ASHEVILLE/BUNCOMBE and WNC Resources
Buncombe County COVID-19 Resource Information: https://www.unitedwayabc.org/covid-19-community-resources-buncombe-county <- This is a comprehensive directory and includes links to resources specific to needs! Check it out!
Food Pantries and Info. on Community Meals: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PylJ7Gdubxorh_-aAXNM_JXAWe4wMCr4JqAsJf8ugpg/edit#gid=1081701879
Goodwill Industries Information on Resources to Help Job Seekers during COVID-19: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1U2TfGdBUu6Gs-e27W8wQmlhwo6V9ZdeL
Harm Reduction Services in Buncombe County, NC
Spreading the Hope!
Sunrise CPSS Tanasia B., Courtney M., and Toni H. are out and about a few days a week doing harm reduction outreach and recovery support as part of their work with Sunrise and the Buncombe County Health Department!
Tanasia Boyd, Community Opioid Outreach Peer 828-747-9483 and/or our Peer Harm Reduction Specialist, Kay at 828-475-9952 both #’s can receive call and/or text M-F 9-5
Buncombe County Health and Human Services Syringe Services Program
Peer Support for SSP participants still available by calling: (828) 747-9483 Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
WNCAP’s Hours – Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check site for details and contact info: https://wncap.org/our-services/syringe-services/
Resources to Support Other Vulnerable Folks During COVID-19:
Resources for Undocumented Community Members: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18p9OSlLpSYanIoUC-gEbhVbRMYVUfw4wyrixa9ekGdc
Covid-19 Racial Equity and Social Justice
From Racial Equity Tools (www.racialequitytools.org):
“The resources in our new Covid-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice list include information that we hope will help our communities as they work to understand and respond to the moment. They detail a range of ways that the pandemic may impact communities of color and other vulnerable populations disproportionally, as well as ways that policy change, organizing and other strategies can help mitigate those disparities. They analyze how xenophobia and other biases spread along with the virus. And they share ways that people and communities can come together virtually to heal and protect themselves.”