• Office: 50 S French Broad Ave., Suite 203 - Asheville, NC 28801
  • 828-771-6979

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.

Go Fund Me Renovations and  Benefit/Fundraisers

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!

Upcoming Benefits: - Save The Date

Full Moon in June

Featuring Music From:
Linda Mitchell, blues, Jazz etc
"Big Al" pop country singer songwriter

Historic Patton Parker House
95 Charlotte St, Asheville NC 28801

June 29, 2018 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Bring your picnic baskets, blankets & low chairs for an evening with music, s'mores and camaraderie. Aura Home will provide desserts and entertainment.

Purchase Ticket in Advance $20 or At the Door $25




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Women's Program

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