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
Last night, Bobbie Pyron launched her incredible tale “Stay” at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe and Homeward Bound Homeless Services Director Nicole Brown joined her.

Bobbie became inspired to write the book “Stay” after seeing a woman who was homeless, panhandling with her dog. The look on the woman’s face was one of anguish and pain and the look on the dog’s face was contentment and happiness. This image stayed with her until she was compelled to write the book.

AHOPE is a welcoming place for anybody and everybody, including those with animal companions. We're always in need of dog & cat food and treats. If you would like to donate, please feel free to drop items off at AHOPE (19 N Ann Street) during open hours or order directly through our Amazon Wishlist at bit.ly/ahopewishlist
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Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
Thank you, Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League and Red House Gallery! SVFAL collected donations and 20% of sales during its “Passages: A Journey Through Space and Time” show which ended in July for Homeward Bound. Co-curator, Donna Davis stated, "We were so excited to partner with Homeward Bound to raise funds for their many services to the homeless."

We wish to thank their sponsors Parker Legwear and Wicked Weed Brewing.

Pictured L to R are Ashley Campbell (HB), Donna Davis (Co-curator SVFAL), Jim Lowder (HB) and Alison Curtin (Co-curator SVFAL).

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Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” - Toni Morrison
Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
Have you been waiting to figure out how to join the Homeward Bound Team? We've got a position open for you! Must be compassionate for all people experiencing homelessness, no exceptions. Don't forget to share and post! Tag a friend!

https://homewardboundwnc.org/employment/

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Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
Want to learn about the recent progress and community action of Homeward Bound? Need a refresher about the local policies and community organizations focusing on housing in Asheville and Buncombe County? Listen online to Homeward Bound's interview with WPVM's A Better World.

http://wpvmfm.org/show/a-better-world/

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Homeward Bound of WNC
Homeward Bound of WNC
Community Support helps us end homelessness! We 😍 Rezaz for all they do for Homeward Bound - from providing a warm meal to formerly homeless individuals in their new homes to presents for during the holiday season, they are *committed* to supporting us -- let's be committed to supporting them! Check out Rezaz - Pan Mediterranean Cuisine!

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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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