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

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.

Sponsors of Aura Home:

Thrivent

DAR

Colonia Dames of America

Grace Presbyterian Church  Grace Lutheran Church


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.

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Aura Home Fundraiser at Blue Ghost Brewing
125 Underwood Rd, Fletcher
October 23, 6:30-8:30 pm

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From the Blog...

Aura Home Support – Fundraiser
October 10, 2019

Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:30-8:30 a Fundraising event at Blue Ghost Brewing, 125 Underwood click to read...

Annual Women Veterans Resource Expo 2019
October 2, 2019

Women Veterans Resource Expo, Wed. Oct. 16, 12noon- 2pm, Lower Atrium,

Asheville VA Medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Rd

click to read...
Benefit for Aura Home
September 14, 2019
Wednesday September 25 6:30pm-8:30pm At Green Man Brewery 27 Baxton Ave, Asheville NC 28801 Sponsored by Blue click to read...
Aura Home & CWVO Meeting
August 29, 2019

August 14th meeting in Greensboro, NC at the K&W Cafeteria.

Who is NC-CWVO?  NC Coalition click to read...

Aura Home Hawaiian Cowgirl Dance
July 17, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 7:30 pm - 11 pm 11 On Grove 11 Grove Ave, click to read...
Knights of Columbus Donated 40 Cases of Girl Scout Cookies
July 17, 2019
Delivery of Girl Scout cookies to Aura Home. Pope John II, Knights of Columbus click to read...