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The Merry & Bright #RainbowTree Travels to O.Henry’s!

From Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, the Merry & Bright #RainbowTree will be at O.Henry’s of Asheville gay bar. The tree will be hung with little angel placards that ask donors to commit to give a certain amount towards buying presents for children of WNCAP clients this year. Many of our clients are…

Please Give to the NEPA Campaign

  The opioid epidemic is devastating communities across the country, and Western North Carolina is no exception. In fact, the overdose rate in Buncombe County nearly tripled in the first 8 months of 2017, compared to the entirety of 2016. There are 68 opioid pills prescribed per person per year in Buncombe County. In addition…

WNCAP Opens Up Shower for Homeless Clients

Most people take for granted the ability to bathe regularly, and lack of access to free showers is one of the most difficult problems associated with homelessness. That’s why WNCAP is opening up the shower in our office for our clients who lack stable housing. But we need the help of our generous community members!…

WNCAP Syringe Exchange Hours Are Changing

Due to high demand for clean needles, WNCAP is limiting our hours of syringe distribution. We typically see the most activity on Mondays and Fridays so we have decided to remain open from 9am-5pm on those days, as well as Thursday. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, our friends at The Steady Collective distribute clean needles as…

Merry & Bright, the WNCAP Holiday Gift Drive

This is the season of giving, and WNCAP is dedicated to ensuring that ALL children have a Merry & Bright holiday, regardless of income. That’s why we are once again launching our Merry & Bright Holiday Gift Drive. Your donation will help give our clients’ children the presents they truly deserve this season. It’s your…

Early Voting for Asheville PRIMARY Elections Through Oct. 7

It is election season for Asheville local politics. Now through October 7, 2017, Early Voting is open for PRIMARY elections for the offices of mayor and City Council. The winners of these elections will go on to compete in the GENERAL election on November 4, 2017. The Primary Election itself is officially held on Tuesday, October…

As Graham-Cassidy Sputters, We Must Remain Vigilant

Call it what you will: TrumpCare, WealthCare, Healthcare Repeal – it is still alive, and still very dangerous to the poor and sick in this country. The latest reincarnation of the Republicans’ endless legislative quest to undo the Affordable Care Act is known as the Graham-Cassidy bill after Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Although…

WNCAP Participates in Blue Ridge Pride 2017

Blue Ridge Pride 2017 is a chance for the whole LGBTQIA community to educate, advocate, and most importantly, celebrate! Beginning on Sunday, September 24 and culminating with a daylong celebration on Saturday, September 30, there will be a huge range of Pride-related events throughout Asheville. Check out the calendar of events here! WNCAP is very proud to…

Thank You For Making Raise Your Hand 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…

Take Action Against Health Care Repeal!

Copied from our friends at the Southern AIDS Coalition: This week, Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced a measure that represents the Republican Party’s last, best chance to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Don’t be fooled–this bill is just as bad or perhaps even…