Children, Families and Youth Services

180 Behavioral Health, PLLC

Specialized emotional and behavioral counseling for children, adolescents and families.

4-H of Watauga County

Learning leadership, citizenship and life skills through experiences by "Learning by Doing". Some activities include contests, camps, workshops, retreats and many other fun, educational activities.

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A Safe Home for Everyone (A.S.H.E.)

A.S.H.E. provides services and support for survivors of family violence and sexual assault. Services include: 24-hour crisis assistance, emergency cell phones, shelter for families in crisis, court...

Alleghany Developmental Day Program

We are a Developmental Day School offering services to children with special needs as well as typically developing children.

Alliance Bible Fellowship

Respite events are for children or adults with special needs and siblings. There is pet therapy, a music room, large motor area, sensory room, crafts, café for parents and more! Joy prom is the...

Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina

Serving 49 central and western counties in North Carolina, the Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter is here to help. We provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer...

Arthritis Foundation - Carolina Chapter

Provides to arthritic patients and their families: information and referral, quarterly newsletter, pharmacy services, patient education classes, water therapy program, public forums.

Ashe Child Care Resource and Referral

Offers in-depth information and referrals to registered homes and licensed centers; information and education on quality child care; child care subsidy assistance; technical assistance to providers;...

Ashe County Coalition for the Homeless

The Ashe County Coalition for the Homeless is a non-profit organization that assists with providing opportunities for homeless individuals and families with safe shelter, critical housing and...

Ashe County Health Department

Primary Care; STD Testing; Maternity; Family Planning; Pediatric, Breast, and Cervical Cancer; Dental Health; WIC; Child Service Coordination; Maternity Care Coordination; Post Partum Home Visits;...

Ashe County Partnership for Children

Ashe Child Care Resource and Referral offers a variety of services for parents, child care providers and the community. Services for Parents * Referrals, not recommendations, to all legally operating...

Ashe Developmental Day School

Five Star Day Care; Physical and Speech Therapy; Occupational Therapy. Transportation, field trips, meals, certified teacher, infant specialist. In house afterschool for school-age children.

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Ashe Family Literacy

Ashe Family Literacy is an Even Start Family Literacy Program funded through the Ashe Partnership for Children, Wilkes Community College and the Ashe County School system. The Family Literacy program...

Ashe Memorial Hospital

Ashe Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the western part of North Carolina. Ashe Memorial is a rural hospital that has a remarkably sophisticated level...

Ashe Pediatrics

Primary care services include: sick care, new parent consultations, breastfeeding support, ADHD evaluations and medical management, chronic illnesses, allergy testing (blood), referral for skin testing,...

Ashe Pregnancy Care Center

Pregnancy testing; education on pregnancy including training videos; abortion alternatives; adoption and abstinence; referral for medical care; community services; legal services; adoption; out of area...

Asheville TEACCH Center

Consultation and instruction for parents in working with children who have learning or developmental disabilities associated with autism; information and referral to appropriate agencies; diagnostic...

ASU Charles and Geneva Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic

The Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic, a non-profit organization, is a unit in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Beaver College of...

Autism Society of North Carolina-High Country Chapter

Autism Support Group and Autism Society of NC-Our organization works to directly improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism through advocacy, training and education, and direct...

Avery Amigos

-ESL classes -Information & referral -Translation and interpretation services -Emergency food, clothing, prescriptions and utility assistance -Hispanic Women's Support Group (when funding is available...

Avery Cares (Community Alcoholism Rehabilitation, Education, & Services)

Individual, group, and family counseling for substance abuse, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, DWI Services, Crisis Services, Coordination with courts and legal services, Narcotic, Anonymous Meetings,...

Avery Citizens Against Domestic Abuse (ACADA)

- Counseling, Referral to other agencies, Some financial assistance for relocation, Emergency shelter, Educational programming, 24-hour crisis line for victims, Court advocacy, Information, assistance,...

Avery County Smart Start- A Partnership for Children, Inc.

Breastfeeding Support- In partnership with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program at the Health Department. Toe River Regional Children's Dental Clinic- Located at the Spruce Pine Community...

Avery County YO! Program

After school services include tutoring, mentoring, healthy snacks, community service projects, interactive play, etc.

Baby Love

Maternity Care Coordination offers trained health professionals who assist pregnant women in obtaining medical benefits and other services they may need during pregnancy. Medical, nutritional,...

Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina

Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina offers residential placement and prevention services to help children and families overcome problems and challenges. BCH provides services in 19 communities...

