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Posted By: Homeward Bound | June 19, 2014

On June 7 at the Southeast Emmy Awards in Atlanta, our most recent video on family homelessness won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in the Community/Public Service category!  We’re so
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Stop by Metro Wines on Charlotte Street this month to support them as they’re supporting us! All month long, they’re donating 10% of sales of the Mountain Door Malbec and
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 21, 2014

What does it mean to welcome a homeless person home?  We’ve been doing it since 2006 for 916 people – come see for yourself what that solution looks like!
Join us
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 9, 2014

Good news for Amazon shoppers – your purchases can help us end homelessness!
Switch to Amazon Smile, where the only difference in your shopping experience is that .5% of your purchase
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 5, 2014

We’re grateful to be the beneficiary of Asheville Yoga Center‘s Yoga in the Park again this summer!
All classes are donation-based, with donations directly supporting our work to end homelessness.  Join
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 2, 2014

We’re proud to be the Asheville Downtown Association’s nonprofit partner for this month’s Downtown After 5!  We need volunteers to help us sell wristbands at the event on May 16th,
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | March 11, 2014

Join our team as a SOAR Specialist! See the job description here, and email a cover letter with resume by March 21 to Cindy Smith, Pathways to Permanent Housing Director,
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | February 19, 2014

Hope to see you there!

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | February 6, 2014

Join us for the first bout of the Blue Ridge Rollergirls’ season on February 15, where 10% of ticket sales will help us end homelessness!
Doors open at 5 p.m. for
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | February 3, 2014

Thanks to Katie Damien of KD Multimedia!  Share with your family & friends and help us spread the word!

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | January 21, 2014

To keep everyone safe during snowy weather, tonight’s volunteer orientation has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, January 28th at 5 p.m.  To register for orientation, contact Ashley Campbell at 777.1886
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | January 17, 2014

As you may have seen on the news, our AHOPE Day Center was broken into last night, and the medications and Social Security checks we’d stored for our clients were
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | December 16, 2013

Join us this Thursday, December 19th, for some holiday fun!
Town & Mountain Realty is giving back to the community, and to say thanks for the great year they’ve had, they’re
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | December 13, 2013

Hiring:  Extreme Needs Supportive Housing Case Manager
Case Manager:  in conjunction with the housing staff of the Pathways to Permanent Housing Team, the Extreme Needs Housing Case Manager is a source
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | December 6, 2013

There are plenty of opportunities to join us this season at great community fundraisers that will help us end homelessness! We’re grateful to all of these community partners for believing
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | November 8, 2013

We enjoyed talking with Representative McHenry about solutions to homelessness this afternoon!  We look forward to continuing to work with him & our other elected officials to end homelessness in
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FIG Bistro in Biltmore Village is graciously offering a free community meal this Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with all donations directly benefiting our Room in the
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | October 14, 2013

Domestic violence is a huge contributor to homelessness.  Come learn more about the issue in this month’s volunteer enrichment training!
When:  Monday,  October 28th at 10 a.m.
Where: 218 Patton Avenue
Speaker: Christy
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | October 10, 2013

Our PATH program is seeking a full-time NC Peer Support Specialist (either Certified or Certification Eligible).
Responsibilities include outreach and case management of individuals experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse.
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Our sincere thanks to all the women of Womansong and to all of you who attended the benefit concert last Friday night! Check out more photos here!

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | October 8, 2013

Join us at Carolina Cinemas on Thursday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m. for the latest ActionFest film – IP Man: The Final Flight. Remember that your $10 ticket comes
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | September 16, 2013

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | September 13, 2013

Yesterday, United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County and UPS helped us move Michelle into her own home – check out the full album here!

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | September 9, 2013

Click here for tickets – be sure to note “Womansong” in the purpose field.  Your tickets will be at the Will Call table when you arrive at the concert.  Hope
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | September 3, 2013

Check out Alisha & Asenath talking about moving from homelessness into housing in this month’s WNC Woman magazine!
http://www.wncwoman.com/2013/08/30/sometimes-a-glass-ceiling-looks-like-having-no-ceiling-at-all/

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | August 27, 2013

Needed: Full-time Peer Support Specialist to work on the Project Rebound Team,a program of Homeward Bound of Western North Carolina. Job duties include case managing and outreaching homeless individuals in
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | August 1, 2013

