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Support Groups

Find and search through dozens of support groups in the Asheville area. This section is updated frequently. Please email [email protected] to submit a listing request or to update an existing listing.

New Choices Women’s Economic Empowerment Support Group – Circles of Hope

New Choices Women’s Economic Empowerment Support Group – Circles of Hope for single mothers and displaced homemakers meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the YWCA. New Choices also provides assistance with access to community resources for economic self-sufficiency, goal setting, education and drop in child care.

828-254-7206 ext 113

Food Addicts Anonymous

This 12-step program for those who find that once they start eating certain foods, they can’t stop. Meetings are at 2:00pm Wednesdays at St. Luke’s Church.

219 Chunns Cove Rd., Asheville, NC Directions

828-298-3154

American Red Cross

The Asheville Mountain Area Red Cross is part of the Western Carolinas Region of the Red Cross and serves Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain, Macon, Jackson, Haywood, Madison, Buncombe, Yancey, Mitchell, McDowell and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina.

100 Edgewood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804 Directions

828) 258-3888

Treatment 4 Addiction T4A

Treatment 4 Addiction T4A is the most comprehensive and frequently updated treatment center database in the United States. Our directory of treatment centers contains the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) database, as well as many private treatment centers, therapists, and addiction professionals. For more information, visit www.treatment4addiction.com.

NAMI Western Carolina

Connection is for people living with mental illness to learn from each other’s experiences, as well as offer and receive encouragement and understanding.

Family Support Group is for family and loved ones of someone living with mental illness.

Both Connection and Family Groups meet on the first Saturdays at 10:00 AM and the third Tuesdays at 6:00 PM of each month. Connection also meets on the second and fourth Mondays at 11:00 AM.

All groups are 90 minutes, free of charge, and held on a drop-in basis. Connection and Family groups met at our offices located at 356 Biltmore Avenue (upper level), Asheville, NC 28801.

356 Biltmore Avenue, Suite 207, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

828-505-7353

Magnetic Minds

Magnetic Minds is a support group for those who have been diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder or Depression, and their loved ones. The meetings are held every Wednesday from 7-9 pm.

1314-F Patton Ave. Directions

828-318-9179

The Goliath Initiative

Everyday, thousands of America’s youth fall victim to bullying and discrimination. As the rate of victims rises, so does the rate of suicide. These victims need an advocate, a voice, a teammate, a hero. Be that hero and make a difference in someone’s life by taking a stand against bullying and discrimination.

 

Single Parents Support Group

This Monthly support group for single parents that meets during the school year only at the Black Mountain Primary School, 301 East State St., Black Mountain.

828-669-0099

Mountain Mommas

Mountain Mommas a group for mothers that meets the last Wednesday of every month at the YWCA on South French Broad to hear experts speak on various topics ranging from vaccines, potty training and how to begin disciplining small children.

[email protected]

Supplemental Nutrition Program

Supplemental Nutrition Program this program, for women, infants and children, is a preventative nutrition program that provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding guidance to low income, pregnant woman, new mothers and infants and children who are at nutritional risks.

828-250-5168

CHADD

This group is for Children & adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder meets to provide information, resources, referrals, advocacy, coaching & positive help at the Pardee Health Education Center, Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

828-697-8292

Family Caregiver Support Program Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Family Caregiver Support Program Land-of-Sky Regional Council provides support to caregivers who provide informal, unpaid care to a person 60 or older and to grandparents 60 or older who are raising their grandchildren.

828-251-6622

Adult A.D.D. Support Group

Meet other local adults dealing with ADD or ADHD. Gather to share your experiences, progress, and thoughts with one another. Discuss the latest information, research, books, programs, treatments. Share your best methods of adaptation, working around weaknesses, relying on strengths. This is a positive group which meets once a month.

Asheville Women for Sobriety

Asheville Women for Sobriety is a woman’s alternative to AA. Meetings are at the YWCA (185 S.French Broad Ave.) on Thurs. evenings from 6:30-8 pm.

Asheville Pregnancy Support Services

Parenting classes are offered. This is for pregnant women, women who think they may be pregnant, or women with children under four.

1710 Old Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806 Directions

(828) 252-1306

Mothers of Multiples

We meet once a month, but the date and the location varies depending on the activity. Our meetings are centered around socializing and support. Examples include a Mother’s Day dinner, family picnics and open gyms, mom’s movie night, and a Holiday party. Please visit our website for additional information.

Mountain Help

Mountain Help is a Herpes support group that meets at 7pm the first Tuesday of each month in the MAHEC building. Call (confidential voicemail) or email  for more information.

828-231-7812

Nutrition Program

The goal is to help families and youth acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets.

