At ABCCM's Veterans Restoration Quarters (VRQ), our mission is to create a principle-based environment and comprehensive residential program that addresses every area of restoration in the life of a homeless veteran.* We work to provide each man with stability, personal skill building, educational and training opportunities leading to employment and housing along with the restoration of personal dignity, faith and strength.
Our ministry accomplishes its mission through the diligent and compassionate efforts of trained staff, volunteers and community partners. Over 240 men reside nightly on the VRQ campus, a former 125 room motel. Our veterans are provided housing, meals, case management services, counseling, laundry facilities, a computer lab, gym, chapel and transportation to VA Medical Center appointments. Every effort is made to provide each man with the tools, direction and encouragement needed to arrive at genuine success and full restoration.
"My life has changed. I am not hopeless, but hopeful." - VRQ Resident
*The VRQ serves only men but women are given the same opportunities at the Steadfast House for women and children.
How to Get Help
Are you a male veteran in need of shelter? Call the VRQ Intake Line at (828) 398-6609 to learn more about the program. Female veterans call (828) 787-1687 to speak with a staff member.
Learn more about shelter for female veterans at Steadfast House.
Volunteer Jobs & Opportunities
Cook teams - help prepare and serve meals (individual or group)
Barbers/beauticians - provide hair cuts to our men.
Work teams - build and complete ongoing beautification projects on our campus
Teachers & Facilitators - lead classes such as Bible studies, art, music, computer skills, life skills in the areas of communication, esteem building, emotion management, financial counseling, housing
Front desk receptionists
Data entry clerk
Entertainment - singing, musical performances, skits and other creative efforts
Chaplains- listen to residents and offer spiritual information and prayer
In-kind donations -
Air freshener spray
Triple-edge disposable razors
Anti-fungal foot powder
Coffee & coffee supplies
Towels, wash rags and kitchen towels
Gifts cards ($25 or less) for restaurants, clothing, and hair cuts
Flowers, plants & shrubs
Vehicles for residents
Commercial equipment (kitchen & lawn)
New tile for Education Bldg.
Stainless steel kitchen tables
Long twin sheets & spreads
New and gently used men’s clothing
Men's shoes (work boots, tennis shoes) all sizes
Prepaid cell phone or phone cards
1329 Tunnel Rd
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 398-6609 (veterans intake line)
(828) 298-7486 (F)
- Mary Sczudlo, Director of Homeless Services
- Tim McElyea, VRQ Director
- Joyce Pemberton, Volunteer Coordinator
- Marty Creasey, Intake Coordinator
Contact Joyce Pemberton at email@example.com or (828) 398-6615 to find out more information on how to get involved at the Veterans Restoration Quarters or to set up a tour of the property.