Who We Are

Carry Me Productions (CMP) is a recognized 501(c) 3 public nonprofit organization that strives to produce pathways to safe-affordable housing for low-income veterans and their families.

Core Values

Compassion for those who are hurting; emotionally and financially

Commitment to those who need help

Empathy towards those who strive to better themselves

Passion to help others who feel lost in this world

Who we help

Approximately 12,700 veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) were homeless in 2010.

The number of young homeless veterans is increasing, but only constitutes 8.8% of the overall homeless veteran population.

It is estimated that every day 35 US soldiers take their lives.

Demographics of Homeless Veterans

  • 12% of the homeless adult population are veterans
  • 20% of the male homeless population are veterans
  • 68% reside in principal cities
  • 32% reside in suburban/rural areas
  • 51% of individual homeless veterans have disabilities
  • 50% have serious mental illness
  • 70% have substance abuse problems
  • 51% are white males, compared to 38% of non-veterans

Resource: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Board of Directors

NOTE: Mouse over each name to display a pop-up window about the officer.

  • Carrie Nowocin — President
  • Barbie Icaza — Vice President
  • Kent Holman — Secretary
  • Michael Wright — Treasurer

Advisory Members

  • Anita Nowocin — Grant Writer, Retired High School Teacher
  • Alexis Solorzano — Arizona Real Estate Specialist, Keller Williams Arizona Realty
  • Craig Baumbusch — California Civic Leader, Retired US Marine
  • Diana McClure Luke — Florida Civic Leader, Retired US Air Force
  • Martin Marszalek — Florida Civic Leader, Retired US Army/li>
  • James Sorrell — Arizona Civic Leader, Retired US Navy