Nationally, African Americans accounted for 40 percent of all people experiencing homelessness in 2019 despite being 13% of the population. This is just one of the many symptoms of institutional racism and economic and racial inequity. We believe in the absolute value...
Homeward Bound, the City of Asheville, Buncombe County, and several nonprofit community partners are collaborating to turn Harrah’s Cherokee Center (Civic Center) into a safe shelter for people who are homeless and living unsheltered. This week, with the...
Items critically needed at this time include: Camping gear, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, disinfectant cleaning supplies including wipes, regular baby wipes, disposable gloves, towels, soap, underwear, socks, and unopened (without the seal broken)...
Have you ever thought any of the following? • Why doesn’t that homeless guy who’s always panhandling at the Airport Road exit ramp just get a job? It’s the best job market in half a century. • I’m not giving this panhandler a dime, ’cause...
Watch John Le’s story on WLOS about Key Common, Homeward Bound’s newest endeavour into becoming property owners. “Our first foray into owning our own property,” explained Executive Director Meredith Switzer. Watch the video for interviews with...
Asheville City Council approved a $530,000 loan agreement for Homeward Bound in July. The funds will be used to purchase and refurbish a one-acre property at 296 Short Michigan Avenue that has five structures, currently containing 8 one-bedroom apartment units, and 3...
Homeward Bound of WNC utilizes both public and private funding in order to provide services to our community. If you'd like to be part of the solution, please click the link below to donate today!
Rising juniors and seniors with the South Carolina Y-Corp recently spent the day painting, landscaping, and cleaning up the grounds at Homeward Bound's Key Commons units. Thank you all for your hard work!
Elevation Church - Asheville recently donated hygiene kits and 500 cloth-masks to Homeward Bound as a part of their annual LOVE Week. Masks were made with the help of the Biltmore Church of God, and individual mask-bags and literature were provided by AdventHealth Hendersonville.
Thank you to Elevation Church - Asheville and all of their partners for their support!
Left to right: Eleanor Ashton (Homeward Bound), Diana Russell (Elevation Church), Madeline Wadley (Homeward Bound), Faith Marin (Elevation Church), Pastor Angel Marin & baby Amelia Marin (Elevation Church), and Todd Gothberg (Advent Health Hendersonville)
Homeward Bound recently received 100 donated pairs of shoes thanks to a partnership between Tops for Shoes and Naot Footwear! Their generous donation meets an important need for our most at-risk neighbors, especially those who are currently living outdoors. Thank you Tops for Shoes and Naot Footwear for your generosity!
Kiddie Academy of Asheville recently hosted a donation drive to benefit Homeward Bound— all items donated helped to directly meet the current needs of Homeward Bound! The drive was organized by Asheville native and director Ms. Shayla, who wanted the roughly 130 families attending the school to learn more about their community and the work Homeward Bound does within it.
Thank you so much to the Kiddie Academy of Asheville and all those who participated in their drive for your donations!
If you or a member of your household served in the military and are facing financial hardships due to COVID-19, and meet eligibility requirements, the VA's SSVF program can help. Read below to find out more.
If you are a veteran or live in a veteran household, please call 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838) to access the supports you deserve!