NC 211 • 211 or 1-888-892-1162

NC 211 is an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Families and individuals can dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within their community. Get connected to services ranging from healthcare, to money management, to shelter.

🏛️ Incarceration, Justice System

⛑️ Mental Health and Substance Support

ABCCM • 828-259-5300

Assistance for unhoused folks, utility assistance, rent assistance, free clinic and dental care for uninsured, transitional housing program for unhoused mothers, families, and veterans.

Buncombe County Economic Services / Public Assistance • 828-250-5500

Buncombe County Economic Services / Public Assistance provides low income individuals and families with assistance to support their self-sufficiency through job training and employment services, food assistance, quality health care and health care coverage, energy assistance and other economic supports for families.

Eblen Charities • 828-255-3066

Eblen Charities provides assistance to families throughout Buncombe County with clothing, education, food, heating & utilities, housing, medical, eyeglasses, medication and holiday gifts, utility assistance, and rent assistance.

Helpmate • 828-254-0516

Helpmate provides free emergency shelter, counseling, and support for folks experiencing domestic abuse or intimate partner abuse. Services include emergency shelter, help with court, a 24 hour hotline, counseling, and children’s’ programs.

Free workshops and support around issues such as:

  • SNAP Benefits
  • Tenant (Renter) Rights
  • Criminal Record Expungement
  • Divorce and Child Custody

NC Department of Employment Security • 888-737-0259

NC DES provides support for both employers as well as individuals needing unemployment insurance support. Apply for unemployment here:

NC Works • 828-251-6200

Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in North Carolina. Search jobs, create résumés, find education and training, and manage unemployment claims.

OnTrack WNC • 828-255-5166

Financial education, counseling and support that helps people reach their money and housing goals so they can overcome crises, afford basic needs, improve money management skills and make sound financial choices rooted in their values. Services include tax preparation, credit awareness, homebuyer resources, women’s financial empowerment, and more.

Salvation Army of Buncombe County • 828-253-4723

Programs such as: utility assistance, rent assistance, emergency shelter, caseworker services, community recreation programs, food pantry, and more.

Self-Help Credit Union • 828-676-2196

Small business lending, financial coaching, home buyer resources, credit building, and more.

United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County • 828-255-0696

Supports students and students families through United for Youth program, Community Nights / Homework Diner (free dinner with academic and tutoring support), and provides community grants and funding for initiatives.