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Helpful documents to download and print (pdf)

After a Death Do's and Don'ts Empty Cradle Brochure Things for Adults to Do with Children
After Loss Credo Financial Checklist Tips for Parents with Children in Crisis
Bereavement Support Groups Planning Child's Service TIP Citizen Resource Guide
Children's Words That Can Help Things for a Child to Do TIP Resource Guide
Suicide Toolkit for Schools    

Buncombe/Henderson Counties Community Resources

Mortuaries/Cremation   DISCLAIMER
Buncombe County Local Help - all services 211
Name Phone Name Phone
Anders-Rice Funeral Home 828-254-3511 Highlands Cremation and Funeral Care 828-676-2730
Asheville Area Alternatives 828-258-8274 Moore Funeral Home 828-667-8717
Asheville Mortuary Services 828-254-0655 Morris Funeral Home 828-252-1821
Asheville White Dove Funeral Home 828-582-9115 Mountain View Cremation & Funeral Care 828-483-6656
Bury Me Naturally Funeral Home 828-776-7464 Penland and Family Funeral Home 828-252-1537
Groce Funeral Home - Long Shoals 828-687-3530 Penland and Sons Funeral Home 828-686-5447
Groce Funeral Home - West Asheville 828-252-3535 Ray and Allen Funeral Service 828-252-5521
Hart Funeral Home 828-252-2090 West Funeral Home 828-645-3011
Harwood Home for Funerals - Black Mtn. 828-669-2977 Wilson Family Funeral Services 828-669-8121
Henderson County Local Help - all services 211
Name Phone Name Phone
Forest Lawn Funeral Home 828-692-9188 Shuler Funeral Home 828-693-5220
Jackson Funeral Services 828-693-4261 Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral 828-693-3435
Mountain View Cremation & Funeral Care 828-483-6656    
Cremation (Only) Services
Name Phone Name Phone
Heritage Cremation Provider 800-972-2070 Asheville Pet Cremation 828-298-1525
Maple Springs Crematory 828-254-6197    
Clean Up Service - Including Fire and Flood
Name Phone Name Phone
Belfor 844-260-0860 ServiceMaster of Buncombe County 828-252-5330
First Restoration Services 828-684-1582 Servpro 828-255-4535
1-800-BoardUp 800-262-7387 828-702-7885    
Clean Up Service Only
Name Phone Name Phone
Aftermath Services 888-853-7603 Fagala Specialists 877-246-5532
Archangels Biorecovery 877-409-9111 MedPro Waste Disposal 888-641-6131
Senior Services
Name Phone Name Phone
Adult Protective Services 828-250-5800 Memory Care Services 828-771-2219
Council on Aging - Buncombe Co. 828-277-8288 Seniors Safe at Home - Council on Aging 828-277-8288
Council on Aging - Henderson Co. 828-692-4203 Social Security Office 828-572-8361
End of Life Care Planning 828-274-9567    
Children/Youth Services
Name Phone Name Phone
Caring for Children -
Temp. Residential Care during crisis
828-253-7233 Family Preservation Services 828-225-3100
Child Protective Services - Buncombe County 828-250-5900 Mountain Area - Grief Support for Kids 828-251-0126
Children First 828-259-9717 Trinity Place Runaway Shelter 828-298-0186
Local Grief Support
Name Phone Name Phone
Partnership for Pastoral Counseling 828 275-7279 Four Seasons Bereavement Support 828-692-6178
All Souls Counseling  828-259-3369 Mountain Area - Grief Support for Kids 828-251-0126
Care Partners Bereavement Support 828-251-0126 Pet Loss Support Group 828-258-3229
Crime Victims
Name Phone Name Phone
Domestic Violence - Local   Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis - Local  
HelpMate - Buncombe Co. 828-254-0516 Our Voice 24 Hr. Crisis Line 828-255-7576
Mainstay - Henderson Co. 828-693-3840 The Healing Place 24 Hr. Crisis Line 828-692-3931
Victim Witness Assistance - Local    
NC General Courts of Justice 828-259-3410
Victim Services -
Older Adults/Persons with Disabilities
Victim Services Unit - Asheville Police Dept. 828-259-5912
Legal Services/Estate Planning
Name Phone Name Phone
Buncombe County Probate Court –
Estate Division
828-259-3400 Henderson County Probate Court –
Estate Division
Counseling Services - Low Cost/Sliding Scale
Name Phone Name Phone
Partnership for Pastoral Counseling 828 275-7279 Families Together Mobile Crisis Team 888-573-1006
All Souls Counseling  828-259-3369 Blue Ridge Community Health Services 828-692-4289
