Homeward Bound

The Organization

For over 30 years, Homeward Bound has been the leading nonprofit organization in Buncombe County focused on ending homelessness, using the Housing First model since 2006. We have a current annual operating budget of approximately $8.6 million, with 65 full-time and 25 temporary experienced and dedicated staff, including case managers trained in trauma-informed practices and motivational interviewing techniques. We work collaboratively with community partners and have a proven track record of helping individuals and families achieve long-term successful housing stability.

Our mission:

To prevent and end homelessness in our community through permanent housing and support.

Our values:

  • We believe in the absolute value and worth of every single human
  • We believe that housing is a basic human right, integral to self-worth and
  • We believe that homelessness is a solvable
  • We believe that all services should be offered with respect and empathy and in the spirit of hope and recovery.