The Homelessness and Housing issue area focuses on community awareness and economic development in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Students engage with agencies that work to create (1) a strong safety net for the homeless, (2) a sustainable solutions to the challenges of homelessness, and (3) a decent and affordable housing options for all.
Our 8-week issue workshop will explore the topic of Homelessness in the Asheville/Buncombe County area. Students who complete the workshop will fulfill Peg Two or recieve 25 hours of direct service. We will have weekly meetings, service trips, and additional guest speakers and educational events.
Check back later for information on our campus presentation in November.
We offer two weekly service trips through our community partner, Homeward Bound. One trip centers on picking up donations (mostly furniture) for indivudals who are moving into housing. Our second trip is to the AHOPE Day Center, helping out with regular floor-room tasks.
Donations: Tuesdays 2:30-5:30
AHOPE: Sundays 9-12:30
If you are interested in getting involved in these or other trips in our issue area, please contact one of our crew members. Contact information is listed below.
|Misha Perez||Breanna Ryan||King Thompson|
|Communication/ Logistics||Issue Area Coordinator||Policy/Community Liason|
There are courses offered in a number of disciplines that examine issues related to economic justice.
For other partners in this and other areas, check out the Agency Directory
Want to know more about Policy work? Check out the Service Policy Blog.