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- Chapter Director
Phone: (336) 955-7140
Address: 406B West Main St. Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Description of Services: Blue Ridge First in Families is a community-based program offered by First In Families NC. 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: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery Watauga and Wilkes County
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/