Your guide to all things Asheville, NC
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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.

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.

Alateen

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

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.

Parenting Classes

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

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.

Wellness Education

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

AWAKE

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

Open the website of Eating Disorders Anonymous

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.

Open the website of 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.

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.

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.

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.

MotherCare Network Labor

MotherCare Network Labor and postpartum duals.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

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

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.

In Good Company

In Good Company is a breast cancer support group.

Open the website of DrugRehab.com

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.

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.

Open the website of 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.

Open the website of 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

Walking Tall Support Group

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

La Leche League of Buncombe County

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cystic Fibrosis Caregiver Support Group

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

Prostate Cancer Support Group
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.

Nutrition Program

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

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.

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.

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).

Open the website of 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.

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.

AIDS/HIV Support Group of Asheville

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

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.

Pathways-Life After Cancer

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

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.

CarePartners Hospice

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

Diabetes Support Group
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.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Anyone with this disease can find help in Asheville

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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

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.

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.

Hepatitis C Support Group

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

Open the website of 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.

Open the website of 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.

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.

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.

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.

Teen Crisis Hotline
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.

WNC Down’s Syndrome Alliance

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

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

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

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

Open the website of PFLAG Flat Rock/Hendersonville

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.

Open the website of Asheville Nurse Support

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.

Open the website of 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.

Open the website of 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Open the website of 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.

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral
Open the website of 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.

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.

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.

Dual Diagnois

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

Open the website of 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.

Rape Crisis Center of Asheville
Open the website of 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.