.6022
Location: 1350 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 (Central Ave at Hawthorne, walking distance from CPCC Central Campus)

Genesis Project 1, Inc.
Purpose of Agency: The Genesis Project is committed to the development of programs that address the factors that perpetuate poverty, addiction, oppression and abuse.
Web Address:
Phone: 704.596.0505
Address: n/a

Bright Blessings
Purpose of Agency: The mission of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, care and hope to homeless and impoverished children by mobilizing community volunteers of all ages. Their services impact over 4,000 local children every year through the following programs: Bless-a-Birthday, Bless-a-Baby, Gift of Literacy, and Gift of Care.
Web Address:
Phone: 704-846-2329
Location: 608-A Matthews-Mint Hill Road / Matthews, NC 28105

A Child’s Place
Purpose of Agency: A community organization which works in collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to provide education and support services and to advocate for children and their families who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless.
Web Address:
Phone: 704.846.2329
Location: 1150-C Crews Rd. Matthews NC, 28105

Trips for Kids Charlotte
Purpose of Agency: To provide outdoor outings, community service, and educational opportunities for kids who do not have access to these types of activities within their communities or environments.
Web Address:
Phone: general phone is 704-944-3581 704-910-3970 for our Re-Cyclery (used bike shop)
Locations: 512 E. 15th St., Charlotte, 28206; Fisher Farms in Davidson; and Colonel Francis Beatty Park in Matthews

KIPP Charlotte
Purpose of Agency: KIPP Charlotte is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public school serving 360 students in grades five through eight. KIPP Charlotte serves communities that are traditionally underserved and marginalized in education.
Web Address:
Phone: 704.537.2044
Location: 931 Wilann Drive, off the Plaza next door to Briarwood Elementary