Community Programs and Special Initiatives

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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 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’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.

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

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

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] 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.

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

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?

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!