AHOPE Day Center is where our houseless neighbors are able to meet with Homeward Bound staff to begin a discussion of the type and urgency of assistance needed. At AHOPE, neighbors can use showers, receive mail, make calls, rest, have a cup of coffee, and store personal belongings until housing is established.
Homeward Bound believes that ending homelessness is possible. NPR Theme Composer BJ Leiderman does too! In this video, BJ Leiderman shares a message about why supporting Homeward Bound is important to him.
Demolition began a few weeks ago. There was some mold and termite damage found, which is being remediated. We are repurposing much of the hotel furniture. Air conditioners are being repaired and replaced, so they can be used in resident apartments. Light demolition took place in the residential buildings including all carpets being removed. The construction phase should begin soon!
Guest Columnist for The Citizen Times David Bailey writes: “In Asheville, AHOPE, a daytime shelter operated by Homeward Bound, provides these individuals support and services needed every day – that kind word, respite from the weather, and a bit of hope to move them from the streets into housing.”