Domestic violence can take many forms, including physical, economic, and emotional abuse. These abusive behaviors become a pattern individuals use to get and maintain power and control over their partner.

If you think that your relationship is abusive or if you know someone who you think is being abused, reach out for help. There are multiple resources in our community to provide support and help you explore your options.


Helpmate is a local organization that provides resources for people who have been victimized by domestic violence. They can provide free emergency shelter, counseling, and support.

Contact Helpmate through their 24/7 hotline at 828-254-0516. Helpmate’s services are free and confidential. Find more information about Helpmate on their website.

Buncombe County Family Justice Center

The Buncombe County Family Justice Center (FJC) is a safe place where the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse can find help. The FJC is a centralized location where survivors can access coordinated support from several partner agencies, including law enforcement, non-profit service providers, health care providers, and government services. Helpmate is an onsite partner at the FJC.

Most partner agencies have bi-lingual staff available, and all agencies can connect with translators if needed. You may schedule an appointment, but walk-ins are also welcome.

More information on operational hours and services provided through the Family Justice Center is available on the FJC’s website.

Family Justice Center
35 Woodfin St
Asheville, NC 28801

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