AHOPE Day Center is the front door to our agency and to the community’s homeless service system. AHOPE provides basic services (showers, mail, phone, storage) and staff that work to build relationships that lead people out of homelessness and into permanent housing.
The Crisis Intervention Specialist ensures that AHOPE is a safe place for anyone in the community. The CIS works together with case managers to ensure that clients follow posted rules and works to diffuse any potentially dangerous situations before they begin. The CIS uses observation and de-escalation to help maintain AHOPE as a safe space for all clients. The CIS is the point of contact for emergency services and is responsible for notifying emergency services that their service is required.
For over 30 years, Homeward Bound has been the leading nonprofit in Buncombe County focused on ending homelessness, using the Housing First model since 2006. We have an annual operating budget of approx. $7.1 million, with 90 dedicated staff members, including case managers trained in motivational interviewing and trauma-informed practices. We work collaboratively with community partners and have a proven track record of helping individuals and families achieve long-term successful housing stability.
Since adopting the Housing First model, we have moved more than 2,236 people from homelessness into permanent housing, 89% of whom remain successfully housed. For more information, visit: https://homewardboundwnc.org/
To prevent and end homelessness in our community through permanent housing and support.