1 in 30 children are currently homeless in Wake County. That is APPROXIMATELY 7,000 children. A 28% increase since 2016.
75% of children experiencing homelessness are behind in math and reading when they start Kindergarten.
70% of CATCH children have never been in any type of child care or received Pre-K education.
60% of CATCH children who have been assessed have a speech delay at age three.
The Salvation Army's Project CATCH is committed to ending the cycle of homelessness locally. CATCH stands for Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless and is a collaborative case management model completely unique to Raleigh, North Carolina. This amazing organization provides services and advocates for children experiencing homelessness. They work 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.
Now, Project CATCH needs our help. They are looking to raise $100,000 in order to greater meet the needs of our community. The hard truth is that the more work that Project CATCH does, the more need they discover.
How You Can Help!
Join us on November 30, 2018 as we pay tribute to the Studio 54 Era, "Gamble" at the casino and dance the night away all to benefit Project CATCH [Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless]. This year is going to be BIGGER, BETTER and an even GROOVIER night that you will not want to miss!
Ticket sales are on sale now and can be purchased at the link below! Also make sure you follow @catchmeatthecasino on instagram for party updates!
SPONSORSHIPs, Host Tickets and Individual tickets will be available.
Katie & Houston Loper
Joe & Traci Farmer
Ed & Sarah Sabornie
Carolyn & Earl Johnson
Anna Ball & Joe Hodge
Nick Nance with Farm Bureau Insurance
Davis Team Realty
Dr. Grant Buttram
Katie & Pablo Krompecher
There are approximately 7,000 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. It 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. Project CATCH meets the needs of over 300 homeless children ages 0-18 in Wake County per year.