Volunteering & Giving
May 5, 2015

‘A place to call home’ for the chronically homeless

McCreesh Place provides housing for the homeless in Charlotte, North Carolina — including a garden where residents and volunteers grow vegetables to supplement meals.

The smell of cooking wafts from Bernard Rascoe’s apartment.

Bernard spent time on the streets and in recovery before finding a home at Supportive Housing Communities at McCreesh Place in Charlotte, North Carolina. Now, as a long-time resident, he’s known as the guy who loves to cook.

“I appreciate this place,” Bernard says. “They’re helping me tremendously.”

Supportive Housing Communities provides permanent housing and case managers for residents who have been chronically homeless. Volunteers provide additional support by helping with things like tending the community garden.

“This is a place that they’re not willing to give up on people,” says Wells Fargo volunteer Lindsay Wesner.