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The Relatives has several unique programs specifically serving homeless and runaway youth in Mecklenburg County. Our Youth Crisis Center operates around-the-clock 365 days a year, making sustainable funding vital to keeping our doors open for youth in crisis. Funding is provided by government grants, corporations and foundations, and individuals like you.

The more than 5,000 youth served by The Relatives each year need your help. The Relatives gladly accepts monetary contributions as well as in-kind donations of certain goods and services. We also offer volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals from mentoring to house maintenance projects.

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    For young people in crisis, The Relatives steps in where no one else can. With a 50-year history, The Relatives is unmatched in finding solutions for the countless challenges that confront the youth they serve. Supporting The Relatives means you are giving relief in place of despair, acceptance in place of rejection and empowerment in place of hopelessness

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