ABCCM will dedicate the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Center of Hope at its Transformation Village on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 5:30.
Transformation Village is ABCCM’s newest residential facility for women and children. The SECU Center of Hope is part of Phase I that provides transitional housing for women who need a safe place for themselves and their children while their lives are transformed. Phase I will be able to house up to 240 women and children annually. Phase II will be the construction of six apartment buildings that will have permanent, deeply affordable homes for up to 300 residents.
“We are honored to be part of helping Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry expand their services and further their vision,” said Scott Southern, SECU Executive. “Transformation Village and the SECU Center of Hope will build upon ABCCM’s successful programs and provide a greater number of women and children with safe, transitional housing and supportive services to help move them into stability.”
Rev. Scott Rogers, ABCCM Executive Director, said that ABCCM was very thankful when the SECU Foundation partnered with the Transformation Village campaign. “Their challenge gift of $1.5 million to raise an additional $3 million was the spark we needed to finish the building,” he said. “God answered our prayers and we raised about $3.6 million. With SECU Foundation leadership we raised over $5 million in about six months! SECU provided the hope for us to establish the SECU Center of HOPE so every homeless woman and mothers with children have a safe place.”
Transformation Village is located at 30 Olin Haven Way, Asheville.
More About ABCCM:
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) is one of the key non-profit organizations addressing poverty, hunger, homelessness and access to health care for the uninsured and under-served in Buncombe County, serving annually around 20,515, or 1 in 12 persons in Buncombe County in 2020
Begun as a small collaboration of churches in 1969, ABCCM has played a significant role in meeting emergency assistance needs for families in crisis, coordinating religious services and education activities at the jail, providing transitional and permanent supportive housing for the homeless through 300 beds, increasing access to health care for half the uninsured and medically underserved; as well as work readiness, mentoring and job placement services. We serve Veterans across 75 counties across NC.
ABCCM is generously supported by 300 churches of all denominations with over 6,100 trained volunteers in 2020 providing emergency assistance to anyone in need regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.
- ABCCM has a great stewardship track record where 93.1¢ of every dollar donation goes directly to service those in need, compared to the national average of 75%.
- Through the work of 6,068 volunteers, over 144,000 hours of service were given in 2020 to listen and care for every person’s needs, leading to effective short-term and long-term solutions.
- Thanks to the gifts of food, clothes, household items, furniture, medicine and time, every dollar given had an additional $2.77 of direct help and services.
- ABCCM serves individuals, and families in crisis regardless of race, religion, sex, nationality throughout Buncombe County North Carolina.