Barium Springs Home for Children

Barium Springs serves North Carolina's children and families by providing a caring place to live for abused or neglected children, early childhood development for low income families, counseling services...

BAYADA Pediatrics

BAYADA Pediatrics is a trusted leader in providing care and support services at home for children in the High Country. BAYADA Pediatrics Nurses and Home Health Aids are experts in caring for children from...

Behavior Consultation and Psychological Services, PLLC

ABA

Assessment

School Consultation

Birthing Center Education Office

Birthing services include classes in prepared childbirth and newborn parenting, infant CPR, hospital tours, and New Baby Day Camp. Other services include breast-feeding support, Babes in Arms and Babes on...

Blowing Rock Medical Clinic

Family Practice, pediatrics & adult medicine, office surgery and gynecology. A doctor is available 24 hours a day. You may reach the doctor on call through Blowing Rock Hospital. 828-295-3136.

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Blue Mountain Center

Modalities offered include: traditional psychotherapy as well as ecotherapy, play therapy and expressive arts work. Also massage therapy and bodywork; Healing Touch and certified Dula services. Yoga...

Blue Ridge Learning Centers

Using new and innovate tools such as challenge courses, we offer custom programs that help individuals and organizations develop in their teamwork abilities, communication skills, leadership potential,...

Blue Ridge Opportunities Commission

The Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission (BROC) serves the community with a wide range of assistance that includes: Weatherization of homes for the elderly and low-income families; crisis intervention to...

Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

Length of service:  1 to 3 months

The program combines traditional, evidence-based therapies with a unique wilderness experience, Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness provides youth and their...

Boy Scouts of America: Old Hickory Council

Youth development, stress character and development utilizing outdoor activities.

Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation

Brian Center - Spruce Pine is a 137 bed nursing facility located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We provide 24 hour nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as short term...

Camp Crinkleroot

 Camp Crinkleroot  is a free respite daycamp for children ages 8-14 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The camp is sponsored by Appalachian’s Institute for Health and Human Services....

Camp E-MA-ET/Eckerd Youth Alternatives

Founded in 1968, Eckerd Youth Alternatives is a pioneering youth services organization dedicated to helping kids succeed. Through some 40 Eckerd programs nationwide more than 80,000 youth have another...

Camp Sky Ranch Events

Hosting events for weddings, church retreats, youth group activities, family reunions, picnics, and day camps.

Camp Sunshine

The camp is offered to any child who has experienced a loss not only those who's loved one was a High Country Health Care System Hospice patient. Camp Sunshine is held in Ashe, Alleghany, and Watauga...

Camp Sunshine, at Christmount

This is a special camp for high-functioning adults with special needs (sometimes referred to as cognitively challenged), 18 and over. It is a week of fun, fellowship, recreation, crafts, singing, swimming...

CAP/C (Community Alternative Program for Children) Home Care

The Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP/C) provides cost- effective home care for medically fragile children who would otherwise require long-term hospital care or nursing facility care....

Catholic Social Services - Western Regional Office

Catholic Social Services (CSS) is a non-profit social service organization following the teachings of the Catholic Church. We offer services and programs in the following: Burial Assistance, Counseling,...

Cherokee Cove Retreat and Conference Center

Our purpose is to elevate and renew the family unit by strengthening family bonds, educating individuals in life application skills, and training disciples, based upon the foundation of a personal...

Child Support Enforcement Office

Locate non-custodial parents; establish paternity; establish child support order; enforce child support orders.

Children's Council of Watauga

The Children's Council of Watauga County is a local nonprofit that works to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system,...

Children's Developmental Services Agency ( CDSA) of the Blue Ridge

CDSA BR is a state agency serving children from birth to 3  years with suspected or diagnosed developmental disabilities. CDSA staff  provides multidisciplinary assessments and works with...

Children's Developmental Services of the Blue Ridge

-Serves children who are at risk for or are suspected of having developmental delays -Evaluates health, growth, development, and learning of young children -Observation and evaluation, helps to identify...

Children's Home Society of North Carolina

Through CHS,families can access a wealth of child welfare  services-parenting education, family preservation, teen pregnancy  prevention,foster care, adoption,  and family support services-...

Children's Hope Alliance- PRTF

Length of service:  4 to 6 months

Specialize in treatment for trauma; advanced behavioral and psychiatric complexity; intense frequency and duration of problem behaviors; acute skill deficits...

Christian Adoption Services

We do abortion alternatives and pregnancy counseling along with adoption services.

Cooperative Extension 4-H

4-H offers programs to North Carolina’s young people in their communities; 4-H programs include clubs, special interest programs, summer camps, school enrichment and after school child care.

