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Through Asheville’s OpenDoors, families help one another
Nonprofit builds relationship with families to break the cycle of poverty.
Written by Barbara Blake
In the beginning, there was great suspicion and mistrust as residents of the Hillcrest public housing complex observed the white, suburban soccer moms dropping off a young black boy after practice with their own sons, the sounds of high-fives and laughter floating from the minivans as the friends said their goodbyes.
They didn’t belong in this low-income community, where many are third- and fourth-generation residents seemingly doomed to unending poverty. But as the weeks and months went on, the moms and kids kept coming. [read more]