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John and Allison

After spending over a year in Afghanistan, John returned home suffering from PTSD, depression and severe anxiety. Self-medicating with alcohol and other drugs only made things worse. Unable to keep a job, John spent the next four years living in the woods. During that time, he met Allison, who was also struggling with depression and…

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Carolyn

After living on the streets for three decades, Carolyn (left, pictured with her case manager Amanda) rang in the New Year in her very own home. For the first few weeks after moving in, she didn’t unpack, fearing that she wouldn’t be there long. After 30 years of moving every couple of days, it just…

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Harry

Last year Harry moved from a shelter to his own home through his work with us. We interviewed him to understand what the experience was like and what’s happening in his life now. “A year ago, during the winter months, around January and February I was living in the shelter. I had arthritis in my…

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The Welcome Home Project

Ashley Campbell, project manager of Homeward Bound’s Welcome Home Project, tells about the importance of furnishing apartments for formerly homeless individuals and families after they move into housing. This is a tangible way for you to assist in creating stability for persons who have experienced homelessness by donating household items and furniture for their new…

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Meet Chris

This story is told verbally, as you can see Chris describe his experience in video format by clicking on this link . Chris is now in housing and is in process of completing job training at a local agency. He used our services at our AHOPE Day Center for months to keep him going while waiting…

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Meet Jeoffrey and Family

We recently moved in a sweet family out of a local shelter and into a  permanent home, with the help of community partners Carolina Mountain Sales. Jeoffrey is an Iraqi War veteran, and served two tours. He returned to Buncombe County after being injured overseas, and sought out help at our local Veteran’s Administration. Jeoffrey is married to…

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Meet Kimball, the 1,000th person we’ve moved into a home.

After living for 53 years in Savannah, GA, Kimball and her family decided to pack up what they had and move to Asheville, NC. At the time, Kimball’s family included her adult son, Elijah, and their two dogs, Foxy and Magic. They’d wanted to escape the crime that had crept into their working-class neighborhood, and…

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