Cornerstone is a residence for up to six young women, ages 16 to 21, who are experiencing long-term challenges, and whose family situation is such that remaining or returning home is either impossible or would be counterproductive.
Cornerstone provides essential necessities such as shelter, food, and case management. Beyond these basic needs, a focus on education, employment, mentoring, and therapy create a positive environment that instills the necessary life skills for these young ladies to thrive. Case Managers monitor and support progress with these goals.
I was at the end of my rope and I didn’t know which way to go. Cornerstone gave me direction and showed me that I could make it. Now, I’m back in school, I have a job, and my life couldn’t be better. ~Mary, age 17
Trinity Place provides a safe place for up to six runaway and homeless youth, ages 7 to 17. The short-term shelter is open 24/7/365 and staffed with CARING case managers who provide support for youth and their families with the goal of family reunification or an alternative placement. The program also provides the family with referrals to community services and other helpful resources. Youth attend classes at their own schools (within Buncombe County) and are under 24-hour supervision. While in the program, youth participate in a variety of volunteer, social justice, and educational opportunities.
Things were so bad at home, I knew I had to get out of there. Trinity Place gave me a safe place to stay while I worked on fixing my problems with my family. ~Todd, age 14
For more information contact Amy Hobson or call (828) 253-7233.