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Welcome to the Sgt. Eugene Ashley Center
The Ashley Program is an 18-month transitional housing and recovery center for up to 16 homeless veterans. Our goal is to provide structure, support and resources that foster recovery and a lasting return to independent living.
Sergeant Eugene Ashley Center
2002 Colwell Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Recovery is a difficult task that is rarely accomplished alone. Residents receive support in their efforts to become clean and sober and maintain that sobriety through on-site group and individual counseling, mandatory attendance at AA/NA meetings, work with a sponsor, and the built-in network of other recovering individuals on site.
On Site group and individual case management emphasizes relapse prevention and is conducted by a MSW with experience in the mental health and substance abuse field and focuses on relapse prevention. Case management includes assistance in working towards personal and financial goals, searching for affordable housing and placement upon graduation.
Owned and Operated by
Good Shepherd Center
A Place to Call Home
The Ashley Center is a historic school building that has been remodeled to include 16 individual rooms, furnished with a bed, dresser, and desk. There are 3 shared bathrooms, a full commercial kitchen, dining room, 2 lounge areas with televisions and one with computer and internet access, and a workout area with exercise equipment. The grounds include a meditation garden and vegetable garden that are tended by residents. Residents are required to pay program fees once they have established an income, which are 30% of income up to $300 monthly.
- Last year Ashley housed 27 veterans in our program.
- 90% of the residents who arrived without income established an income during their stay.
- 65% stayed over 9 months.
- 30% of residents completed the full 18 months.
- 78% moved from Ashley to a permanent residence.