Watauga County Community Partners ADOLESCENT HEALTH COMMITTEE OF WATAUGA COUNTY HEALTHY CAROLINIANS Address: 155 Furman Rd. Suite 7 Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-268-8961 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Gillian Baker Hours of Service: 9:00am-5:00pm Services: Public awareness campaigns on teen pregnancy prevention and communication in May & October; sponsor educators/counselors to sexuality education courses; present educational and public awareness programs to parent groups, civic organizations, students etc.; approximately 25-30 videos and books available to check out at Watauga County Library Eligibility: Watauga County Residents Payment: No charge for services Area Served: Watauga County ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS And AL-ANON Phone: 828-264-1212 Hours of Service: Call for meeting times and places Services: Support group for alcoholics Eligibility: Those affected by alcoholism Area Served: High Country Area In Case of Crisis Call: 828-264-0319 (New River Behavioral HealthCare) Website: www.aa.org www.booneaa.org AL-ANON(for family members of alcoholics) Phone: 828 297-6362 Website: www.al-anon.alateen.org ALCOHOL/DRUG COUNCIL OF WATAUGA COUNTY Address: 130 Poplar Grove Connector, Suite G. Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-262-5051 Email: email@example.com Contact: Lucyna Sonek Hours of Service: Office hours vary within the hours of Monday-Friday, 9-5. Please call for specific times or an appointment. Services: Prevention/education programs for community relating to alcohol and drug issues; presentations to civic, church and other interested groups; maintaining a list of available services and self-help groups; collecting and distributing literature and information to individuals, businesses, etc.; parenting programs as part of prevention. Eligibility: Anyone who wants information or help; individuals who are addicted; family members & friends who are affected by a loved one's addiction Payment: No charge for information; charge for some literature Area served: Watauga County and High Country area. ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Address: 31 College Place, Suite D-320 Asheville, N.C. 28801 Phone: 828-254-7363 or 1-800-522-2451 24 hr. help line 800-888-6671 Fax: 828 255-0948 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Pat Hilgendorf Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Services: Provide caregiver support, education, and training to families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Eligibility: Anyone affected by Alzheimer's Area Served: The 49 western-most counties of North Carolina Website: www.alz.org/wncAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Address: No local office Phone: 800-227-2345 (nation-wide) Local Phone: 336-834-0844 (Greensboro) 336-651-8947 (Charlotte) Email: email@example.com Contact: Troy Thee (Greensboro) or Jamie Lakey (Charlotte) Services: Provide public and professional education, loaning of home care equipment, setting up visitation programs, establishing support groups. Eligibility: Anyone requesting services Payment: Donations welcome Area Served: Watauga County Website: www.cancer.org AMERICAN RED CROSS - WATAUGA COUNTY CHAPTER Address: 331 Queen St., Suite B Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-8226 Fax: 828 264-8226 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Sonny Sweet Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm Services: Blood services; disaster relief (natural or man-made); emergency communications for families with members in the Armed Forces;health safety classes (CPR, First Aid & Safety, Swimming, Lifeguard training). Eligibility: Residents (permanent, seasonal/ college students) of Watauga County Payment: All services are provided by donations of our citizens except classes (nominal fees) Area Served: Watauga County Avery for emergencies APPALACHIAN BRIAN ESTATES Rental Retirement Community Address: 163 Shadowline Dr. Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828 264-1006/ 800 333-3432 Fax: 828 265-4738 Contact: Pat Taylor, Marketing/Sales Director Rick Looper, Executive Director Services: Seasonal and annual leases available for studio, and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, furnished and unfurnished. Available services include full service dining, activity director, housekeeping, scheduled transportation. Catered living program with additional support services available. Pets allowed. Web Site: www.bigbookdirect.net/a/appbrianestates APPALACHIAN HEALTHCARE PROJECT Address: 155 Furman Road, Suite 7 Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-268-8956 Fax: 828-264-7916 Email: email@example.com Contact: Gillian Baker Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Services: A voluntary local initiative that provides healthcare to the low income, uninsured population of Watauga County Eligibility: Watauga County residents with no access to Medicaid, Medicare, private health insurance; total household gross income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level; active, chronic health condition Payment: No charge to enter program. $5 payment for each visit to a doctor and for each prescription. Area Served: Watauga County APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT WELLNESS CENTER Address: Annas Student Services Building Appalachian State University Boone, NC 28608 Phone: 828-262-3148 Fax: 828-262-3182 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or visit www.appstate.edu and click on “Ask Uncle Sigmond” Contact: Kit Olson or Dale Kirkley Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Services: Stress counseling (classes & individual counseling), biofeedback counseling, prevention education and outreach, alcohol and