828-255-5522

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families Meets at Grace Episcopal Church 871 Merrimon Ave. on Fridays 7:00-8:30PM. ACOAs continue “survival” behaviors they had as children, which no longer serve them as adults. Come learn how to grow in recovery and become the person you are meant to be through this 12-step fellowship.

828-545-9648

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step program for those who find that once they start eating certain foods, they can’t stop. Meetings on THURSDAYS, 6:30pm, at Biltmore United Methodist Church.

376 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803 Directions

828-989-3227

Affordable Housing Coalition

During the past ten years, AHC has been privileged to work with thepeople of Asheville and Buncombe County by providing those in search ofa new home the housing counseling, educational and supportive servicesthey needed to accomplish their goals.

828-259-9216

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Asheville AA meeting schedule is now online! Anyone who wants to stop drinking can! Call or visit the website for meeting schedule.

828-254-8539

Donate Blood

The nation’s blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America’s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already low blood supplies. Blood is traditionally in short supply due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather, and illness.  Individuals are asked to support their local blood centers by making and keeping an appointment to donate immediately.

CLOSER

CLOSER To provide a safe, confidential, non alcoholic/drug-free opportunity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons to meet, socialize and find support. Meetings will be at 7:30pm on Tuesdays

All Souls Church, Parish Hall Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC Directions

828-664-1666

Better Breathers of Buncombe County

Better Breathers of Buncombe County meets at Heart Path Rehab, 5 Vanderbilt Park from 10:30am to Noon the 4th Thursday of each month.

828-213-6650

Blue Ridge Al-Anon Family Group

Blue Ridge Al-Anon Family Group holds meetings on Mondays at 8pm at St. John in the Wilderness parish house in Flat Rock.

The signs and symptoms of withdrawal are very serious. Unfortunately, the community does not discuss these dangers often enough, and most webpages offering information are commercial with an interest in client acquisition. Withdrawal.org is part of the USA Addiction Treatment Partnership created to assist in these issues.

800-286-1326

ALADN Support Group

A Learning and Attention Difference Network providing help, education and success strategies meets from 7:00 to 8:30pm the first Tuesday of each month at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 250 Roseman Highway, Brevard. The group also meets from 7:00 to 8:30 the second Tuesday of each month.

Pardee Health Education Center, Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. Directions

828-697-8292

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

ECAC has opened a new WNC office in Asheville’s United Way Building. ECAC is committed to improving the lives and education of all children though a special emphasis in children with disabilities.

800-962-6817 or 828-255-1972

Eating Disorders Anonymous

A new Eating Disorders Anonymous meeting will begin Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5:30pm at 120 D Chadwick Square, Hendersonville (off Hwy. 25 S. toward Flat Rock). The meeting, which is offered for those in recovery from all eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder, will take place every Tuesday in the same location.

120 D Chadwick Square, Hendersonville, NC Directions

Childbirth Education Classes

Offered on Monday Tuesday or Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Prepare for the birth of your baby by learning what to expect and practicing comfort measures for labor.

828-250-5040

Asheville New Friends

An Organization comprised mostly of retired newcomers to the area: Meets the second Monday of each month for social purposes Smaller interest groups also get together between meetings.

828-253-9269

American Association of University Women

American Association of University Women (AAUW-Asheville) meets the 3rd Wednesdays of the month. This group is a 150 year old national organization promoting equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. The Asheville branch, North Carolina’s largest branch, and celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2014. Call Molly Keeney for more information.

828-337-5044

Cornerstone Diabetes Support Group

Cornerstone Diabetes Support Group meets from 4:30-6pm the second Thursday of each month at the diabetes center of Mission St. Joseph’s Health System.

828-252-5481

Caring Hearts AIDS Ministry

Caring Hearts AIDS Ministry offers spiritual support to individuals in need at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church on Haywood Road in West Asheville.

828-252-3151

WNC Families Can be Overwhelmed

WNC Families Can be Overwhelmed by the problems of raising your challenging child? Family support, education, advocacy, resources and referrals for children with mental health disabilities are offered. Meetings are the First Tuesday of each month except December at 5:30pm.

227 Edgewood Rd., Asheville Directions

828-687-1157

Addiction Center

Addiction Center, we provide information on addictions to alcohol, tobacco, illicit and prescription drugs. We also have connections with hundreds of treatment centers across the United States. Our goal at Addiction Center is to connect those with addictions to the help they need to put their lives back together.

1-800-586-9670

Women in Recovery

This a Christian-based support group meets at Central United Methodist Church, room 303 Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00pm. They present positive topic sessions focusing on embracing life through group support for women actively recovering from all addictions welcome (chemicals, eating disorders, depression, etc).

