A Word from David…

Welcome to the very first edition of The Source! Although this is our first newsletter, WNCSource (formerly Western Carolina Community Action has been around since 1966. Our mission is to work with communities and partners to improve people’s lives by creating pathways to self-reliance and healthier living. We do this by offering services in four […]

WNCSource Receives Grant to Expand Older Adult Services in Transylvania County

For over 25 years, WNCSource has been serving Transylvania County seniors through our Older Adult Services programs which include two LunchPlus Congregate meal programs at Silvermont Mansion and the Quebec Community Center; Mobile Meals delivery service each weekday morning to rural homebound seniors; a liquid nutrition program; and providing meal boxes and personal hygiene supplies […]

Mobile Meals Volunteer Loves the Job!

Food insecurity and isolation are contributing causes to the physical, mental, and emotional decline among many older adults. Poor nutrition can lead to a lower quality of life, higher medical costs and even premature deaths. WNCSource’s Older Adults Services (OAS) program provides free lunches in a congregate group setting at the Silvermont Mansion and Quebec […]

WNCSource Transportation Gives a Lift to Vets

WNCSource Transportation went the extra mile to help Western NC veterans and their supporters get to and from the Asheville Airport during the recent Blue Ridge Honor Flight (BRHF) on October 14th. Based in Hendersonville, BRHF organizes 2 to 3 Honor Flights per year to transport military veterans and their “travel guardians” to Washington, DC. […]

Community Transportation Programs Help Connect Residents of All Ages

Each weekday morning, WNCSource transports over a dozen older adults, who no longer drive or lack a vehicle, to the Council on Aging’s congregate meal program. Ken Siegler, a driver for WNCSource Transportation allowed me to ride along on the Senior Lunch & Light Shopping route. The route runs each weekday with the first pick-up […]

Housing Choice Voucher Landlords Wanted!

Julie Edwards owns three rental houses in Henderson County. The properties are a key source of income for her retirement years. Since joining the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Landlord program and working with WNCSource Housing Services staff, Ms. Edwards has found that her rental properties provide higher, more reliable income, and are easier to maintain. […]

Family Self-Sufficiency Program Promotes Independence and a Brighter Future!

FSS Manager William Shepherd celebrates Rhonda Glover’s graduation from the FSS program Rhonda Glover came to WNCSource in 2018 as a single mom who was given 30-days to move out of her rental home. With little to no savings and no prospect of finding another home, Rhonda applied for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. […]

Sheny is Smiling Again!

Little Sheny is just 4 years old and a child of one of our Early Head Start families. During a home visit in May, WNCSource staff noticed that Sheny was somewhat withdrawn and not feeling well. Her mother explained that Sheny had a lot of mouth pain and had not been feeling well.  The WNCSource […]

Inspiring Future Educators

Inspiring Future Educators High-quality early childhood education programs, such as Early Head Start, Head Start, and NC Pre-K, play a crucial role in benefiting children and communities. These programs have been shown to contribute to children’s success in school, reduce the likelihood of engaging in criminal activities, decrease the number of special needs, promote community […]

Breaking Ground on New Columbus Children’s Center

WNCSource Board Members (L-R) Shannon Perry, Donecia Santana, Ellen Steele, and Kelly Burgin break ground on the new 7,500 square foot Columbus Children’s Center. After torrential rains and flooding in 2020 forced the closure of our leased children’s center in Polk County, WNCSource searched tirelessly for a new location. Unable to find a suitable commercial […]