American Red Cross of the Blue Ridge
Phone: (828) 264-8226
Address: 331 Queen St., Suite B Boone, NC 28607
Description of Services: The American Red Cross of the Blue Ridge services include Blood services, Disaster services, Health & Safety services, services to the armed forces and more.
Fees/ Payment Type Accepted: There are no fees for most programs and services, however there is a potential fee for certain registered classes, like CPR.
Service Area: Alleghany, Alexander, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Watauga and Wilkes County
Mobile Crisis Management Team
Daymark Recovery Services
Description of Services: Mental Health Outpatient treatment, substance Abuse Outpatient, Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Intensive In-Home treatment, Psychiatric Services
Fees/ Payment Type Accepted: Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance, Sliding Scale, and Payment Plan
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Phone: (828) 733-8248
Address: Avery County DSS
175 Linville St, Newland, NC 28657
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm
Eligibility: Income Eligibility Determined upon Application
Feeding Avery Families
Empty Bowls for Families
Phone: (828) 260-6043
Address: 130 Montezuma St., Newland, NC 28657
Office Hours: Open the last Wednesday of each month
Description of Services: Feeding Avery Families (FAF) is a non-profit Christian organization in Avery County dedicated to eliminating hunger by any means possible including monetary donations, volunteerism, or food donations. Food boxes given out.
Service Area: Avery County
Avery Senior Center
Phone: (828) 733-8220
Fax: (828) 733-8279
Physical Address: 1655 Shultz Circle
Newland, NC 28657
Mailing Address: PO Box 447, Newland, NC 28657
Office Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Description of Services: Congregate Meals Monday- Friday 11:45 AM and home delivered meals. Our office maintains information and data on current aging issues. We assist older adults and their families in acquiring needed information whether directly or by referring them to the correct agency source.
Activities and Services:
Eligibility: Minimum of 60 years old.
Fees: Some Fees Apply
Hunger and Health Coalition
Phone: (828) 262-1628
Address: 141 Health Center Dr # C, Boone, NC 28607
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Description of Services: At the Hunger and Health Coalition, it is our intention to alleviate the arduous decision with which our clients are faced each month: food or life-saving medications.
Our mission statement is as follows: The mission of the Hunger & Health Coalition is to be a resource for individuals and families within our community that are struggling to provide themselves with basic needs such as food, prescribed medications and heat during winter. Love, generosity, and compassion guide our donors, volunteers and staff daily as they all help accomplish this mission.
The Hunger and Health Coalition provides the following services to our Avery clients: Prescription Assistance.
Fees: Income based
Reaching Avery Ministry
Phone: Office: (828) 733-5127
Store: (828) 733-5095
Address: 147 New Vale Rd, PO Box 234
Newland, NC 28657
Office Hours: Tuesday -Friday 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description of Services: Services include emergency food box, used clothing, utilities, and rent/mortgage assistance, housekeeping basics, gas and emergency shelter for one night.
Eligibility: Must be in an emergency situation with little or no income. The difference between income and expenses determines eligibility.
Service Area: Avery County
Move with Compassion Ministry
Phone: (828) 260-4262 or (828)260-2481
Address: 7969 Highway 19E
Elk Park, NC
Office Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Description of Services: MWCM is a non-profit organization that distributes food to the hungry on the third Saturday of each month. We are able to feed 210 families in Avery, Carter and the surrounding counties. We also have a Thrift Store that is open to the public. We get new donations coming in weekly. All proceeds go towards buying the food. All donations, material or monetary, are greatly appreciated.
Service Area: Avery, Carter and the surrounding counties.
Volunteer Avery County
Address: 165 Shultz Street, Newland, NC 28657
Located behind Senior Center
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8:00am-4:00pm
Description of Services: Volunteer Avery County finds resources to aid families and individuals that do not qualify for public assistance and fall through the cracks. Priority given to those with limited incomes, elderly individuals and families with children in the home.
· Self–referral accepted, agency referrals encouraged.
Food Boxes Available.
Area Served: Avery County residents.
Avery County Missional Network
Phone: (828) 773-2302
Address: Linville United Methodist Church
126 Ruffin St, Linville, NC 28646
Description of Services: Founded by the United Methodist churches in Avery County our goal is to reach out in partnership with other churches, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals in an effort to help feed the food insecure children of Avery County, North Carolina.
Eligibility: Referral by School personnel. Low income families with school age children. Weekly Back food program for children to take home/ families with food insecurities
WIC (Women Infants and Children)
Toe River District Health Dept.
Phone Number: (828) 733-6031
Fax: (828) 733-6034
Physical Address: 545 Schultz Street
Newland, NC 28657
Mailing Address: PO Box 325 Newland, NC 28657
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Description of Services: Women who are pregnant, have had a baby in the last 6 months, are breatsfeeding up to 1 year and children under 5. Supplemental nutrition.
Getting Help for a Health Crisis
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry
Phone: (828) 208-2019
Address: 1353 Roan Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Mailing Address: NFN Food Ministry PO Box 322 Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Description of Services:
Our mission at Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry is to reach out to those who have food insecurity with love and respect, and serving those in need without judgement. We provide food boxes, an open market, and community meals.
Counties Served: Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey