SHYAS CARES

            S&H Youth and Adult Services Community Awareness Rehabilitation & Education Services  

The Founder of SHYAS CARES

 LaTanya Hardy

Ms Hardy is an innovator, entrepreneur, mentor, and motivator. She is a 2004 Livingstone College alum, who graduated from AIU with an MBA in healthcare management. Today, she is a Notary, National certified addictions counselor, NC Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, and Certified Peer Support Specialist who is committed to “healing hearts and inspiring minds. 

Our Members

Our Locations

Our Background

Join Our Team

Our members and participants come from all walks of life. Anyone is welcome to join the SHYAS CARES Family. To get update information on our Enrichment Classes, Agency Programs, and Community Events please check out our calendar or event page. Like us on


If you live in the Mecklenburg or Piedmont area, you can stop by one of our office locations. We are located at 714 S Main St Salisbury NC 28144 and

5736 N Tryon Charlotte NC 28213

Feel Free to call us for any information

            704-603-8285

Our mission

SHYAS CARES mission is to mentor, motivate, and Make a Dynamic Difference by edifying and empowering extraordinary men, women, children and communities.

  • Serve men, women, & children that have experienced domestic violence and abuse- DVA Project
  • Mentor at risk children and teens emphasizing, Fun Education, Self Empowerment, & Life Skills Enrichment - CARES Mentoring 
  • Provides jail alternatives for men and women and teens that have a criminal history and/or illegal behaviors through our ​                  CARES Re-Entry Program - ARISE
  • CARES Mentors (volunteers)
  • CARES Counselors (Volunteers)
  • CARES Counselors (paid Staff)
  • Peer Support Specialist
  • DVA Coordinator
  • Program Administrative Assistant
  • Driver
  • Annual Sponsors and Donors