Helpmate Hotline: (828) 254-0516 | Business Line: (828) 254-2968

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Safety • Shelter • Support

Domestic Violence Services in Buncombe County, NC

Is your partner violent, threatening, critical, or controlling? Helpmate provides free emergency shelter, counseling, and support for you and your children. We will help you explore your options.

Helpmate Services At Risk Due to Cuts to VOCA Funding

COVID 19 UPDATE

Helpmate, the domestic violence advocacy and crisis response organization for Buncombe County (NC), is coordinating all efforts with federal, state, and local governmental guidelines to promote survivor safety as we respond to concerns about COVID 19. While we have a long track record of providing safety, shelter, and support for people in difficult situations, we face added challenges and an unprecedented situation right now.  Helpmate will not knowingly add a health risk to any survivor, staff member, shelter resident, or volunteer. We understand that when we ask people to stay home, we must also realize that not every home is a safe one.

Toward that end, Helpmate has instituted a variety of strategies to make sure our essential services are available to those in the community facing heightened concerns of domestic abuse at this stressful time.

  • Community Coordination: We are working closely with local public health and other county officials to monitor and react quickly to this rapidly changing environment.
  • Social Distancing: All staff who can work remotely have been equipped to do so to minimize exposure.
  • Intensified Sanitation Efforts:  Extensive cleansing protocols have been implemented in all our locations, including the Family Justice Center, the Buncombe County Courthouse, and the Helpmate secure shelter.

Helpmate’s Hotline remains available 24-hours every day for those in need of help with domestic violence issues:  828-254-0516.

Our Service Locations

Family Justice Center

Helpmate is a proud onsite partner at the Buncombe County Family Justice Center (FJC), located at 35 Woodfin St in Asheville.

Court Advocacy

Helpmate’s trained Court Advocates and volunteers assist victims in both civil and criminal court systems and have an office located on the second floor of the courthouse.

Emergency Shelter

Helpmate offers a crisis shelter for survivors who are actively fleeing intimate partner violence relationships. 

Creating a World that is Free of Violence

We believe that to serve our clients, we must model a violence-free community that is founded in respect and equality. By providing safety, shelter, counseling, and advocacy, we empower each client to create a life that is free of violence; by providing education, we empower our community to create a world that is free of violence.

Thank you to our Lifesaving Business Partner

Thank you to our Premier Business Partners

Thank You to our Leadership Business Partners

Thank You to our Grantors

Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Community Development Block Grant

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