WELCOMING COMMUNITY SERVICES

Caring for Children, Eckerd Connects

CARING foR CHILDREN Founded in 1975, CARING for Children was originally based on a community need to provide emergency care to children. Over four decades later, CARING for Children has evolved into an organization with diverse programs and services that meet the needs of children and families in Western North Carolina.



DETAILS

Foster Caring Programs specialize in Family Fostercare, Therapeutic Fostercare, and respite stays . Family Foster Care provides services to children in the custody of the Department of Social Services. Therapeutic Foster Care specializes in providing services to youth who have a history of behavioral, emotional, medical, and/ or mental health diagnosis.
For referrals:
fostercare@caring4children.org

 

The Respite Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds for families of children with emotional, behavioral, and/or medical health issues or families impacted by risk factors. These funds are used to obtain quality respite services for their children. Respite care provides temporary relief for parents and has been shown to reinforce behavioral and developmental skills, reduce out-of-home placements, and decrease negative behaviors. Parents are responsible for choosing and hiring their own Respite Provider(s). Respite providers work directly for parents to provide safe, structured and developmentally appropriate experiences for your children. In addition, parents provide orientation, supervision, and any necessary on-the-job training specific to the individualized needs of their child. Scholarships will allow parents to hire a Respite Provider directly. In this way, parents address their need for respite care on a prearranged basis, as a part of the normal, wrap-around services for children and families.

IFPS  In home Case Management provides 4 weeks of in-home services to help families who might benefit from in home case management with a focus on life skills.


Address: 225 East Chestnut Street, 100 SPARC
Phone: 8287775715
Service Areas: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, NC - Other, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Yancey


Community Notes

Equity and Inclusion (Uncertified): >40% Employees Women

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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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MailPO Box 2044, Asheville NC 28802-2044

Packages: 33 Coxe Avenue, Unit 2044, Asheville NC 28801 (note different zip code).

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