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Author: Amy Freeze

Mark, a former resident, received services in both shelter services and in veterans transitional housing. Now, Mark works at the shelter's front desk assisting residents and welcoming new ones into the programs....

One of the four main programs Fifth Street offers is My Sister’s House. My Sister’s House provides safe shelter, victim advocacy, counseling and support groups as well as safety planning for those in either domestic violence or sexual assault situations. Because April is sexual assault...

Elliotte Blackwell has a calmness about him that is contagious. Working at Fifth Street Ministry's PATH House and the Veteran's Home, that calmness is both welcoming and warming to someone in crisis. Blackwell inspires confidence that he can help people find solutions. He has had to do the same for...

Special to Iredell Free News Fifth Street Ministries held its first “Common Ground” event on March 31. At the event, held at The Kinleeshop Farm, guests heard Kimberly’s story—a story of domestic violence and the help she received through My Sister’s House. Close now to graduating with...

BY MIKE FUHRMAN When John and Marcy Clark were looking for a meaningful place for their son Will to contribute his time and talents after he completed his education at Lake Norman High School, they turned to Fifth Street Ministries. Will, who was born with Down syndrome,...

BY AMY FREEZE Fifth Street Ministries saw growing needs, change and so much community support in 2021! In 2021, Fifth Street’s emergency shelter provided 8417 nights for 131 men, women and children while the night shelter provided 8,540 nights for 278 men and women. A total of...

FROM STAFF REPORTS AT THE IREDELL FREE NEWS A local veterans group has promised to match up to $10,000 in community donations to support three nonprofits’ efforts to provide housing solutions for homeless veterans in Iredell County. Purple Heart Homes is donating two tiny homes to Fifth...