ABCCM STEADFAST HOUSE
In the 2016-17 school year, Buncombe County and asheville city Schools reported 771 homeless children enrolled in school.
Steadfast House provides women a fresh start and a place to heal surrounded and supported by Christian love, trust, education and companionship. Our mission is to provide stability to homeless women and moms with children; provide personal skill building for women; provide education and training that equip women for employment and sustainable housing; provide reintegration skills and opportunities that lead to greater self-determination.
Women at Steadfast House attend a variety of life skills classes and learn how to build esteem, manage emotions such as depression and anger, develop and maintain sobriety through recovery, and practical skills that lead to jobs for life. Through weekly case management sessions, the Steadfast House staff addresses the challenges the women face and provide tools to help them achieve their goals.
Short-term goals are established such as getting a GED, driver's license, finding child care, and learning to manage a household budget. As women grow, they are assisted with their long range goals, such as a new career path, education and permanent housing.
The number one request of our women is to have another woman or mentor to which they can relate. ABCCM offers training and support in this rewarding relationship.
urgent needs at Steadfast House
- Childcare Providers
- Lunch Cook Teams
- Ethnic Hair Care Products
- Body Wash
- XL-3 XL Women's cold weather clothing: sweat clothes, jackets, and coats
- Pull-ups, sizes 4T-6T
- Baby wipes
- Powdered laundry detergent
- Click here for other needs.
Steadfast House Partners
Program Partners: Serving in this way involves being consciously paired with a child in the program with whom you will be a supportive, caring, encouraging, patient, safe and consistent partner each week. You will eat dinner with the child’s family each week, and be responsible for one-on-one activities with the child. Those serving will be expected to review the program curriculum in advance each week to revise/supplement activities as needed to fit their child’s individual needs. Please note that Program Partners must be able to commit to the program two hours a week for a minimum of six months.
Please fill out a Steadfast Partners Application if you're interested to serve in this way.
To serve with us, contact the volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 398-6615. Your first step will be to set up a tour of the property and discuss service opportunities that work for you and your schedule. We welcome individuals, families, and groups, whether from churches, businesses, or just a group of friends, to serve.
Childcare providers - care for and minister to children while mothers are running errands or working
Cook teams - help prepare and serve meals
Work teams - building and beautification projects on campus
Teachers & facilitators - lead various classes such as Bible studies, art, music, computer skills, life skills in the areas of communication, esteem building, emotion management for depression or anger, financial counseling, housing and jobs for life.
Entertainment - singing, musical performances, skits and other creative efforts.
Chaplains - listen to residents and offer spiritual information and prayer.
In-kind gifts - see list of needs above
Contact Steadfast House
Phone, Fax & Email:
(828) 259-5369 (F)
20 Twentieth Street
Asheville, NC 28806
Attn: Steadfast House
Are you in need of shelter? Single women and mothers with children should call (828) 398-6920 to be placed on the waiting list.
Veteran women only: Please call (828) 767-1687 to speak with a staff member. The veteran hotline is answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.