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WNCAP Struggles to House Clients

Much has been written recently about the housing crisis in Asheville and the surrounding area. The situation appears to be worsening despite vigilant efforts by city officials and area government and nonprofit organizations: In 2015, Buncombe County experienced its first increase in the population of chronically homeless individuals since 2007. As recently as January of…

Citizen-Times recognizes WNCAP Signature Piece Winners

The Western North Carolina AIDS Project has selected Cindy Walton, a River Arts District painter, as its 2015 Raise Your Hand Signature Piece artist. “In Flight,” the winning composition, is a 36-inch by 36-inch oil and cold wax abstract painting in vivid oranges and blues. WNCAP will auction the painting, along with other award winners…

WNCAP Announces 2015 Signature Piece Winner

The Western North Carolina AIDS Project Announces 2015 Raise Your Hand Signature Piece Winner Cindy Walton, River Arts District Artist The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) is gearing up for their annual Raise Your Hand fundraising auction & gala on Saturday, September 26th. The prestigious Signature Piece competition for this year’s annual event was…

WNCAP Advocates meet with Federal & State Policymakers

Advocates from Western North Carolina AIDS Project have been busy this spring meeting with federal and state legislators asking them to support HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs. Although the HIV epidemic continues to grow with approximately 50,000 new infections every year, it no longer gets the public’s attention. These visits with the people who allocate…

Homelessness and Queer Youth Community Discussion featured in Mountain Xpress

LGBTQ Youth and the dangers of homelessness were highlighted in this first of its kind discussion in Asheville. WNCAP’s Advocacy Coordinator, Peggy Weil participated along with representatives from Tranzmission, Haywood Street Congregation, Campaign for Southern Equality, Trinity Place Youth Shelter, Help Out Youth. Thanks to Youth Outright for hosting this important event. “Homeless LGBT youth…