Love Builds Up

A Home

Mission: Charlotte Rescue Mission (CRM) serves people in the name of Christ struggling with addiction, poverty, or hopelessness with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

Population Served: At-risk men and women struggling with chemical dependence.

History: Since 1938, CRM has been a leader in providing free Christian-based residential recovery programs for both men and women as they struggle with drug and alcohol dependency. CRM programs are specifically focused on Christ, a fact which they believe contributes to a completion rate of more than twice the national average, as well as long-term sobriety among their clients.

Approach: CRM’s residential recovery programs empower individuals to achieve long-term sobriety, find employment and stable housing, and restore and build healthy relationships. Programs start at 120 days, rather than the standard 30 or 60 days found in other residential addiction treatment centers. Dove’s Nest serves women at their West Blvd facility, and in many cases, the women have their children living onsite with them. CRM also operates the Community Matters Café, connected to the men’s campus, which provides vocational training and employment experience to their clients.

How Love Builds Up

If you would like to engage in Myers Park Presbyterian Church’s partnership with Charlotte Rescue Mission, please email