Dove’s Nest opens to help homeless women, children soar
Rodgers has completed construction of the Charlotte Rescue Mission’s new 45,500-square-foot Dove’s Nest facility for addicted, homeless women and their children.
The two-story, steel-frame, cultured stone and fiber-cement veneer (with storefront) facility on West Boulevard in Charlotte opened its doors to residents during the week of July 9. A grand opening is scheduled for September 23 at 2 p.m.
The organization’s previous facility was 3,500 square feet and provided space for only 10 percent of the residents the new facility can accommodate.
Dove’s Nest is a program of the Charlotte Rescue Mission (CRM). CRM was founded in 1938 to reach out to the poor, the hungry, and the homeless with the hope of Christianity. Dove’s Nest continues in that tradition by providing professional services for women who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. The 120-bed facility, which houses the first program of its kind in the state, reserves 30 of those beds for children, so mothers and children ages five to 11 won’t be separated during the mother’s recovery.