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.
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.
Everything you need to know to live the life you want to live. A resource for those wanting to learn about fibromyalgia or learn how to fight the disease. Contains over eighty articles on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
The Asheville AA meeting schedule is now on-line!
Alcoholics Anonymous Support Groups meet at the NC Mountain Central Office at 70 Woodfin Place, Suite 107. Anyone who wants to stop drinking can! Call for meeting schedule.
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 4.
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
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.
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.
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.
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. INFORMATION UPDATED OCTOBER 2012.
Asheville, NC 28801
Group # 1556
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Asheville Brain Tumor Support Group
Asheville Brain Tumor Support Group meetings are held from 6:30pm-8pm the third Thursday of each month at MAHEC at 501 Biltmore Avenue. Meetings are for people 16 years old or older, who have or have had brain tumors, or who are friends, family members, or caregiver of people with brain tumors.
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.
Adult A.D.D. Support Group
The Attention Deficit Disorder support group meets at Iannucci’s Italian Restaurant, 1981 Hendersonville Rd., on the third Thursday of each month.
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.
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.
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. INFORMATION UPDATED OCTOBER 2012. Asheville, NC 28801 Group # 1556
WNC Families CAN supports families whose children have serious emotional and behavioral issues. Monthly support meetings, Supportive Connections, resources, and a library. Helping families with birth, adopted, and foster children who may suffer from bipolar, post traumatic stress, ADHD, autism, or other issues.
Helpmate Inc is a crisis support group. This group provides free service for individuals dealing with domestic violence. Call for meeting times and locations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Solution Program
The Solution Program provides nutrition counseling for: Weight management for children, adolescents, teens and adults. Nutrition counseling is also provided for eating disorders, hypertension, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, gastrointestinal disorders, pediatrics, malnutrition, cancer and hypoglycemia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Compassionate Friends meets at 7:30pm the first Monday of each month at Cathedral of All Souls. Contact Glenda Travis for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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, will celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2014. The national organization has been around for 131 years.. Call Molly Keeney for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Good Company
In Good Company is a breast cancer support group.
CarePartners Hospice services include phone contact, volunteer support, referrals to community services and resource materials.
AWAKE is a support group for people with sleeping disorders. They have meetings from 7:00-8:30pm at Biltmore Center
WNC Down’s Syndrome Alliance
A regional support group for families, which also provides welcome packets for new babies.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Anyone with this disease can find help in Asheville
Hepatitis C Support Group
Hepatitis C Support Group meets from 6:30-8:30pm the last Monday of each month at MAHEC in Asheville.
Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Pain Evening Support Group
Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Pain Evening Support Group meets at different times and locations throughout the month.
Cystic Fibrosis Caregiver Support Group
Cystic Fibrosis Caregiver Support Group meetings are for anyone caring for a person with cystic fibrosis.
Parenting, stress management and empowerment classes held at the Mountain Treatment Center in Asheville.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Provides a resource center and gather for mutual support for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
Alateen for ages 10-16 meets Thursdays at 8pm at Fletcher United Methodist Church on US 25.
Mothers of Multiples meets at 7pm every first Thursday at the Women’s Resource Center at Doctors Drive in Asheville.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets at 9:00am Wednesdays at Church of the redeemer, Woodfin.
Walking Tall Support Group
Monthly meetings scheduled from 11:00am to 12:30pm at Haywood Regional Health And fitness Center.
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.
Pathways-Life After Cancer
Serving people with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Several groups are offered.
Daytimers Fibromyalgia Support Group
Daytimers Fibromyalgia Support Group holds meetings from 1:00-2:30pm the second Wednesday of each month at MAHEC.
AIDS/HIV Support Group of Asheville
AIDS/HIV Support Group of Asheville will help anyone in need.
PFLAG (Parents and Family of Lesbians and Gays)
PFLAG (Parents and Family of Lesbians and Gays) meets at All Souls Cathedral in Asheville.
Provides information on nutrition, wellness, food preparation, and food safety.
MotherCare Network Labor
MotherCare Network Labor and postpartum duals.
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Anyone with this disease can find help in Asheville at 298-1863 or in Transylvania County at 884-2007.