The late Caroline M. Livermore of
The first group home in North Carolina for people with severe mental illnesses—Ephesus Group Home in Chapel Hill—was established under her leadership in 1976. Caroline surrounded herself with people of like mind and perseverance to formulate the early composition and backbone of the successful operation that Caramore is today.
After her untimely death in 1985, Caramore continued, grew, and prospered. Caramore is currently under the leadership of CEO David Chapman, together with dedicated individuals serving on the Board of Directors and as trained program staff.
· 1974—Study group formed to begin the North Carolina Association of Emotionally Troubled.
· 1976—First group home in N. C. for mentally ill established in
· 1985—Move from borrowed facilities on University property to highway 54 location in
· 1985—Second group home established in
· 1987—Beginning of semi-independent apartment cluster program at Carolina Apartments in Carrboro.
· 1990—Received national accreditation (CARF). Continuous reaccreditations every 3 years.
· 1995—Move to new Administrative and
· 2001—Beginning of Tier 3 Program for continued long-term support for adults with mental illness.