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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...

Aura Home will be at Blue Ridge Pride Festival
September 25, 2017

Blue Ridge Pride Festival Sept 30, 2017

Aura Home will be with the VA at click to read...

Smoky Mountains Veteran Stand Down
September 25, 2017

Franklin Stand Down for Homeless Veterans - FREE Services

Smoky Mountains Veteran Stand Down PDF

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Women Vets Have More Than Double The Suicide Rate of Civilian Women
September 25, 2017

Article in Newsweek by Jack Moore on Sept 21, 2017

Photo: Soldiers, officers and civilian click to read...

Hawaiian Cowgirl Dance Fundraiser
August 8, 2017

Saturday August 19, 2017 7:30 pm - 1:00 pm at 11 On Grove, 11 Grove Ave, Asheville, click to read...

Rising Moon Wellness Launch Party and Fundraiser for Aura Home
July 25, 2017

Live Music, Beer, Raffle Prizes:

Sunday, July 30th from 2:00-6:00pm. At Sweeten Creek Brewing, 1127 Sweeten Creek click to read...
Aura Home was honored to present at DAR
June 13, 2017

Aura Home was honored to present at Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on click to read...