Creating a Family

This national non-profit has a local chapter in Brevard. Its role is to support adoptive, foster and kinship families. Foster and kinship parents (most often grandparents) are on the front line of child welfare caring for neglected and abused children. These children are often left with both physical and emotional scars from childhood trauma. These are often expressed in challenging behaviors and learning challenges, which are exacerbated by a change in routines, loss of structure, and increased in stress in their lives and families. Children in foster and kinship care in Transylvania County are likely to have been exposed to alcohol and drugs prenatally with resulting behavioral and educational issues. Through our program these valued foster and kinship families and the children in their care receive counseling and guidance.  For additional information, please contact www.CreatingAFamily.org. or Cecily Timmons, Development Director, at Cecily@creatingafamily.org.

“This group has really helped me feel less alone. It helps to talk with other people who understand what my life is like right now. I like the combination of the videos and the discussion. I’m getting a lot out of both. Thank you.”

– Creating a family participant

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MountainCare, INC

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North Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank

The North Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank was established in 2005 to provide for those in need in the local area, distributing food twice a month.  In 2015, the Food Bank teamed with Manna Food Bank in Asheville, paying a small delivery fee and a portion of costs for the purchased food. Volunteers from the church…

The Children’s Center of Transylvania County

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Transylvania Vocational Services

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Bread of Life

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