Our 6 programs are designed to work together to result in solutions to homelessness for every client we serve.
A HOPE is often a person’s first entry point to homeless services in Asheville and serves as our initial opportunity to meet clients and engage them in services. A HOPE is the only day shelter in WNC, and in addition to providing important basic services every morning, it also hosts community partners in the afternoons, facilitating a deeper level of engagement and better service delivery for clients.
Our PATH team outreaches people who are homeless and mentally ill on the streets, in parks and campsites, and at other community agencies. Through PATH outreach, team members build relationships that allow them to connect clients with crucial mental health care services, as well as basic needs and housing supports.
Room In The Inn is a mobile shelter serving 12 women for up to 90 days. RITI is sponsored by over 40 faith congregations who take turns hosting the women for a week, providing all of their meals, shelter, and evening activities. RITI is staffed by a director who works with both the congregations and the women to move them out of the program and into permanent housing.
Women at Risk is an outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment program for women at risk of going to jail or prison. With case management, court advocacy, and therapy groups, Women at Risk provides an alternative to incarceration for women with clinical needs.
HOPE to HOME is Homeward Bound’s newest program, begun in October, 2010 as an initiative of and in partnership with the faith community. HOPE to HOME pairs interfaith teams of volunteers from congregations with a person or family who’s been homeless and is moving into permanent housing. Teams commit to providing financial, material, practical, and, most importantly, relational support for one year as their partners stabilize in housing.
Pathways to Permanent Housing is the last stop on Homeward Bound’s continuum of services and is a direct implementation of the Housing First model. In this program, case managers facilitate permanent housing for clients and continue their work with clients once housed to develop and enact housing stabilization plans that lead to independence and self-sufficiency.