Below you will find a list of all of programs:
The CARING Clinic: An outpatient mental health clinic for children, families, and individual adults. Services include professional counseling and therapy, comprehensive assessments, psychiatric consultations, and medication management for clients who are actively engaged in therapy with a CARING clinician/therapist. To better serve our community, The CARING Clinic accepts a number of health care insurance plans.
Angel’s Watch: A 24/7 family foster program that provides temporary in-home care for children who are age 0-6 (with siblings up to age 10), who are not in the custody of the Department of Social Services, and whose families are temporarily unable to care for them because of a crisis. As a result, children remain safe and in a caring home outside of DSS custody until parents/caregivers resolve the crisis.
Family Foster Care: A 24/7 family foster care program that provides care for children who need a long-term foster care placement and who are not eligible for therapeutic foster care services. These children must be in the custody of the Department of Social Services.
PERCS: A short-term emergency therapeutic foster care program for Buncombe County children ages 0-18 who have been removed from their homes by DSS.
Therapeutic Foster Care: Therapeutic Foster Care accommodates the exceptional and intensive needs of children who are unable to live with their own families and who can benefit from care in a family setting.
Cornerstone: A long-term group home for young women, ages 16-21, who have long-term problems, are too old for adoption, and have no option for returning home. Teaching parents teach the girls how to achieve independent living skills including decision-making, goal setting, responsible work behavior, household and money management while they work and/or attend school.
Trinity Place: A short-term, supervised residential shelter located in downtown Asheville that offers runaway and homeless youth a safe place to work through their problems. CARING for Children staff work with parents/guardians, schools, law enforcement and others to support reunification or a more suitable alternative placement. Trinity Place is staffed 24/7/365 and can offer respite and conflict resolution assistance for families in crisis. In 2014, served 183 youth with 152 of those kids (83%) being successfully reunited with their families!
Respite Scholarship Program: A program that provides scholarships for short-term respite care for families of seriously emotionally disturbed children. Families are eligible for up to 10 respite days per year.
- A 24/7 family foster program that provides temporary in-home care for children who are age 0-6 (with siblings up to age 10), who are not in the custody of the Department of Social Services, and whose families are temporarily unable to care for them because of a crisis. As a result, children remain safe and in a caring home outside of DSS custody until parents/caregivers resolve the crisis.
- A six-bedroom shelter for children ages 10-17 who stay up to 15 days. The shelter provided a safe, non-secure residence for over 200 children last year.
Post Adoption Support Services (PASS): PASS Is available to children and their families once adoptions are finalized. Services include counseling, crisis intervention, support groups, education, and training are available to children and families once adoptions are finalized.
Family Preservation Services: helps families at imminent risk of having a child removed from the home or to help families reintegrate children back into their homes after they have been in foster care or other out-of-home placements.