Eliada Homes Inc.

Children in the Asheville area need your help during the holidays and throughout the year. Founded in 1903, Eliada Homes Inc. is a nonprofit agency serving the children and families of Western North Carolina. Originally a refuge for women and children, and later maintained as an orphanage, Eliada’s services now include residential and day treatment for high-risk children and adolescents; child-development services, including day care, summer camp and school-age care; foster care and therapeutic foster care; therapeutic recreation, featuring Therapeutic Animal Stewardship Cooperative and National Youth Project Using Minibikes; and community-support services. Eliada strives to meet community needs in innovative ways, remaining committed to the fulfillment of its mission statement: “Helping children succeed.” As Eliada enters its second century of service, its primary vision is to provide an optimal learning environment that empowers children and their families to succeed.

Eliada CEO Mark Upright says, “We invite anyone interested in becoming more involved to take a tour of our campus and learn more about what we do. Tours are offered each second and fourth Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and include information on Eliada’s history, programs and philosophy of service. Tour guests can also stay for lunch and meet some of our students.”

To schedule a tour of Eliada’s campus, call 254-5356, ext. 108 or e-mail dpope@eliada.org. Info: www.eliada.org.


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