Arms Around ASD is a resource center providing therapies for people on the Autism Spectrum and their families regardless of Age, Ability, or Income to facilitate the growth and healing of the family as a whole. Arms is unique in that they provide services for the entire family including neuro-typical siblings and care providers. From their massage therapists, to their talk therapists, to their acupuncturist, to their occupational therapist, to their therapy animals, they all have their arms around autism spectrum disorder. Arms is one Giant Hug to families who seek their services!
ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.
ASAP’s vision is one of strong farms, thriving local food economies, and healthy communities where farming is valued as central to our heritage and our future.
ASAP’s unique and holistic approach envisions and acts from the perspective that the changes needed in our food system are social in nature – farmers, business owners, teachers, parents, politicians, health professionals, and engaged citizens are the key to change.
ABCCM is one of the key non-profit organizations addressing poverty, hunger, homelessness and access to health care for the under-served in Buncombe County, serving annually around 50,000. Begun as a small collaboration of churches in 1969, ABCCM has played a significant role in meeting emergency assistance needs for families in crisis, coordinating religious services and education activities at the jail, providing transitional and permanent supportive housing of the homeless through 300 beds, increasing access to health care for half the uninsured and medically underserved; as well as work readiness, mentoring and job placement services. ABCCM proudly serves veterans across 26 WNC counties.
The Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary will provide adoptions, volunteer opportunities, and critical care for those dogs and cats so abused and neglected that they require longer term, more specialized rehabilitation. In addition, the Sanctuary will be an educational resource for area youth to learn about our responsibilities to animals, nature, and society. The Sanctuary will be located on a majestic, 82.5 acre property in Leicester, NC, just minutes from downtown Asheville. The acreage is a beautiful mix of rolling pasture and mountainside forest, with three natural springs on site. They are currently at 51% of their $5M goal.
Since 1967, The Bair Foundation has been committed to building strong children, strong families, and strong communities. They make every effort to prevent out-of-home placements through intervention and by focusing on the strengths of the biological family. When safety is an issue and children must be remove from their home, The Bair Foundation provides intervention and influence that promotes and achieves health and well-being in the least restrictive environment while moving forward to permanency.