A Reason for Living

A Reason for Living

Bill moved into his CASA apartment as soon as construction was completed and the complex opened. “I love it here,” he says. “We take care of each other.” Bill’s path to CASA was a difficult one. “I used to live in a house, owned my own business, and lost everything,”...
Jimmy

Jimmy

Before moving into his CASA apartment, Jimmy spent a good portion of his adult life homeless. He moved around a lot looking for work. When he arrived in Raleigh, he stayed at the South Wilmington Street Center, a homeless shelter for single men. He worked odd jobs in...
Welcome home, Robert

Welcome home, Robert

Robert moved into his CASA apartment just a few weeks ago.  As part of a pilot program with the REALTOR Foundation of Wake County, Robert’s apartment was furnished by Foundation volunteers who purchased furniture from The Green Chair Project.  “I was very overwhelmed...
Meet Keshira

Meet Keshira

Keshira and her mom were used to moving.  By the time she was 8 years old, Keshira’s mom Sharon estimates they had moved 10 or 15 times.  “It felt like 100!” Keshira remembers.  Before coming to Raleigh, the lived in a trailer in Johnston County. ...
Meet Alonza

Meet Alonza

Alonza is a Raleigh, NC native, but he grew up in Washington D.C.  As a young adult, he was successful managing a grocery store and convenience store, but his life began to spiral as a result of alcohol and drug addiction. Alonza says his addiction led to his struggle...