Stories about the amazing work our partners are doing in our communities.
Safelight’s mission is to offer a continuum of care for survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. The organization has helped over 37,000 survivors to find hope and healing through a range of services and programs that include counseling, education, healthcare, employment and housing.
A family-owned company headquartered in Arden, Sanesco has been providing lab services to roughly 900 physician practices and distributors across the United States and Canada for 15 years. “When we arrived to Asheville for the very first time, there was an immediate connection”
True Ridge works with under-served Latinx communities in Henderson and Polk Counties. A wrap-around service organization, True Ridge helps those in the Latinx community that have been affected by domestic violence and other life-altering situations.
The organization ministers to food insecurity needs in Jackson County by hosting a food pantry and offering financial assistance. In 2015, they distributed 10,500 bags of food, in 2019 around 13,000, but in 2020 that number jumped to 20,000. The pantry provides shelf-stable food such as pasta, oatmeal and baby food.
Vecinos serves both migrant (workers who travel from other countries and return home each year) and seasonal (workers who live in our community) farmworkers. Vecinos’ new mobile clinic includes a nurse’s station for taking labs and vitals and conducting patient education; a private exam area; a bathroom; and an outdoor awning-covered area with a TV screen for patient education.