Helpful Resources

THE NC COVID 24/7 HOTLINE IS 866-462-3821 Use this link for the latest information regarding BCS procedures during this time:  response.buncombeschools.org


General Assistance


To remotely request assistance with needs, you can go to this link:   https://nccare360.org/request-assistance/

You will be asked for basic information about you and the need you are trying to fill.  A community navigator will contact you to help link you to the resources you need.


You can also call 211 to ask for information about available services in your area.



Mental Health:


National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Online Suicide Prevention Chatline:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

To report concerns about someone who is suicidal on social media: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/safety-and-support-on-social-media/


If you child receives School Based Therapy and you have questions:


Call ACCESS Family Services if your child sees Rachel, Ashley, Jen or Fabian: (828)670-7727

Call Blue Ridge Treks if your child sees Erin or Jon: (828)707-5751


Other Health:


If you do not already have a primary care provider for your child, there are a few Community Health Centers in the area.  These providers accept Medicaid and provide services on a sliding fee scale to people without insurance:


Appalachian Mountain Health Centers: (828)202-5200 (serves Asheville, but not Arden)

https://www.amchc.org/how-to-become-a-patients


Western North Carolina Community Health Center: (828)285-0622

https://www.wncchs.org/become-a-patient


Blue Ridge Community Health Center, Arden: (828)692-4289

https://www.brchs.com/patients/become-a-patient


You must be an established patient with each of these centers in order to use their services.  For emergencies, go to your local urgent care facility or to Mission Hospital Emergency Room.


IF YOU SUSPECT YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAS COVID -19, do NOT go to ANY health care provider before calling ahead.  The COVID-!9 HOTLINE# is 866-462-3821


LOCAL FOOD RESOURCES:


There are multiple sites across Buncombe County where students can receive meals while the schools are closed.  The distribution center for the TC Roberson district is at Estes Elementary School. You can find a full listing of meal and emergency food distribution stations here: https://www.buncombeschools.org/departments/communications/news_feeds_and_stories/top_stories/meals_available_during_school_closures Yellow Buses are also coming to Wellington Estates, Rock Hill, Whispering Pines and Pine Valley to distribute meals. If you are unable to get to a food distribution location, please contact me at ami.greene@bcsemail.org.


Here are some other food resources in the TCR area:


Trinity of Fairview Food Pantry:  OPEN Tuesdays from 9-11:45 a.m. until further notice.

646 Concord Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732 (828)628-1188


Calvary Episcopal Church Food Pantry: OPEN Saturdays from 8-11:00 a.m. until further notice.

2840 Hendersonville Road,Fletcher, NC 28732 (828)684.6266


White Duck Taco Shop is offering one free regular priced taco for school-age children per day. This offer will be available Monday thru Friday for lunch or dinner starting March 16th. 

16 Miami Circle, Arden, NC, 28704 (828)676-1859

Also available at other Asheville locations


Baked Pie Company will offer every child a FREE bagged lunch Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m..  Bown bags will include a PB&J sandwich on wheat bread, an apple, white milk, and a Baked cookie. Jelly only sandwiches can be requested for students with peanut allergies.  Parents can come in and request as many bags as they need.

4 Long Shoals Rd. Suite A, Arden, NC 28704 (828)333-4366

Also available at Woodfin location


Biscuit Head - One free biscuit per school aged child each day schools are closed.

1994 Hendersonville Rd. (828)585-2055

Also available at other Asheville locations


INTERNET ACCESS:


Charter/Spectrum will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company.  Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

To enroll in the program, call: 1-844-488-8395.