In lieu of our Annual Home for the Holidays Fundraiser event, virtual donations are encouraged to support families, the Asheville & WNC homeless population, and those in need throughout our wonderful community!
Homeward Bound proudly uses the best practice Housing First model to end homelessness. Housing First is a homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness. This approach is guided by the belief that people need basic necessities like food and a place to live before attending to anything less critical, such as getting a job, budgeting properly, or attending to substance use issues.
We believe that we are the people we have been waiting for! We create innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges we face as a community. We try to put love into action daily through these solutions to make our community better.
We work with our community to eliminate abuse and fear by providing safety, shelter, and support for victims/survivors of intimate partner domestic violence.
Eliada’s mission is Helping Children Succeed. We provide a cradle to career continuum of services for over 600 children and youth annually. In partnership with families, we meet basic needs and provide positive child and youth development programming to all ages. We also have high level intervention and prevention services for children and adolescents that focus on social and emotional well being, life skills development, career readiness, and trauma informed treatment. Eliada maintains a 5-Star Child Development Center (child care, prek, afterschool, and summer camp), Residential and Day Treatment mental health programs, Foster Care services, and Workforce Development programming.
Haywood Street Congregation is a church in downtown Asheville where all people, without exception, are welcomed and affirmed of their sacred worth.
We strive to follow the example of Christ who sought relationship with individuals that others dismissed as not worthy of redemption. We embrace diversity in the community and world, including the diversity of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, faith history, ability and disability, housed and yet-to-be housed, economic status, marital status, health status and family configurations. Love of each Child of God is the foundation of Haywood Street.