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.
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.
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 828-450-4087 or e-mail [email protected] to get involved.
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.
Become an Energy-Efficiency Volunteer to help weatherize low-income homes
Looking for a fun hands-on volunteer opportunity to make a real impact in our WNC community by helping to lower the energy cost burden of limited-income families AND reduce energy consumption in the fight against climate change? Energy Savers Network does just that. Our team is comprised of passionate, dedicated volunteers who share their talents contributing to a wide variety of tasks–from weatherizing homes with energy-efficiency upgrades to building interior storm windows and canvassing low-income neighborhoods in Buncombe County. Come learn new skills and enjoy meeting new people in the process.
Our Client workdays consist of going out to homes and implementing small energy-efficiency upgrades and retrofits that save the client 25-50% on their energy bills. You can sign up for a full workday on a home from 9:30am – 2pm or you can sign up for our Housing Authority of Asheville (HACA) project from 10am-1pm. There will be a Team Leader to help guide you through the process and you must sign a volunteer waiver as well as read through our Volunteer Preparation & Client Communication page.
Our Window Workshops are meant to build interior storm windows for our low-income single-pane homes to help keep them warm in winter. They are scheduled on Thursday evenings as needed.
Our Canvassing Volunteer opportunity helps with Client Outreach and can happen on your own time using an online Canvassing map, clipboard, signup sheets, and fliers to hand out. If you know spanish this is a huge plus as we do visit latin x communities!
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.
La Leche League is a non-profit group whose purpose is to give information and encouragement, mainly through one-to-one help to all who want to breastfeed/chestfeed or provide pumped milk for their babies. Due to COVID, there are no longer any in-person meetings happening. There is an active “private” Facebook Group and a Facebook Page that can be used to find basic information. These are found by searching on Facebook “La Leche League of Buncombe County(Asheville).” For additional information, please visit the “La Leche League of Buncombe County (Asheville)” Facebook page. Leaders with the group are available for text or phone support: Valerie (828)279-4556,Donna (828)318-3332, Sandra (845)392-3659, and Ashley (202)246-5960.
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.
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.
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 for ages 10-16 meets Thursdays at 8pm at Fletcher United Methodist Church on US 25.
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.
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.
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.
AIDS/HIV Support Group of Asheville will help anyone in need.
Cystic Fibrosis Caregiver Support Group meetings are for anyone caring for a person with cystic fibrosis.
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.
SWEET Revenge (Support With Encouragement, Education and Togetherness) is for parents of children with diabetes. Meetings are quarterly.
MotherCare Network Labor and postpartum duals.
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.
Parenting classes are offered. This is for pregnant women, women who think they may be pregnant, or women with children under four.
Anyone with this disease can find help in Asheville at 298-1863 or in Transylvania County at 884-2007.