Providing Holistic Care In Durham, N.C.

Sharon Elliott-Bynum is the co-founder of Caare. i i

hide captionSharon Elliott-Bynum is the co-founder of Caare.

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Sharon Elliott-Bynum is the co-founder of Caare.

Sharon Elliott-Bynum is the co-founder of Caare.

Courtesy of Caare

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A few weeks ago, a clutch of doctors from Duke University's Family Medicine program dropped in on Caare, a grassroots organization in Durham that promotes a comprehensive approach to health. Caare was founded 17 years ago by two sisters, Sharon Elliott-Bynum and Pat Amaechi.

"Dr. Elliott-Bynum herself gave us a tour," says Dr. Raphael Balbino of the Duke group. "Today Caare is a sustainable foundation that provides holistic care and services to a socio-economically disenfranchised population."

Besides running a food bank, Caare provides substance abuse counseling and various activities — from yoga to zumba — to the community. All free of charge.

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