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Families & Children

In Buncombe County, economic support for the health and wellbeing of children and families is a top priority. Health & Human Services offers a number of programs that provide opportunities for families to grow and thrive. Follow the links below to find out how our services provide the tools for Buncombe County citizens to build better futures.


  • Child Care Subsidy
    Subsidized child care is a program funded through State and Federal dollars to assist parents with the cost of child care. Families receiving financial assistance may choose the child care program that best meets their needs.
  • Child Support
    Child support services agents by contract with Buncombe Child Support Services Agency to help locate absent parents and assist in establishing paternity and getting child support payments ordered by the courts.
  • Family Medicaid
    Medicaid is a health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people paid with federal and state dollars.
  • Health Choice
    Children who are under age 19 may qualify for free or low cost health insurance...
  • Medicaid for Pregnant Women
    The family income limit for a pregnant woman to receive Medicaid is equal to 185% of the poverty level.