Eliada Blog

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…

Eliada Expanding Foster Care Reach Westward

RECRUITING FOSTER PARENTS IN THE WEST Eliada was founded as an orphanage for children who needed a safe roof over their heads and loving care from compassionate adults. Today, Eliada is a modern hub of services for children including residential and non-residential services.  The core principles of giving children a…

Never Give Up

Athena came to us when she was 3 years old. She had fears of nap-time, being in the dark, and being alone. She was highly sensitive to loud sounds in the classroom – even the sound of a flushing toilet.  She began to have difficulty transitioning to different activities during the day.…

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