What we do
Our mission is to reduce homelessness and empower the marginalized by providing access to housing and services that foster dignity, self-sufficiency and well-being. We apply a “housing first” model, meaning we believe that a safe place to live is the first step to stability, then work with our clients to help them discover and address the issues that resulted in homelessness in the first place. Our approach is individualistic, because each client’s issues are different, and their goals are different as well. Our experienced staff works with clients in a way that respects and renews their dignity, believing deeply in their innate potential.
CaringWorks was incorporated in 2002 and was built on the single idea that every citizen, no matter social or economic standing, should have a chance to improve their quality of life. Since our founding we’ve focused on a suite of services aimed at providing permanent, proven solutions for people facing homelessness. We focus our efforts on the “hardest-to-serve:” 66% of our clients are chronically homeless, 78% have a history of substance addiction and 64% have a diagnosed mental illness.
In the last 14 years, CaringWorks has served nearly 5,000 clients. We are proud that the organization’s success rate in 2015—as defined by people remaining stably housed after a year—stood at 98 percent.