Avery County Department of Social Services
Phone: (828) 733-8230
Fax: (828) 733-8245
Address: 175 Linville St, Newland, NC 28657
Description of Services: The mission of Avery County Department of Social Services is to be an advocate for and protector of the young, disabled, and aged citizens of Avery County. To be an agency that works as a team to administer services and public assistance programs in an efficient, timely, consistent. and professional manner.
Service Area: Avery county
Blue Ridge First in Families
Contact Person: Sherry Wilcox
Phone: (336) 955-7140
Address: 406 W Main St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Description of Services: Blue Ridge First in Families is a community-based program. They serve individuals with developmental disabilities and/or traumatic brain injuries.
Ages served: All ages
Fees/ Payment Type Accepted: Services are free
Eligibility: Services are referral based. Families must complete an application and have an annual income of less than $65,000 a year after taxes and they only offer assistance one time per year.
Service Area: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancy
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Supplemental Nutrition Program
Avery Health Department/Toe River Health District
Address: 545 Schultz Cir, Newland, NC 28657
Phone: (828) 733-6031
Fax: (828) 733-6034
Office Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Description of Services: WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provides supplemental foods and nutrition education. The purpose of the WIC program is to prevent and improve nutrition-related health problems in its target population.
Ages Served: Birth to age 5 and pregnant women
Fees/ Payment Type Accepted: This is a free service to those who qualify.
Eligibility: WIC is designed to serve certain categories of women, infants, and children.
Children: Up to the child's 5th birthday
Applicants must also live in the state that they apply and must have income at or below an income level or standard set by the State agency or be determined automatically income-eligible based on participation in certain programs. Applicants must also be seen by a health professional such as a physician, nurse, or nutritionist who must determine whether the individual is at nutrition risk.
Nutrition Education Website: https://wichealth.org/
Local Website: firstname.lastname@example.org
NC Innovations Waiver
Smoky Mountain LME/MCO North Carolina Innovations Waiver (Medicaid) Services IDD/MH/SA:
24 Hour Service Line: 1-800-849-6127
Smoky Mountain Office:
Phone: (828) 586-5501
Fax: (828) 586-3965
Address: 200 Ridgefield Ct., Suite 206
Asheville, NC 28801
Description of Services: The North Carolina Innovations Waiver is a resource for funding services and supports for people with intellectual and other related disabilities that are at risk for institutional care in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (IF-IID).
Ages Served: All ages
Fees/ Payment Type Accepted: There is no fee for this waiver.
Eligibility: To be part of North Carolina's Innovations Waiver, you must:
Service Area: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey County
Website: http://www2.ncdhhs.gov/ncinnovations/ orhttp://www.smokymountaincenter.com/