For emergencies please call our on call staff member:

Asheville: (828)333-9520

Charlotte: (704)517-8444

Supporting Families & Building Community

Our Mission

Alongside Families exists to connect isolated families in Charlotte to local church communities that champion family preservation and physical, spiritual, and emotional thriving.

We believe that we ALL need community in order to thrive. The local church is uniquely poised to create compassionate community for families in need by opening up our relational circles to our neighbors. Our aim? To see families in Charlotte-area churches open up their lives, homes, and resources to love our neighbors well.

Child Hostings

Children Served

Families Connected

Nights of Care


Children Reunified

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Are you facing a situation that is making it difficult to care for the needs of your children, or do you know of someone who is? We can help!

What We Do

Mobilize the church to live out Christ’s love to isolated families in our community.

Build relationships with families in need and provide connections to community resources and our social networks.

Empower families to stay intact and gain stability and independence.

How We Do It

  • Connect families who are walking through hard times such as homelessness, medical or mental health challenges, or being overwhelmed as a parent, with compassionate volunteers in partner churches who are committed to family preservation.
  • Temporarily host children whose parents need space and time to get back on their feet during a family crisis so that children don’t unnecessarily enter the foster care system.
  • Provide supportive coaching and connection to resources for parents to help them reach their self-identified goals for family stability.
  • Provide professional support and oversight so that volunteers can build long term, family-like relationships with isolated families.
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