Community Programs and Special Initiatives
Counseling at Green Opportunities
ASCC provides counseling at Green Opportunities (GO), a nonprofit with a mission to train, support, and connect people from marginalized communities to sustainable employment pathways. ASCC’s therapist provides counseling to students enrolled in GO’s training program, supporting them throughout the training process and helping to assure their success. GO is located within the Edington Center in Asheville’s Southside neighborhood. This project is funded by the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.
Counseling for Goodwill Workforce Development Program
ASCC provides individual counseling for people enrolled in Goodwill’s Workforce Development Program, which provides a wide range of training, placement and workforce development services to help people develop the skills they need to find jobs. This project is funded by the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.
Counseling at Church of the Advocate
Made possible by Church of the Advocate grant funding, ASCC provides individual counseling services by appointment for parishioners one day per week. The Church of the Advocate is dedicated to serving the homeless, the vulnerable, and the street people of Asheville and Buncombe County.
Counseling at the AHOPE Day Center
For many years, ASCC has provided counseling at the AHOPE Day Center, a project of Homeward Bound, a nonprofit working to end homelessness. Located in downtown Asheville, AHOPE serves 200 people per day providing them with basic services, a pathway to permanent housing, and connecting them with other resources. ASCC’s therapist provides brief problem-solving therapy to help people at the center cope with the challenges of being without a home.
Mental Health Care for Victims of Crime
In 2018, ASCC received a 2-year grant from the Governor’s Crime Commission to provide accessible mental health care for crime victims who are underinsured or uninsured, including victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. ASCC is grateful to be able to provide this crucial service to the WNC community.
Safety Net Provider Network
ASCC is part of a network of organizations that provide lifesaving services to the most vulnerable in our communities. Community partners refer clients to us and in return, we connect ASCC clients with partner organizations to meet their needs beyond what we provide.
Our referral partners include: A-B Tech, ABCCM, Care Partners, C3356, DSS, Planned Parenthood, Helpmate, MAHEC, Mission Hospital, Family Preservation, Dale Fell Center, Pisgah Legal Services, WNCCHS, 211, Our VOICE, RHA, Vaya Health (formerly Smoky Mountain Center), mobile crisis, local law enforcement, private therapists, medical providers, and recovery programs.