Homeward Bound announces fundraiser for Women At Risk

From a press release:

 Homeward Bound of WNC, a nonprofit based in Buncombe and Henderson counties, works with others to end the cycle of homelessness.
Homeward Bound announces the December 1 launch of “Cut the Risk for Women At Risk”, a fundraiser for the Women At Risk program. Fifty locally owned spas, salons, massage therapists, and hair stylists donated services to Homeward Bound, which will then be sold to the community at reduced prices. All funds go directly to the Women At Risk program.
Women At Risk keeps women out of jail and prison by connecting them to services that address the real root causes of their criminal behavior.  Women At Risk advocates for treatment as an alternative to jail and prison, providing clinical outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment to help women overcome self-destructive and abusive behaviors. This work supports women working to make positive changes in their lives, keeping their families intact and reducing their risk of future homelessness.
90% of Women at Risk graduates successfully complete probation and stay out of jail and prison – and stay in their community.  Like Homeward Bound’s other programs, Women At Risk is relationship-based, spending time with women who are at their most vulnerable, treating them with respect, meeting them where they are, and valuing them for who they are.
For more details on participating businesses, visit www.homewardboundwnc.org
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