Meredith Switzer Shares Big News!

Homeward Bound has met the $100,000 Creating Hope and Homes Matching Gift Challenge AND our $15,000 Giving Tuesday Goal! Thank you to everybody who made this possible, especially our two generous familes behind the matching gift. We cannot end homeless without all of...

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Veterans Receive New Funding Boost

Veterans Receive New Funding Boost

Buncombe County veterans who need help with housing are about to get a boost through a federal grant to Homeward Bound. Watch WLOS's story on Rapid Resolution, a program designed to help veterans facing immediate and unmanageable housing situations. Click here to...

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Boyle Writes Thought-Provoking Opinion Piece

Boyle Writes Thought-Provoking Opinion Piece

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 I know he's just going to go...

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Michael’s Graduation Story

Michael Couldn't Stand Shelters Michael left his parents’ house after they had a falling out at age 17 and started sleeping on friends’ couches. “I didn’t know anything about being homeless,” he said. The area provider gave the support that Michael needed on a...

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Strategic Initiative: Ending Chronic Homelessness

People who are chronically homeless have been on the streets or in shelter for at least 12 months and have a disability. The longer people are homeless, the more complex their needs become: they develop chronic medical conditions that don’t get treated, their mental health deteriorates and substance use increases, and they often experience severe trauma because they don’t have a safe place to live. Additionally, their public costs are high because they use emergency medical services and are frequently incarcerated, often for misdemeanors related to living outside. People who’ve become chronically homeless are the some of the most vulnerable members of our community. They have the greatest need for permanent housing but the least opportunity to access it. Based on our current programs, we know that people who’ve been chronically homeless can be successful in housing when we provide the right supports to meet their needs.

A Testimonial from Frankie

“I am so grateful and thankful that Homeward Bound was here when I desperately needed them,” said Frankie, pictured here with his case manager, Donna. “I don’t know what would have happened to me if they hadn’t come along.”

 

 

Homeward Bound of WNC

Homeward Bound of WNC ends homelessness by moving people into permanent housing, and providing the support they need. 89% of the people we've moved into housing are still housed. We receive public and private funding to do our work. If you'd like to be part of the solution, please visit our website and donate today! https://www.homewardboundwnc.org/donate
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
"We need more people to commit to keeping their units affordable. More landlords that are willing to join the conversation of what it takes to end homelessness and be the key for that solution," said Debbie Alford, Homeward Bound's very own Project Manager of Key Commons.
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
Have you heard about Homeward Bound’s REACH Fund? Real Estate Agents Combatting Homelessness (REACH Agents) are committed to ending homelessness by donating a portion of their commission for every sale! Thank you to these stellar agents for donating in November!
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
Hungry for Chiesa? Dine at the delicious quaint Italian former-church and support Homeward Bound at the same time! Chiesa will match all donations, up to $500! Your gifts will go farther to end homelessness.
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
Call for #coffee! Homeward Bounds AHOPE Day Center goes through 80,000 cups of coffee each year! Coffee is universally comforting, no matter where you are in life. Please donate coffee if you can, specifically large Folgers tins like the ones picture here. Amazon is a great way to have donations directly delivered to 19 N Ann Street!
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound is hiring. Join our team of professionals excited about ending homelessness!

#828isgreat #homewardbound #asheville
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
"We meet people where they are," says Meredith Switzer, Executive Director of Homeward Bound on Asheville Real Estate News' podcast. Watch the video here or listen online!

#endinghomelessness #realestate #ashevillerealestate #homewardbound #828isgreat #housingfirst
Homeward Bound of WNC
Asheville Real Estate News
Meredith Switzer is the Executive Director of Homeward Bound of WNC. Homeward Bound is a local nonprofit organization that we have featured on the podcast a number of times. We are really passionate about the work, and awesome community projects that they do, and their newest project led by Meredith is no different. Check out this episode to see why Meredith believes that Homeward Bound WNC is the key to affordable housing in Asheville! Homeward Bound WNC https://homewardboundwnc.org/

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The Homeward Bound community includes caring staff, volunteers, board members, and people experiencing or moving out of homelessness. We believe that housing is a human right and use the “Housing First” national best practice to end homelessness. We care about the most vulnerable among us and work every day to help them improve their lives. Join us!

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