Pamela

Pamela

When Pamela’s mom got sick, her world fell apart.  “She was my best friend,” Pamela says.  Her mother battled cancer for over two years.  Pamela left her full time job and moved to North Carolina to care of her. “When she died,” Pamela says, “I didn’t realize how much...
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,”...
Tommy & Shelia

Tommy & Shelia

Tommy and Shelia moved their family into their CASA apartment in May.  Before they arrived, they had been living in a hotel room with one bed.  Now, they live in a two-bedroom apartment in a community for families with children in Raleigh. “At one time we had a nice...
Wayne’s Welcome Home Anniversary

Wayne’s Welcome Home Anniversary

On the fourth of July last year, Wayne was just a few weeks away from moving into his CASA apartment.  Wayne is an Army veteran, who joined the military at eighteen because his family didn’t have the money to send him to college.  He wanted to go to school, but he is...
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...
“This year is going to be different”

“This year is going to be different”

You met Aaron and his son Aiden back in June, on Father’s Day.  We wanted to check back in with him around the holidays, to see how they are doing. Last year, Aaron’s son was a newborn and Aaron was juggling his job, being a single dad, and moving out of...