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Steady Collective to Host Opioid Overdose Community Forum on February 23

On Friday, February 23, local harm reduction organization The Steady Collective will host an Opioid Overdose Community Forum from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Haywood Street Congregation in Downtown Asheville. The forum will feature a panel of harm reduction professionals who work in syringe exchanges, overdose prevention programs, and homeless outreach services. They will talk about what they are seeing on the ground in…

Become an Ambassador for Dining Out For Life!

Dining Out For Life® (DOFL) 2018 will take place on Thursday, April 26. Over 100 fine restaurants across Western North Carolina will donate 20% of their proceeds on that day to WNCAP. What is the most important part of WNCAP’s biggest fundraiser? The Ambassadors, of course! Being a DOFL Ambassador is a blast. You link…

HIV Criminalization Laws Change in North Carolina

The North Carolina Commission for Public Health recently voted to modernize North Carolina’s HIV control measures, a series of statutes written into state law in 1988 to help protect people against HIV infection. The movement to modernize the law was spearheaded by the North Carolina AIDS Action Network. The centerpiece of the original law made…

Asheville Yoga Center Chooses WNCAP as Charity of the Month

WNCAP is thrilled to announce that Asheville Yoga Center has chosen WNCAP as its Charity of the Month! Donations will be collected through February at their studio & boutique, and on Thursday, February 22, 10% of the Yoga Center’s proceeds will be generously contributed to WNCAP. In recent years, yoga has been increasingly utilized by people living with HIV/AIDS…

2018 Dining Out For Life Participating Restaurants Announced

On Thursday, April 26th, 2018, a hundred restaurants across Western North Carolina will participate in Dining Out For Life®. On that day, each of the participating restaurants will donate 20% of their gross sales to WNCAP, helping to advance our mission of preventing new cases of HIV and improving the quality of life for those already…

Steady Collective Changes Hours

The Steady Collective, which distributes sterile syringes and life-saving naloxone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Asheville, is changing its hours. On Tuesdays, Steady will now operate from 10am-1pm at Haywood Street Congregation in Downtown Asheville. On that same day, they will be located at Firestorm Books and Coffee, in West Asheville, between 1:30pm-4pm. On Wednesdays, the Steady Collective will…

What The Rubberman Wrote – International AIDS Conference 2018

Michael Harney co-founded the Needle Exchange Program of Asheville (circa 1994) and serves as a Prevention Educator and street outreach worker for WNCAP.  He may be reached at wncap@wncap.org or 828-252-7489 ext. 311.             The 22nd International AIDS Conference is scheduled to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 23-27, 2018….

Kenilworth Presbyterian Awards WNCAP $5,000 Grant

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church has generously awarded WNCAP with a $5,000 grant to support our partnership with Loving Food Resources (LFR) in distributing nutritious food throughout Western North Carolina. They also awarded a grant directly to LFR. Last year, WNCAP donated over 25 tons of food and personal care items to our homebound clients. Volunteers and staff…

Thank You For Making Raise Your Hand 2017 A Huge Success!

On Saturday, September 23, hundreds of artists, activists, and volunteers gathered at The Asheville Event Centre to fundraise and friendraise for a worthy cause. The Raise Your Hand Auction & Gala is one of the biggest nights of the year for both WNCAP and Western North Carolina, and this year was no exception. The night was…