This year the Watauga Crisis Assistance Network (WeCAN) observes its tenth year of helping community neighbors in crisis. Conceived, organized and funded by the faith community in 2002, WeCAN serves as a clearing house of benevolence assistance and crisis services for Watauga County residents.
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Rebuilding Lives Since 1985
Hospitality House exists to offer a place in which those who are experiencing homelessness can come to begin the process of rebuilding their lives. Residents who follow-through with our guidelines and work on their individual plan for moving into stable housing have an 82 percent success rate. Here, a few of our residents have chosen to share their stories.
Ann and her three children (ages 9,11 & 12) came to Hospitality House after she got laid off and could no longer afford to pay rent. With the help of our caring staff and the motivation to rebuild their lives, they recently moved into their own place. Here's their story
Samantha and her family came to Hospitality House without employment and few options. With help of caring staff and motivation to rebuild their lives, they recently moved into their own place. Here's their story
Mitch came to Hospitality House when he was at his lowest point. He had lost everything due to his addiction and had nowhere to go. No one to turn to.
He utilized the services offered at Hospitality House and did indeed rebuild his life. He beat his addiction, moved into permanent housing and reconnected with family. He even became a volunteer in the kitchen at Hospitality House. Sadly, Mitch was diagnosed with esophogeal cancer in late 2009 and lost his battle in April 2010.
Mitch tells his story best through this interview recorded in 2008: