There are approximately 5,000 homeless children in Wake County alone. You see them in your child's classroom, at your church, you pass them by on the street. We cannot assume we know their story or what they experience day to day. It is often a story of significant loss and hardship, but there is a way to change their story.
Project CATCH is a collaborative case management model that is completely unique to Raleigh, North Carolina. Project CATCH provides services and advocates for children experiencing homelessness and works with 11 area homeless shelters and programs to ensure that they are able to correctly identify and address the specific needs of the children in their care. By working closely with partner agencies, Project CATCH meets the needs of over 300 homeless children ages 0-18 years old in Wake County per year. In addition to providing services and case management to children, Project CATCH also provides monthly community engagement meetings and trauma trainings to inform the parents of various process and opportunities to benefit their children. Project CATCH has another component, Circle of Parents, a child abuse prevention program that addresses the stresses faced by parents experiencing homelessness. Project CATCH is also a part of the More Than a Roof Collaboritve.
Project CATCH Mission Statement:
To ensure families experiencing homelessness in Wake County have access to a coordinated system of care
that nurtures the health, well-being and success of their children.