Mental Health
Name Phone Name Phone
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 828-505-7353 Universal Mental Health Services 828-225-4980
Western Highlands Network 828-225-2800    
Western NC Community Health 828-285-0622    
Crisis Hotlines
Name Phone Name Phone
Addiction Recovery and Prevention 828-253-6306 Girls & Boys Town Hotline 800-448-3000
Adult Protective Services - Buncombe County 828-250-5800 GRASP 714-865-7879
Adult Protective Services - Henderson County 828-694-6241
Loss to Heroin
Facebook Support Group
AARP Grief Support   MADD 877-623-3435
AIDS Hotline 800-342-2437 Mental Health America of Greenville County 864-271-8888
Al- Anon 800-286-1326 Narcotics Anonymous 866-925-2148
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 419-380-9862 National Domestic Violence Hotline 512-794-1133
Alzheimer's Association 800-272-3900 National Institute on Drug Abuse  301-443-1124
American Society on Addiction Medicine 301-656-3920 National Organization of Parents
of Murdered Children
Broken No More - Online Support Group   National Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4663
Crisis Hotline 800-233-4357 Safe Harbor 800-291-2139
Child Protective Services - Buncombe County 828-250-5900 Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
Child Protective Services - Henderson County 828-697-5572
Support after Suicide 888-502-3381
Compassionate Friends 864-244-6339 Survivors of Homicide 860-257-7388
Depression Support 800-826-3632 Teen Health and Wellness Hotline 800-273-8255
Drug Overdose Support - Online Support Group    
Military/Veteran Services
Name Phone Name Phone
American Red Cross
Military Emergency Notification
877-272-7337 Veterans Administration Medical Center 828-298-7911
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) 800-959-8277    
Drug Abuse
Name Phone Name  
National Institute on Drug Abuse  301-443-1124 Loss to Heroin - Facebook Support Group  
American Society on Addiction Medicine 301-656-3920 Drug Overdose Support - Online Support Group  
GRASP 714-865-7879 Broken No More - Online Support Group  
Name Phone    
Asheville Citizen Times 828-232-5966 Email:  
Blue Ridge News - only accepted through funeral homes and mortuaries
Transportation Services
Name Phone Name Phone
Senior/Disabled/Wheelchair Accessible - must be scheduled
ADA Complementary Paratransit 828-250-6750 Senior Bus Pass Program - Mountain Mobility 828-250-6750
Medicaid Transportation 828-552-5486 Asheville Redefines Transit - Bus 828-253-5691
Mountain Mobility Land of Sky 828-250-6750 Apple Country Transportation 828-693-1711
Taxi Services      
Checker Cab (Buncombe and Henderson Co) 828-348-1162 Blue Bird Taxi Co. (Henderson Co.) 828-693-3011
Reliable Transportation and Taxi
(Henderson Co.)
828-585-5770 Apple Cab (Henderson Co.) 828-243-5522
Areawide Taxi (Asheville area) 828-713-4710 Metro Cab (Buncombe Co.) 828-254-1155
A Red Cab Co. (Buncombe Co.) 828-232-1112 Mr. B's Transportation (Buncombe Co.) 828-424-6779
Yellow Cab Co. (Buncombe Co.) 828-253-3311 Night and Day Taxi (Henderson County) 828-693-8099
Blue Bird Taxi Co. (Buncombe Co.) 828-258-8331    
Police/Fire/EMS Non Emergency Numbers
Buncombe County   Henderson County  
Name Phone Name Phone
Medical Examiner & Coroner 828-259-5016 Medical Examiner & Coroner 919-743-9000
Death Certificates 828-250-4303 Death Certificates 828-697-4901
Buncombe County EMS 828-250-6650 Henderson County EMS 828-697-4825
Law Enforcement
Asheville Police Department 828-259-5870 Hendersonville Police Department 828-697-3025
Biltmore Forest Police Department 828-274-0822 Henderson County Sheriff's Dept. 828-255-5000
Black Mountain Police Department 828-419-9350  
Buncombe County Sheriff's Dept. 828-255-5000
Montreat Police Department 828-669-8002
Weaverville Police Department 828-645-5700
Woodfin Police Department 828-253-4889
Fire Departments
Asheville Fire Department 828-259-5636 Bat Cave Volunteer Fire Dept. 828-625-9313
Barnardsville Vol. Fire Dept. 828-626-2222 Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue 828-692-4416
Black Mountain Vol. Fire Dept 828-419-9320 Dana Fire and Rescue 828-685-3494