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Crossnore Clinical Services

Crossnore Clinical Services accepts children and youth for individual and family counseling. Crossnore's staff therapists are licensed or associate-level clinicians (LCSW, LMFT, or LPC) and utilize a...

Crossnore School & Children's Home

Crossnore School & Children's Home is a 100+ year old child welfare agency in western North Carolina, offering residential and community-based foster care, outpatient and school-based therapy, and a...

Crossroads Healing Counseling Services

From everyday concerns that evolve into a heavy load to the more serious debilitating that seem to offer no hope at all, Crossroads can help. The vision of Crossroads is "to create a safe and comfortable...

Daymark Recovery Services, Watauga Center

Daymark offers services in a variety of settings to address the needs of adults, children, and families in the most effective and comfortable manner possible. A wide range are offered including basic...

Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Ashe County

Consultation, intake, case supervision and post release supervision of delinquent and undisciplined juveniles to protect the citizens of North Carolina from juvenile crime.

Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Avery County

Consultation, intake, case supervision and post release supervision of delinquent and undisciplined juveniles to protect the citizens of North Carolina from juvenile crime.

Department of Social Services

Intake of Medicaid, CAP/DA programs, general assistance, adult protective services, food stamps. 

Department of Social Services - DSS - Ashe County-Child Support & Children's

Administers a wide range of financial assistance and service programs, investigates and responds to reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, manages adoptions, foster care and child/adult...

Department of Social Services - DSS - Avery County Family &Children's Medicaid

Applications are taken at the Avery County Department of Social Services at 175 Linville Street in Newland, NC. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:30. Applications may also be picked up and...

Department of Social Services - DSS - Watauga County-Medical Assistance Program

Medical Assistance is available to dependent children and their families, certain other children, pregnant women and people who are aged, disabled or blind.

Department of Social Services - DSS - Watauga County-Protective Services to Children

Protective Services to Children is a program which investigates reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. The agency attempts to correct abusive or neglectful situations by methods ranging from...

Department of Social Services -DSS- Avery County- Child Protective Services

-Investigation of reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.-Provides follow-up services when necessary.-When a report is received, a social workers begins the investigation within 24 to 48 hours.-...

Disability Rights North Carolina

Provides information regarding the Social Security Disability Program & SSI; representation of clients with disabilities; public education and training on issues affecting people with disabilities....

Ebenezer Children's Home

Length of service:  More than 6 months

Our mission is to provide a loving, Christian, nurturing environment for the ones we are blessed to serve and to give them an opportunity to heal and...

Eckerd-Boomer

Length of service:  4 to 6 months

Eckerd's short-term residential service is an intensive service that includes individualized treatment and academic plans that combine formal and...

El Pueblo, Inc.

El Pueblo is a North Carolina non-profit statewide advocacy and public policy organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino Community. This mission is accomplished through leadership development,...

Elkland Art Center

Elkland Art Center's mission is to build community while making art; using art as a means to make the world a better place. Our program areas include: (1) community parades either delivered by Elkland or...

Elon Homes for Children

The Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology provides comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and management of speech and hearing disorders. Services are provided to infants, children,...

Exceptional Children's Assistance Center

ECAC is a private non-profit parent organization committed to improving the lives and education of ALL children through a special emphasis on children with disabilities. ECAC affirms the right of all...

Extended Learning Centers of Watauga County Schools

The Extended Learning Center (ELC) after school program offers supervised educational, recreational, and enrichment activities 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. for Watauga County Schools students in grades K-5 at...

Family Reproductive Health

Pre-Abortion and Post-Abortion Counseling Services: Abortion From 4 to 15 Weeks; Abortion By Pill; Same Day Appointments; Local Anesthetic and Injection Sedation; Ultrasound Included; Lab Tests Included:...

Family Support Network of North Carolina

Family Support Network of North Carolina promotes and provides support for families with children who have special needs. Families are in a unique position to offer information and support to other...

Family Support Network of Western North Carolina

Family Support Network of North Carolina promotes and provides support for families with children who have special needs. Families are in a unique position to offer information and support to other...

Farm at Mollie's Branch

The Farm at Mollies Branch, located in the historic region of Todd, NC, is a family-friendly place of adventures and experiences--no two ever alike. Be photographed receiving a kiss from Couzco the Llama...

Feeding Avery Families, Inc.

Provides free boxed food, some clothing and other items as available to those in need.

Fellowship Hall, Inc.

