About the Author, Kathy Izard Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, wife, mother of four daughters and volunteer at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center when an unlikely meeting with formerly homeless author. Denver Moore, changed the course of her life....read more
Malaprop’s Bookstore hosted a book launch and signing for Stay, Bobbie Pyron's new book, on August 13th in conjunction with Homeward Bound, soliciting gently used clothing and household items, as well as pet food and supplies to support animal companions whose humans...read more
Check out Chris and his story from StoryShare. He started out entering AHOPE while he was living outside, using it as an oasis for a shower, hot coffee and a place to pick up mail. After Chris moved into his own home, he decided to give back to AHOPE and help others...read more
Every individual’s passage or journey through life is unique.
This show is about life’s journey and the places and spaces
it can, or has, taken us.
The Struggle is Real. April is a single mom with two teenage daughters who were homeless for six years. She grew up with a single mother who experienced domestic violence and struggled to find healthy ways to cope and keep her children safe. April also...read more
Our Open Your Hearts for Women and Homelessness event was featured on WLOS. Here is the link in case you missed it!. Open Your Hearts for Women and Homelessness event was on February 14th. The event included the film Hope from Emmy award-winning...read more
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.”
92 cents of every dollar goes directly to our programs to end homelessness. Donate below via credit card. You can also donate by check or money order at:
Homeward Bound of WNC
PO Box 1166
Asheville, NC 28802
Homeward Bound of WNC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Have questions or need help? Contact us at 828.785.9840 or firstname.lastname@example.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!