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Helping Homeless Women Veterans in Buncombe, Henderson & Haywood Counties

Did you know that homeless women veterans are one of the fastest growing populations in the US? North Carolina had the 6th largest female veteran population in 2013 and it is estimated that between 4,000 and 8,000 live in Buncombe County. But most people are unaware of what these women have to deal with after they leave the military or the discrimination they suffer in comparison to their male peers.

Homeless women veterans have to deal with issues like:

  • Acquiring job skills to be competitive in the employment market;
  • Budgeting personal finances from a drastic variance in pay;
  • Developing new habits to reintegrate into civilian life;
  • Living without the structure that the military provided for years;
  • Feeling like an outcast amongst people without experience with military life or combat;
  • Mental health concerns like depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and suicidal thoughts;
  • Misinformation and discrimination when attempting to access resources available to veterans.

The Aura Home Aims To Provide Housing and Support to Homeless Women Veterans

The Aura Home is a non-profit organization projecting to provide safe, stable housing to help Buncombe, Henderson & Haywood Counties homeless women veterans readjust to civilian life. It will also offer the support of living with other women who understand what they're going through. With a sense of camaraderie and assistance, women veterans can begin to heal and transition into a fulfilling life.

Matching Funds Challenge now until July 31, 2017!  ~ All funds raised is matched up to $10,000!
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Ending women veterans homelessness requires a lot of work, money and community support. You can be part of this vision to make it happen. Click here to learn how YOU can help homeless women veterans today!

From the Blog...

Dec 19, 2017 Women Veterans Empowerment Symposium
October 21, 2017

"Be empowered, share your story"

Saturday, Dec 19th 9am -3pm Goodwill Industries of NWNC 2701 click to read...

A Joint Message from DAV and the DAV Auxiliary
October 21, 2017

 

DAV supports S. 833, the Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2017, click to read...

Winter Clothing Drive for Homeless Vets benefitting men, women & Children
October 21, 2017

Kick off drive on November 2nd at THE  BLOCK off biltmore , from 6 click to read...

Women’s Wellness Annual Expo
October 17, 2017

Thursday Oct 26, 2017, 11am - 2pm

Charles George VA Medical Center, Lower Atrium

Download the click to read...

Women Who Serve(d) Forum
October 11, 2017

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a forum  on November 14, 2017 for female veterans click to read...