Visit our Drop In Center
Our Drop-In Center is temporarily closed and no longer located at the Westgate Shopping Center. We want to clarify that although our Drop-In Community Center is closed and in the process of re-locating, this has not affected any of our other programs and they remain open and un-interrupted. You can contact our other programs by calling 828-552-3858 or go to our website at
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Who is
Sunrise Community?

Read our 2022 Impact Report

At Sunrise we accept and respect people of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, socio economic status, age, physical ability, religious belief, treatment choices, and various mental, emotional, and physical challenges. We celebrate diversity in a safe and positive environment. It is our responsibility to abide by these guidelines to create a safe and inclusive environment for all.
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Community Outreach
Peer Supported
Interactions in 2022

What is a Certified Peer
Support Specialist?

Watch this 3-minute video to learn the steps to becoming a Certified Peer Support Specialist, the history and the impact of these community change-makers.

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Need a Support Group?

Check our calendar for support group meeting descriptions and schedules. All meetings are hybrid, meaning they are offered both online and in-person.

Visit Drop-In Community Center 
Mon-Wed-Friday 9AM-5PM and
Tues-Thurs 9AM-7PM.

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Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness is funded solely by grants and donations. 

We have a variety of giving options, from making a gift of stock, donating using your donor advised fund, or purchasing hygiene products for the shelterless community.

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Need Assistance?

Have you recently been released from jail? Are you struggling to pay child support? Do you want to learn about treatment options? Do you need Narcan, safe syringes or harm reduction supplies? Do you want to learn about working as a Certified Peer Support Specialist?

Sunrise would like to thank the following Community Partners

12 Baskets Cafe (Asheville Poverty Initiative)

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC)

All Souls Episcopal Church

Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers

Asheville Homeless Network for Code Purple Cold Weather Shelter

Asheville Reiki Connection

Aurora Studio & Gallery

Bounty and Soul

Buncombe County Emergency Medical Team (EMT)

Buncombe County FUSE (Frequent User of Services)

Buncombe County Health and Human Services

Buncombe County Post Overdose Response Team (P.O.R.T.)

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Buncombe County Reentry Council

Buncombe County Treatment Courts

City of Asheville

Cricket Wireless

Dogwood Health Trust Foundation

Eleanor Health Foundation

Eden of Abundance

Faces and Voices of Recovery

Buncombe County Family Justice Center

First Bank of Asheville

First at Blue Ridge Inc.

First Congregation United Church of Christ of Asheville

The Fresh Market

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina

Haywood Street Congregation


Homeward Bound of Asheville


Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (JFK ADATC)

Buncombe County Justice Resource Center

Kairos West Community Center

Lantern Health

Love & Respect for Recovery and Wellness


MANNA Food Bank

Mary Benson House

NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)

North Carolina Problem Gambling

Promise Resource Network

PRISM (formerly People’s Opioid Summit)

Oxford Housing

Q&A Training and Consulting, Inc.


Shining Star Center

Umoja Health, Wellness, and Justice Collective

Vaya Health

Vocational Rehabilitation Services of Buncombe County

Wilkes Recovery Revolution

WithAll Congregation


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