WNC Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. NA is group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

(866) 925-2148

Caregiver’s Support Group

Caregiver’s Support Group for spouses adults, children and other family caregivers of aging adults. Meetings are held at the Asheville Jewish Community Ctr., 236 Charlotte St., on the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30pm.

828-253-0701

Parents Enabling Parents

This support group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 11:30am at the Church of the Resurrection on Patton Avenue. Bring your own lunch.

828-684-8841

Asheville Brain Tumor Support Group

WNC Brain Tumor Support meets monthly from 6:00 to 7:45 PM on the third Thursday of each month. We meet at MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Building) except for special meetings like the annual survivors picnic. MAHEC is located at 121 Hendersonville Rd (near the Double Tree Hotel). The MAHEC phone number is 828-257-4400.

828-691-2559

Parent Support

Parent Support provides resources, information and support for parents of children with special needs such as: physical, mental development disability, hearing for visual impairment, chronic illness, premature birth, other health or learning related disorders. Parents are matched with support parents who have children with similar special needs.

828-213-0033

Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends meets at 7:30pm the first Monday of each month at Cathedral of All Souls.  Contact Glenda Travis for more information.

828-684-2500 x. 233

Alzheimer’s Association – WCC

Alzheimer’s Association – WCC Offers counseling support and education to caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.  Call for meeting times and locations.

828-254-7363

Healing Cancer Naturally Support Group

Healing Cancer Naturally is a support group for those who choose to take a mind/body/spirit approach to healing, without chemo and radiation. Meetings are held at OM Sanctuary, 87 Richmond Hill Drive, on the 2nd Friday of the month at 5:30pm. There’s a second meeting on the third Saturday of the month at Green Sage Café (Westgate) at 11:30.

OM Sanctuary, 87 Richmond Hill Drive, Asheville, NC Directions

(828) 772-8841

Sickle Cell Anemia Support Group

For people who suffer from sickle cell anemia, their family, friend and caregivers, and for those interested in learning more about the disease. Meetings are from 6:00 to 7:00pm the first and third Thursdays at Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church

56 Walton St., Asheville, NC Directions

Breast Cancer Support, Sisterhood of Survivors

Breast Cancer Support, Sisterhood of Survivors meets are at noon the last Thursday of the month, at the Community Room at Carolina Community Bank in Brevard.

828-884-2257

Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups

MONDAYS

noon: First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St.

6 p.m.: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave.

7:30 p.m.: First United Methodist Church, 77 Jackson St., Sylva

8 p.m.: Ledger Baptist Church, 208 Church Road, Bakersville

8 p.m.: Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock.

TUESDAYS

10 a.m.: St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 109 Crescent Hill Drive, Arden

4 p.m.: Grace Church, 242 Highway 107 N., Cashiers

7 p.m.: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St.

7:30 p.m.: St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 256 East Main St., Brevard

8 p.m.: Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St., Brevard

WEDNESDAYS

11:30 a.m.: Pardee Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Season Blvd., Hendersonville

5:45 p.m.: (Women only) Asbury Memorial United, 171 Beaverdam Road

7 p.m.: Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave.

THURSDAYS

7 p.m.: West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road

7 p.m.: Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock

7 p.m.: New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3070 Sweeten Creek Road

FRIDAYS

noon: Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St., Brevard

1 p.m.: First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St.

8 p.m.: Cathedral of All Souls, 9 Swann St.

SATURDAYS

9 a.m. & 10 a.m.: First Baptist Church Annex, 213 5th Ave. W., Hendersonville

10 a.m.: First Methodist Church, 66 Harrison Ave., Franklin

10 a.m.: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave.

10 a.m.: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte St.

noon: First Baptist Church, 63 N. Main St., Weaverville

SUNDAYS

5 p.m.- West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road

(800) 286-1326

Sex Addicts Anonymous

There are 3 support fellowship meetings. Times and dates will not be published. For more information, leave a message and the call will be returned.

828-681-9250

New Moms and Moms-to-be Support Group

Bring your lunch and meet new moms for support during this transitional time. Group meets second and fourth Thursday monthly from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm.

828-225-0712

Families Together

Families Together meets in Hendersonville from 10am-noon each third Saturday of the month at the children and Family Resource Center on Fifth Avenue. They offer support to parents of children with disabilities. Child care is provided.

828-693-4394

Helpmate Inc

Helpmate Inc is a crisis support group. This group provides free service for individuals dealing with domestic violence. Call for meeting times and locations.

828-254-2968

American Cancer Society

These adult and Youth programs are available to industries, clubs, organizations, schools and other groups on risk prevention and early detection, including nutrition, breast self-examination and other topics.

800-227-2345

The Autism Support Group

The Autism Support Group meets throughout Asheville at different times and locations. If you need help or just want to talk give us a call.

