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Congratulations to our 2017 Signature Piece Winner!

The excitement was high last week as the 2017 Signature Piece winner was chosen in the juried competition.  Pam Siekman, the auction chairperson has announced that the winner of this prestigious recognition is Linda Gritta. Her winning entry is 36” x 36” abstract, mixed media on canvas titled “Red is Feeling Brave.”  Gritta, known for her masterful use…

Tackling the Opioid Crisis and its Ripple Effects

WNCAP’s Michael Harney is on a mission, and this is an issue near and dear to us. According to North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, four people die every day in the state from an opioid overdose. At last week’s opioid crisis roundtable with Attorney General Stein, Michael Harney brought over twenty years of experience to…

Demand Outpacing Supply for Asheville Needle Exchange Program

The needle exchange program run out of WNCAP, intended to serve the 18 counties of western North Carolina, often faces shortages in supply. For insight into the extraordinary demand for safe and unused needles in our community and from travelers across state lines, Blue Ridge Public Radio recently spoke to our own “Rubber Man” Michael…

Long-Term HIV Survivors Lead the Way in Support

Last month, I had the chance to sit down with two WNCAP volunteers. What makes these women so special is the same reason you may have never heard of their work at WNCAP: both Katie and Julia are facilitators at our HIV/AIDS Support Group–which caters to newly diagnosed as well as long-term HIV/AIDS survivors–and both Katie…

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