Comprehensive addiction services, medical detox, inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Other services include a relapse track, cocaine track, family program and...

First Baptist Church of Boone

First in Families

High Country First in Families serves families who have a child or an adult with a developmental disability or a traumatic brain injury. Our goal is to provide people with disabilities and their families...

Gear Up - Appalachian State University

The mission of the GEAR UP initiative is to accelerate the academic achievement of middle and secondary school students in the Alleghany, Avery, Burke Counties in North Carolina, so that increasing...

Girls on the Run of the High Country

Girls on the Run is a life-changing after school program for 3rd through 5th grade girls. Its highly interactive curriculum combines self-esteem enhancing lessons with uplifting workouts aimed to develop...

Grandfather Academy

The mission of Grandfather Academy is to provide special educational opportunities for students who have been estranged by emotional, sexual or other abuse. Grandfather Academy is a North Carolina public...

Greenway Baptist Church

Food Pantry Thursdays Emergency Boxes available from the church office; can get 2 boxes a month. Short form to fill out but they will help with that if you need it. Must show ID proof that you live in one...

Healthy Carolinians - Ashe County

Vision - "A Healthy Ashe County shows value for all by providing a social, physical, economic, emotional and spiritual environment that supports health, healing, and happiness through open, active,...

High Country Families on the Spectrum

A support group for loved ones on the Autism Spectrum or in the broader Autism phenotype.

High Country Recreation

High Country Recreation is a resource directory dedicated to making the High Country a sustainable and healthy community by providing omprehensive  information  about recreation and...

High Country Triple Crown

The High Country Triple Crown is the premier running series in the High Country of North Carolina and has been in operation  for over 15 years.  The routes for the three races, The High...

High Gravity Adventures

HGA is located in the Boone/Blowing Rock area of North Carolina and specializes in unique and active outdoor recreation including Zip Lining and Climbing. Complete with a Zip Line Tour, an Aerial...

Holston Camp and Retreat Center

Holston Center is a ministry committed to changing lives through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are located on over 150 acres of beautiful woods in the mountains of northwest North Carolina. We offer a...

Institute of Health and Human Services at Appalachian State University and UNC TEACCH

Provides multidisciplinary diagnostic services for the autism spectrum in Watauga and surrounding counties. The evaluation process is designed to describe the nature and extent of strengths and weaknesses...

Juvenile Mediation

Length of service:

1 to 3 months

The program provides mediation to juveniles to prevent violence and other negative outcomes by resolving conflicts with peers, school personnel, parents...

KAMPN

KAMPN's (Kids with Autism Making Progress in Nature) mission is to provide an option rarely available for families having children with autism to experience activities in nature at Camp Cogger.

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La Leche League of Boone

Breastfeeding counseling and support.

Legal Counseling: NBJ Management Consulting & Conflict Resolution

Management Consulting, Conflict Resolution & Motivational Speaker

Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC)

Recognizing the crucial benefits of early intervention for young children and their families, the LICC of Watauga County is a community based advisory group for the implementation of an interagency system...

LUCYNA SONEK, MA COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

CBT, COUPLE, RECOVERY, CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY FOR EMOTIONAL & BEHAVIORAL DIFFICULTIES.

Mary Mckinney

Length of service:  4 to 6 months

General Systems Theory is helpful for this exploration in determining more about available resources. I provide a safe environment to examine and understand...

Mountain Alliance for Teens

Mountain Alliance provides transformative experiences and support for High Country Teens, regardless of means or background. Through experiential education, caring mentorship, after-school programming,...

Mountain Pathways Montessori School

Mountain Pathways School (MPMS), a Montessori school, was founded in 1987 by a group of parents and educators who wanted for our region's children an opportunity for interdisciplinary education that met...

Mountain Youth Academy

To provide mental health and educational services to enhance the quality of life for at-risk youth and their families through excellence of service, compassion, integrity, and respect. Mountain Youth...

NC Department of Public Safety Juvenile Justice Community Programs for Watauga County

Consultation, intake, case supervision and post release supervision of delinquent and undisciplined juveniles to protect the citizens of North Carolina from juvenile crime.

JCPC Community Programs...

North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program

A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained volunteer who is appointed by the court to advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child. In court, the GAL serves as an important voice for the...

Northwest Psychological Consultants, P.A./Kurt Michael, Ph.D.

Comprehensive psychological assessment for children, adolescents, and adults; comprehensive psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families; school consultation; risk assessment;...

Parent to Parent Family Support Network-High Country (FSN-HC)

We provide information and support for families who have a premature infant, a child with a disability or chronic illness, or a family who has experienced the death of their child. We can match a family...

