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Community Guide

Community Guide

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All About Asheville

Green Living and Alternative/Renewable Energy
Renewable/sustainable energy, smart growth, and other green living resources.

Animal Shelters
Pet adoption agencies in Asheville and surrounding areas.

Bridge Clubs
Bridge is a fun way to pass the time and meet new people.

Civic Clubs
The Asheville Area has all kinds of clubs to help you get involved with the community.

Summer Camps
Looking for a summer camp in the cool WNC mountains, then look no further, as the Asheville.com camp directory lists a broad range of selections.

Support Groups
The Asheville Area is happy to help their fellow man. Visit our support group site for all the local names and phone numbers of people in Asheville willing to help.

Community Links of the Week:

YWCA of Asheville
Eliminating racism, empowering women — it’s what the YWCA is about. The YWCA of Asheville offers programs in Aquatics (including swim lessons) and Health and Fitness, as well as child care, after-school, and programs for youth, teens, and adults.
Asheville.com is proud to be an Advocate of the YWCA of Asheville.

Asheville Humane Society needs help from anyone who loves animals. Call 253-6807 for more information.

Pet Adoption Events

Pet Supplies Plus Adoption Days
Every 2nd & 4th Friday, 11am-3pm, at Pet Supplies Plus on Hendersonville Rd.
Adoption cost is $50-100, which includes spaying/neutering, starter vaccinations, microchipping, one month of free veterinary insurance, and all the other perks you receive when adopting from the Asheville Humane Society’s Adoption Center.

Are you part of the pet-loving public?
Then you’ll be glad to know that the Asheville Humane Society is building a new adoption center!
Click here for more information!

Helpmate provides short-term, emergency shelter for battered women and their children, counseling services for victims of domestic violence, including a 24-hour crisis line, individual counseling, and support groups. Also ffers professional training and public education i recognizing, treating, and preventing domestic violence.

MANNA FoodBank provides food to more than 347 member agencies throughout Western North Carolina who serve 9,000 meals each day, 365 days per year. Please volunteer or donate today!

Meals on Wheels W.A.L.O.P. Program
Since the 1990’s, Meals On Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County has been working with local pet stores, veterinarians and community groups to provide pet food and other services to senior pet owners. To contribute to the Meals On Wheels Pet Food program, please send donations to 146 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801.

United Way’s 2-1-1 Call Center
2-1-1 is a nationally accredited information and referral service. 2-1-1 uses a comprehensive database of local, state, and national resources to link callers to community resources. Services include needs assessment, referral to health and human services, assistance in accessing services, advocacy, and follow up. Callers can be linked directly to volunteer opportunities through the Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1. A 24-hour service, 2-1-1 provides after-hours coverage for several key agencies: Western Highlands, Buncombe County Department of Social Services – Adult and Child Protective Services, Helpmate, and Our VOICE. The 2-1-1 Call Center is a partnership among United Way, Ingles Markets and Buncombe County.