Buncombe County Partners

Council on Aging of Buncombe County

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County is dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and wellness for older adults through education, innovative programming, and coordination of resources. Their services include resource coordination, information and assistance, senior dining, medicare assistance, family caregiver assistance, care management, in-home aide services and much more.

Phone: (828) 277-8288

Buncombe County Department of Social Services (DSS)

The Mission of the Buncombe County Department of Social Services is to provide Buncombe citizens resources and services to maximize their well-being and self-determination.

They aim to prevent abuse, neglect, and expoitation of vulnerable citizens, as well as, promote self-reliance and self-sufficiency for individuals and families. Their staff is committed to providing Buncombe's diverse population with effective services in a timely and respectful manner.

Phone: (828) 250-5500

Disability Partners

Disability Partners is a private, non-profit, community-based organization. Regardless of income, they provide independent living services, community education, advocacy and more. As Centers for Independent Living, they have resources for people with all types of disabilities.

Phone: (828) 298-1077

Western Highlands

Western Highlands' mission is to make sure that services are provided to persons living with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Transylvania, Yancey, Rutherford, Polk and Mitchell counties. They aim to help individuals gain access to services that are available, family-centered, and that honor and respect the rights of every person seeking services. They do not provide direct services, but manage a network of providers to whom they can refer individuals who need help, making every effort to provide choice to the person in need.

Western Highlands Network will monitor the services that are provided to consumers to ensure quality and consumer satisfaction.

Phone: 1-800-951-3792


Not sure where to start? Call 2-1-1!

United Way's 2-1-1 of WNC is a community services information line that links people to health adn human services in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties. 2-1-1 service is free, confidental and available 24/7 to speakers of all languages.

Phone: 2-1-1
Toll-free: 1-800-401-6342

Buncombe County Resources

• Buncombe County Senior Services Directory

• Long-Term Housing Directory for Buncombe County

If you are a provider of services...

Upcoming Meetings:

• CRC Partnership Meeting
      May - Madison County
      Time TBA

• CRC Leadership Team Meeting
      July 10 - Land-of-Sky Regional Council
      10 am - 12 pm

• CRC Partnership Meeting
      August - Transylvania County
      Time TBA

Promotional Materials:

• CRC Rack Cards


Links to ADRC:

State ADRC