Carroll’s Kitchen is a social enterprise restaurant with a vision to end homelessness for women in Raleigh and make it a better community for everyone.
Carroll’s Kitchen provides opportunity for single women experiencing homelessness and empowering them with job training, life skills, and even housing. Women enter our program through a referral partner, spend a year with us, and graduate ready to live like all things are possible! We see these women joining the workforce, sticking around with us to train up the next group of women, or even opening their own businesses.
- A woman faces difficult circumstances beyond her control.
- She’s referred to Carroll’s Kitchen and moves into a house with two other women and a mentor.
- She’s trained in the restaurant, learning employable skills and gaining self-confidence.
- Learns life skills like time management and budgeting, and receives counseling from our partners.
- Graduates feeling empowered to live like all things are possible!
- Starts her own bakery and employs other women from a local shelter. And the cycle continues!
Why we do it…
Carroll’s Kitchen believes God’s love can break the cycle of homelessness. We want every woman in our city to understand her value and identity. We want to build up the whole person—mind, body, spirit—and providing a complete system that addresses needs like housing and a job, but also instills hope and confidence.
Come, see what we’re doing at Carroll’s Kitchen, and enjoy more than just a meal!
You can help…
What if helping were as simple as making a choice of where to eat breakfast or lunch? The most powerful you can do is to bring a friend and come enjoy the food that the women in our program are pouring their hearts into every day. What an empowering message that sends. One that says “we support you, we believe in you, you are worth it!”
We have plans for future expansion and other ventures that will allow us to employ more and more women. Will you invest in what’s next to continue to provide more opportunities and jobs for marginalized women in our community?
Join us in doing something #good4raleigh!