People Matter 2018
Mental illness is a nationwide issue that remains in the shadows. It’s hard to identify and even harder to explain. And it comes with a cost to our community, our families and our neighbors. 200,000 people in Wake County alone struggle with mental illness, and nonprofits are doing everything they can to make sure this problem is brought to light through research, education and treatment. Hear from two women on the front lines in the Triangle making sure mental health is in our future.
The impact of addiction on people’s lives, families and communities is enormous. It’s a huge problem in the Triangle – for all ages and genders. The good news? Treatment is available, and recovery is possible. There are nonprofits in our community who are coming alongside those struggling with addiction – casting a vision for the future, restoring hope and empowering people to reclaim their lives. Hear from them directly as they share with you what’s happening right here in our backyard.
Nearly 90,000 people in Wake County are living in poverty. They are our neighbors, but behind the scenes they may be coming out of crisis situations, earning minimum wage, struggling to provide childcare for their families or barely keeping a roof over their head. Thankfully, nonprofits in Wake County are stepping up to fight for poverty alleviation and create opportunities for our community to succeed and thrive.
Youth Development and Empowerment
Youth homelessness is one of the most invisible issues in our community. And kids aren’t being equipped for success. Hear stories of mentorship, education, development and empowerment from the people investing in the future generation of our city.
Raleigh is thriving.
But not everything is great.
Many of our neighbors are struggling, invisible in our thriving city. Underdeveloped youth, poverty, unemployment and mental illness are just a few of the issues crippling our otherwise flourishing home.
But there are heroes in our community who dedicate their lives through their nonprofit work to loving our neighbors and championing our causes.
Join us as we highlight these heroes through a 2018 video series. Because they believe people matter. And so do we.