Our History

Our History

A House with a steadfast mission since 1985

Since 1985 the vision for the creation of Hospitality House of Charlotte began, and our mission has changed very little since. We are proud to continue the legacy our founders and donors have brought to our home.

Our rich history

1982

Mecklenburg Medical Society Auxiliary surveyed the community for unmet healthcare needs.

1984


Mecklenburg Medical Auxiliary and Endowment (MMAE) purchased a home on Scott Avenue with the help of the community. This became known as MMAE’s Inn (pronounced May’s).

1986

The Medical Auxiliary Endowment Board oversaw MMAE for 14 months until the Inn was ready to take its first step towards independence.  In June 1986, Articles of Incorporation were completed.

1987

Nonprofit status was established and the first Executive Director, Nancy Underwood, was hired.

1992

Second location was added at St. John’s Baptist Church.

1998

MMAE changed its name to Hospitality House of Charlotte.

2006

The Hospitality House of Charlotte celebrated its groundbreaking at our new home on Scott Avenue.

2008

New home on Scott Avenue opened.  This combined both locations under one roof.

Today

HHOC has served more than 66,000 guests from 50 states and 39 countries.

 

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