Meet our Executive Director
Amanda Jo Cary BA, NCCPSS
Amanda currently works as a Case Manager with the Buncombe County Re-Entry Council, which provides supportive services (housing, education, transportation and employment) to people returning to Buncombe County from prison. Prior to re-entry work, she worked as a substance use counselor at a medication assisted treatment center. Amanda identifies as a person living in long term wellness and recovery from substance use and mental health challenges. She moved to the Asheville area in 2010 to enter into long term treatment and found this to be what she considers home.
Amanda started this program to meet a need found within her reentry work and is excited about the possibilities for expansion.
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”
― Herman Melville