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Many Things Can Lead To Homelessness – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 12/16/2019 at 4:17pm

Emily Lowery and Richard Medlock recently celebrated the renaming of The Haven. (Times photo by Matt McGregor)

Emily Lowery and the late Thomas Medlock had found themselves homeless for different reasons before they met at Transylvania County's homeless shelter, The Haven, on South Caldwell Street in Brevard.

Medlock had arrived at the shelter in 2011 by way of the grief-stricken passage of loss, and Lowery, who had recovered from rock-bottom drug addiction, was there as a volunteer and homeless representative on The Haven's board of directors.

"It only has to take one thing," said Lowery, now executive director of The Haven. "It could be the loss of a job, a car breaking down, mental illness, dep...

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