Broad River Vol. Fire Dept. 828-669-0488 Edneyville Fire and Rescue 828-685-7311
Enka-Candler Vol. Fire Dept. 828-667-0798 Etowah-Horse Shoe Vol. Fire 828-684-0864
Fairview Vol. Fire Dept. 828-628-2001 Fletcher Fire Dept. 828-684-0864
Garren Creek Vol. Fire Dept. 828-669-0024 Gerton Vol. Fire Dept. 828-625-2779
Leicester Vol. Fire Dept. 828-683-3433 Green River Vol. 828-692-4009
Reems Creek Vol. Fire Dept. 828-645-4711 Hendersonville Fire Department 828-697-3024
Reynolds Vol. Fire Dept. 828-298-5200 Mountain Home Fire and Rescue 828-692-8014
Riceville Vol. Fire Dept. 828-298-2456 Saluda Fire and Rescue 828-749-9816
Skyland Vol. Fire Dept. 828-684-6421 Valley Hill Fire and Rescue 828-692-2581
Swannanoa Vol. Fire. Dept. 828-686-3335    
Upper Hominy Vol. Fire Dept. 828-667-1324  
Weaverville Fire Dept. 828-645-3500
West Buncombe Vol. Fire Dept. 828-254-7387
Woodfin Vol. Fire Dept. 828-255-7561
State Offices
Name Phone Name Phone
WNC Highway Patrol 828-298-4252 FBI - WNC Office 828-253-1643
NC State Bureau of Investigation WNC 828-654-8901 Social Security Office 828-572-8361
Animal Shelters
Name Phone Name Phone
Henderson County Animal Sherlter 828-697-4723 Asheville Humane Society 828-761-2001
Blue Ridge Humane Society 828-692-8374 Buncombe County Animal Shelter 828-761-2001
Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue 828-885-3647 Animal Haven of Asheville 828-299-1635
Brother Wolf 828-505-3440    
International Services
Name   Name Phone
Mexican Consulate   Justice for All Immigration Legal Services 800-489-6144
Immigrant Assistance      
Food/Clothing Assistance (including pet food)
Name Phone Name Phone
Anchor Baptist  828-884-7610 Ingrid's Food Pantry 828-216-4820
Avery's Creek Food Pantry 828-231-0042 Interfaith Assistance 828-697-7029
Bethel Seventh Day Adventist 828-252-8105 Jewish Family Services 828-253-2900
Big Ivy Community Club 828-626-3438 Loving Food Resources 828-255-9282
Biltmore Church of God Food Pantry 828-274-7351 Lunch at the Crossroads 828-252-4781
Bounty and Soul Fresh Market 828-419-0533 Manna Food Bank 828-299-3663
Calvary Episcopal Church 828-684-6266 Montmorenci Methodist Church 828-667-1211
Calvary Episcopal Church 828-684-6266 Oakley Baptist Church 828-274-3221
Catholic Charities 828-255-0146 Riverside Baptist Food Pantry 828-231-8992
Etowah United Methodist  828-891-4360 Salvation Army - Buncombe County 828-253-4723
Eblen-Kimmel Charities 828-255-3066 Storehouse 828-692-8300
Family of Faith Fellowship 828-684-2158 Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church 828-686-5284
Family Resource Center of Emma 828-252-4810 United Way of Asheville and Buncombe Co. 828-255-0696
Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry 828-891-4360 United Way of Henderson County 828-692-1636
Food for Fairview 828-628-4322 Victory Fellowship Worship Center 828-243-3088
Foster Adventist Community Services 828-274-2014  Western Carolina Rescue Misistries 828-254-0471
Healthy Living Pantry - YWCA 828-775-7081 Zephyr Hills Free Will Baptist Church 828-253-5487
Hearts with Hands 828-667-1912 First Baptist Church of Swannanoa 828-686-5123
Henderson County Social Services 828-697-5500    
Rental Assistance and General Aid (food, utilities, financial)
Name Phone Name Phone
ABCCM 828-259-5300 Main Ministry 828-669-9404
Eblen Charities 828-255-3066 NC Foreclosure Prevention  888-623-8631
Family Resource Center at Emma 828-252-4810 Only Hope WNC 828-693-5499
Henderson County Social Services 828-697-5500 Saint Vincent de Paul Society 828-775-1933
Hendersonville Housing Authority 828-692-6175 Salvation Army Emergency Assistance 828-253-4723
Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry 828-670-1221 Supportive Services for Veteran Families 828-259-5314
Housing Assistance - Henderson County 828-692-4744 Veteran Families Homeward Bound of WNC 828-772-2847
HPRP 828-252-8883 Swannanoa Community Council 828-775-5595
Human Services West - Buncombe County 828-250-5500 Social Security Office 828-572-8361
Homeless Services
Name Phone Name Phone
Homeward Bound 828-258-1695 Western Carolina Rescue Ministries 828-254-0471