• Office: St Matthias Church Parish House, 1 Dundee St -- Mail: PO Box 14, Asheville, NC 28802
  • 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!

Thank you to all of those who have remembered Aura Home in their Wills, Revocable Trusts and other Estate Planning documents.  LEARN MORE on how you can help.

Alyce with 5 recipients of Quilts of ValorWhat can YOU do?

  • Meals
  • Personal care items
  • Transportation
  • Mentoring
  • Monetary gifts
  • Estate Planning and Trusts

Leslie and Betty Cleaning up Hendersonville HomeContact us and let us know what you can do

Hendersonville Home Progress is being made - Leslie and Betty:

From the Blog...

New Office for Aura Home
January 30, 2019
We are happy to inform you:

Aura Home has moved from the United Way Building

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PEO Awarded Aura Home Veteran $1100 scholarship
December 31, 2018

PEO awarded Lynn Ritchet an Aura Home Veteran $1100.00 scholarship and purchased a laptop click to read...

Benefit for Aura Home
December 15, 2018

December 25 at 6:00 pm, Vegan Potluck $10, The Block off Biltmore, 39 S. Market St click to read...

Veterans Day 5 Quilts of Valor Given Out
November 17, 2018

On November 11, 2018 at UpCountry Brewery, Aura Home gave out Quilts of Valor click to read...

Veterans Lap Blankets Given Out To VAMC
November 17, 2018

On Nov. 11, 2018, we gave out 30 lap blankets to Charles George VAMC click to read...

Veteran’s Day Celebration at UpCountry Brewing
November 9, 2018

November 11 & 12, 2018, open 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sunday at 3:00 pm will click to read...