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2-1-1 Annual Reports for 2014

The 2014 Annual Reports for the NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center are available on our website.

Our top caller need categories were Housing (Rent payment assistance, homeless shelters, finding affordable housing, home repairs...), representing 18% of our callers' needs, and Health Care (Clinics for uninsured, dental care, eye care, prescription expense assistance, medical equipment...), representing 12% or our callers' needs.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact us.

Tip: When viewing the list of programs on the 2-1-1 database, use "Refine your results" to continue to narrow your search.

Spotlight On Small Business Support

Over 1.5 million people in North Carolina are employed by a small business (according to the SBA).

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Have a small business and need support? Want advice for forming that business plan? 2-1-1 can provide you with resources to help with mentoring, training, loans, and other resources to help you with your vision.

Who is taking donations?

During your spring cleaning, did you find clothing you don't need but still in good condition? Did you just upgrade your cell phone and would like your old one to go to a good cause? Did your company upgrade their computers and have ones that could benefit people going back to school? Have some household items that would benefit a family who was homeless finally moving into permanent housing?

Here is a list of organizations accepting all types of goods in your area. When you open their profile, on the Overview section, scroll down to the Wish List section to see what is needed. Do you work for an agency and have a need for material donations? Contact us to update your agency's listing.

Hear from a 2-1-1 Specialist

On average, it takes a victim of domestic violence seven times to leave the abusive partner for good (according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline). Imagine the courage it takes someone to pick up the phone to find help, faced with many unknowns (who can help, where can you stay, how will you get away).

A 2-1-1 Information and Referral Specialist spoke with a woman who was in the middle of making the crucial first call to ask for shelter when her abuser walked in on her making the call. This situation which started as providing information about the local domestic violence agency to help the caller form her safety plan became a situation where the caller was in danger and asked for immediate help. When the partner disconnected the call, 2-1-1 advocated with local law enforcement. The specialist followed-up with the caller the next day and found out that law enforcement helped the caller get to a safe place and get connected to her local domestic violence shelter. This is her first of many steps to recover from domestic violence. We greatly appreciate the many organizations in our state working with these victims and advocating for an end to domestic violence.