Disease Prevention

  • Buncombe County Department of Health
    Free STD and HIV testing
    Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
    53 S. French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 250-5000


  • Needle Exchange Program of Asheville
    Needle exchange, harm reduction information, free condoms, free HIV and HCV testing
    Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
    554 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    (828) 252-7489


  • The Steady Collective
    Comprehensive harm reduction service that provides free access to naloxone, syringes, cottons, cookers, alcohol swabs, tourniquets, condoms, harm reduction education, biohazard containers/disposal and information on healthcare and treatment options.
    Hours and locations can be found on our calendar.
    For additional information, please feel free to email us at or direct message us on facebook or twitter.



Domestic Violence

  • Helpmate
    24 hour crisis helpline: (828) 254-0516



Food Access

    Food pantry
    Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
    24 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 259-5300


  • Food Not Bombs
    Saturdays: lunch around 2:00pm, Sundays: lunch from 12:30ish-2:00pm
    Pritchard Park, 4 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801


  • Haywood Congregation
    Lunch every Wednesday: first seating at 10:30am, second at 11:15am, and third at 12:00pm
    297 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 246-4250


  • Salvation Army
    Food pantry
    Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
    204 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 253-4723


  • Western Carolina Rescue Ministries
    Serves meals everyday: lunch 11am-1pm, dinner 4:30-6:30pm
    225 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 254-1529



Harm Reduction Education

The Steady Collective offers the following links for educational purposes, with the goal being to reduce harm.


  • C is for Cocaine
    Educational brochure on harm reduction related to the use of cocaine.


  • Getting Off Right
    A safety manual for injection drug users that contains medical facts, injection techniques, drug user wisdom, and common sense strategies to keep users and their communities healthy and safe.


  • H is for Heroin
    Educational brochure on harm reduction related to the use of heroin.



  • Harm Reduction
    Educational manual that provides an explanation of harm reduction and reviews the benefits of this approach.


  • Hepatitis C
    Information on hepatitis C, ways to prevent infection and transmission, and steps to protect your health.







  • Quality Healthcare Is Your Right!
    Educational booklet for drug users that promotes productive and healthy relationships with healthcare and healthcare providers. The booklet offers concrete tips and tools for navigating healthcare interactions, including topics such as choosing a doctor, preparing for visits, talking to providers about drug use, and special issues like pain management, HIV and HCV.


  • S is for Speed
    Educational brochure on harm reduction related to the use of speed.



  • Safer Injecting
    Educational guide to safer injecting, with information on types of injections, proper technique, vein damage and care, and when to seek emergency help.


Mental Health Emergency

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    24 hour helpline: 1 (800) 273-8255


  • RHA Mobile Crisis (Local)
    24 hour helpline: (888) 573-1006



Overdose Prevention

  • North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
    Free overdose reversal (naloxone) kits, harm reduction related education
    Check out the NCHRC website here.


  • The Steady Collective
    Free overdose reversal (naloxone) kits, harm reduction related education, overdose prevention trainings
    Tuesdays 1:30-4:00pm at Firestorm Books and Café in West Asheville and Wednesdays 10am-3pm at
    297 Haywood St. Suite 4A Asheville, NC 28801
    To access free Narcan and/or overdose prevention trainings outside of our office hours, please contact us at




It is our belief that the current state of treatment for substance use disorder lends to all kinds of unethical and unkind behavior towards active and former drug users. As such, we are only listing treatment providers that we are personally comfortable with recommending. This means that someone in our collective has used or is using these resources to their satisfaction. This list will likely continue to grow, but for now we have intentionally made the decision to leave off treatment providers that we either do not have experience with or have had negative experiences with.


  • April Easter, MA, LPCS, LCAS
    Individual therapy, integrated care, dual diagnosis, trauma, EMDR
    166 E Chestnut Street, Suite 12, Asheville NC 28801
    (828) 279-0112 or email


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Western North Carolina
    Individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatrist, dual diagnosis, trauma, self harm
    1085 Tunnel Road, Unit 7A, Asheville, NC 28805
    (828) 350‑1177 or view their website here.


  • Crossroads Treatment Center
    Methadone, suboxone, counseling
    6 Roberts Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    (828) 505-3086


  • Manifest Counseling Collective
    Individual therapy, dual diagnosis, eating disorders
    383 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    For individual contact information, click here.


  • The Neil Dobbins Center
    277 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 253-6306


  • Premier Treatment Specialists
    Methadone, counseling
    400 Beverly Hanks Center, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 595-9558


  • Smoky Mountain LME/MCO
    For referrals to programs that we may not have listed.
    24 hour access to services helpline: 1 (800) 849-6127


  • Stepping Stone of Boone
    Methadone, counseling
    643 Greenway Rd #L, Boone, NC 28607
    (828) 265-7078


  • Western Carolina Treatment Center
    Methadone, counseling
    573 Merrimon Ave. #1b, Asheville, NC 28804
    (828) 251-1478


  • Willow Wellness and Recovery
    Individual therapy, group therapy, dual diagnosis, psychiatrist, suboxone program, vivitrol program, trauma, EMDR
    9 All Souls Crescent, Asheville, NC 28803
    (828) 772-1803



Sexual Violence

  • Our Voice
    Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm, Friday 9:00am-3:00pm
    35 Woodfin St, Asheville, NC 28801
    Office phone: (828) 252-0562
    24 hour crisis helpline: (828) 255-7576




    Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
    24 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 259-5300


  • AHOPE Day Center
    Showers, mail access, telephone access, storage, housing referrals, treatment referrals
    Monday-Friday 7:00am-12:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-12:00pm
    19 N Ann Street, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 252-8883


  • Salvation Army (Asheville Center of Hope)
    Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
    204 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 254-6351


  • Western Carolina Rescue Ministries
    Shelter open from 5:00pm-7:00am, doors close at 6:00pm every night
    225 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 254-1529



Support Groups