“Housing is Healthcare”
Without a roof over your head, it can be difficult to focus on going to the doctor and taking medications. Homelessness and finding a safe, affordable home are important issues for our region, particularly in Buncombe County. WNCAP understands the importance of stable housing. There are a variety of different resources and services in the region that can provide housing assistance through financial help, renovations, weatherization, etc., and WNCAP case managers can help determine which is right for you. These programs are based on availability and are in high demand.
To learn more about these resources, follow the links:
For emergency rental/utility assistance:
Eblen Charities (828) 255-3066
ABCCM (828) 259-5300
Salvation Army (828) 253-4723
WNCAP’s financial assistance program is a part of case management services and is for emergency financial situations. Common categories of financial assistance include rent/utilities, transportation, insurance co-pays, medications, dental care, optical needs, and others. Case managers and clients will work together through an eligibility process to determine if the client qualifies for financial assistance. Providing our clients with financial assistance through WNCAP funds is short-term with the vision of promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency.
Because of our region’s rural geography, transportation can be a huge barrier to staying engaged in care. WNCAP wants all individuals living with HIV/AIDS to have access to transportation services. Case managers coordinate transportation for medical appointments through providing a monthly bus pass to those eligible, assisting with arranging Medicaid transportation, organizing a volunteer to transport, or researching other transportation options for clients. If you are living with HIV/AIDS and are having transportation issues, please contact (828) 252-7489 to discuss your options. Clients should never miss out on medical appointments because lack of transportation.
For more information on resources in your county, call the United Way at 2-1-1 or visit nc211.org
Click on the following PDF files to view more resources in Buncombe County: