Helping homeless individuals thrive in the community.
Through diligent advocacy and evidence-based practices, HomeLink connects homeless or precariously housed people, who are living with serious mental illness in Orange, Chatham, Wake, or Durham counties, to services, benefits, and housing supports so they can live a fulfilling and meaningful life. The HomeLink team identify activities of daily living to help people maintain housing and form partnerships with community organizations who have similar goals and values.
Community collaborations to assist homelessness
TIEH Learning Collaborative
HomeLink staff have organized a nationwide network for grantees under SAMHSA’s Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (TIEH) program. The TIEH Learning Collaborative allows TIEH grantees to share common challenges, engage in problem-solving, discuss innovative practices, and organize collective action for macro-level change. HomeLink enlists a new TIEH grantee to present at each monthly meeting.
Penny Lane Bed & Breakfast
The Penny Lane B&B is a three-bedroom house located at the UNC Farm at Penny Lane in Pittsboro, NC. The goal of this project is to provide temporary shelter and a healing environment for HomeLink clients who need a safe place to sleep.
Heat & Eat Meals
Heat & Eat Meals started during the pandemic to provide nutritious meals to the Center’s clients across Orange, Chatham, and Wake Counties. It is part of a strategic outreach plan to check in with clients and provide them with weekly meals. This project is in partnership with Breakaway Café who prepare the meals.