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ABCCM VETERANS RESTORATION QUARTERS

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.

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.

Urgent Needs at the VRQ

  • 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)
  • Candy

Volunteer Jobs & Opportunities

To become a volunteer, click on the volunteer opportunity below or contact Joyce Pemberton at joyce.pemberton@abccm.org or (828) 398-6615. Your first step with Joyce will be to set up a tour of the property and discuss volunteer positions that work for you and your schedule.

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 - see list below:

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
Mulch
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

Food
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
Mowers
 

Contact Us

1329 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 259-5333 (P) | (828) 398-6609 (Veterans intake line) | (828) 298-7486 (F)
vrq@abccm.org

Mary Sczudlo, Director of Homeless Services
Tim McElyea, VRQ Director
Joyce Pemberton, Volunteer Coordinator
Marty Creasey, Intake Coordinator


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.