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Social Work Services

We aim to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable residents 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.

The Purpose of Buncombe County Health and Human Services is to strengthen our communities by advancing health, safety, and opportunity.

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DSS - Social Work Services


Social Work Services
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28802
P. (828) 250-5500
F. (828) 250-6235

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Report Abuse - To make a Protective Service Referral, call anytime day or night. No appointment is needed.
Do you suspect abuse?

To make an adult or child protective services report any time, day or night, call the numbers below:

Adult Abuse

Child Abuse

211 - Help Starts Here

United Way's 211
Interpreter Services Available
Free of Charge.
Servicios de intérprete están disponibles sin costo alguno.
Услуги переводчика предоставляются бесплатно