Thank You!

I keep a journal of moments, just jotting down at the end of the day a moment to remember – usually one that sits on my heart, whether in joy or grief. All kinds of moments make it into my journal, because all kinds of moments make up our daily lives at CEF. To say [...]

2016 Annual Holiday Parties! Dates Announced

You're Invited: 7th Annual Holiday Parties in both Durham and Chapel Hill. Who: All members of the CEF (extended) family -- members, advocates, family, friends, supporters, fans, partners, and neighbors Rides Available: Chapel Hill, call (919) 200-0233; Durham, call (919) 797-9233 RSVP for Chapel Hill Party! Saturday, December 3rd from 5pm - 8pm Chapel of the Cross, [...]

Featured OC Hub Program: Document Services

 Darcia is not a typical Advocate. Once a week she volunteers her time through CEF’s Orange Community Hub to help Members establish or reestablish identification and documentation. This work of obtaining photos IDs, birth certificates, and social security cards can become very complex, and requires the time of someone like Darcia who can offer her dedication and […]


CEF at the 2016 Asset Learning Conference in DC

Highlights of our lessons learned, big ideas, and big takeaways! CEF’s Program Coordinator and Operations Coordinator, Maggie West and Jon Young, rode the Megabus up to DC last month to attend the Assets Learning Conference, hosted by our friends and partners at CFED. Here’s a peek at what got us excited and where we’re taking […]


New Staff Welcome: Diiv Sternman

Diiv Sternman joined Chapel Hill team as Member Services Coordinator in May of 2016. And we are so happy to have them! What made you interested in CEF? I was at a point in my career where I had done direct service for 12 years—and it does take its toll.  I was reaching a point […]