Syrenity House Empowered

Syrenity House Empowered

      "Providing a Second Chance at Life and Family"

Providing a Fresh Start for Women

Syrenity House Empowered of Charlotte, North Carolina is a program supporting addicted/incarcerated women with or without children note Syrenity House Empowered services are available to all women in need of its unique services and support. This support includes providing  housing referrals and basic necessities, to its clients who are seeking sobriety, independence and self-sufficiency. Assisting women with re-entry into their communities by connecting them with various local agencies for support. Our organization assists women in reuniting with their children and giving them the tools that they need to be successful mothers and members of society.

Mission Statement

Serenity is defined as “shining bright and unobscured without suggestion of agitation, trouble, and fitful activities.” This defines our goal, purpose, direction, objective, and reason for being.

We subscribe to the age-proven belief shared throughout all of creation that the most paramount bond and relationship is between a mother and her child. There is not a nobler or more honorable endeavor after being broken, battered, and decimated by a myriad of situations, circumstances, and moments of catastrophic decision-making than the restoration of this sacred bond of mother and child.


Sharnella T. McCrae, graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor Degree Social Work (BSW) also graduated from Western New Mexico University with a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW). Sharnella is in the initial stages of pursuing a Doctoral Program in Social Work. Sharnella has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years in various positions, levels and advocacy. To include, personal client care, group home settings both adult and youth, staff supervision, Guardian Ad Litem as well multiple boards and committees. Sharnella is a Certified Triple P Parent Instructor, First Aid Mental Health Specialist, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-A, Licensed Clinical Social Worker-A. Sharnella is the mother of a beautiful and precious daughter Za'Heriyah.

Sharnella' s passion to work with women with substance abuse addiction and its subsequent issues and problems is borne from her own life experience as a child with a mother with an addiction. Sharnella knows the issues, difficulties and trying times first hand that women and their children experience during this traumatic period in their lives. Sharnella's life and work experience has given her the expertise to provide the support the women need to be Mothers and self sufficient as they reintegrate into their communities.