Care Corps was founded in 1996 to provide a place of
shelter, support, and stability for homeless individuals and
homeless families by empowering them to achieve independence and
lifelong enrichment. To accomplish that, Care Corps is the
only agency within the neighboring six-county area offering
24-hour shelter to homeless men, women, and children.
Our mission of independence and lifelong enrichment is
reflected in our requirement that our residents search for a
job everyday. We know that almost 450 people are only one
paycheck away from homelessness in Fremont and the surrounding
area. The majority of our clients, more than 75%, are from the
Greater Fremont Area.
Our mission is even more remarkable when you consider that
the average age of a homeless person in the U.S. is only nine
years old. Children make up almost one-third of the homeless
population of Fremont. Since a homeless child is very likely
to have been homeless more than once, childhood problems take
on a new significance. 76% of homeless children will need to
repeat their current grade in school and those that are old
enough, are more likely to drop out of school continuing
the cycle of dependence on the system.
Care Corps provides the means, opportunities, and training
necessary to break this cycle and help people establish
themselves once again as productive members of society.