Homeward Bound is seeking an Annual Campaign Coordinator!  See the full job description below.  To apply, send cover letter with resume to Jim Lowder, Director of Advancement, at Jim@homewardboundwnc.org.  No
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Join us for a series of yoga classes in the park, with all proceeds benefitting our work to end homelessness!
Thanks to Asheville Yoga Center, who will be hosting these outdoor,
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | July 29, 2013

Check out the latest addition to the ActionFest film series, where ticket sales benefit our work to end homelessness!
http://actionfest.com/

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | July 22, 2013

Thanks again to the generosity of Charlotte Street Computers and Asheville Community Theatre (ACT), we have tickets for sale for a private performance of Steel Magnolias at ACT on Thursday,
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | July 18, 2013

Our AHOPE Day Center is hiring a part-time Behavioral Health Case Manager.  Check out the job description here, and email your cover letter & resume to Asia James (asia@homewardboundwnc.org) to
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | July 11, 2013

Every month, we hold a special volunteer enrichment training on a topic within homelessness.  The goal of volunteer enrichment is exactly that: to enrich our volunteers’ understanding of the complex
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | July 9, 2013

Thanks to our faithful AHOPE volunteer for this great editorial in the Citizen-Times: http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130707/OPINION03/307070015/1006/rss!

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | June 17, 2013

It’s that time again!
Join us at Carolina Cinemas this Thursday, June 20th, at 7:30 p.m., for the next ActionFest showing!  This month’s feature will be Hammer of the Gods: set
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 17, 2013

Join us on Thursday, June 13th for Kiss Me, Kate at Asheville Community Theatre, where all ticket sales directly benefit our work to end homelessness!
We’ve got 70 tickets available –
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 10, 2013

Action movie + free popcorn & drinks + ending homelessness!
On Friday, May 17th, ActionFest will be showing Java Heat at Carolina Cinemas at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $10, all of
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | March 18, 2013

Our monthly volunteer orientation is cancelled for March, so we’ll hope to see you in April!
Volunteer orientation is always the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.  To register
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | March 13, 2013

Jody moved into his own home this morning, with help from his Pathways to Permanent Housing case manager and some volunteer support from The Timothy Project.  Check out the photos below &
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | March 8, 2013

Join the staff of our newest program! To apply, send a cover letter & resume to Patrice Wishon, Clinical Director, at patrice@hbofa.org.
 
Job Title:         Case Manager
Status:              Non-Exempt
Reports to:     Clinical Director
Program:        Women
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | March 5, 2013

Women at Risk, a long-standing program of Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice, has just joined our agency!  As our newest program, Women at Risk will continue the great work its
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | February 18, 2013

To apply, email your cover letter & resume to Asia James, A HOPE Director, at asia@hbofa.org.
 
Position:                      Case Manager – Behavioral Health
Reports To:                  Director AHOPE
Program Area:             AHOPE Day Center
Status:                        
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | February 6, 2013

Our community lost a bright light this week with the death of Asheville Youth Mission’s Aimee Buchanan.  Aimee was a passionate advocate for our clients & a wonderful friend of
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | February 4, 2013

Join us on Tuesday, February 12th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Battery Park Book Exchange, where 10% of all sales will directly support our work to end homelessness!

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | December 12, 2012

Join us at Downtown Books & News tomorrow night (Thursday, Dec. 13) at 7 p.m. for a special reading!  The A HOPE Writers Workshop meets weekly & many of tomorrow’s
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | November 30, 2012

Join us this December as we partner with local businesses & faith communities to help bring our homeless neighbors home for the holidays!  We’ve got all kinds of goodies in
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | November 27, 2012

Our A HOPE Day Center is hiring a full-time Chronic Homeless Housing Project Manager!  Check out the job description here; to apply, email your cover letter & resume by December
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | November 26, 2012

  Welcome the newest member of our Homeward Bound family!  Monica Teutsch joined our staff this month in the newly-created Assistant Director position.  She’ll be directing our staff & programs and
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | November 12, 2012

This fall, we’ve begun expanding our housing work into Henderson County!  We’re excited to partner with agencies there who’ve been providing shelter & other services to people who are homeless
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | November 2, 2012

We’ve just been Living Wage Certified by Just Economics! If you’re not familiar with their work to promote a healthy & sustainable economy in our community, check out their website. 
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | September 21, 2012

