Our Mission is to help individuals with autism and their families experience more joy and achieve meaningful life outcomes.


St. Gerard House relies on the generosity of the community to support its mission.

Without our donors’ support, we would not be able to continue changing the lives of individuals faced with autism in Western North Carolina. Your donation will be used to help those in need and continue the work done here at SGH.

St. Gerard House is dedicated to financial transparency. View our 2022 form 990s for a complete picture of our financial standing. 

St. Gerard House boasts a 95% Charity Navigator Score. 

St. Gerard House is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 45-0948760.

Donate By Mail

If you prefer to mail a check each month, please set up automatic bill pay through your financial institution. Please include “Faithful Friends” in the memo and mail to:

St. Gerard House
620 Oakland Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Phone: (828) 693-4223

Thank you for helping many families all year long! If you have any questions about Faithful Friends’ monthly donation program, please contact us.

Donate Stock

You can donate stock by contacting our Development Department. Please email [email protected] or call us at (828) 693-4223 ext. 1010 to receive instructions for transferring stock.

Please provide the following information when you reach out: name, mailing address, email, phone number, number of shares, type of stock, and transfer date.

Amazon Wish List

St. Gerard House relies heavily on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In-kind gifts are very much appreciated. We have created a wish list of our most needed items on! It’s sort of like a wedding registry – you can browse items on our list, and order one or more to be sent directly to St. Gerard House. We keep these updated as needs arise for our various programs.

Items listed are in no particular order. This list will be updated as needs arise, so please check back frequently. If you can help or have questions, please contact the office.

First Words of Hope Luncheon

First Words of Hope is our annual fundraising luncheon that serves as the largest source of unrestricted funds.

Its title, First Words of Hope, represents many things. It refers to our firm commitment to lift each individual we serve to reach their highest potential, and pays homage to one of the greatest blessings we receive through our work: the opportunity to witness a child communicate successfully for the first time.

Faithful Friends

The Faithful Friends program is a simple and effective way to support St. Gerard House on a monthly basis. Your donation of $10 a month can help supply one student with art supplies. Feed The Need supports art therapy and self esteem through our art courses.

St. Gerard House Privacy Policy

St. Gerard House is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website, including but not limited to supporters, subscribers, volunteers, and donors. We will not collect or store any information that has not been voluntarily given. Any personal or financial information given to St. Gerard House is strictly confidential and will be used for our databases only. Furthermore, we will never distribute, solicit, or share any personal information that has been voluntarily given to us without explicit permission of the individual.

Julia Buchanan

Director of Development & Community Engagement

2022 Financials

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