Play Again Therapy

Play Again Therapy, Inc. provides therapy services to children from birth to young adulthood. Play Again Therapy works with clients to develop speed and efficiency in thinking skills, coordination and...

Project Justice

Length of service:  More than 6 months

Project Challenge is a dispositional option to juvenile court allowing participants to repay or give back to their community. Participants are given the...

Resort Area Ministries

Resort Area Ministries is an ecumenical organization providing ministries/services to the residents of and tourists to the High Country.  RAM provides worship services and family evening programs in...

Social Services Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Offers heating and cooling assistance for households who have some who is age sixty years and older or those receiving assistance through the division of aging. 

Southmountain Children and Family Services

Southmountain Children & Family Services operates and manages Child Advocacy Centers in seven western North Carolina counties. All are designed to minimize trauma to children and their non-offending...

Spirit Ride!

Spirit Ride is committed to helping children with special needs achieve their full potential through equine related therapeutic and educational activities. Therapeutic Riding involves the use of horses...

Sugar Grove Developmental Day School

We are a non-profit child care center in Watauga County. We provide child care services for children ranging in age from birth to 6 years old. As a 501(c)3 corporation, we are licensed to provide...

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/EBT)

Department of Social Services

TASK (Treatment Alternatives for Sexualized Kids)

TASK is an array of services that provides evidence-informed treatment for youth who have committed offenses and require sexual harm specific treatment

Teen Leadership Development Program

Length of service:  More than 6 months

Mountain Alliance offers experiential education outings and after school academic support. These transformational experiences are offered to all high...

The Children's Council of Watauga

The Smart Start Partnership for Watauga County (Smart Start is the state-funded initiative that supports child care related health and family support services on behalf of children ages 0-5). It is the...

The Children's Playhouse

Walk into The Playhouse and you'll find a wealth of engrossing art activities suitable for kids from toddlers to age eight. Adults like them, too!. These change weekly, so there is always something new to...

The Crossnore Academy

The Crossnore Academy is a K-12 charter public school, with four 45 day quarters for a total of 180 school days. Attendance is open to community students whose special needs can best be served by the...

The Crossnore School

Founded in 1913, The Crossnore School is a private, non-profit children's home and school in the western North Carolina mountains. Most residents live at Crossnore because they can no longer remain in...

The Hunger and Health Coalition

The Hunger and Health Coalition provides three main Food Assistance programs and no-cost Pharmacy services at our site, as well as other supplemental assistance:

Programs:

  • Food Box...

Thomas O. Eller Preschool Language Classroom

At the Preschool Language Classroom (PLC) at Appalachian State University, we are concerned about preschool-age children (2-5 years old) who have communication delays or disorders.

Children attend...

Tweedie Therapy- Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Tweedie Therapy provides pediatric occupational therapy services to children 0-21 with a range of challenges. Therapy is provided in the home and incorporates the family as part of the therapy team....

Two Rivers Community School

Welcome to Two Rivers Community School (TRCS). We began serving the families of Watauga and surrounding counties in the 2005-2006 school year. Governed by a Board of Directors, TRCS incorporates a...

Upward Bound-Appalachian State University

Upward Bound is an academic support program funded by the U. S. Department of Education's TRIO Programs division. The mission of this program is to provide the necessary support for economically...

Watauga County Parks and Recreation

The Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide a wide variety of quality recreational programming opportunities in the areas of arts, youth and adult athletics, special programs,...

Watauga County Public Schools

The Watauga County Schools system serves approximately 4,625 students in nine schools. There are eight combined elementary/middle schools for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students and one high...

Watauga County Schools Holiday/Work Day/Snow Day Program

Watauga Healthy Carolinians - Car Safety Seat Program

To provide car safety seats, coordinate training on proper installation and use. Medicaid eligible children receive free seat, others receive coupons for 10% discount at Wal-Mart or K-Mart.

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Western Youth Network, Inc.

School-based and community-based mentoring services, high school support/advocacy, after school and summer enrichment, community health initiatives to prevent substance misuse and educate the community on...

Wildwood Occupational Therapy

Wildwood Occupational Therapy is a small practice that specializes in oral, motor and feeding therapy, sensory integration and core strengthening. Home visits may be available mostly in Watauga County (...

Wilkes Family YMCA

Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge

The mission of High Country Women's Fund is to affect positive change for women and their families in Avery and Watauga counties. We endeavor to inspire, educate, and empower women moving toward self-...

Youth Villages

Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families...