drug abuse education. Eligibility: ASU students Payment: No charge for services APPALCART Address: PO Box 2357 274 Winklers Creek Road Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-2278 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Website: www.appalcart.appstate.edu Contact: Chris Turner Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 6:00am - 11:00pm Saturday, 8:00am - 8:30pm Services: Fixed route bus service in the Boone area, van service throughout Watauga County, and ski shuttles to Ski Beech and Sugar Mountain. Route extensions available in some circumstances. Eligibility: Anyone in Watauga County Payment: Cash fares, checks from agencies or businesses, or student ID’s Area Served: Watauga County BABY LOVE: MATERNITY CARE COORDINATION WATAUGA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Address: 126 Poplar Grove Connector Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-4995 Fax: 828-264-4997 Email: email@example.com Contact: Debbie Garrett Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:45 pm Services: Maternity Care Coordination offers trained health professionals who assist pregnant women in obtaining medical benefits and other services they may need during pregnancy. Medical, nutritional, psychosocial and a variety of resource needs are addressed. Eligibility: Pregnant women who receive, or who are eligible to receive Baby Love Medicaid Payment: Baby Love Medicaid Area Served: Watauga County BLAZING SADDLES THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM Address: Blazing Saddles, Inc. P.O. Box 3082 Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-295-3335 Website: www.blazingsaddlesnc.com Contact: Shelley Dewey Hours of Service: Varies; seasonal April-October Services: Therapeutic horseback riding offered for children and adults with differing abilities – i.e. physical, mental or emotional needs, medically challenged, visual , hearing or speech impaired, learning disabled. Eligibility: Adults and children Payment: Self, scholarships or group rates, season or individual rates. Area Served: Watauga, Avery and Ashe County BLOWING ROCK PARKS & RECREATION Address: PO Box 47 Blowing Rock, NC 28605 Phone: 828-295-5222 Fax: 828-295-5223 Contact: Jennifer Gore Hours of Service: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm Services: Inter-generational programming including sports, arts & crafts, summer day camps; youth, adult & senior programs. Eligibility: General Public Payment: Call for fees; some free recreational services Area Served: High Country Area BLUE RIDGE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT CENTER, INC. Address: 133 N. Water St. Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-3040 Fax: 828-265-3041 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Melissa G. Johnson, Executive Director Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm; Please call ahead. Services: Conflict resolution services including mediation, negotiation, training, and meeting facilitation. Mediation referrals accepted from 1) general public for community, neighborhood, landlord-tenant, consumer-merchant, workplace, and divorce/custody disputes; 2) the court system for civil and criminal misdemeanor cases; 3) law enforcement officers and magistrates for pre-warrant cases, and 4) Juvenile Court Counselors, DSS, schools, and parents for truancy & undisciplined or delinquency cases, and family conflict skills training. Eligibility: Any person, family, or group needing these services. Payment: No charge for community, court-referred, or juvenile mediations; $25-100/hour for divorce mediation, business disputes, meeting facilitation, and training. Area Served: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Yancey counties.BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA; OLD HICKORY COUNCIL Address: 6600 Silas Creek Pkwy. Winston Salem, N.C. 28106 Phone: 336-760-2900; 888-760-2035 Fax: 336-760-4222 Contact: Derek Young e-mail: email@example.com Services: Youth development, stressing character and development utilizing outdoor activities. Eligibility: Boys, ages 6 - 21; Venturing & Explorers ages 14 - 21 K-12 in school learning for life girls and boys Area Served: Numerous scouting units in Watauga and Ashe Counties CALDWELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE & TECHNICAL INSTITUTE - WATAUGA CAMPUS Address: P.O. Box 3318 Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-297-3811 Fax: 828-297-4174 Contact: Dr. Sandra Anderson Hours of Service: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 9:30pm Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Services: College transfer and technical programs Eligibility: Anyone 18 years of age or older Payment: Cash, checks & credit cards Web Site: www.cccti.edu Area Served: Watauga County CAMP SKY RANCH Address: 634 Sky Ranch Road Blowing Rock, NC 28605 Phone: 828-264-8600 Fax: 828-265-2339 Contact: Michael Barbie, Director Hours of Service: Three 2 week sessions Services: Private, residential camp for children and adults with mental handicaps (since 1948) Eligibility: Mentally handicapped people (mild & moderate) Payment: Cash or check; $1,000 per two week session Area Served: USA CAR SEAT PROGRAM Address: Watauga Healthy Carolinians 155 Furman Road, Suite 7 Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-268-8961 Contact: Gretchen Sommerville Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm Services: To provide car safety seats, coordinate training on proper installation and use. Medicaid eligible children receive free seat, others receive coupons for 10% discount at Wal Mart or K-Mart. Eligible: All families with children who need safety seats Payment: Safety seat training is free to all. A parent/guardian must attend the training to receive a free seat or a