Henderson County DSS - Foster Care Events

Kids and Cookies, What's Not to Love? - Tuesday, August 21st, 6 - 7:30 PM 

The community is invited to come learn about the needs of foster care.  This meeting will be held at Dandelion, 127 5th Ave. West, Hendersonville, NC and will provide finger foods, brownies and delicious cookies for all our guests. This event is hosted by Homes for Youth, a non-profit organization committed to helping area homeless teens and children in Henderson County DSS custody. Crossnore School and Children's Home will also share the difference between regular foster care and the need for therapeutic foster homes. Representatives from the Department of Social Services will describe how adults can help children in need by providing foster homes, respite care and/or emergency placements.  Current foster parents and children will also share insights from their experiences with foster care. Information about required Foster/Adoptive Parent Training Class beginning in September will be available. For more information or to RSVP, contact Darlene Stone by calling 828-694-6252 or email: families4kids@hendersoncountydss.org

Foster/Adoptive Parent Classes - Beginning September 19th, 6 - 9 PM

Loving Foster Homes, Respite Care Providers, or Emergency Placements are needed! Interested people should be 21 years or older, able to pass a criminal background check, pass a fire and safety inspection, attend all required classes, and provide adequate space for a child. Foster/Adoptive Parent Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 19th, from 6-9 PM, located at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church. Supper and childcare will be provided. To learn more about fostering or request the dates of our upcoming classes, please call 828-694-6252 or email: families4kids@hendersoncountydss.org

2018 Parliment of World Religions - Toronto Canada

Parliament of World's Religions 2018 in Toronto

Unity of the Blue Ridge would like to have a group attend the November 2018 gathering in Toronto of the Parliament of the World's Religions. The Parliament was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world. Since the historic 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions, modern Parliaments have attracted participants from more than 200 diverse religious, indigenous, and secular beliefs and more than 80 nations to its international gatherings. More than 10,000 people will participate in the 2018 Parliament, which will last for seven days and comprise more than 500 programs, workshops, and dialogues, alongside music, dance, art and photography exhibitions, and related events presented by the world’s religious communities and cultural institutions. More info at:  https://parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/toronto-2018

Knitting/Crocheting Hats & More for Area Agency

Unity of The Blue Ridge launches a new Community-Service Outreach program.  Unity is partnering with “Caring for Children” and is furnishing winter knitted hats, for babies, toddlers, teens and young adults.  Baby blankets and scarves for all ages are also being supplied.  

Caring for Children has served WNC for over 40 years.  Caring seeks to nurture hope and create a safe environment for children and families in crises by providing high quality care, shelter, education and emotional and medical treatment.

Unity knits winter hats for:

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Teens
  • Young adults
  • Baby blankets + scarfs for all ages provided

Help Unity be a meaningful partner and join our efforts.  No regular meetings are planned.

See Ruth Franz, Cosette Goeble, or Alan Burgess for additional information or call 828-505-0161.

Carolina Memorial Sanctuary

Carolina Memorial Sanctuary

NC's 1st Conservation Burial Ground

Carolina Memorial Sanctuary is committed to perpetual conservation of the environment as each burial becomes part of the living landscape. 



To learn more, please visit: https://carolinamemorialsanctuary.org/