Homebase is a new college student ministry at Western Carolina University that provides services, assistance and training for students who have aged out of foster care and residential centers. Through its dynamic outreach center, Homebase, students who have no parental or family support can get help navigating their college experience. The center offers classes, food assistance, laundry facilities, a computer center, and emergency housing. Homebase is a resource for students to connect with each other and caring people they can count on. The ministry is led by former pastor, Dr. Jim Dean. Individuals can assist this ministry by providing $5, $10, and $15 gift cards from local grocery stores, gas stations, and businesses that can be used to help support student needs. Donations of cleaning supplies, paper towels, and toilet paper are also helpful. Homebase is usually open from 12:00 noon to 10:00 PM Monday through Friday. Feel free to contact Jim Dean at 508-0035 for more information. Homebase is a ministry of the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina.