Our placements are made by referral from DSS.  If you are in need of housing or know someone who is, please call Henderson County DSS.

828-551-0537

 

Homes for Youth, INC. 

PO Box 1581

Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731

© 2017 by Homes For Youth Inc

Dave Bass

After serving four years in the US Coast Guard as a sonarman, he graduated with a BA from Bridgewater College in Virginia.  He worked at several positions in property and casualty insurance and corporate risk management. He retired in 1999 and move to Hendersonville in 2002.  David has volunteered with the Hendersonville symphony in fundraising. He has volunteered with several activities at First United Methodist including Joseph's Outreach Ministry and the Walk to Emmaus.

President

Jim Nelson

A native of Pennsylvania, Jim received a BA degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.  He and his wife Jane relocated to Hendersonville in June, 2015.  Jim retired from the property and casualty insurance industry after 38 years in marketing and management.  He has served as a board member for non-profit organizations in Lutz, Florida (Christian Social Services) and in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina (Southern Wake Faith Community in Action), serving as board chair at the latter in 2013 and 2014.  He and his wife are active members of Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville. 

Vice President

Pat Miller

Pat grew up in the Atlanta area, but has spent most of her adult life in North Carolina. She received her BA in education and her MEd in reading from Clemson University. She also earned a BS in accounting from UNCC. Pat taught middle school math for twenty years, before retiring in 2015. Her last eight years of teaching were here in Henderson County at Apple Valley Middle School. Pat and her husband moved to Mills River in 2006 and feel this was the best decision they have ever made. Since retiring, Pat serves as a volunteer at the Henderson County Public Library and the Pardee Cancer Center.  Pat is a member of Grace Blue Ridge Community Church, and is part of the Local Missions team there. She and her husband Bill enjoy hiking, camping and enjoying this beautiful area we live in.

Treasurer

Kelly Hart

Kelly Hart is a proud alum of Clemson University with a BA in Psychology.  After three years of service in Rwanda teaching at an international school and working with individuals orphaned by the 1994 Genocide, she returned Stateside and received her MA in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Kelly has over 10 years of experience working in social services in the nonprofit sector.  She has worked with people of all ages at an outdoor education center, an international school, a career center, a residential mental health facility, and currently serves as Program Support Specialist at Smart Start Partnership for Children, a local early childhood nonprofit.  Kelly and her husband David enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, eating good food, and reading good books.  They have been foster parenting in Henderson County since 2016

Secretary

John Rapp

John Rapp received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.  He spent 44 years engineering, designing and constructing nuclear power plants around the world and the last 10 years as a Project Engineering Manager for nuclear power plant upgrade/retrofit projects.  He moved to Laurel Park in 2005 and retired there in 2013 with his wife, two dogs and two cats.   After retiring he has volunteered as a member of the Trauma Intervention Program in Henderson County.  Presently he is the chairman of the “Finance & Facilities” Team as well as a member of the “Mission” Team at Providence Baptist Church where he is a member.  

Nancy Kaczor

Nancy retired from the Air Force in 2007 after serving more than 26 years. With special training in command & control and logistics, she served in assignments around the world to include Germany, Panama, Kosovo, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. She spent her final assignment as a senior official inquiries officer working for the Air Force Inspector General at the Pentagon, where she investigated allegations of serious misconduct against senior officials. The Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star are among the awards and decorations she earned. Following her retirement, Nancy was the senior aerospace science instructor for Greenfield High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC program in Wisconsin. A women Veterans Advocate, she was appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and served on the Advisory Committee for Women Veterans. She continues to be active in a number of service and Veterans organizations, to include The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, United Church of Christ, Wisconsin and North Carolina Honor Flight, guest speaker to schools and Veterans organizations, and a current member of her Neighborhood Association Board.

David Lambert

After graduating from West Point Dave was an officer in the Air Force for 22 years.  He earned a masters in business from the Air Force Institute Technology.  He served in several technology systems development positions as well as ROTC professor at University of California at Berkeley. After retiring from the Air Force he worked as a Program Manager for communications systems development for technology companies.  Dave served as the business manager for Homes For Youth, Inc.  since its founding in 2014.  He joined the board in 2019.

Previous Board Members

Kathleen Lambert, founding board member and President, 8/2014-12/2017

Jim Heidebrect, founding board member and treasurer, 8/2014-5/2017

Judy Frame, founding board member and secretary, 8/2014-12/2016

Bill Campbell, 9/2015-12/2016

Kathryn Wells, 1/2016-12/2016

Josh Bledsoe, 1/2015-12/2017

Peggy Tittle, 1/2015-2/2018

Kim Cathers 1/2016-1/2019

John Lauterbach 1/2019-11/2019

Judith Kolva

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