Eliada Blog

Sponsor a child for the holidays

Eliada works hard to make the holidays a special time for the children in our care. This year, due to the pandemic, our children and youth need support more than ever. Many children who are living at Eliada may be restricted to campus and won’t have the opportunity to go…

Self Expression Through Photography

This month we are featuring Sophie, who has excelled in our 100cameras program! 100cameras is a nonprofit organization that works with kids around the world who have had challenging experiences, and teaches them how to process and tell their stories through photography in a way that impacts how they view…

A Heart of Gold

ESTA stands for Eliada Students Training for Advancement, and the program serves older youth transitioning to adulthood who need help during this time in their lives. Kiana heard ESTA staff circulating around Hillcrest and became instantly interested in joining the program. After joining, she worked one-on-one with ESTA staff and…

Virtual Learning

As the summer wound down, and we learned that Asheville City and Buncombe County youth would start the school year off with virtual learning, we knew we had to help families as best we could. Remember the building where we sell Corn Maze merchandise and tickets? That building now has…

Fostering Support

TJ and Phoebe Pittman are a therapeutic foster family. They had been fostering children for 10 years before they made the transition to getting the ‘therapeutic’ designation. To be a therapeutic foster family you need additional training and the youth referred to your home have a mental health diagnosis. But…

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