The American Red Cross Western North Carolina Chapter of the Greater Carolinas Region proudly serves more than 5.5 million people across 51 counties, 47 in North Carolina and 4 counties in South Carolina. The organization has several volunteer opportunities available. Do you have great customer service skills and want to make a difference? Support the American Red Cross blood program as a Blood Donor Ambassador! Ambassadors help donors feel welcome and comfortable, sign them in, and visit with them while giving out snacks and beverages after they donate blood. There are also additional volunteer opportunities in other areas. Please call 828-333-9296 or e-mail [email protected] to get involved.
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.
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.
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.
Caring Hearts AIDS Ministry offers spiritual support to individuals in need at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church on Haywood Road in West Asheville.
AIDS/HIV Support Group of Asheville will help anyone in need.
Please visit our website for up-to-date meeting times and locations.
Helpmate Inc is a crisis support group. This group provides free service for individuals dealing with domestic violence. Call for meeting times and locations.
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.
Our 400+ chapter network provides confidential peer support, education and advocacy in communities in nearly all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Our 200,000+ members and supporters cross multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas. PFLAG has been saving lives, strengthening families, changing hearts, minds and laws since 1972. Our family and ally voice is integral to advancing equality.
Asheville Nurse Support is a two prong support organization founded by nurses to provide professional leadership and development for nurses as well as offer unique support for caregivers and patients!
Nurse Support is unique in our ability to network and connect patients and caregivers in the complex health system to meet their needs for optimal patient outcomes. We are able to offer support to families in urgent, temporary crisis situations.
In addition we are continually striving to enhance the nursing profession through clinical coaching. We connect nurses and nursing students with one-on-one face-to-face education, mentoring and preceptors in a private setting with expert nurses.
Asheville Hope Connections is a free clinically led support group for anyone that has a loved one in active addiction or recovery. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at Crest View Recovery Center in Downtown Asheville, NC. The address is 90 Asheland Ave. Suite D. Asheville, NC. 28801. We meet from 6pm-7:30pm. Our first meeting will be held on April 4, 2018.
While the main purpose of this group is to give support to those struggling with someone in active addiction, we also have parents and family members of relatives who have sustained long term recovery, as well as those who have lost loved ones to addiction. This helps provide the elements of support needed for everyone in this group.
Hepatitis C Support Group meets from 6:30-8:30pm the last Monday of each month at MAHEC in Asheville.
The American Red Cross Western North Carolina Chapter of the Greater Carolinas Region consists of 6 chapters, 5 in North Carolina and 1 in South Carolina. Together, the 6 chapters proudly serve more than 5.5 million people across 51 counties, 47 in North Carolina and 4 counties in South Carolina. You can help the community by donating blood at a local blood drive, volunteering within the community, or providing financial assistance.
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.
La Leche League is a 60 year old non-profit group with volunteer Leaders. Our purpose is to give information and encouragement, mainly through one-to-one helping to all who want to breastfeed/chestfeed or provide pumped milk for their babies. We have 4 monthly meetings. All meetings are free. Memberships are available. Parents, nursing babies and non separating children are welcome.
First Thursdays at 10 am -11:30 am
Second Saturdays at 10 am – 11:30 am
Third Tuesday Evenings at 6pm- 7:30 pm
Third Wednesday Toddler Group at 10am – 11:30 am
Call or Text Valerie for meeting locations in the Asheville area ((678) 982-1477).
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
Parenting classes are offered. This is for pregnant women, women who think they may be pregnant, or women with children under four.
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.
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.
You can’t free yourself from drug and alcohol addiction until you understand depression, loneliness, anxiety and other things that push us to substance abuse. We teach you healthy ways to deal with these basic human emotions and to cope with the desire for abuse.
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.
The meeting, which is offered for those in recovery from all eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. The meetings are on Tuesdays, 5:30 pm at 120 D Chadwick Square, Hendersonville (off Hwy. 25 S. toward Flat Rock) and Fridays, 4:30 pm at 370 N. Louisiana Ave # G4, Asheville, NC 28806.
