Phase 1 Inc.

About Us

Caresmatic Phase 1 wants to partner with the community and the support community leaders, corporations, small businesses, and law enforcement. We look forward to new partners and volunteers to expand our mission. More than 150,000 Veterans are homeless on any given night in the US. There are nearly twice as many who experience homelessness at some point during the year. Veterans with families are a growing segment of the homeless population - increasing 5% a year for the past 3 years. The number of homeless Vietnam-era Veterans is now greater than the number of service men and women that died during that war. 1 in 3 men living on the streets is a Veteran. In Charlotte, approximately 1000 Veterans are homeless on any given night. Over 25% of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are showing acute symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – a significant factor in the high rate of homelessness for Veterans. Approximately 90% of homeless Veterans were honorably discharged from military service and more than 1/3 of them specifically served in a combat zone during their military service. Right now, the number of homeless Vietnam era veterans is greater than the number of service persons who died during that war. Already, veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are appearing in the homeless population.

What We Do

Caresmatic Phase 1 provides services to Veterans each year through a comprehensive program specifically designed to move Veterans from homelessness to long-term stability and self-sufficiency. The program meets Veterans wherever they are in the healing process and provides the long-term, hands-on support they need to lift themselves up and reach their full potential.

Homeless veterans who enter our program are able to receive emergency and transitional housing for a period of 90 days to 24 months. During this time the veterans are assisted with developing individualized plans to get them back on their feet again such as employment, disability claims, and life skills. We hear from veterans without a home that they just can't get or keep employment without a consistent place to stay where they can get rest, keep clothes clean, and consistently keep their hygiene up. Having identification and a mailing address is needed for many job applications, services, and benefits. The homeless veteran is indeed in a very hard position. Every detail of daily life can be a hard burden with no shelter, locking door, temperature control, place to store food and belongings. We work with our veterans to better their situation and use their transitional housing time wisely. We are proud to be part of this monumental time in their lives where they are ramping up to have their lives back.