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.

Special Initiatives

 

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.

Client Testimonials

[My counselor] is very likely saving my life. My gratitude has no measure. Thank you.

ASCC has helped my partner and I have a better quality of life that we otherwise would not have been able to afford. Thank you.

[My counselor] has been a life-saver in so many ways. His practical suggestions are tremendous. His caring and empathy are palpable and so valuable to me at this time. I am so grateful to him and to ASCC for making this affordable.

Exactly what I needed, in exactly the way I needed it. Eternally grateful.

[My counselor] brought so much light to our marital issues. He helped us work through years of built up negativity. With his guidance, we were able to find our love and compassion for each other again.

This place has been a literal life-saver. I have never felt more respected or understood by a counselor. Now that I’ve come here I can’t imagine what I’d do without this place.

My counselor has and continues to help me tremendously and I have interacted with her better than any other counselor I have seen in the past.

I appreciate [my counselor]. He listens with no judgment but only caring for my well-being.

Where would we be without All Souls Counseling Center?

I’ve noticed the changes in my personal life have gotten better and with the help of counseling I’m more happier and able to see growth.

[My counselor’s] calm accepting demeanor helped me feel comfortable and safe in discussing anything. Her suggestions were pivotal and realistic in helping me deal more successfully with my anxiety.

I have come for both individual as well as couples therapy and I love the level of care I receive here. So thankful to have found you guys.

[My counselor] has been a lifesaver and a life vest in a stormy sea.

My experience here at All Souls has been so life changing. The amount of compassion and dedication I feel here is so comforting. I wasn’t sure I would ever get my mind and life back but I did and I’m so grateful for this place, I love it!