North Carolina Industrial Commission www.ic.nc.gov (800) 688-8349 or (919) 807-2500
North Carolina Advocates for Justice www.ncaj.com (800) 688-1413
Social Security Resources
Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov or (800) 772-1213
District Offices in WNC Asheville (866) 572-8361 Hendersonville (866) 964-5053 Franklin (866) 522-0738 Shelby (877) 405-3576 Hickory (888) 877-1615 Spartanburg, SC (866) 701-6620
NC Medicaid Resources Department of Health & Human Services-Medicaid www.ncdhhs.gov Department of Social Services (DSS) Offices in Western North Carolina to apply for Medicaid, Food Stamps and other public assistance.
Vaya Health - Call 1-800-849-6127 toll free 24/7 to obtain services and support for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse. Vaya Health is a public managed care organization (MCO) that oversees Medicaid, federal, state and local funding for services and supports related to mental health, substance use and intellectual/ developmental disability (IDD) needs. They operate in 23 western North Carolina counties. Learn more by calling them or going to http://vayahealth.com
United Way’s 211 Helpline www.211wnc.org This free, 24-hour number provides information about access to community services in Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties.
Pisgah Legal Services www.pisgahlegal.org (828) 253-0406 or (800) 489-6144 This nonprofit organization offers legal assistance, advocacy and outreach to help low-income people meet basic needs.
Homeward Bound www.hbofa.org (828) 258-1695 This program offers a variety of services to the homeless population of WNC.
Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) 828-285-0622http://www.wncchs.org/ Minnie Jones Clinic, 257 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 (free physical and mental health services) To become a patient you must complete an enrollment form & submit by mail or fax
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministries (ABCCM) 828-259-5339 https://www.abccm.org/ 155 Livingston St., Asheville, NC 28801 (They host a free walk-in clinic and provide certain prescription drugs free of charge)
Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) 828-692-4289 A federally qualified health center. Free/reduced physical and mental services to all WNC residents. Clinics in Hendersonville and Brevard.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) in NC 855-733-3711 www.healthcare.gov: Call to schedule appointment for one-on-one assistance to learn about and possibly enroll in ACA health insurance and Medicaid
NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 828-670-3377 https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dvrs The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology and other support services to people with disabilities.Offices located in Asheville, Boone, Brevard, Charlotte, Flat Rock, Forest City, Gastonia, Hickory, Lenoir, Lincolnton, Marion, Marshall, Morganton, Murphy, Newland, Salisbury, Shelby, Sylva & Waynesville.