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The Care Pack Project

“Be the change you want to see in the world…” -Ghandi

The Care Pack Project started as a project for one of my courses at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and took off from there.
 According to the North Carolina Point in Time Count, in January 2014, there were a total of 11,448 individuals suffering from homelessness in North Carolina. Out of those people, 2,564 were unsheltered. There were 1,160 homeless veterans in North Carolina, 176 were unsheltered.Unsheltered is defined as homeless persons who are residing in places not meant for human habitation on the night of the count, such as cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus/train stations, streets, or campgrounds, according to the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness.
Chronic homelessness, according to the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness, is defined as a homeless individual or a homeless family with an adult head of household who: Has a disabling condition (serious mental illness, substance use disorder, developmental disability, physical disability) AND Has been homeless and living in a place not meant for human habitation or an emergency shelter continuously for at least 1 year or on at least 4 separate occasions in the last 3 years. There were a total of 1,333 chronically homeless in North Carolina, 654 were unsheltered. In Guilford County, there were 107 chronically homeless, 66 who were unsheltered.