The Carying Place teaches homeless, working families with children life skills for independent living while providing short-term housing and support.
Families are screened and, if accepted, paired with a Support Team who works with them weekly on their budget, goals and life skills. All services to the family are provided by a team of professional staff supported by over 200 volunteers who provide a variety of help to the families.
The goal is for the family to be self sufficient when graduating from the program in only 4 months. The Carying Place provides the family a free apartment and utilities, and the family puts money each week into an Escrow account to prepare them for their housing and other needs following their graduation from The Carying Place.
TCP helps families:
- Who are homeless, “doubled-up” or otherwise inadequately housed, or are in jeopardy of losing their current housing
- Who are without the needed financial resources to be able to acquire or maintain adequate housing
- Who are motivated to improve their situation and are willing to work hard at budgeting, time management and setting and attaining goals
- Who recognize that changes are needed and want help in identifying and enacting those change
If you are a working homeless family and need help, please give us a call at 919-462-1800. Please note that during our screening process, there is eligibility criteria that will be covered with each family prior to accepting intake information.