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Belk Foundation funds addiction recovery

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Through a grant from the Belk Foundation, homeless women in the Charlotte area who struggle with addiction and homelessness will have greater access to residential treatment.

The $100,000 grant to the Charlotte Rescue Mission will help fund 70 additional beds in a new building for the Dove’s Nest women’s addiction-recovery program. 

The organization is raising money for the new building as part of its $8.7 million capital campaign to fund a three-part recovery process that includes 10 pre-program beds, up to 50 primary-care beds and as many as 30 continuing-care beds.

The group aims to increase the number of women it can serve to 90 from 20 by the year 2011.

“For over 16 years, the Dove’s Nest program has been challenging and guiding women to a new way of life in the Charlotte area, and we are honored to help them expand their services to some of our most vulnerable citizens,” Katie Belk Morris, president of the foundation, says in a statement.

Dove’s Nest, located on West Boulevard, was started in 1992 as the area’s first long-term facility designed to help women recover from addiction.

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