Parenting, stress management and empowerment classes held at the Mountain Treatment Center in Asheville.
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.
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.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets at 9:00am Wednesdays at Church of the redeemer, Woodfin.
All Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders support groups are peer-led, facilitated by licensed therapists and dietitians, open to the public, and provided at no cost to attendees. Please visit their website or call (828) 337-4685 for meeting times and additional information.
Provides information on nutrition, wellness, food preparation, and food safety.
AWAKE is a support group for people with sleeping disorders. They have meetings from 7:00-8:30pm at Biltmore Center
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.
SWEET Revenge (Support With Encouragement, Education and Togetherness) is for parents of children with diabetes. Meetings are quarterly.
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.
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.
Alzheimer’s Association – WCC Offers counseling support and education to caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. Call for meeting times and locations.
Cystic Fibrosis Caregiver Support Group meetings are for anyone caring for a person with cystic fibrosis.
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.
In Good Company is a breast cancer 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.
Anyone with this disease can find help in Asheville at 298-1863 or in Transylvania County at 884-2007.
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
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.
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.
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.
Better Breathers of Buncombe County meets at Heart Path Rehab, 5 Vanderbilt Park from 10:30am to Noon the 4th Thursday of each month.
Connection is for people living with mental illness to learn from each other’s experiences, as well as offer and receive encouragement and understanding. Monthly meetings are held: 1st Saturday at 10 a.m., 2nd Monday at 11 a.m., 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m., and 4th Monday at 11 a.m.
Family Support Group is for family and loved ones of someone living with mental illness. Monthly meetings are held: 1st Saturday at 10 a.m., and 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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.
A regional support group for families, which also provides welcome packets for new babies.
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.
Psychology Today offers several up-to-date anger management support group listings. Some classes are charged with a sliding scale fee, so please call beforehand to confirm fee details.
DBSA Asheville – Magnetic Minds is a peer-run support group for people with mood disorders, specifically depression and bipolar disorder. We hope to provide support, acceptance, information, socialization, and tips & techniques that can be used to manage challenges. No appointments or referrals are needed to participate in our groups. We do not require membership or fees to attend our meetings although a love offering basket is passed at each meeting. Small donations are not required but appreciated. Due to the sensitivity of the issues discussed and for the privacy of our members, participants in DBSA Asheville – Magnetic Minds must be at least 18 years of age.
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.
Monthly meetings scheduled from 11:00am to 12:30pm at Haywood Regional Health And fitness Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MotherCare Network Labor and postpartum duals.
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.
The Asheville AA meeting schedule is now online! Anyone who wants to stop drinking can! Call or visit the website for meeting schedule.
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.
Alateen for ages 10-16 meets Thursdays at 8pm at Fletcher United Methodist Church on US 25.
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.
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.
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.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Provides a resource center and gather for mutual support for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
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.
Asheville New Friends (ANF) offers active senior residents of the Asheville area opportunities to make new friends and to explore new interests through a program of varied social, cultural, and outdoor activities.
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.
CarePartners Hospice services include phone contact, volunteer support, referrals to community services and resource materials.
Dual Diagnois holds fellowship meetings for those with addiction and an emotional or psychiatric illness at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church.
The goal is to help families and youth acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets.
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.
Compassionate Friends meets at 7:30pm the first Monday of each month at Cathedral of All Souls. Contact Glenda Travis for more information.
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.
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.
Anyone with this disease can find help in Asheville
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).
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.
The Ataxia Support Group meets on the last Friday of every month, starting on Friday, September 28th, 2018. Meetings will be held at Foster 7th day Adventist Church, from 12:30-3:30. Please bring a small, covered dish to share. Call for more details: Maggie at 828-777-7411, or Jodie Kawa at 828-384-8414.