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ABCCM STEADFAST HOUSE

In the 2014 –2015 school year, Buncombe County Schools indicated there were approximately 749 homeless children attending our schools.   

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 they can relate to. Being a mentor through Christian Women's Job Corp or Circles is to empower and equip them for the future. ABCCM offers training and support in this rewarding relationship.

urgent needs at Steadfast House

  • Childcare providers
  • Baby monitors, diapers in sizes 1, 3, 4, 5,  Diaper genies, childrens shoes and socks
  • Juicers/blenders
  • Women's T Shirts assorted sizes
  • Dressers
  • Double sheet sets
  • Click here for other needs.

Steadfast House Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

To become a volunteer, click on the volunteer opportunity below or contact Judith Walter at judith.walter@abccm.org or (828) 398-6615. Your first step with Judith will be to set up a tour of the property and discuss volunteer positions that work for you and your schedule. We welcome individual volunteers, families, and groups--from churches, business, or just a group of friends.

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.
Data entry
Entertainment - singing, musical performances, skits and other creative efforts.
Chaplains - listen to residents and offer spiritual information and prayer. 
In-kind donations - see list of needs below

Paper towels & toilet paper
Body wash, shampoo, conditioner
Diapers, all sizes
Baby formula
Coffee, Creamer, Sugar
Baby monitors
Child's summer water toys
Sunscreen, bug repellent
Thermometers
Adults and children's white cotton socks

(tall boy) Dressers
Leather or vinyl couches
Flip flops
Reusable to-go cups with lids
Dressers (tall)
Couches (for family room)
Sheets (queen/double/twin)
Pillows
Bus tickets/passes

Contact The Steadfast House

Mary Sczudlo, Director of Homeless Services
Mandy Haithcox, Steadfast House Director
Judith Walter, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone, Fax & Email:
(828) 259-5365
(828) 259-5369 (F)
steadfast@abccm.org

Mailing address:
30 Cumberland Ave. 
Asheville, NC 28801
Attn: Steadfast House


Get Help

Are you in need of shelter? Our staff is ready to talk to you. Male veterans can call the Veterans Restoration Quarters Intake Line at (828) 398-6609. Women, mothers with children, and female veterans can call the Steadfast House line at (828) 767-1687.