Thanks to your generous response about our upcoming benefit at Asheville Community Theatre’s Hairspray, we’ve sold all our tickets!
If you wanted tickets but didn’t get them, we’ll hope to see
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | September 10, 2012

We’re grateful to have participated in United Way’s Day of Caring again this year! A wonderful group of folks from Medical Action Industries came out to learn about our work
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | August 3, 2012

Last month we hit a new milestone by moving our 400th person out of homelessness & into permanent housing.  We can’t do this great work without your support, so we
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | July 23, 2012

We’re the nonprofit partner at next month’s Downtown After 5! We’ll be selling wristbands at the August 17th event, and half of those proceeds will directly benefit our work to
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | July 6, 2012

Stop by Ultimate Ice Cream  (you know you want to anyway) anytime in July & grab a cone of Sweet Cream & Blueberry Swirl. It’s their Flavor of the Month,
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | July 5, 2012

We’re expanding our efforts to welcome our homeless neighbors home and keep them in housing!  To support the transition from homelessness to housing, we’ve created the Welcome Home Project, which
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | June 8, 2012

We need your help!  Last year we made a fantastic calendar as our annual report, with content about our work to end homelessness & design from a different local designer
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 22, 2012

This morning, Heather & Kristy from the staff at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church dropped off some beautiful Welcome Kits for folks moving into housing!  Big thanks from all of us
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 18, 2012

Thanks to all the folks in our community who’ve decided to celebrate the life of Paul Robeson while supporting Homeward Bound, we’ve sold out this Sunday night’s event!

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 15, 2012

This Thursday, May 17th, Downtown Books and News will host a very special event: the first ever public poetry reading by the A HOPE Writers Workshop!
Thanks to Homeward Bound staff
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 4, 2012

You may remember the article we had in the Citizen-Times a year ago about moving Nancy out of Room in the Inn and into her own apartment…in addition to all
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Come on out on May 17th for the first annual Homeward Bound Get Down in the River Arts District…check it out!
http://www.facebook.com/events/142834509174476/

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | May 1, 2012

A couple weeks ago I went with some folks from the Asheville Police Department (APD) to visit some campsites in the city limits.  The trip was part of a new
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | April 12, 2012

Join us May 20th for a special benefit performance of Paul Robeson Through His Words & Music.  Derrick McQueen will perform the play at NC Stage, and ticket sales will
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | April 10, 2012

We need your help!  Last month we moved 27 people out of homelessness & into their own apartments.  And while that’s absolutely amazing (our most successful month so far!), it
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | April 9, 2012

We’re partnering with a new organization – Hands & Feet of Asheville – to host a yearlong volunteer in our HOPE to HOME program!
Hands & Feet is a faith-based service
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | April 6, 2012

The Asheville Downtown Association has just announced this year’s Downtown After 5 nonprofits, and we’re grateful that they’ve chosen us again to partner with them!
As a nonprofit partner, we’ll be selling
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | March 30, 2012

We’ve housed 27 people this month.  That’s right.  27 PEOPLE!  That means we’ve ended homelessness for 27 of our neighbors who slept in shelters, campsites, & on the streets in
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | February 28, 2012

Hope to see you there!  Bring your friends!

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | February 13, 2012

Our friends at BiblioWorks have stepped up to pair two of our favorite things: reading & ending homelessness!  BiblioWorks is a nonprofit that sets up libraries in Bolivia, and this
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | January 31, 2012

Thanks for your generosity to us & our clients!! As you know, we’re focused on ending homelessness with housing, and to that end, we’re hoping for more & more
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | January 17, 2012

Check out our opinion piece in today’s Citizen Times!
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012301170005

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | January 10, 2012

Come see us over some pasta at Vinnie’s Italian tonight!  They’re graciously donating a portion of tonight’s profits to us as an investment in the solution to homelessness in our
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | December 19, 2011

Check out our Executive Director, Brian Alexander, on last Saturday’s Money Matters on 570 AM.  He shares with show host Celeste Collins about how ending homelessness saves our community money…he’ll
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | December 16, 2011

Last week, the folks at the Community Foundation of WNC came for a visit to learn more about how we end homelessness here at Homeward Bound.  They’re an important community
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | December 8, 2011

