CPN Workshops

CPN Strategic Planning Meeting and Birthday Party

Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

John Chavis Memorial Park
505 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Raleigh, NC, 27601

On November 29th of 2018, a few friends and colleagues who serve Wake County’s marginalized, vulnerable, and “at risk’ came together to talk about the barriers and challenges of connecting clients with the basic necessities and the help they need.

We talked about existing systems and processes; what was working and what was not; and we talked about what could be…If…we could create a neutral platform where our work benefited one another in a collaborative culture that made communication about relationships once more.

As we approach our first birthday, we want to thank you for a phenomenal year!

Together, we rallied over 750 service providers and participants during:

  • 2 Strategic Planning Meetings
  • 6 CPN Member Supported Events
  • 4 CPN Technical Trainings
  • 1 CPN Community Call to Action
  • CPN Roundtable Focus Areas Demonstrated: Homelessness, Mental Health, Equity-Diversity-Inclusion, Human Trafficking, Employment, Reentry, and Technical Services – CPN Communications Tool Development, Tool and Resource Dashboard, and Data Farming.
  • Outreach grew by 420%.

Thank you for all who have served both past and present to launch us from our beginnings at Crossroads Fellowship Church into a new season drawing us closer as a family of organizations who are doing the GOOD WORKS!


  • Summary of 2019 Events
  • Roundtable Initiatives Underway: Homelessness, Human Trafficking, Mental Health, Equity-Diversity-Inclusion, Employment, and Reentry
  • The Trifecta for 2020
  • Building Affordable Housing Stock and Supporting Existing Systems
  • Transportation – Operation, “Can You Hear Us Now”
  • Employment – Targeting Communities That Still Have Double Digit Unemployment
  • Building the 2020 CPN Calendar – Hot Topics
  • Birthday Party! Prizes for 2019 Participants! Come Celebrate With the CPN!


Basic Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP) Workshop

Friday, November 22, 2019 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – 1:00pm – 6:00pm

John Chavis Memorial Park
505 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Raleigh, NC, 27601

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) helps us explore the power we all have to change hostility and destructiveness into cooperation, community, and justice.  More details


To discover new ways to reduce conflict in your world, your community, organization, or personal life. Enjoy a hands-on, fun, activity-based experience (no need to take notes!) in an intensive weekend workshop. People who’ve taken the training report they have connected deeply with others, laughed, shared, listened. They’ve experienced increased trust and self-esteem and learned ways to reduce conflict in their world—whether classroom, family, work, or community.

Registration fee of $25 helps cover materials, snacks, beverages, and lunch on Saturday.

Who is AVP for?

It is a program for everybody. Though founded by Quakers based on their belief in an inborn power for peace in everyone, it draws its participants and its trainers from all religions, races and walks of life.

Can I earn Continuing Education Credits?

Curriculum materials and documentation of your participation can be provided. You will need to seek approval for the credits with your organization.

Can I participate in just a portion of the weekend training?

Participants are asked to make a commitment to be present for the entire training.

What happens in workshops?

LEARNING: Each workshop will start with a Lunch and Learn on a topic of interest. If you have suggestions for topics or would like to volunteer to present, contact us!

CONNECTING: Then, we’ll open the floor to other participating organizations to share a brief description of their organization – we want to know what you do and how to connect! Bring flyers to share, FAQs, slides, business cards – whatever you have and want to share. A challenge for all of us: after each meeting, reach out to at least TWO people or organizations you met.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Finally, we’ll break out into our Roundtables to tackle specific problems.

previous workshops

Human Trafficking Awareness Training

Crimes of exploitation target the weak, the disconnected, the vulnerable, and particularly, people in crisis and poverty. It is here in Wake County. It is in our neighborhoods, our schools, and it is growing.

Share Hope: Meet Your Neighbor Event

In this community event on Thursday, October 10, 2019, Wake County/Triangle Area vendors and service providers offering FREE supportive services to our neighbors living with mental health conditions will be showcasing their services, leading activities that equip and empower and providing information and onsite services.

Mental Health 101 Training

This training, sponsored by Alliance Health helped raise community awareness about mental health conditions, how to connect to services and best practices.

Human Trafficking: A Community Call to Action

Crimes of exploitation target the weak, the disconnected, the vulnerable, and particularly, people in crisis and poverty. It is here in Wake County. It is in our neighborhoods, our schools, and it is growing.

I’m In: Community Inclusion Training

This training, sponsored by the i2i Center for Integrated Health I’m In: Community Inclusion Program, was designed to equip and engage Wake County communities in providing a welcoming, and accepting, environment for people living with mental health conditions including: mental, cognitive, intellectual, developmental, addictive and sensory disorders.

CPN Internal Resource Fair

In June 2019, the CPN took some time off for the lazy days of summer to get to know one another. Twenty-three organizations were represented and in-depth discussions ensued around legal services, reentry, education, peer support, addiction, and violence prevention. It was a great time to make connections, gain a better understanding of our resource gaps, and consider event teams that group Roundtable focus areas into relatable agendas for public involvement initiatives. Contact information for the June Workshop will be shared with the participants.

NCCARES360 and Coordinated Entry

In our May Workshop, we heard from Georgina Dukes from NCCARES360 and Abbie Szymanski of the Raleigh-Wake Partnership to End Homelessness about NCCARES360 and the Coordinated Entry process. Both provided lots of great information, and are available to talk more about both their programs and how they work together.