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Office telephone: 462-1800
Office fax: 462-0282

  • Leslie Covington, MSW, LCASA

    Executive Director
    Leslie3The Carying Place, Inc. (TCP) is pleased to announce Leslie Covington as our new Executive Director starting Monday, October 5, 2015. Leslie obtained her Social Work degree at North Carolina State University and further developed a love for outreach through her local church. Inspired with empowering at-risk and low income families, she continued her experience through her service as a Youth Director, Director of Outreach and Senior Youth Director for the YMCA of the Triangle. Leslie soon felt the need "to go deeper" with serving families and returned to NCSU for her Master of Social Work degree where she focused on mental health, clinical social work and substance abuse counseling. At this time in her life, Leslie strives to use her passion as well as her non-profit and mental health experience to lead and inspire others to achieve financial stability. When speaking of her appointment to the Carying Place, Leslie shared "I'm inspired by the legacy of such a great organization. We are breaking the cycle of poverty that plagues many families in the capital area - there is no better life mission than that!" Please join us in welcoming Leslie to The Carying Place family.  She can be reached at or 919-462-1800.  
  • Sameena Rashid

    Office Manager
    SameenaSameena Rashid joined The Carying Place in 2007, after a very fulfilling career as a "Stay-at-home" mom for 10 years. She has lived in Cary since 1999. She is married to a software engineer and has 2 children, 16 and 12. "Working at The Carying Place has been an eye-opener for me. I never realized how many homeless families needed help. Helping families get back on their feet is very rewarding for me and this job utilizes all my skills. As a part of The Carying Place Team, I do whatever needs to be done!"