Partner Agencies


Housing Authority of the City of Asheville

Asheville Housing Authority’s mission statement is to provide safe, quality, and affordable housing, to expand available resources, and to collaborate with the community to create opportunities for resident self-sufficiency and economic independence.



Asheville City Schools

The mission of Asheville City Schools is to provide quality education in which we respect students’ individual and cultural differences, develop their talents in partnership with family and community, and ensure that they possess the life skills necessary for personal success and civic responsibility.



Center For Responsible Lending

The Center for Responsible Lending is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices. CRL is affiliated with Self-Help, one of the nation's largest community development financial institutions.



Habitat for Humanity

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to change the lives of families living in inadequate housing.




We believe that to serve our clients, we must model a violence-free community that is founded in respect and equality.   By providing safety, shelter, counseling, and advocacy, we empower each client to create a life that is free of violence.   By providing education, we empower our community to create a world that is free of violence.



Hinton Rural Life Center

To be an advocate for the small membership church within the United Methodist connection, to assist small membership churches in becoming healthy and effective, to provide opportunities for mission involvement, and to be a place of hospitality, spiritual growth, and renewal.



Interfaith Assistance Ministry

Interfaith Assistance Ministry is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with the mission:   "To provide temporary relief to Henderson County residents who are in financial crisis by offering emergency funds, food, clothing, counseling and referrals in an atmosphere of compassion and respect."


Irene Wortham Center

Irene Wortham Center: The Irene Wortham Center delivers comprehensive, quality residential and day services in a caring atmosphere to individuals with developmental challenges.



Latino Advocacy Coalition - El Centro

The mission of the Latino Advocacy Coalition is to advocate for the wellbeing of the Latino community by promoting and developing leaders from within the Latino community and by strengthening the understanding and cooperation with the broader community while upholding and preserving the richness of Latino cultures. In 2002, LAC created El Centro, the first community center reaching out to Latinos in Western North Carolina.



Manna Food Bank

MANNA provides food to more than 375 member agencies throughout Western North Carolina who serve 9,000 meals each day, 365 days per year.



Mission Health

The focus of Mission Health is to improve the health of the people of Western North Carolina and the surrounding region.



Mountain BizWorks

The mission of Mountain BizWorks is to build economic opportunities through business development and capital.


Mountain Housing Opportunities

The mission of MHO is to build and improve homes, neighborhoods and communities for people of limited resources.



Mountain Projects

Mountain Projects Community Action Agency changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes Haywood and Jackson Counties a better place to live.


Asheville Branch NAACP Empowerment Resource Center & WRES radio

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.



North Carolina Assets Alliance

The North Carolina Assets Alliance is a state-wide coalition of public, private and non-profit organizations whose shared vision is to expand economic opportunity and build a more stable financial future for all North Carolinians.

The N.C. Assets Alliance educates the public and policymakers about asset-based strategies that connect households and communities to work and income supports, provide opportunities to generate savings, and build and protect assets.



North Carolina Cooperative Extension

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an educational partnership helping people put research-based knowledge to work for economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and an improved quality of life.



North Carolina Department of Justice – Attorney General

The Attorney General and the Department of Justice provide legal representation and advice to all state government departments, agencies and commissions. The Attorney General also provides legal opinions at the request of other public officials and handles all criminal appeals from state trial courts. When public interests are at stake, the Attorney General can take legal action on behalf of the State and its citizens.



North Carolina Division of Social Services

Works in cooperation with the Social Services Commission,
the 100 local Department of Social Services and other public and
private entities to protect children, strengthen families, and help all North Carolinians to achieve maximum self-sufficiency.



North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA)

Our Mission is to create affordable housing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market.


Pisgah Legal Services

PLS’ mission is to provide high-quality, effective legal services to help low-income people meet basic needs.   To ensure equal justice for all.   To advance and protect the legal rights of low-income people.



Self-Help Credit Union

Creating and protecting ownership and economic opportunity for people of color, women, rural residents and low-wealth families and communities.



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State Farm Insurance

State Farm is committed to supporting the personal financial safety and security of its community members. State Farm works to fulfill this mission in WNC by underwriting the OnTrack WNC Money Matters Radio Show.



United Way’s 211 of Western North Carolina

The United Way’s mission is to strengthen our community by helping people improve their lives and care for one another.


Henderson County United Way

United Way of Buncombe County

Provides support for financial counseling & education in addition to 91 other local programs that make Buncombe County a safer, stronger, better place to live.


Transylvania County United Way

United Way of Henderson County

Provides support for financial counseling & education in addition to 91 other local programs that make Henderson County a safer, stronger, better place to live.


Haywood County United Way

United Way of Transylvania County

Provides support for financial counseling & education in addition to 91 other local programs that make Transylvania County a safer, stronger, better place to live.


United Way of Haywood County

Provides support for financial counseling & education in addition to 91 other local programs that make Haywood County a safer, stronger, better place to live.



USDA Rural Development

The overall mission of USDA Rural Development is to improve the quality of life for rural Americans. To accomplish this we have the responsibility of coordinating Federal assistance in rural areas of our great state.


US Department of Labor – Women’s Bureau

Their mission is to improve the status of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.



Western Carolina University – Cherokee Center

The Western Carolina University-Cherokee Center was established in 1975 and is committed to serving tribal and non-tribal residents of Cherokee, N.C. and the surrounding communities.



YWCA of Asheville

The YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism and to empower women. They provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress.

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