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Victims of domestic violence or other abuse can always call 911 or local law enforcement.
Also, these Western North Carolina domestic violence-services agencies run crisis hotlines for residents who need help:
Avery County: New Day of Avery County, (828) 733-3512
Buncombe County: Helpmate, (828) 254-0516
Cherokee County: REACH of Cherokee County, (828) 837-8064
Clay County: REACH of Clay County, (828) 389-0797
Graham County: Hope for Families, (828) 479-4332
Haywood County: REACH of Haywood, (828) 456-7898
Henderson County: Mainstay, (828) 693-3840; Spanish-language Hotline, (828) 674-5099
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Macon County: REACH of Macon County, (828) 369-5544
(*Those looking for help in Jackson County who dial the former REACH of Jackson County crisis hotline at (828) 586-8969 will automatically be forwarded to the Macon program.)
Madison County: My Sister’s Place, (888) 765-3441 or (828) 649-2446
McDowell County: Family Services of McDowell County, (828) 652-6150
Mitchell County: Mitchell County SafePlace, (828) 765-4044
Polk County: Steps To Hope, (828) 894-2340
Rutherford County: Family Resources of Rutherford County, (828) 245-8595
Swain County: Swain/Qualla SAFE, (828) 488-6809; Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program for the Eastern Band of Cherokee, (828) 488-5572
Transylvania County: SAFE of Transylvania County, (828) 885-7233
Yancey County: The Family Violence Coalition of Yancey, (828) 682-0056
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