Nonprofit Spotlight: Western Carolina Rescue Ministries

Get Involved with Western Carolina Rescue Ministries
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For many people in our community, the chance to Live the Life You Choose has been clouded by substance abuse, poverty, and homelessness. It is only through the caring and compassion of community members and nonprofit leaders that many pull themselves out of this cycle to lead the lives they were meant to have.

That’s why organizations like Western Carolina Rescue Ministries are so important. Through their services, hundreds of people in our community are provided a helping hand to reach their potential.

What is Western Carolina Rescue Ministries?

Since 1981, Western Carolina Rescue Ministries has provided rescue, recovery, and restoration through their non-denominational ministry. Men, women, and families come to the organization for assistance combating poverty, addiction, and homelessness. The ministry aids them through several fundamental programs:

Men’s Recovery is a free, 12-month residential drug and alcohol recovery program. Through spiritual counseling, training, and more, the men who enter the program find transformation through sobriety. Meaningful employment and restored family relationship are also goals of the program.

Abba’s Love seeks to break generational patterns of hopelessness and dependency on others for women in our community. Case management, group meetings, and more help participants build both coping skills and marketable leadership skills. Financial independence and healthy relationships are goals of the program.

Abba’s House is a free, 12-month residential program designed to help mothers and their infants recover from addiction. Teaching tools enable new mothers to overcome traumas and lead successful lives free from substance abuse.

Joshua Plan is a program that encourages men to take the next steps toward a productive and meaningful life. Men who stay at the shelter create their own long-term “bed” plan to stabilize and improve their finances, education, job prospects, health, and more.

Get Involved with Western Carolina Rescue Ministries

If you’d like to support Western Carolina Rescue Ministries’ programs, there are many ways to get involved through volunteering, donating, and planned giving. WCRM greatly values and depends on faithful volunteers to accomplish their services. Consider volunteering to prepare and serve meals, perform ground maintenance, clean and organize the thrift store, offer clerical help, and more. If you have items to donate, WCRM is always in need of towels, clothing, and toiletries.

WCRM manages four thrift stores in Asheville. If you’re not available to help out by volunteering, you can still help by supporting the stores. Donate new or gently used clothing, toys, furniture, and more. Pickup service is also available.

Get More by Giving Back

Every day, Beverly-Hanks is impressed by our agents and staff for their involvement in strengthening community efforts through service and financial support. We encourage you to get involved, too.

Help Western Carolina Rescue Ministries now and in the future! Give of your time and money to an organization that means something to you. Reach out to Western Carolina Rescue Ministries or contact your Beverly-Hanks agent to learn about local nonprofits in your community.

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries

225 Patton Avenue, Asheville | (828) 254-1529


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