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Success isn’t a straight line

Ahmarie is hardworking, dedicated, and kind. She’s been selected as the feature for this month’s success story not just because of the successes she experienced, but because she’s experienced setbacks and persevered no matter what. Ahmarie learned about ESTA from a previous student. She started the program in April when…

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…

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