The Mission of the Buncombe County Social Work Services is to partner with individuals, families and communities to strengthen their efforts toward independence, permanence and safety.
We aim to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable citizens and promote self-reliance and self-sufficiency for individuals and families. Our staff is committed to providing Buncombe's diverse population with effective services in a timely and respectful manner.
Services Provided: Adults
Adult Care Homes Licensing & Monitoring
Adult Care Homes, commonly referred to as Rest Homes, Family Care Homes, or Assisted Living, are homes which provide residential care for aged and disabled adults.
Adult Day Care
Adult Day Care is the provision of an organized program of services during the day in a community group setting for the purpose of supporting adults personal independence...
Buncombe County Health & Human Services (HHS) contracts with Land of Sky Regional Council for planning and coordination of the county funding plan for aging services.
Guardianship is a legal relationship in which someone (the guardian) is authorized by the clerk of superior court to be a substitute decision maker for an incompetent adult (the ward).
Adult & Child Intake
The Adult Unit has a Social Worker available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., to answer phone calls or take walk-ins.
Placement Services assists aging or disabled individuals who have no one available to assist them in finding substitute homes or residential health care facilities...
Do you have concerns about a disabled adult who is either living in the community or in a licensed facility?
Services for the Blind
Services to the Blind provides assistance to eligible blind and/or visually impaired persons. This program is administered by NC Services for the Blind.
Foster & Adoption Licensing
Partners with the community to recruit, train, license, support and monitor foster and adoptive homes for children in foster care. Foster and adoptive families are diverse in race, ethnicity, income and age.
N.C. law requires that local county departments of Social Work Services ensure children's safety in their homes.
Foster care is temporary substitute care for children who cannot remain safely in their home as determined by the Court.
Licensing of Foster Homes
We encourage interested persons to contact us to learn about Orientation the required 30 hour Pre-service Training.
Do you suspect abuse?
To make an adult or child protective services report any time, day or night, call the numbers below:
Child Abuse: (828) 250-5900
Adult Abuse: (828) 250-5800
Report Communicable Disease
Call (828) 250-5109 to report
Communicable Disease Reporting Form
Social Work Services Director
p. (828) 250-5749
Services for Adults
35 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
We also have an on call Social Worker who can be contacted in the event of an emergency through 211 after 5:00 p.m. weekdays and on weekends. They can be reached at our intake number above
p. (828) 250-5814
f. (828) 250-5960
Interpreters services are available at no cost
Servicios de intérpretes disponibles sin costo alguno
Услуги переводчика предоставляются бесплатно