Project Compassion creates community and provides support for people living with serious illness, caregiving, end of life and grief in the Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. Through Support Teams, Project Compassion’s volunteers provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support for people who need help with caregiving so individuals and families will not have to cope alone. Project Compassion offers team members, leaders, and coaches the orientation, continuing education, coaching, leadership training and support they need to sustain this effort over the long haul. Since 2002, 100 Support Teams with 825 volunteers have provided over 20,000 hours of volunteer support for 300 individuals. Since 2003, Project Compassion has assisted organizations across the country with creating caregiving Support Team initiatives.