Youth Crisis Center
The Relatives Crisis Center has been operating since 1974 providing a safe location for youth ages 7-17 who need a safe place to stay because they have run away from home, are homeless, or are in transition under the care of the Department of Social Services. For up to 21 days, youth have a safe place to go where they and their families can work on the issues that brought them to our Youth Crisis Center. Most youth stay less than eight days because staff members work hard to put plans in place to keep families on track. Nine kids can stay at a time and everyone is expected to work hard on their problems, take care of the house, and help each other stay safe.
If help is needed, some of the services we offer are:
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
Crisis counselors are available any time of day or night to answer questions and provide support via our crisis line.
Walk-In Crisis Support
Youth don’t have to stay at the house to get help. They can just walk up and have a meeting with one of our counselors to figure out how to handle a situation that they are going through.
If a child stays at the Crisis Center or just walks up to our door for help, we will check up with them for a year if they want us to. If they are still have some problems and need help, they are always welcome to come back to talk to us.
We offer free classes to parents using the Love and Logic model of parenting. This is a way for parents to learn new techniques for handling situations that happen at home that sometimes get out of hand.
1100 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203