A Guide to Hendersonville, NC
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Out For Lunch

is a goods and nutrition program that teaches income eligible participants how to stretch their food dollars, plan nutritious and health meals for their families and food preparation skills. Participants attend four weekly classes from 10:00am to 2:00pm and earn a certificate upon completing of the classes.

Ask the Dietician

is a monthly program designed to answer questions one-on-one about diet, nutrition,vitamins, minerals and more at Pardee Memorial Hospital, Hendersonville.

Open the website of National Alliance on Mental Illness Connections Support Group

A support group for people living with mental illness. Facilitated by NAMI trained group leaders who also live with mental illness. Connection groups are open to adults living with mental illness.

First Congregational United Church of Christ
1735 5th Ave West
Hendersonville, NC 28739
(Park in large lot off 5th Avenue & enter through side door)

The second Thursday of each month: 6:30 PM

The Healing Place

is a sexual assault response and resource center which offers support groups for adult survivors of sexual assault. The Healing Place is located at 100B Chadwick Sq. Court. All services provided by the Healing Place are at no cost to the client.

Families Together

is a support group for parents of children with special needs. This group meets at10am on the third Saturday of each month at the Children and FamilyResource Center. Call for more information.

La Leche League

meets at 10AM the second Wednesday of the month at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, corner of Kanuga and Price Street. Open to women interested in information and/or support in breastfeeding.

Compassionate Friends

A support group for parents who have lost children, grandparents who have lost grandchildren and siblings who have lost siblings, meets at 7:00PM the first Monday of each month at All souls Episcopal Church, Biltmore. For more information, call Shirley or Chris Drake.

Food & Nutrition Education Program

Participants learn topics such as food safety, choosing health foods, meal planning, and food budgeting. Participants make weekly appointments for lessons in their homes or at an extension site. Lessons last about one hour and include preparation and hands-on activities.

WIC Program

is a federal program that provides nutrition education, supplemental foods,breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals to health care.

Parenting Classes

A series of classes for pregnant women and their families; and new parents. Topics include minor discomforts of pregnancy and labor, labor and delivery,nutrition in pregnancy, newborn care, breastfeeding, infant development, etc. Attendees that complete the series receive a layette item such as humidifier.

WNC Families CAN

supports families whose children have serious emotional and behavioral issues. Monthly support meetings,Supportive Connections, resources, and a library. Helping families with birth, adopted, and foster children who may suffer from bipolar, post traumatic stress, ADHD, autism, or other issues.

Open the website of Eating Disorders Anonymous

The meeting, which is offered for those in recovery from all eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. The meetings are on Tuesdays, 5:30 pm at 120 D Chadwick Square, Hendersonville (off Hwy. 25 S. toward Flat Rock) and Fridays, 4:30 pm at 370 N. Louisiana Ave # G4, Asheville, NC 28806.

Aging Programs

Jackie Whitaker with the Area Agency on Aging at Land-of-Sky Regional Council will answer questions about aging programs in Henderson County the first Wednesday of each month at the Sammy Williams Senior Center. Lunch is provided for persons 60 and over.

Open the website of TOPS Club, Inc.

TOPS® is a non-profit international family of all ages, sizes, and shapes from all walks of life, dedicated to helping eachother Take Off and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly.

  • TOPS No. 185 meets from 5:15PM Tuesdays at E. Flat Rock UMC, Spartanbur Highway.  For more information, call 692-2071.
  • TOPS No. 186 meets at 8:30AM Wednesdays at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2010 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville.  Call 698-8054 for more information.

is a 12-step recovery program for partners, family and friends of sexaholics. We share our experience, strength and hope to helps solve our common problems. Call confidential voice mail in Asheville for more information.

Parentswithout Partners

meets at 7pm the first Monday of the month in the Community Room of First Citizens Bank. Educational and professional, speakers and activities for parents and children.

“Just Us Girls”

Weekly support group for mill school-age girls recovering from sexual trauma, meets 5:30 to 6:30pm Thursdays at the Healing Place.


meets 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Day Reporting and Restitution Center, First Avenue East, Hendersonville.

Overeaters Anonymous

is a fellowship of men and women who share their struggles and offer support, experience, strength, and hope. Through working a spiritually-based 12-step program, participants overcome the compulsion to overeat/undereat. Meets 6:30-7:30PM Mondays at Balfour UMC, 2567 Asheville Highway. Call Lisa for more information.

Guardian ad Litem
Helps neglected and abused children in Henderson County have a voice to represent their best interests. Avg. case takes 3-9 months, approx. 15 hours a month. Info: melissa.p.henson or 694-4215. *ONGOING – Can you be an advocate for a child in need? Volunteers needed to track case progress and help children express their wishes. Full training provided. You can change a child’s life today!
FourSeasons Hospice

offers a variety of bereavement services, which are open to the community, including regular meetings of support groups.

Herpes Support Group

meets at 7pm every first Tuesday of the month at the Alcove meeting room on the second floor of MAHEC at 501 Biltmore Avenue. The meetings offer a confidential setting for sharing information, including drug suppression therapy.

ABC’s of Alzheimers

meets from noon-1pm the second Wednesday of each month at the Alzheimer’s Association, WNC Chapter Office in Asheville. Sessions are free of charge but space is limited. Please call in advance. Bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and cookies will be provided.

Family & Consumer Education

Strengthening families is the goal of the Depart of Family and Consumer Sciences at NC Sate University and this program. These programs focus on preventative education and provide knowledge needed by families to improve their quality of life through programs and education in: human development; foods nutrition and food safety; family resource management; and human environment.

Open the website of Donate Blood

The nation’s blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America’s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already low blood supplies. Blood is traditionally in short supply due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather, and illness.  Individuals are asked to support their local blood centers by making and keeping an appointment to donate immediately.

Open the website of Safelight

Safelight is a nonprofit agency that provides support for survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and child abuse. We make it possible for families who want to be free of violent relationships, to succeed. We make hope real.

Natural Healing Study Group

meets at 7pm the first Wednesday of each month at the First Citizens Bank Community Room at 129 Fifth Avenue West. Speakers and discussion on natural healing.