How can we help you?

We hope you have found our website to be informative and useful!  Below you will find email forms for:

  • Get Help
  • See the Hope Tour
  • PATH Outreach
  • Donation Pick Up
  • Veterans Housing Services
  • Landlords
  • Community Presentations
  • Newsletter Sign up

Fill out these forms and you will be connected directly with the Team Member who can help.

Below are maps to our:

  • AHOPE Center
  • Welcome Home Donation Center

Thank you!


If you are experiencing homelessness in WNC, we can help.

Our AHOPE Day Center assists those experiencing homelessness in Buncombe County. We offer showers, phones for local calls, storage, a mailing address, and a safe place for all people. All housing assistance begins here as well. AHOPE is located at 19 N. Ann Street in downtown Asheville. It is open Monday through Friday, from 8 AM until 3 PM. On Wednesdays we close at 11:30 AM. All housing applications must be completed in person.

Take our “See the Hope Tour”

See the Hope Tours run every Thursday from 11 am – 12:15 pm, the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 6:45 pm, and the third Wednesday of each month from 8:30 – 9:45 am.

We can also schedule other times by appointment. Give us a call at 828-785-9840 if you have any questions.

PATH Outreach

If you know of someone living outside and experiencing mental illness, please fill out the referral form below. Please note this is NOT a form for self-referral. If you, your family, or someone you know well is experiencing homelessness, please visit our AHOPE Day Center at 19 N. Ann St. in downtown Asheville or call 828.252.8883.

We will not reveal your information unless you specify that you’d like us to do so. You can expect a personal email within 2 business days of form submission to verify we received your submission, but in order to protect confidentiality, we will likely be unable to provide more information about our interaction with the individual.

Give items to the Welcome Home Donation Center

Give your clean and gently-used furniture and household items to the Welcome Home Center so we can help others experience the comforts of home. Your donations go directly to women, men, and children moving into new homes or are used at our Day Center. Donation receipts are available upon request. We make it easy to give items.

Mondays and Thursdays from 11 am – 1 pm – Wednesdays from 1 pm – 4 pm

Give items at our Donation Center, located at 205 Elk Park Drive, Woodfin, NC 28804. If these times don’t work for you to drop off items, please call to schedule another time at 828.412.5322.


A monthly gift allows you to spread the financial impact of your giving across the entire year, lessening a one-time drain on your resources. Also, recurring gifts help Homeward Bound as we can more accurately predict income in advance, which helps with longer range budgeting and decision-making.


Come volunteer with us! We offer service experiences for individuals, faith communities, businesses, and schools and youth groups. Volunteers help us end homelessness in our region by helping provide much-needed services to people transitioning into a home.

Veterans Housing Services Program

Since its inception our Veterans Housing Services Program has housed over 230 veterans and family members and prevented more than 40 from becoming homeless.

Homeward Bound’s Veterans Housing Services Program works closely with community partners to ensure each veteran household receives the most appropriate housing intervention.

Landlords – Help us end homelessness one home at a time

Landlords play a key role in helping us end homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Benefits for landlords:

  • Fill vacant units without the hassle of adverting
  • Homeward Bound can pay double security deposits
  • Tenants receive ongoing case management support

Community Presentations

Don’t be shy – Join Us!

Invite us to speak with your company, youth group, faith community, or any other group. We offer free presentations about homelessness in our area, how concerned citizens can be most helpful about neighbors experiencing homelessness,and how we work to end it.

AHOPE Day Center

AHOPE Day Center

Welcome Home Donation Center

Welcome Home Donation Center