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Support Groups

WNC Families CAN

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Nutrition Program

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



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.

877-633-3178 or 828-277-1315

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.

376 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803

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.


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.


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.


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.

1314-F Patton Ave.

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


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.


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.

828-684-2500 x. 233

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.

227 Edgewood Rd., 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

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.


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.


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.


American Red Cross

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.

100 Edgewood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804
828) 258-3888

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.


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.


Alcoholics Anonymous

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.


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.

Pardee Health Education Center, Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd.

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.


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.


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.


Asheville New Friends

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.


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.

800-962-6817 or 828-255-1972

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.

219 Chunns Cove Rd., Asheville, NC


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.


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.


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).

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.


Fibromyalgia Support Center

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.

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.


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.


Dual Diagnois

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

117 Montreat Rd.

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

56 Walton St., Asheville, NC

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.


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.


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.

[email protected]


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

All Souls Church, Parish Hall Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC

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. INFORMATION UPDATED OCTOBER 2012.
Asheville, NC 28801
Group # 1556

376 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville NC 28803

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.

534 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC

Donate Blood

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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, will celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2014. The national organization has been around for 131 years.. Call Molly Keeney for more information.


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.


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.


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. is part of the USA Addiction Treatment Partnership created to assist in these issues.


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.


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.


PFLAG (Parents and Family of Lesbians and Gays)

PFLAG (Parents and Family of Lesbians and Gays) meets at All Souls Cathedral in Asheville.


In Good Company

In Good Company is a breast cancer support group.


Cystic Fibrosis Caregiver Support Group

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


Parenting Classes

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


Alzheimer’s Support Group

Anyone with this disease can find help in Asheville


AIDS/HIV Support Group of Asheville

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


WNC Down’s Syndrome Alliance

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


Daytimers Fibromyalgia Support Group

Daytimers Fibromyalgia Support Group holds meetings from 1:00-2:30pm the second Wednesday of each month at MAHEC.


Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Pain Evening Support Group

Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Pain Evening Support Group meets at different times and locations throughout the month.


MotherCare Network Labor

MotherCare Network Labor and postpartum duals.


Walking Tall Support Group

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


CarePartners Hospice

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


Pathways-Life After Cancer

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


Hepatitis C Support Group

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


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

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

828-253-3223 or 828-645-2546

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.


Mothers of Multiples

Mothers of Multiples meets at 7pm every first Thursday at the Women’s Resource Center at Doctors Drive in Asheville.


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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


Wellness Education

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



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


ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

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

828-298-1863 (Asheville) or 828-884-2007 (Transylvania County)


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

445 Biltmore Ave., Asheville

Teen Crisis Hotline


Prostate Cancer Support Group


Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral


Rape Crisis Center of Asheville


Diabetes Support Group