CASA's Impact in the Community

Success Stories, News, and Special Events

Welcome Home, 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

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...

CASA announces new Chief Operations Officer

CASA is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Trina Clayeux as its new Chief Operations Officer. “Our intention in the extensive search for our next COO, led by Armstrong McGuire, was to bring on someone with a deep passion for housing, the knowledge and experience...

5 Ways to Support Your Community Through CASA

CASA has been providing affordable housing for homeless families and individuals for more than 25 years. But we’ve hardly done it alone. We rely on group and individual donations, volunteer work, and other efforts from people like you to make it all happen. Read below...

CASA’s Solution to Ending Homelessness in Raleigh, NC

For almost 30 years, CASA has been providing a solution to homelessness in Raleigh, NC, and surrounding communities. How have we done it? By creating more affordable housing. Raleigh has the fifth fastest growing rent in the country among larger cities, and nearby...

April 2019 CEO Update

As you may know, CASA is creating a strategic plan to guide our work over the next five years.  It has been an incredible process.  We are grateful for all those who contributed to our 27 year foundation and with fresh eyes we revisited and updated our mission,...

Tax Tips and Tricks for Charitable Donors

Working on your taxes this month might have you rethinking your strategies for 2019. If so, have a look at some of these tax strategies to do the most good for your community and your portfolio.Donate appreciated stock rather than cash.If you plan to make a donation...

Housing and the Minimum Wage

Welcome to CASA's new Advocacy Blog!  We'll use this space to talk about housing issues in the news that matter to the people we serve. Today's topic: Housing and the Minimum Wage.

March 2019 Advocacy Blog: Housing Vouchers

Welcome to CASA's new Advocacy Blog!  We'll use this space to talk about housing issues in the news that matter to the people we serve. Our first topic?  Housing vouchers. What is a housing voucher? Nearly 60,000 low-income households in North Carolina use housing...

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...

Make a Difference When You Give Back in 2019

There are many ways that you can make a difference in 2019, both around the world and right here in Raleigh, NC. Many giving options happen to coincide with your New Year planning, budgeting, purging, and resolutions. Here are a few ways you can give back this year....

CASA’s 2018 Year in Review

December is a time of reflection. We remember the highs and the lows of the past year and make resolutions for the coming year. In 2018, CASA celebrated many accomplishments, and also mourned a profound loss in the death of our longtime CEO, Debra King. Because of...

Ways to Give This Holiday Season

For many people, the holiday season is the time to think about charitable giving. Nonprofits tend to raise about half of their yearly fundraising support between November and December, with the last week of the year being the busiest time for charitable donations....

Try One of These 7 Creative Seasonal Giving Opportunities

‘Tis the season for giving, and there’s no shortage of opportunities to give back in the Raleigh area and beyond through one of many Raleigh nonprofit organizations. But volunteering at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen is far from the only way to give back. Below...

Raleigh Giving Party raises over $4,400 for CASA

On November 29, 2018, CASA was delighted to be included in a Raleigh holiday tradition—the Eighth Annual Raleigh Giving Party. The event is hosted by three friends—Natalie Best, Melissa Colantuoni, and Christina Woelffer. Together, they choose four nonprofits to...

Giving Tuesday Is a Great Way to Get Involved

For many people in the U.S., Thanksgiving marks the first day of the holiday season. While that Thursday is spent enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends, the days and weeks after are a special time for spreading holiday cheer and giving back to the people...

Honoring Veterans Day at CASA: Wayne’s Story

At the beginning of this year, Wayne packed up his house in Baltimore and moved to North Carolina. His daughter and two grandkids live in Raleigh, and he wanted to be close to them.  “I’m starting my life over again,” he said with a smile. “I’m looking forward to it.”...

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...