Carlisle CARES (Combined Area Resources for Emergency Shelter) was established in 2004 to address homelessness in the Carlisle area. The program provides comprehensive services to facilitate the individual’s journey from being homeless to a state of self-sufficiency. The Resource Center is open seven days per week, 365 days per year. The overnight shelter services, which offer a warm and safe place to sleep, are provided by participating area churches, rotating on a monthly basis. Guests are transported by CARES to and from churches that are not within walking distance of the Resource Center. Carlisle CARES operates on limited funding. CARES cannot function without volunteer services and donated goods. A few hundred dollars could enable CARES to purchase needed supplies or meet special targeted needs.