800-708-3337

Cancer Patients Support Program

Cancer Patients Support Program Meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30pm at the Mission Breast Program Conference Room on the Second Floor of Asheville imaging, 534 Biltmore Ave. This group is for any cancer patient.

534 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC Directions

828-221-2044

The Hemlock Society of Asheville

The Hemlock Society of Asheville meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of September, November, January, March and May, to discuss how to educate, advocate, and legislate to support choice and dignity at the end of life.

828-254-9154

Dual Diagnois

Dual Diagnois holds fellowship meetings for those with addiction and an emotional or psychiatric illness at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church.

117 Montreat Rd. Directions

828-669-1688

F.I.R.S.T.

An information and resource center for families with children with disabilities. The parent center helps families collaborate with schools on educational issues, understand their child’s disability, and find community resources.

877-633-3178 or 828-277-1315

WNC Down’s Syndrome Alliance

A regional support group for families, which also provides welcome packets for new babies.

828-645-2919

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Provides a resource center and gather for mutual support for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

828-279-7539

CarePartners Hospice

CarePartners Hospice services include phone contact, volunteer support, referrals to community services and resource materials.

828-251-0126

MotherCare Network Labor

MotherCare Network Labor and postpartum duals.

828-258-8993

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Anyone with this disease can find help in Asheville at 298-1863 or in Transylvania County at 884-2007.

828-298-1863 (Asheville) or 828-884-2007 (Transylvania County)

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets at 9:00am Wednesdays at Church of the redeemer, Woodfin.

828-253-3223 or 828-645-2546

Alateen

Alateen for ages 10-16 meets Thursdays at 8pm at Fletcher United Methodist Church on US 25.

800-286-1326

In Good Company

In Good Company is a breast cancer support group.

828-253-4262

AWAKE

AWAKE is a support group for people with sleeping disorders. They have meetings from 7:00-8:30pm at Biltmore Center

445 Biltmore Ave., Asheville Directions

828-213-4670

Cystic Fibrosis Caregiver Support Group

Cystic Fibrosis Caregiver Support Group meetings are for anyone caring for a person with cystic fibrosis.

828-213-1869

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Anyone with this disease can find help in Asheville

828-299-1110

Walking Tall Support Group

Monthly meetings scheduled from 11:00am to 12:30pm at Haywood Regional Health And fitness Center.

828-452-8850

PFLAG (Parents and Family of Lesbians and Gays)

PFLAG (Parents and Family of Lesbians and Gays) meets at All Souls Cathedral in Asheville.

828-277-7815

Hepatitis C Support Group

Hepatitis C Support Group meets from 6:30-8:30pm the last Monday of each month at MAHEC in Asheville.

828-628-2724

Wellness Education

Provides information on nutrition, wellness, food preparation, and food safety.

828-255-5522

AIDS/HIV Support Group of Asheville

AIDS/HIV Support Group of Asheville will help anyone in need.

828-664-1666

SWEET Revenge (Support With Encouragement, Education and Togetherness)

SWEET Revenge (Support With Encouragement, Education and Togetherness) is for parents of children with diabetes. Meetings are quarterly.

828-213-4634

Daytimers Fibromyalgia Support Group

Daytimers Fibromyalgia Support Group holds meetings from 1:00-2:30pm the second Wednesday of each month at MAHEC.

828-628-2762

Parenting Classes

Parenting, stress management and empowerment classes held at the Mountain Treatment Center in Asheville.

828-255-8655

Pathways-Life After Cancer

Serving people with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Several groups are offered.

828-252-4106

Prostate Cancer Support Group

828-274-5331

Teen Crisis Hotline

800-367-7287

Diabetes Support Group

828-452-8085

Arthritis Support Group of Asheville

Arthritis Support Group of Asheville meets at 1pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the board room of Rock Building at Thoms Rehabilitation Hospital. Anyone interested may attend.

828-654-0982

Debtors Anonymous

Asheville Debtors Anonymous
Monday: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
First Congregational United Church
20 Oak Street
Park in Preferred Properties lot next to church. Enter church through back door. Meeting is in room 101.
Asheville, NC 28801
Group # 1556

376 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville NC 28803 Directions

828-779-0077

Go Diaper Free of Asheville – EC Support Group

Moms, dads, babies, and toddlers are welcome to come for free support for practicing Elimination Communication, or infant potty training, with their babies 0-18 months. Support for older toddlers also available. Meets 1st Wednesdays 10-11am at 191 Lyman St, Studio #211, Asheville 28801. Call 828-367-8080 or email [email protected] or visit facebook.com/groups/GDFasheville for more info.

191 Lyman St, Studio #211, Asheville 28801 Directions

828-367-8080

Rape Crisis Center of Asheville

828-255-7576

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral

800-378-4435