Western Carolina Community action, Inc. (WCCA) has developed its Streamline Annual PHA Plan (HCV Only PHA’s) for the Housing Choice Voucher Program for fiscal year 2017-2018. It is available for review at WCCA’s main office located at 220 King Creek Blvd., Hendersonville, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM and on WCCA’s website: www.wcca.net. A public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 6:00 PM at the Carolina Bistro, 925 Lakeledge Rd., (in Cummings Cover), Hendersonville, NC, 28739.
Tiger Town Thrift Store was established over a decade ago by Western Carolina Community Action to help provide mobile meals in the upper end of the county. Store proceeds go directly back into the community to provide hot meals to seniors. Click here to learn more and how to donate.
Thursday, March 16th from 4-7 pm at the Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville
Kindergarten registration for children turning 5 on or before Aug. 31 is coming up in April, and Henderson County Public Schools is hosting the annual Kindergarten Readiness Rally on March 16 to get parents and students on track for the start of the new school year. The rally will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville.
Co-sponsored by Western Carolina Community Action, Smart Start of Henderson County, the Children & Family Resource Center and HCPS, the rally will give parents the opportunity to confirm their designated school district, learn which documents to bring to registration, and meet their children’s teachers and administrators. While parents learn about registration, children can participate in fun learning activities parents can replicate at home to support school readiness.More than 20 local nonprofit organizations that work with children and families will host activities or provide free give-aways, including Blue Ridge Health, United Way, El Centro, Hands On! A Child's Gallery and the Mineral & Lapidary Museum. A school bus will also be on site to introduce the children to school bus safety and to ease any anxieties they – or their parents – might have about riding the bus to school come August.
Every kindergartner who attends can take a book home, choosing from old favorites like, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” “Goodnight Moon,” and “Whistle for Willy” and newer books, like “Dragons Love Tacos” and “Dear Mr. Blueberry.” Parents with a student already enrolled in school can still benefit from attending the rally by meeting their kindergartner’s future teachers and administrators, and by asking any questions about the kindergarten program at HCPS.
WCCA/ Apple Country Transportation is the lead agency for Public and Human Services transportation. Apple Country Transportation currently provides consolidated transportation services for Human Service agencies in Henderson County, as well as, the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Assistance Program (EDTAP): medical and grocery shopping services are also available for eligible elderly and disabled citizens.