Buncombe County is pleased to announce that it will open its first Human Services satellite office in the Leicester community on October 5.
“Buncombe County Human Services – West” will be conveniently located at Leicester Crossing at 339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 110 and will co-locate social services, health and mental health services as well as substance abuse and aging services. This office will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The community is invited to visit the satellite office during their open house on Monday, October 5th from 4 to 6 p.m.
The opening of this satellite office is a part of the County’s ongoing efforts to ensure that every citizen who is eligible for support services can receive those services as efficiently and effectively as possible.
With the opening of our Buncombe County Human Services – West satellite office, the County will:
Make it easier and more convenient for our citizens to learn about and access support services
Better serve families by strengthening the County’s partnerships with schools, churches, businesses and community organizations within the Leicester area
Get to know the community enabling better coordination of services with public and private agencies
Bringing the services to the community will cut down on drive and wait time for citizens who need support services. Improving access to services is a win-win for families and the community. Many public assistance programs, including food assistance and Medicaid, not only support working families but also reinvest dollars into our community by supporting food and medical service industries.
In addition, community based social workers can forge stronger relationships with the schools, churches, business owners, and citizens in a smaller community setting. Strong relationships build partnership which lead to safer and healthier communities.
This satellite is unique in that it will co-locate services from DSS, health, mental health, substance abuse, aging services and juvenile justice. This co-location of professionals will create opportunities to better integrate and coordinate services in ways that improve our efficiency and create better results for individuals and families.