CASA's Impact in the Community

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Veterans Day 2022

Veterans Day 2022

Veterans have alarmingly been overrepresented in the homeless population for many years. As reported by the Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), North Carolina has about 9,280 people experiencing homelessness on any given...

2022 Fall Fundraiser Reflections

2022 Fall Fundraiser Reflections

After a two year break due to COVID-19, CASA returned to in-person events with our annual Fall Fundraiser gala in honor of our 30th anniversary. We are happy to report that we surpassed this year’s $150,000 fundraising goal and were able to raise $157,602 to support...

How Affordable Housing Benefits Everyone

How Affordable Housing Benefits Everyone

Affordable housing options are affecting the lives of millions of families around the nation. As inflation continues to rise, it’s more important now than ever before to help others secure stable housing for survival — especially ahead of the cooler fall and winter...

Perry Place July 2022 Update

Perry Place July 2022 Update

Let the Framing Begin Framing is underway at Perry Place! As a reminder, this is a new 48-unit community straddling the border of Chapel Hill and Carrboro that will serve individuals and families earning less than 60% of the Area Median Income.The Chapel Hill side is...

Donor Spotlight: Catherine Currin

Donor Spotlight: Catherine Currin

For Catherine Currin, you could say supporting CASA is a family tradition. Her mother, Sylvia Jurgensen, served as a CASA board member for several years, and Catherine decided to follow in her footsteps by joining CASA’s Mission Advancement Committee in 2021. Even as...

How Climate Change Impacts the Unhoused

Climate change is one of the biggest problems that the world faces. When trying to help the unhoused community, it can be tempting to ignore global issues like climate change, but that is a mistake. As with many other problems, climate change is impacting the unhoused...

Perry Place Construction Update

Perry Place Construction Update

Greetings from Perry Place!   We're excited to keep you updated on the progress at Perry Place, our newest community in Chapel Hill/Carrboro. Site work is advancing, with a focus on erosion control, building retaining walls, and coordinating utility easements and...

Practical Ways to Help People Without Homes in Durham, NC

Practical Ways to Help People Without Homes in Durham, NC

No matter where you go, there will be people who lack the resources needed for proper housing. Sadly, Durham, NC is by no means exempt from this. There are many people in our community who lack homes, including a disproportionately high number of veterans. The good...

King’s Ridge Groundbreaking

King’s Ridge Groundbreaking

CASA broke ground on King's Ridge!We are so pleased to announce that on March 29th 2022 at 10:00 AM, we broke ground on King's Ridge. This momentous occasion was an emotional celebration of two years of hard work with volunteers, elected officials and compassionate...

Tremayne

Tremayne

  CASA tenant Tremayne lives in an apartment building specifically dedicated to veterans who have experienced homelessness and live with a disability. Tremayne was in the Navy for 7 years and moved into his CASA apartment a little over a year ago when  his...

Veteran Homelessness Statistics

Veteran Homelessness Statistics

Homelessness can touch all demographics from all walks of life. Among these vulnerable populations, alarmingly, are our very own military veterans who have bravely answered our country’s call for service. What follows are revealing statistics about veteran...

Perry Place Update, January 2022

Perry Place Update, January 2022

I am excited to begin the year by tracking the construction progress of Perry Place, CASA’s newest Orange County development off Merritt Mill Road in Chapel Hill/Carrboro.  We’ve entered the first phase of construction: site work. This involves clearing the land,...

How to Talk to Children About Homelessness

  Talking about homelessness can be difficult no matter who you’re speaking with, but talking about it with your kids can be even more challenging. The fact is, however, that we all need to work together to help those in our community who are homeless, and that...

A Home for the Holidays

The spirit of giving is on display year-round at CASA where every day is a commitment to providing solutions for homelessness in the Triangle. But the holiday season can be a special time that highlights the generosity in all of us. There are a number of ways to...

Celebrate GivingTuesday With Us

Celebrate GivingTuesday With Us

Every day is one of giving at CASA, but each year we like to celebrate the spirit of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, better known as GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday will be recognized on Nov. 30th and marks the world’s largest day of generosity and giving....

CASA Welcomes Everett McElveen as CEO

CASA Welcomes Everett McElveen as CEO

Last week, CASA officially welcomed Everett McElveen as CASA’s newest CEO. Mary Jean Seyda, CASA’s previous CEO, will transition into a part-time role with the Fundraising department as a Senior Advisor, specifically focused on our new developments: King’s Ridge in...