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Emergency Community Resources

Aging
Project on Aging: 828-265-8090 (weekdays)


Children’s Needs
Children’s Council: 828-262-5424 (weekdays)


Counseling
Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health Services: 828-268-9454


Domestic Violence
Oasis: 828-264-1532 (weekdays), 828-265-5035 (emergency)


Food
Hospitality House: 828-264-1237 (daily meals; free food pantry)
Hunger and Health Coalition: 828-262-1628 (weekday pantry; need proof of income)
F.A.R.M. Cafe: 828.386.1000 (pay-what-you-can cafe open M-F 11a - 2p)


Healthcare
Appalachian Healthcare Project: 828-268-8956 (weekdays)
Community Care Clinic: 828-268-9964
High County Community Health: 828-264-4995 (24-hour answering service)
Watauga County Health Department: 828-264-6635 (weekdays)


Housing/Utilities
Hospitality House: 828-264-1237 (daily emergency shelter)
Hunger and Health Coalition: 828-262-1628 (weekdays; limited cash assistance)
WeCan: 828-262-1237 (crisis assistance for eviction, utilities, travelers’ emergencies)


Legal Aid
Legal Aide: 828-264-5640 (weekdays)


Substance Abuse
Daymark: 828-264-8759 (weekdays), 828-264-4357 (emergency)


Suicide
IMAlive Crisis Hotline: 800-784-2433 (24 hours)
IMAlive Online Chat: https://www.imalive.org/ (24 hours)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 (24 hours)


Transportation
Appalcart: 828-264-2278


Useful for many situations: 
Department of Social Services: 828-265-8100 (weekdays; food, utilities, children, domestic violence, transportation, etc.)

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