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Homeless Services.

Homeless Services

Our Housing First approach means that we move each person into permanent housing as quickly as possible, without any prerequisites. Our Homeless Services offer help and hope to people living without housing support while they wait to get into permanent housing.

PATH Outreach

The PATH team is focused on reaching the most vulnerable homeless individuals living on the streets of our community to connect them with permanent supportive housing, healthcare, disability income, and community mental health services.  We meet people where they are: in the woods, under bridges, on the street.

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PATH Outreach

The team identifies individuals for services through a variety of means, including street outreach, referrals from partners within law enforcement and local hospitals, as well as community referrals.

What We Do:

  • Connect to resources (from id cards to housing, depending on situation)
  • Provide some basic needs (toiletries, blankets, etc.)
  • Build relationships and listen
  • Meet people where they are

What We Don’t Do:

  • Guarantee housing
  • Force people to work with us
  • Move/Breakdown Camps
  • Provide immediate response
  • Provide a taxi service

Do you know of a homeless camp or someone in need of the outreach team services? Send in a referral for services here.

Wish List

We are in need of the following items to assist our homeless neighbors.

  • Backpacks
  • Blankets and sleeping bags (when weather is cold)
  • Tents
  • Socks, underwear, T-shirts
  • Gifts cards for grocery stores
  • Rain gear (jackets, tarps, etc.)

Room in the Inn

The Room in the Inn (RITI) program is our shelter-to-housing option for 12 women. We partner with 60 faith communities who take turns hosting the women for a week, providing all of their meals, shelter, and evening activities.

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Room in the Inn

The Room in the Inn (RITI) program is our only shelter option, for 12 women who for a variety of reasons can’t stay at a shelter. We partner with 60 faith communities who take turns hosting the women for a week, providing all of their meals, shelter, and evening activities. This gives women who aren’t a good fit for a shelter environment a safe place to sleep each night while waiting to get into permanent housing.

To be considered for RITI, please go to our Day Center to be evaluated for entry.

AHOPE Day Center

Our AHOPE Day Center is the front door to accessing housing and other help. We offer basic services like showers, storage, mail, access to phones, and coffee. Other agencies come here to help people who are living without housing get access to services. Most importantly, the process to start moving toward permanent housing begins here. We’re…

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AHOPE Day Center

Our Day Center is the front door to accessing housing and other help. We offer basic services like showers, storage, mail, access to phones, and coffee. Other agencies come here to help people who are living without housing get access to services. Most importantly, the process to start moving toward permanent housing begins here. We’re open  weekdays from 8 a.m.– 3 p.m. (closing Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.). The Day Center is located at 19 N. Ann Street in downtown Asheville.

All housing assessments begin here. Our staff and volunteers work with people to fill out housing applications, get connected to mental health and substance abuse treatment and medical care, complete disability applications, apply for food stamps, and find employment.