Safe & Warm/Code Purple

$4,968 of $200,000 raised

Code Purple

ABCCM Dramatically Expands Capacity with 3 "Safe Haven" Locations

"Somebody ought to do something about all these homeless."

“The homeless” aren’t always who you think. Those experiencing homelessness can’t be lumped together and stereotyped. They are mothers with children, Veterans, men, women and whole families living on the streets, in vehicles, even shipping containers. And like you and me, they want to be a member of the community.

Many reasons lead to homelessness – medical issues with no insurance, escaping an abusive spouse, addictions and mental illness. Many reasons prevent the return to community. Once one is on that spiral of losing health, health insurance, job, friends, family, their car insurance and car, it is nearly impossible to reverse it. Can you imagine preparing yourself for a job interview when you are homeless?

No woman, child, Veteran or person should be homeless on our streets, in a car or in any unsafe place.

ABCCM Transformation Village provides a safe and warm place for homeless women Veterans, and women and children; the ABCCM VRQ (Veterans Restoration Quarters) and our new Recovery Living Ministry provides a safe haven for men and Veteran men with food, shelter, counseling, job training, medical access, education, transportation and other services to help them obtain resources to resolve
the issues contributing to their homelessness. ABCCM Crisis Ministries provide emergency heat, rent assistance, food, transportation and counseling to individuals and families in crisis.

Please consider how you can be a part of the solution with your time through trained volunteer support; a place to bring food and hygiene supplies and clothing for men, women and children (see map below;) and financial support to cover the costs of heat, laundry, kitchen, showers and trained staff.

Safe Havens & Code Purple

With a total of 130 beds at three facilities designated as Safe Havens, ABCCM has been selected as the lead agency for freezing weather emergencies during the 2022-23 winter season.

Officials with Buncombe County and the City work through the Homeless Coalition to call Code Purple. Code Purple nights occur when temperatures reach 32 degrees or lower, when people are at-risk of freezing to death. The threat is real.

According to the last Point in Time count, there were about 120 unsheltered (men, women and children, including Veterans and intact families).

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