Stamping out homelessness

October 8, 2009 3:04:23 PM PDT
Isaiha Carver is one of millions of American who are homeless and he's tired of being a statistic. That's why he and several hundred other homeless people in Durham came out Thursday to get help through a program called Project Homeless Connect."It gives us a lot of hope for one thing and put us with resources where we normally couldn't have found," he explained.

Project Homeless Connect offered help with housing, employment, legal services, health care, and much more.

"We're ready to engage them and provide services that they need to become citizens and productive people again," said Gloria Turnur with CAARE Inc. "In order for anybody to stabilize, they need safe housing - they need a job and they need to form relationships with the community."

Most of the people at the event Thursday were homeless because they have lost their jobs, and one of the most popular booths at the event was the Durham Job Link Career Center.

"They can get interviewing skills, resume building skills - a number of different pre-employment info," said Sandra Hayes with the Durham Job Link Career Center.

A similar event took place in Raleigh Thursday.

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