50 S French Broad Ave, Ste 234 Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 774-5290
Carolina Public Press, a nonprofit online news service, provides Western North Carolina with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting as well as educational opportunities to journalists, students and others.
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Non-Profit Organization Near Carolina Public Press
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County focuses on reducing the impact of poverty on the lives of families and communities by anchoring all our work around the issues of Education, Income and Health, using 4 key strategies to make change possible:
• Middle School Success - anchored support for middle school students, their families and their communities. With our partners, we are building hubs of support in three pilot schools: Enka, Erwin and Asheville Middle. (Our goal is to be in all middle schools by 2020.)
• NC 2-1-1 connects people to the health and human services they need. This is a free service, for speakers of all languages, and is available 24/7/365.
• Hands On Asheville-Buncombe mobilizes the power of volunteers to support the efforts of our local nonprofit community and our own initiatives.
• Education, Income and Health Grants to Nonprofit Programs. Last year we distributed more than 2.2 million dollars in funding for area programs providing services for everyone, from infants to elders, across our area.
We want to make our community a better place to live for ALL of our residents. By partnering with local nonprofits, area businesses, government, volunteers and subject matter experts, and by mobilizing our community to take action through giving, advocating and volunteering, we are able to focus on solving key issues in our community.
FEAST aims to increase the number of students in Buncombe County who grow, prepare and eat fresh produce as a part of their daily lives. Increasing exposure to gardening and cooking, alongside our hands-on learning experiences connected to the Common Core Standards, will not only allow for increased academic learning but can foster a connection between school, home environment and personal nutrition. Our students develop improved critical thinking skills and carry the knowledge of growing and eating healthy foods with them throughout their lives.
Just Economics of Western North Carolina (JE) is a regional, membership organization based in Asheville, NC. Our mission is to educate, advocate, and organize for a just and sustainable economy that works for all in Western North Carolina.
JE was born out of the Asheville-Buncombe Living Wage Campaign, an effort that initially began in 2000, but took root in 2006. This coalition of faith, labor, and community groups succeeded in passing the first living wage ordinance in our region, which guarantees Asheville City employees a living wage.
But we knew that the city ordinance was just a start. To have a substantial impact, we needed to dig in for the long term, develop a stronger organizational base, and take the living wage campaign beyond the city workforce and into the private sector.
In 2007, Just Economics became the organizational home for the Asheville-Buncombe Living Wage Campaign. We raised funds for an office and staff, and–with support from foundations, local organizations, and a growing membership–we are running an expanded living wage campaign and becoming an effective voice for economic sustainability and justice in our region.
Together, our members are working to shape the economic development of Western North Carolina in a way that benefits everyone and promotes a sustainable future. We aim to have a membership that reflects the diversity of our community, with an intentional focus on leadership from low-wage workers and others most affected by the issues we work on.
The Arc is involved in two types of advocacy – personal, which involves making sure an individual client receives the services they need, and community, which involves making sure elected officials are informed about the needs and concerns of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Because our clients face a multitude of challenges, whether its navigating the complex medical, legal and educational systems, the Arc provides advocates. One-by-one, Arc advocates guide clients and their families through the processes necessary in order to receive needed information and services.
Medical Advocacy: Arc’s trained staff and volunteer advocates accompany individuals and families to doctor appointments and medical procedures 1) to ensure that the individual’s rights are protected and 2) to serve as a liaison between the medical professionals and the client. In this capacity, the advocate prepares clients and their families by explaining, reassuring and preparing the client and their families for what they can expect. For our clients, these advocates ease the anxiety that often accompanies a trip to the doctor’s office. This advance preparation means that appointments go more smoothly, which in turn encourages more physicians to accept patients with disabilities.
Legal Advocacy: Advocates are available to accompany individuals or families to legal proceedings, including courtroom appearances. Our advocates are often involved in researching cases or complaints to determine whether a person’s rights have been violated. They explain the processes that need to be followed and prepare clients and their families for whatever legal action may need to be taken. When the need arises, Arc advocates collaborate with local lawyers and disability law experts to make sure that the rights of Arc clients are respected and protected.
Education Advocacy: Advocates are available to assist clients and their families as they learn the ins and outs of the often difficult and confusing Individualized Education Program process. The advocate ensures that parents and children receive fair treatment, and works with school staff to ensure that Arc clients and their families understand the programs and resources that are available to them.
The Arc of Buncombe County provides a voice at the local legislative level for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We work with the national Arc as well as the state and other local chapters to advocate for the rights of our community through grassroots action and public policy. We track legislation and inform our members and friends about civil rights, education, employment, health care, and housing issues.
Assistance to Individuals:
Individuals with disabilities and their families have financial emergencies, as we all do, but they often have fewer resources to call upon when these times arise. Families or individuals may request financial assistance from The Arc of Buncombe County to help with rent or mortgage payments, utilities, groceries, medications, medically necessary equipment or procedures, heating oil, and clothing. These requests can be made directly, or they may be referred to us.
When someone with a confirmed intellectual or developmental disability requests emergency financial assistance, our Community Resource Specialist determines its cause, validity, and immediacy. The Resource Specialist then collaborates with other financial aid agencies to meet the need, usually within 24 hours. Monies are distributed directly to the vendors owed (i.e. landlord or utility company), rather than to the individuals themselves.
Follow up services are provided to individuals and families and their case managers to ensure that new financial crises are prevented wherever possible.
