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PO Box 2861
Morganton
North Carolina 28680
USA
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Target demographics: homeless men, women, and children, families in the local Burke County area

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2010, The Mission began to look at homelessness as a problem for families and women since Burke County had no options for them. We have begun The FACES program for families and are currently working with the community to provide temporary emergency sheltering for women at Oak Hill UMC. This project will lead to a permanent women's emergency shelter. To date the Meeting Place Mission has assisted over 150 different men and have had over 10,000 night stays

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: With 3 hours, a volunteer could work with us to ready a home for a new family, work with an existing family - helping with homework, menu planning, etc. They could spend time with our clients visiting and listening.

Geographic areas served: Burke County, NC

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A local mission serving the homeless
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In 2010, The Mission began to look at homelessness as a problem for families and women since Burke County had no options for them. We have begun The FACES program for families and are currently working with the community to provide temporary emergency sheltering for women at Oak Hill UMC. This project will lead to a permanent women's emergency shelter.

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05/13/13
As the Board Chair for The Meeting Place Mission, I would like to not so much review our organization, but tell you about the impact you can make with as little as $50.00. * Fifty dollars will ensure the lights stay on and the water is warm at the Women & Children's shelter for 2-3 weeks. * Fifty... more »
05/13/13
Our group volunteered to help get a house ready for a family to move in. We cleaned, moved furniture, made beds and put away dishes. It was great to see the effort our young volunteers put into the project, and the care they took picking out children's books and getting rooms ready. They were ... more »
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02/07/13
The Meeting Place One is a necessary and vital contributor to the effort of combating homelessness in Burke County, North Carolina. The Men's Transitional program, F.A.C.E.S., and the Burke Women & Children's Shelter (programs of The Meeting Place One) provide crucial assistance to the marginalized ... more »
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With 3 hours, a volunteer could work with us to ready a home for a new family, work with an existing family - helping with homework, menu planning, etc. They could spend time with our clients visiting and listening.

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