Local salons participate in Homeward Bound fundraiser

Press Release

Homeward Bound of WNC

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and to support women in overcoming mental illness and substance abuse, 11 local spas and salons have signed on to Cut the Risk, a community-wide fundraiser for Homeward Bound’s Women At Risk program.

The 11 participating spas and salons have donated appointments to Homeward Bound for haircuts, massages, manicures/pedicures, and facials, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Women At Risk program. Women At Risk is an outpatient treatment program for women at risk of incarceration, working to treat the underlying causes of criminal behavior. 90% of program graduates do not return to jail or prison.

Homeward Bound took over operation of Women At Risk from Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice in February 2013 and has revived this long-time community fundraiser to support the program and the solutions it implements for women, many of whom are homeless.

“It’s been really wonderful to receive such great support from local businesses who really care about women’s needs and are willing to actively support them in getting the treatment they need to be healthy & stay out of the corrections system,” said Brian Alexander, the agency’s executive director.

Participating salons are Asheville Beard & Barber; Asheville Salt Cave; Carmen! Carmen! Prestige Salon & Spa; Eclipse Salon; Full Circle; L’Eau de Vie; Salon Dragonfly; Skin TLC at Salon Amor; The Secret Spa and Salon; Tiziana Severse at Aubergine; and The Water Lily.

Appointments are available on January 20, 2014 and surrounding dates and can be reserved by calling Homeward Bound at (828) 777.1886.

Homeward Bound of WNC is a local nonprofit working to end homelessness in Buncombe and Henderson Counties through its 6 programs: the AHOPE Day Center; PATH; Room in the Inn; Women At Risk; HOPE to HOME; and Pathways to Permanent Housing. Each program leads the clients it serves out of homelessness and into permanent housing and provides the relational and practical support they need to stabilize once housed. Since 2006, Homeward Bound has facilitated supportive housing for 796 people, 89% of whom remain stably housed. To learn more about Homeward Bound, visit www.homewardboundwnc.org.


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