If the Community Resource Specialist determines that the crisis was due to an individual’s lack of adequate financial planning or income, an in-house financial counseling session is scheduled, and referrals are made to community programs such as On Track, Vocational Rehabilitation, or the Western Highlands Network.
The Arc of Buncombe County also offers financial assistance through our alternative respite funding, developmental summer camp scholarships, and Operation Santa.
HealthMeet and Health Education and Promotion:
What is HealthMeet?
HealthMeet is a project of The Arc funded by a million dollar cooperative agreement with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center on Birth Defects and Development Disabilities. It is the first project of its kind to focus on reducing health disparities and increasing the longevity and quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities.
Why is HealthMeet so important?
According to the National Institutes of Health, people with intellectual disabilities historically have not lived as long as others and have been at increased risk for health problems. For too long, children have all too often died because their condition wasn’t diagnosed early in the disease process. Up until the 1970s, it was common practice to institutionalize people with intellectual and physical disabilities. What treatments were available often proved to be be ineffective or harmful years later.
The Arc of Buncombe County also works closely with Buncombe County schools and local organizations to provide health education and adaptive exercises, and yoga to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Social Enrichment: The Arc of Buncombe County host social enrichment dances and other programs like Operation Santa supporting individuals with disabilities and their families.
To grow awareness of inequality in our community, the ABCRC implements four key programs:
-Resource, referral, and education for claims of discrimination
We serve as a neutral, third-party to assist individuals in addressing issues of discrimination in housing, employment, public safety, businesses, and schools.
-Fair Housing Outreach and Education
We serve as the local Fair Housing expert entity, providing community presentations on various Fair Housing topics, as well as assistance in navigating the formal complaint process for housing discrimination.
-Police Community Relations
We host meetings and forums with community members and City and County law enforcement officers, to facilitate healthy dialogue and working relationships. We also assist in the navigation of the police complaint process.
-Diversity and Inclusion Trainings
We provide trainings to non-profits, businesses, and institutions to help individuals strengthen their understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency.
The program was built on four key concepts:
Partnership: Community Care of Western North Carolina is lead by local primary care physicians and key community leaders, including representatives from area Hospitals, Public Health Departments, the Local Management Entity for Mental Health and Department of Social Services.
Health Management: Community Care of Western North Carolina looks at all Medicaid patients to identify at-risk enrollees to aid in the management of their care before he or she requires costly interventions.
Quality Improvement: Utilization management, disease management, and care management services are combined to improve quality of care.
Cost Management and Accountability: Community Care of Western North Carolina works to meet cost management objectives defined by the state. Under these guidelines, primary health care is strengthened and patients receive better health care.
This is a collaboration of several individuals and organizations including: Community Care of WNC, CarePartners, Fourseasons, Mission Hospital, Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging, Buncombe County DSS, Smoky Mountain Center, MAHEC, OLLI , WNC Health Advocates, JLC,.
Asheville has a large population of young struggling families and single parent homes. These families face many hardships, including finding funds to support after school activities, improper diet and exercise leading to childhood obesity, bullying and self esteem issues, and lots of unstructured free time. We are working to fill those voids with after school and summer programs, giving our participants an outlet that relieves some of those everyday struggles. Our program includes classes such as Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, Sport Performance Training and Anti-Bullying/Self Defense, giving our students a sense of self-worth, discipline and direction, while keeping them off the streets.
Triple G is also the home of talented professional athletes such as Kodey Gulley and World class wrestler Veronica Carlson. With a strong team of coaches and athletes children will be provided with excellent teaching as well as role models. We are based out of a beautiful building in downtown Asheville. Space has been kindly donated to the program by Summit Church. This ensures that all donations will go directly to construction, equipment costs, and student scholarships. Your donation would be tax deductible and will allow our program to maximize our space and help as many people as possible in the new year.
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Jesus came to serve the Least of These and that is what this ministry is all about. The ministry provides the homeless community with food, clothes, food to take with them, hygiene products, and the occasional opportunity for a haircut.
"With ever breath I breathe, with ever song I sing, I want to shout it out Lord I am listening. To every word you speak I'll go where you will lead. To love the Least of These is my greatest offering."
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! http://www.homewardboundwnc.org/donate-money/
Visit or call any of our three locations:
40 N French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
101 S Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
137 North Broad St., Suite 1
Brevard, NC 28712
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There are several ways to help Helios Warriors.
By supporting Helios Warriors with your tax-deductible donation, we are able to provide services that continue to support, educate and heal our service men and women.
Many of these veterans have limited or no income and therefore do not have the funds to pay for these therapies.
We accept private and group donations. You can make donations online at www.HeliosWarriorsWNC.org.
We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:
Administrative Support / Office Staff
If you have an interest in any of the above, please contact us at (
828) 299-0776 or email at [email protected]
Liberty Corner Enterprises, Inc. (LCE) is a non-profit agency providing services and support to individuals with developmental disabilities since 1987. LCE specializes in serving adults with co-occurring mental illness and developmental disabilities. LCE serves individuals across Western North Carolina and maintains contractual relationships and Memorandum of Agreements with Smoky Mountain LME and Western Highlands LME. LCE contracts with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Division of Services for the Blind in providing vocational services and support. Further, the agency is an affiliate of the Helen Keller National Center. The agency participates in the North Carolina Council of Community Programs Compliance Review. Liberty Corner Enterprises also serves as the property manager for properties developed by W.N.C. Housing Inc.