Winter 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends:

As the Christmas and New Year holidays approach, Homes For Youth looks back with thanks on what has been a very good 2018 as we continue in our mission to “provide stable, safe and appropriate housing with positive role models to homeless youth in Henderson County, enabling each young person to reach his or her full potential.”

  • We continue to work closely with the Henderson County Department of Social Services in the recruitment and training of potential foster parents.  Nearly fifty people expressed interest in becoming foster parents by attending one of the three classes led by DSS.  We are grateful to East Flat Rock Baptist Church for hosting two of these classes, and to First Methodist Church for hosting the third.

  • We are also thankful for the presence in Hendersonville of Crossnore School and Childrens’ Home.  They, too, are involved in the recruitment of potential foster parents, which further enhances our efforts and those of DSS.

  • The foster home that Homes For Youth owns has now been in operation for more than a year and a half.  During that time it has been at or near capacity of five previously homeless girls.  The success of this home has inspired us to include the purchase of a second home in our long-range plan, hopefully sometime in the year 2020.

  • In November we held a fundraiser in the form of a silent auction at Black Bear Coffee Company.  Many donated items were on display, and we thanked, in the form of a separate email, the large number of businesses and individuals who made contributions that helped to make the event an overwhelming success.  We are also extremely grateful for those of you who participated.  Look for the second annual silent auction to be held next fall!

  • The Homes For Youth Board of Directors is undergoing changes at year-end.  We are saying a sad farewell to two of our board members, Kim Cathers and Demme Foresman, whose terms will expire on December 31.  We thank them for their tireless service to Homes For Youth and wish them well.  But the show must go on, as they say.  In September we gladly welcomed Cheryl Grace to the Board.  Cheryl’s previous experience with silent auctions was a great help in the planning of our recent event.  And in January we will be welcoming John Lauterbach to the Board.  He has a great background in working with non-profits, and we look forward to his input.


Finally, none of what we have accomplished and will accomplish would be possible without the prayers and support of caring folks such as you.  We remain extremely and continually grateful, and we pray that God will continue to bless all of you and keep you safe in the coming year.

Thank you for your prayers and support.  We wish you all a Joyous Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous, and Peaceful New Year.

Homes For Youth Board of Directors.


Financial donations to Homes For Youth may be made in the following ways:

Mail checks to:

Homes For Youth, PO Box 1581, Flat Rock, NC 28731


Donate online via our website:


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Whatever method(s) you may choose

              THANK YOU!!!!          

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.



Homes for Youth, INC. 

PO Box 1581

Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731

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