Pisgah Legal has assisted more than 20 WNC nonprofits with start-up support over the past 40 years.
One such Henderson County nonprofit, called Corpoint, needed assistance. This group works 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
Community Housing Coalition of Madison County
Empowerment Resource Center of Asheville and Buncombe County
Family Visitation Center
Foothills Housing Partnership
Henderson County Free Medical Clinic
Homeward Bound (formerly Hospitality House Homeless Shelters)
The Mediation Center
Mountain Housing Opportunities
Neighborhood Housing Services
Oak Forest & Amity Residents Council, Inc.
Residents Council of Asheville Housing Authority
Rutherford Housing Partnership, Inc.
WECAN (Westend Clingman Avenue Neighborhood Association)
Western North Carolina Branch of Self-Help Credit Union