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For over 30 years, Helpmate has served as Buncombe County's primary provider of crisis-level services designed specifically for - and offered exclusively to - victims of domestic violence and their children.

We believe that to serve our clients, we must model a violence-free community that is founded in respect and equality.

By providing safety, shelter, counseling, and advocacy, we empower each client to create a life that is free of violence.

By providing education, we empower our community to create a world that is free of violence.

We provide safe, confidential shelter to women and children who are leaving dangerous and potentially lethal living situations.  

 Our services include:

  • Emergency Shelter for women and children
  • A 24-Hour Hotline - 828-254-0516
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Court Advocacy 
  • Preventive Education and Training for professionals, community leaders, and groups considered at risk of being abused.  

Our services are free and confidential.


No one should be assaulted by a partner or spouse.  No child should lay awake at night trembling in fear because his home is not a safe place.  We are fortunate to live in a community where men and women recognize that domestic violence is everyone's problem, and we are proud to fulfill our mission of working with our community to eliminate abuse and fear.

Together, we can send the message that domestic violence is not acceptable.

Together, we can create a model for peace on earth.

Together, we can build a strong foundation of care and support, so that today's victims can stand tall as tomorrow's survivors.

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