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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 residents 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.

Locate & Contact

Public Assistance / Economic Services


Patricia Wallin
Family Assistance Program Manager
P: (828) 250-5689

Social Work Services
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

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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