The Haywood County Veterans Officer assists veterans and their dependents in applying for VA benefits such as: 

To enhance the well-being of America's veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion's vision statement is "The American Legion: Veterans Strengthening America." The American Legion's value principles are as follows: selfless service, family and community engagement, advancing the vision, American values patriotism, veterans strengthening America, a veteran is a veteran, honoring those who came before us. VOICES OF THE LEGION - “We have that duty and obligation to continue to serve, as veterans. That’s kind of what we’re here for.”

At SouthLight, we believe in the idea of shared humanity. 

We as helpers are no different from those we serve. As humans, we understand that we are all learning as we go and doing the best we can along the way.  

It’s as if we are all climbers, each navigating our own mountain. You’ve been on your mountain for your whole life so YOU are the expert of it, not anyone else. We recognize that there are some parts of the journey where it’s easy to navigate and other parts that are much more difficult.  

Our role as helpers is not to tell you how to climb your mountain but to give you skills, tools, and support to help you learn to walk your path with more ease. 

FIRST at Blue Ridge is a North Carolina Licensed Peer Led – Peer driven, 12 Step Based, Modified Therapeutic Community with an Intensive Clinical Overlay.

FIRST is a residential therapeutic community for individuals with chronic substance use disorders and provides transitional housing, group counseling, self-help meetings, case management, job-placement assistance, and other services to individuals struggling with addiction, homelessness, unemployment and involvement with the criminal justice system.

The program’s mission is to provide opportunity, guidance, and education to those with addictions and assist them to make positive life changes, in order to become responsible and productive members of society.

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind. Narateen is part of the Nar-Anon program for teens affected by someone else’s addiction.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, hang-ups, and habits of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives.

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and members hold nearly 76,000 meetings weekly in 143 countries today.

To provide hope and healing for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking,

To help family members of alcoholics quickly find meetings, literature and other needed resources,

To provide Al-Anon Family Groups and Alateen Groups with a reliable and immediately available supply of Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature, and

To provide direct and personal support face-to-face and by telephone during office hours (Monday-Thursday, 9:00am to 5:00pm).

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Meetings are available in person or virtually.

AA HOTLINES - Talk to another Alcoholic in your area NOW:

(919) 783-6144 – Triangle Area, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Burlington

(828) 254-8539 – Asheville Area, Mountain Counties

(828) 264-1212 – Boone Area, Watauga, Avery, Yancey, Mitchell counties

(336) 982-3079 – West Jefferson Area, Ashe County

(252) 256-0850 – Outer Banks: Dare & Currituck County

(704) 377-0244 – Charlotte Area, Mecklenburg county

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