Thank you for checking out THCC's Transformation Passport Program. We have recently acquired a beautiful 7-acre property with 4-Plexes that we are diligently working on remodeling to serve more individuals and families that are homeless. As we work through this process, we are at full capacity with no openings until March/April of 2019. Every individual and family situation is unique, however, the following success factors are universal for all participants. In order to be admitted into our Transformation Passport Program, you must meet the following new criteria:
- Affected by homelessness, poverty, and/or unemployment due to a life-altering event
- Single adults, 18 years of age, and older, OR Families w/ children in transition
- No PENDING criminal charges; No Felonies in last 7 years or Misdemeanors in last 3 years
- Seeking a faith community, gainful employment, and a more permanent living situation
- Free/clean of impairing substances and can always pass a drug test
- High-functioning, able-bodied & willing to be employed in a permanent, min. 30 hours wk.
- Highly motivated for success while willing to go above and beyond for long-term change
- Willing to participate in assessments/programs/counseling thru our Strategic Partner
- Provide THCC with a copy of your Comprehensive Clinical Assessment at entry and sign a release of information
- Able and willing to attend any classes prescribed on your Person/Family Centered Plan
- Positive attitude and willingness to give back to the community
- Understand there is limited living space for your items and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to change
If you meet the above criteria, please click on the blue link below and fax our three-page screening application to 704-335-8818. We will keep your application on file and reach out to you when we have openings again.
If you do not meet our criteria or would like a faster option, please reach out to our resource team at 704-335-1616 and learn about other opportunities in Charlotte that would fit your needs.
Click Here for Screening Application
The Harvest Center of Charlotte (THCC) Transformation Passport Program is a biblical, value-based incentivized environment for our families and individuals living in our transitional housing. There are eight destination opportunities in our THCC passport based on the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as you move from homelessness to self-sustaining, productive lives.
The eight destinations include:
- Emotional - Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships. Our Strategic Partners will provide individual counseling, family counseling, couples counseling, as well as classes, workshops and education opportunities regarding vision and life goal setting, relationships, self-esteem, self-talk, grief, hygiene & self-care, conflict management, anger issues, empathy, listening, embracing change, dressing for success, and finding happiness with leisure and recreation activities to name a few.
- Environmental - THCC will provide beautiful, stimulating transitional housing environments to restore dignity and support well-being. Our Strategic Partners will offer classes, workshops and educational opportunities regarding organizing, housekeeping, safe neighborhoods, community garden, conserving energy and water, and recycling to name a few.
- Financial - Find satisfaction with current and future financial situations. Our Strategic Partners will provide classes, workshops and education opportunities on short and long-term financial goals, how to track spending and budgeting, debt reduction strategies, avoiding credit card debt, legal counsel, cooking vs. eating out, starting a savings account, donating, and ways to save to name a few.
- Intellectual - Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills. Our Strategic Partners will provide classes, workshops, and educational opportunities to improve memory, utilize critical thinking skills, offer book clubs, debate issues, and learn a new language or musical instrument. We will use a variety of creative arts, for example visual, dance, music, voice, or theatre for therapy, teach or tutor others, obtain a GED or degree, or learn a new hobby to name a few.
- Occupational - Obtain personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work. Our staff and volunteers engage and equip our adult program participants with the Jobs for Life Curriculum while our Strategic Partners provide classes, workshops, and educational opportunities to develop IT and work skills. Our 10-year Vision includes adding options to learn a trade such as Automotive, Hospitality/Culinary, or HVAC that will lead to self-sustaining $15 an hour or higher careers.
- Physical - Recognizing the need for a primary care doctor/dentist, physical activity, healthy nutrition, and adequate sleep. Our Strategic Partners provide classes, workshops, and education opportunities for regular exercise, cooking classes, dance lessons, regular doctor and dentist appointments, as well as sports opportunities for children and adults.
- Social - Develop a sense of connection, belonging, and a natural support system. Our Strategic Partners provide one-on-one or family mentoring, parenting classes, kids programs, before/after school care, summer camps, as well as classes, workshops and education opportunities with setting healthy boundaries, treating others with respect, communication skills, and family dynamics.
- Spiritual - Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life. Our Strategic Partners offer a home-church, bible studies, and opportunities to establish clear values, provide a sense of self-confidence, a feeling of inner peace and purpose, self-reflection, meditation, prayer, space for solitude/contemplation, a place for curiosity and playfulness, and to promote the volunteer spirit.
COMING SOON - Pictures from our newly acquired 7-acre property
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, our team prepares and serves free community-style meals. Since 2002, we have provided over 42,000 meals to men, women, children, and families in need. Prepare to be uplifted spiritually, as we come together for good food and great fellowship. "Power Breakfast" is served from 6:30 - 8 am; "Uplifting Lunch" is served from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Those who come to Isabella’s Kitchen come from a diverse background – homeless, unemployed, working to make ends meet, single mom’s, senior citizens on a fixed income, and business leaders who desire real authentic community.
Neighbors can visit the Empowerment Resource Center, located in Dalton Auditorium, to choose information regarding community assistance – including medical services, job employment opportunities, clothing, and household items and other resources.
The Ideal Candidate for Community Resources: Open to anyone in the community.
Contact our resource team at 704-335-1616 for more information
The Teddy Technology Lab - Guests and transformation program clients work with volunteers in our FREE computer lab to check email, apply for jobs, search the web, build their resume and do homework. (Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and Tuesday/Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:30 am and 12:30 - 2:00 pm)