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.


Men's multiple vitamins
spray air freshner
Triple edge disposable razors
Men's thermal underware, tops and bottoms, large sizes
Men's hoodie sweatshirts
Men's sweat pants, size 3XL
Men's reader glasses (any strength)
Cough syrup (non alcohol)


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 -

Bar soap
Air freshener spray
Alcohol-free mouthwash
Men's deodorant
Triple-edge disposable razors
Men's insoles
Hygiene items
Anti-fungal foot powder
Baby powder
Anti-itch/anti-bacterial cream
Reading glasses
Coffee & coffee supplies
Towels, wash rags and kitchen towels

Gifts cards ($25 or less) for restaurants, clothing, and hair cuts
Laundry detergent
Flowers, plants & shrubs
Garden/yard tools
15-passenger van
Vehicles for residents
Commercial equipment (kitchen & lawn)
New tile for Education Bldg.
Stainless steel kitchen tables

Long twin sheets & spreads
Wash rags
Bus tickets
Back packs
New and gently used men’s clothing
Men's shoes (work boots, tennis shoes) all sizes
Prepaid cell phone or phone cards
Outdoor grills
Weed eaters

Contact Us

1329 Tunnel Rd
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 259-5333
(828) 398-6609 (veterans intake line)
(828) 298-7486 (F)


Contact Joyce Pemberton at 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.