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The Relatives Family Update

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Spring is a time of new beginnings. Thanks to your support, we’re able to provide youth and young adults in crisis with new beginnings everyday. 

One of the young people who found a new beginning at The Relatives is Robert. Every spring, we celebrate National Safe Place Week with Robert’s Walk. We honor the courage it took for Robert, a homeless youth living in Freedom Park, to walk the mile from the park to the Crisis Center on East Blvd. where, thanks the yellow Safe Place sign by the front door, Robert knew he would find the help he needed. 

Like the Crisis Center in Dilworth, The Relatives’ Resource Center is a designated Safe Place where young people in distress can find relief, acceptance, and empowerment. Next month, the Resource Center will move from Uptown to its new location on Freedom Drive.  

I am so excited about this move and the new beginnings it will create for youth and young adults in crisis. I can’t wait for you to be a part of it! We’re busily preparing for our big move and are planning a grand opening celebration. You can follow our journey from Uptown to Freedom Drive here and stay tuned for details regarding our opening event. I hope you’ll be able to join us! 

Thank you for being a Relative. 

Trish Hobson
Executive Director

#WalkAMileForRobert with the Charlotte Knights

Safe Place is a network of local businesses, churches, schools, transportation services, and community locations that identify themselves as a place where youth in crisis can seek refuge and receive help.

The Relatives is the designated Safe Place agency for Mecklenburg County and every year we celebrate National Safe Place Week, March 21-25.

Walk (or run) a mile, take an (un)selfie, then post to social media using the #WalkAMileForRobert hashtag.

You can walk your mile with The Relatives and the Charlotte Knights. Join us on Tuesday March 22nd at 11:30a.m. at Truist Field (324 South Mint St.) to #WalkAMileForRobert!

And, look for the Uptown skyline to be lit up yellow the evening of March 22nd in honor of the hundreds of youth who’ve found safety thanks to the Safe Place program.

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