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.”

 

 

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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 ruby@homewardboundwnc.org

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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
Michael Franti and Spearhead thinks housing is a human right! We do too! Check out Michael Franti pictured with April Lambert, Homeward Bound’s Finance and Operations Director at Salvage Station tonight! —— “Be who you are and nothing less... and please let your heart be more influential...”
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
Wow! Neely Newell Neu, Stacy Wichard Selverne, and Elizabeth Tindall have done it again for Homeward Bound’s AHOPE. We are in constant need of coffee, as we provide over 80,000 cups every year to those experiencing homelessness living outside. Thank you!

☕️ Everybody loves coffee! ☕️
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
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Homeward Bound of WNC
Do you think homelessness is a solveable problem? We do, too.
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Homeward Bound of WNC
Are you an avid radio listener? Want to learn more about Homeward Bound while driving in your car today? Listen to "A Better World" With McNair Ezzard tonight and hear a special about Homeward Bound.

Hear Emily Ball, Senior Program Director and Eleanor Ashton, Senior Resource Development Director speak in-depth about we're currently doing to make the world a better place using the Housing First approach. Listen *TONIGHT 5-6pm* live on 103.7FM or online at https://wpvmfm.org/, rebroadcast on Sunday, July 14 at 9 a.m. ET
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
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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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