What We Do

Health

In order to help stem the rising costs of medication, medical supplies and  health care, Eblen Medical helps provide medical assistance to children, adults, and families living in our community by providing medication, medical supplies, physician and dental  visits, eye glasses and other health care needs.  Families living with the burdens and the effects that illnesses and disabilities so often bring have to face the many challenges and decisions that other families do not.  Inspired by these courageous families, Eblen Healthl sets out to stand beside them as they take up this most important fight.

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Energy

The Eblen Energy Project: has delivered hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil, natural gas, and assisted with electric bills to families in our community living with illnesses and disabilities. In partnership with Buncombe County Department of Social Services, Progress Energy, Haywood Electric Membership Corporation, Biltmore Oil Company and cooperation with other oil distributors, and Public Service Gas Company, the Eblen Energy Project provides much needed assistance to families in need throughout the year. By providing heating oil and assistance with funding for gas and electric bills, purchasing space heaters, fans and air conditioning window units we can help ensure that our neighbors are not left out in the cold during the winter or suffer through the heat of summer

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Education

Through the outreach of the Eblen Charities, the work of the Eblen Center for Social Enterprise, and partnerships with Buncombe County, Asheville City, and other local school systems, Eblen offers a number of programs to students, faculty and all involved in education. From providing breakfast, lunch, and snacks to shoes, clothing, school supplies and programs that help ensure that students will not leave school before graduation, Eblen Education  is honored to work beside educators and the student lives they touch.

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Emergency Assistance

The Eblen Assistance Programs were developed to help meet the needs of families in western North Carolina living with illnesses and disabilities and who find themselves in times of need. Beginning full-time out reach in 1992 to try to help families travel to area hospitals to obtain medical care, Eblen Assistance has grown to encompass a number of outreach programs that provides emergency assistance which includes a vast array of emergency assistance depending on the need of each individual or families who calls.

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Housing

To help in assisting those in our community who have to decide between paying their rent or mortgage, purchasing medication, or paying for other needs the Eblen Charities has works in partnership and has developed programs that responds quickly to the needs of families who are in danger of losing their homes. Thanks to our partnerships with Buncombe County Department of Social Services, Beverly-Hanks and Associates, and others, thousands of children, adults, and families each year are able to remain in their homes.

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