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  • 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.  
  • Cecile Williams

    Program Manager
    Cecile Williams - TCP New Program ManagerPlease help The Carying Place, Inc. (TCP) welcome Cecile Williams as our new Program Manager starting Monday, November 2, 2015! Cecile has always had a passion for helping others realize their full potential.  Her objective is to provide guidance to those who are down on their luck and have lost hope to set and achieve attainable goals.  It is her belief that healthy families yield healthy communities. Cecile received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Winston-Salem State University and a Masters of Public Administration from North Carolina Central University. Cecile has worked in the social services field in both government and non-profit sector and enjoys working with families as they transition to self-sufficiency. A proud Raleigh native, Cecile is a member of the Wake County Human Services committee and a member of the City of Raleigh Substance Abuse Advisory Board. Please join us in welcoming Cecile to The Carying Place family.  Look forward to reaching her at or 919-462-1800.
  • Casey Smith

    Children's Program Coordinator
    Introducing Casey Smith as The Carying Place's new Children's Program Coordinator beginning November 28, 2016! Casey has joined our team after graduating with her undergraduate Psychology degree and Master of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University. She currently enjoys volunteering with several local human service agencies. Casey has a wealth of experience in leading programs for the geriatric community, has done grief counseling as a part of veterinarian social work at NC State, has supervised group homes for clients with autism and has done case management with clients in the juvenile justice system. As an MSW student, Casey developed a strong desire to help at-risk populations be linked to necessary resources therefore TCP fits perfectly with her personal mission. Casey looks forward to the experience she will gain while using her many talents at TCP and it's Children's Program. Welcome to the TCP family, Casey!  
  • 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!"