We had a holiday pizza party this week to celebrate all that HOPE to HOME has accomplished this year!  Right now we’ve got 10 HOPE to HOME teams supporting 13
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | December 1, 2011

Thanks to these local businesses for hosting our Home for the Holidays campaign!  Because of their partnership, customers will have the opportunity to donate to Homeward Bound throughout the holiday
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | November 29, 2011

 
Cheers to ending homelessness!
Join us on Thursday, December 8 from 5 – 8 p.m. at

All wine sales will directly benefit Homeward Bound!
  They’ll also be collecting warm winter wear to share
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Here’s our latest newsletter! Don’t miss us at these great upcoming events!
http://bit.ly/vdDRNj
**Note that the Battery Park Book Exchange event is actually December 8th from 5 – 8 p.m, not the
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | November 25, 2011

Support an end to homelessness all year long with our 2012 calendars!

Big thanks to board member Gary Broome of the Brite Agency who brought this project together, and to the
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | November 4, 2011

Next Thursday evening, November 10th, we’ll be co-hosting a fundraiser with our community partners Home Free Bagels & Just Economics – you won’t want to miss it!
Fine Arts Theatre
(36 Biltmore
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | October 31, 2011

Thanks to everyone who came out to our annual Appreciation Dinner last Thursday!  We loved seeing you & getting the opportunity to celebrate all that you’ve helped us accomplish.  We
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | October 28, 2011

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Posted By: Homeward Bound | October 20, 2011

That’s right: half a million dollars!  This month we were awarded a grant of $578,000 over 3 years to enhance services for people we’ve housed who have substance abuse & mental
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | September 30, 2011

Join us for a tour of Homeward Bound and our A HOPE Day Center!
Fridays, 8:30am – 9:30am.
RSVP to jim@hbofa.org or call 777-1886.
See and learn first-hand how we are working to
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | September 26, 2011

We’re excited to be included in the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness’s list of best practices for ending homelessness across the country!
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness is a federal
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | September 11, 2011

We love kids who get up on Sunday mornings to volunteer! This Sunday a group from Christ School became part of the solution to homelessness by spending some time at
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | September 5, 2011

Come on out & see us this Thursday, September 8th, between 5 & 8 p.m. to drink some wine, eat some cheese, & support your favorite nonprofit: Homeward Bound! Big
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | August 25, 2011

Asheville Youth Mission’s got 170 middle schoolers volunteering all over town today, and right now (right now!) 12 of them are here at Homeward Bound, partnering with us to end
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | August 22, 2011

Another great community partner, Santé Wine Bar, has signed on to support Homeward Bound!  Come on out to Santé on September 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. for a wine
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | August 15, 2011

Our fiscal year begins on July 1st each year, and we’ve just completed our stats compilation from the previous year.  So check out our Accomplishments to see how many folks
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | August 12, 2011

In the spring of 2011, we collaborated with staff, community members, and consultants to develop a Strategic Plan to guide our course over the next 3 years.  Because we value
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Thanks again to Charlotte Street Computers & the Asheville Community Theatre for hosting us at last night’s Honky Tonk Angels!  We loved the play & loved seeing all you supporters
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | August 9, 2011

On Friday, August 26th from 12 – 2 p.m., the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Initiative will host a lunch-and-learn for landlords interested in renting to clients in supportive housing programs.  The landlords
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | August 1, 2011

In July, our own Brian Alexander & Angela Denio went to Washington, DC to attend the National Alliance to End Homelessness’s annual conference.  At the conference, they spent time networking with
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | July 29, 2011

Thanks to Charlotte Street Computers, a special performance of Asheville Community Theatre’s Honky Tonk Angels on August 11th will benefit Homeward Bound!  Contact brian@hbofa.org to purchase your $20 ticket which
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Big thanks to Happy Body for choosing us to be the beneficiary of their August Class for a Cause!  They’ll be donating 20% of the profits from their Pilates mat
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Posted By: Homeward Bound | July 21, 2011

You’ve been helping us house our homeless neighbors, and the Asheville Citizen-Times has noticed!  If you haven’t already seen it, check out this great article about Nancy Rarick, who’s the
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A few weeks ago, we were proud to accept an EMMY for our Public Service Announcement (have you seen it?!  http://player.vimeo.com/video/16822053?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0) in the Crafts Achievement Excellence category for Special Effects
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