Western Carolina Rescue Mission
225 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC - 28802
Overnight Emergency Shelter
Hot Meals Served Daily
& Many Others
Breakfast: Daily 6:00-6:30 AM
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 12:00 - 12:40 PM
Dinner: Daily 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Bed Registration (Space is subject to availability. Government issued Photo ID required)
Women/Children 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Men 9:00 - 11:00 AM / 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Evening Check-In (for newly registered and continuing guests)
Women/Children 4:00 - 4:30 PM to eat dinner or 5:00 PM if not eating dinner
Men 4:00 - 5:00 PM to eat dinner or 6:00 PM if not eating dinner
Monday and Thursday: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday sign-up: 12:30 - 3:00 PM; distribution: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Monday - Friday: 1:00 - 3:00 PM (except for holidays)
Monday: 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Tuesday: 7:30 - 8:00 AM
Thursday: 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Nightly (Overnight Shelter guests only)
Men's Recovery Program
Our free, 12-month residential drug and alcohol Recovery Program is an intense life training course; a place where men learn to abandon addiction and receive the resources and support necessary to build a new life. As up to 18 men progress through the 5 stages of the program, our aim is to help them to experience health and freedom beyond the substances that have controlled them for so long.
Western Carolina Rescue Ministries operates on a very simple, but powerful idea: to help people in need. Our work with the poor, the homeless and the addicted takes many forms and fits broadly into three initiatives: Rescue, Recovery and Restoration. In each of these our goal is to embody the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.
A place to come when there is nowhere else to go.
With more than 500 men, women and children experiencing homelessness in our community on any given night, Western Carolina Rescue Ministries operates Ashevilleâ€™s largest emergency overnight shelter. By providing food, shelter and clothing, our focus is to meet the immediate physical needs of men, women and children at the point of crisis in their life and to offer hope through the power of Godâ€™s love. We are here to help anyone in true needâ€”assisting those who can and will help themselves, showing compassion for those who cannot and refusing to enable the few who would try to abuse the generosity of others.
Receive the help necessary to build a new life free from addiction.
Our free, 12-month residential drug and alcohol Recovery Program is an intense life training course; a place where men learn to abandon addiction and receive the resources and support necessary to build a new life. As up to 18 men progress through the 5 stages of the program, our aim is to help them experience health and freedom beyond the substances that have controlled them for so long.
Change situations and build a better future.
We provide life counseling, job training and assistance with transitional services so that people have the opportunity to change their situations and build a better future. These services are designed to equip long-term homeless clients, Recovery Program participants and the working poor from the community with the tools necessary to overcome the internal and external problems that have plagued their past, corrupted their present, and are jeopardizing their future.