The mission of the Mediation Center is to create opportunity from conflict. We provide conflict resolution services to help people move through difficult and stressful times and resolve conflict without violence and abuse. For adults, we provide community and family mediation services to resolve disputes between neighbors, family members, co-workers, and others. For youth, we provide mediation services to students who are involved with the court or have had behavior problems at home or at school.
We believe that helping people work through conflict and develop conflict resolution skills creates a safer and more peaceful community for everyone. Lake Toxaway Charities supports our program “Youth Leading for Peace (YLP) in Transylvania County”, a conflict resolution skills program that teaches students skills to handle aggression and anger, improve relationships with peers and adults, use verbal communication to resolve problems, and resolve conflicts peacefully. YLP also focuses on the leadership skills students need to be able to positively influence their peers and improve the overall climate of a classroom and school. Combined, all of these skills lead to positive outcomes for students, including increased academic success, healthier peer relationships, avoidance of violence, and increased high school graduation rates.
Learn More: https://mediatewnc.org/
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Become a Volunteer Community Mediator Volunteer mediators help people in our community move through difficult and stressful conflict by having productive conversations that put relationships first. Each year, Volunteer Community Mediators facilitate conversations between hundreds of people. When conflict is resolved peacefully, we all have a safer and more peaceful community. The model of mediation […]
MountainCare Adult Day in Transylvania County has existed for more than 26 years; first as KOALA, then as part of CarePartners, and now as part of MountainCare. MountainCare provides a safe and enjoyable environment for those who require specialized support during the day but wish to remain living at home. MountainCare’s programing reduces the burden […]
Through the Trees assists community members obtain internet access in homes or businesses through rural broadband expansion and hotspot deployment. More than ever, people are reliant on internet access for basic necessities, but driving to free WiFi is not always feasible. Through the Trees helps remove barriers and support those in need. There are three […]
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 […]
The Children’s Center is an agency working to stabilize, support and improve the lives of children and families in Transylvania County. The Children’s Center provides space for supervised visitation for families when children are in DSS custody, one-on-one mentoring programs for improving parenting skills, emergency assistance and many school programs. The Children’s Center strives to […]
TVS provides day programming for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a focus on enrichment, community engagement, preparation for employment, and skills for independence. Lake Toxaway Charities grants help TVS enhance art activities, create areas for peace and tranquility, and promote learning and engagement. Lake Toxaway Charities supported TVS in 2020 and 2021 with […]