The ambition to reduce homelessness and recidivism for formerly incarcerated people lead way to the creation of Inspire Me Foundation, Inc. Nicole Calhoun, a doctoral student at Duke University School of Nursing, observed early in her career that access to healthcare and securing safe housing were competing needs for recently released individuals.
Formerly incarcerated people are facing higher unemployment rates today than all of the United States during the Great Depression. Without a stable income, securing shelter becomes near impossible. Nicole, with the help of a growing volunteer team, strives to banish homelessness in the greater metropolitan area of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Inspire Me Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing transitional housing, reducing recidivism, preventing homelessness, and supporting families.
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."