Buncombe County employees wear purple during Domestic Violence Awareness month to show support for survivors.
The Buncombe County Family Justice Center is a safe place where survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence can come for help. At the Family Justice Center, survivors can access many different services in one location and begin their journey toward hope, healing, and safety. All services are free and confidential.
About the Family Justice Center
Currently, the Family Justice Center receives a grant through the Governor's Crime Commission that partially funds nine onsite positions across four partner agencies. These positions include two Helpmate Intake Specialists, a Helpmate Counselor, a Helpmate Case Manager, a Pisgah Legal Attorney, a Pisgah Legal Bilingual Legal Assistant, a YWCA Empowerment Childcare Associate, an Our VOICE Court Advocate, and an Our VOICE Counselor. Over fiscal year 2022-2023, these nine positions served 5,075* survivors totaling 28,373* services. We are so grateful for their contribution to helping create safer communities for all of us.
If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out. The Family Justice Center is located at 35 Woodfin St., Asheville, NC, and you can reach us at (828) 250-6900. Our services are free; we offer them in English and Spanish with additional interpretation available. We accept walk-ins, appointments, and referrals Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. You can also call Helpmate's 24-hour hotline for domestic violence situations at (828) 254-0516, and you can reach Our Voice’s 24-hour hotline at (828) 255-7576 for issues of sexual assault. If you are in immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1.
*These numbers cannot be unduplicated due to confidentiality. Given the Family Justice Center framework of "many partners, one location," it is intended that multiple people access more than one service/partner across our partner agencies.