Pisgah Legal has assisted more than 20 WNC nonprofits with start-up support over the past 40 years.
Last year, a new Henderson County nonprofit, called Corpoint, needed assistance. This group is working with Gage (below, center) and other veterans to provide coaching, mentoring and support so that they can maximize their educational benefits provided by the GI Bill. Gage is an Army veteran who struggles with depression and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) after serving in Afghanistan.
Corpoint President Richard Starkweather worked with Pisgah Legal Services in 2017 during their start-up stage. He says, “Pisgah Legal was instrumental in advising us about all of the steps necessary to establish our nonprofit with both the IRS and North Carolina. They spent a considerable amount of time preparing all of the legal documentation and helping us make many decisions regarding our operation.”
Richard continues, “Without Pisgah Legal’s help, we would not have been able to establish our organization and provide a very important service to North Carolina veterans.”
ORGANIZATIONS PISGAH LEGAL HAS ASSISTED WITH START-UP:
ACCESS Independent Living
Affordable Housing Coalition of Asheville and Buncombe County
Coalition for the Homeless
Emma Community Ownership Project
Empowerment Resource Center of Asheville and Buncombe County
Family Visitation Center
Foothills Housing Partnership
The Mediation Center
Neighborhood Housing Services
Oak Forest & Amity Residents Council, Inc.
Residents Council of Asheville Housing Authority