ABCCM provides 160 beds of transitional housing and 40 beds for emergency shelter* and 50 units of permanent supportive housing for a total of 250 beds.
- Stabilization, with all the basic necessities provided;
- Life Skills Training, with over 60 volunteer courses to choose from including Bible studies;
- Education and Professional Training Certifications that lead to living wage jobs; and 4) Reintegration that leads to permanent housing.
Our mission is to create a principle-based environment and a comprehensive residential program that addresses every area of restoration in the life of a Veteran experiencing homeless. ABCCM’s Veterans Restoration Quarters (VRQ), creates 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, a 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.
*ABCCM is not providing emergency shelter during Covid-19 restrictions.
*The VRQ serves only men, but women are given the same opportunities at Transformation Village for women and children.
Opportunities to Serve
To serve with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your first step will be to set up a tour of the property and discuss service opportunities that work for you and your schedule.
- Cook teams – help prepare and serve meals (group activity)
- 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 gifts – see list below:
- Gifts cards ($25 or less) for restaurants, clothing, & hair cuts
- Coffee & coffee supplies
- Towels and kitchen towels
- Laundry detergent
- Wash cloths
- Long twin sheets & spreads
- Flowers, plants & shrubs
- Garden/yard tools
- Commercial equipment (kitchen & lawn)
- Stainless steel kitchen tables
- Weed eaters
- Lightly used or new men’s Work Boots and Tennis Shoes
- Bus tickets
- Back packs
- New and gently used men’s clothing
- Prepaid cell phone or phone cards
- 15 person passenger van
- vehicles for residents
- Spray Can Air Freshener/Disinfectant
American Legion Post 526
The VRQ is home to American Legion Post 526, the only American Legion post located in a facility for homeless veterans. For more information, call (828) 259-5368.
1329 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 259-5333 (P)
(828) 398-6609 (Veterans’ Intake Line)
(828) 298-7486 (F)
Tim McElyea, Director
Michelle Laws, Volunteer Coordinator
Are you in need of shelter? Our staff is ready to talk to you.
- Male and female Veterans can call the intake line at (828) 398-6609.
- Women and mothers with children can call the Transformation Village intake line at (828) 398-6920.