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
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Court Advocacy Programs,
- and Preventative Education 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.