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Emergency Needs, Community Responses

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This week was another week of firsts for HERE in Jackson County.  Slowly but surely we are moving towards being an organization with a vision to being an organization in action.

This week we began working with our first client experiencing homelessness. We continue receiving referrals from outside agencies and look forward to accommodating the already growing demand for our services.

Additionally, in the spirit of those who donate to our cause, we made our first community donation. Because not everyone has the privilege of being able to adequately take safety precautions for emergencies, HERE in Jackson County, Inc. donated to its community partner, Down Home North Carolina, to make a donation of emergency medical supplies in preparation for Hurricane Florence. These supplies will be distributed to low income individuals and families who do not have the means to safely prepare for the hurricane. We are grateful to be a part of this effort and thank Down Home for its efforts in organizing the community response.

We are so excited for this growth but are still looking for interested people to grow with us! If you are interested in taking part in ending homelessness and housing insecurity in Jackson County and Western North Carolina, reach out to us today!

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An Invitation to Watch Us Grow

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Hello and welcome to HERE in Jackson County’s webpage and first blog post!

A Brief Introduction:

HERE was started by the efforts of Jackson County citizens and agencies who want to make sure that everyone in Jackson County has a roof over their head and a place they can proudly call home. We are a new agency working towards obtaining 501(c)(3) status and currently operate through the efforts of volunteers.

Our Vision

Though our agency is in the beginning stages of working towards our mission, we are not without vision! HERE’s strategic planning includes initiatives such as opening a low barrier brick and mortar emergency shelter, providing rental assistance through programs such as Rapid Rehousing, providing housing focused case management services including landlord mediation and tenant education, and assisting clients in establishing community connections with outside supports, all in a judgment free environment that focuses on prioritizing our clients’ dignity.

We’ve got a long road ahead of us but we are ready and eager to serve! We invite you to watch as our agency and services grow, but more importantly, we invite you to be part of our growth! If you are interested in learning more or want to get involved contact us today!