Many Hands | Many Hearts
Real solutions to homelessness involve real people dedicating real time and real resources to making a difference in a person's life. The challenges an individual living in a state of homelessness face can seem like legion and more than any one person can help to overcome. But when members of a group come together to aid an individual, those challenges are faced not by one or two, but many whose drive and focus to help suddenly face legion with a host of solutions.
In the Adopt a Homeless Person program, a church or civic group "adopts" a homeless person and provides the following for a time set between the individual and the organization, either from within the group itself, or through an outside agency:
- Emotional Support - "Cheerleading"
- Help with "Interview" Clothes
- Rides to and from job interviews and medical appointments
- or Monthly Bus passes
- A phone number for potential employers to call
- Help with housing
- Training in Budgeting, Housekeeping, Conflict Resolution, Cooking, etc.
- A place to do laundry
- A place to take a shower or bath
All homeless persons in this program will be pre-screened by Asheville Homeless Network and may be required to meet certain guidelines set by the adopting church or group.
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