discount coupon. Area Served: Watauga County CARE-LINE - OFFICE OF CITIZEN SERVICES - INFORMATION AND REFERRAL Address: 2012 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2012 Phone: 919-855-4401 Administration 1-800-662-7030 (TDD/Voice/Spanish) CARE - LINE - Information & Referral Fax: 919-715-8174 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Melody Stokes Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, except holidays Services: Information and referral on human service agencies in government, non-profit agencies and support groups; specialists answer questions and make appropriate referrals to persons seeking assistance or information on available human service programs - a wide spectrum of services can be accessed by calling the CARE-LINE. Information is available in Spanish. Eligibility: All citizens of North Carolina Payment: No charge for services Area Served: Statewide CAROLINA FRIENDSHIP HOUSE Address: 347 Oak Street Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-7480 Fax: 828-264-8491 Email: email@example.com Contact: Kathy Ward Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm Services: Psycho-social rehabilitation, which includes group therapies, recreational activities, therapeutic arts, and individual counseling related to pre-vocational and academic needs and activities of daily living. Case management services available. Eligibility: Chronically, mentally ill adults (Physician or Psychologist referral) Payment; Medicaid billed when applicable; private insurance, self pay with sliding scale fees. Area Served: Watauga County and surrounding counties CHILD SERVICE COORDINATION WATAUGA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Address: 126 Poplar Grove Connector Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-6635 Fax: 828-265-3101 or 828-264-4997 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Millie Potts Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:45pm (extended hours 7:00am - 5:45pm as advertised) Services: This is a voluntary participation program. It assists families in identifying their needs and in finding and obtaining services such as special therapies, day care or medical care to meet those needs. It also provides families with a variety of information on topics such as growth and development, safety, nutrition. The families are involved with developing the plan for services they need and want. Eligibility: Families of children up to age 3 who are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities, chronic illness or socio-emotional disorders; and families of children up to age 5 with the above conditions that have been diagnosed. Payment: Medicaid billed for eligible clients; no charge for non-Medicaid clients Area Served: Watauga County residents CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OFFICE Address: 938 W. King Street Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-265-5371 800-992-9457 Fax: 828-265-5418 Email: email@example.com Contact: Gary Nohr, Supervisor Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Services: Locate non-custodial parents; establish paternity; establish child support order; enforce child support orders Payment: $10-$25 sliding scale application fee for non-welfare recipients Area Served: Watauga, Avery and Mitchell Counties CHILDREN'S COUNCIL of WATAUGA COUNTYWATAUGA COUNTY'S PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN Address: 290 Queen Street Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-262-5424 Fax: 828-262-5422 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Jennifer Kearse, Executive Director Tracey Tardiff or Lee Marshall for childcare information Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8 am- 4:30 pm Services: Childcare resource and referral services; training for child care providers; (call for an information packet on choosing quality care); As Smart Start administrator for Watauga County, works to improve the quality and availability of childcare and other services for children ages 0-5 Eligibility: Children and families of Watauga County Payment: Services are free; donations are encouraged Area Served: Watauga County CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY OF NORTH CAROLINA Address: PO Box 14608 Greensboro, NC 27415-4608 Phone: 336-274-1538 (1-800-632-1400) Fax: 336 274-7347 Contact: Kenneth Tutterow Sandy Cook, Exec. Director Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Services: Adoption services for families and children. Temporary Foster Care for children needing out of home placement. Social Workers are available to come to Watauga County and can be reached through our toll-free number. Always available to answer questions. Post adoptive services. Contract home assessment. Eligibility: Anyone needing these services Payment: No fees for Pregnancy Support services; sliding fee scale for some Adoption services; funding resources may be available for Foster Care. Area Served: North Carolina Website: www.chsnc.org COMMUNICATION DISORDERS CLINIC APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY Address: ASU Box 32041 Edwin Duncan Hall, Room 114 Appalachian State University Boone, NC 28608 Phone: 828-262-2185 Fax: 828-262-6766 Contact: Clinic Office Hours of Service: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm Services: Speech & language evaluations and therapy, hearing evaluations, reading evaluations, tutoring.Eligibility: Anyone needing the above services, from infants to adults. Payment: Sliding fee scale according to gross income and number in the family. Availability of services is not dependent upon ability to pay. The Clinic can bill Medicaid and private insurance. Area Served: Watauga and surrounding counties. CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICE OF WESTERN NC Address: 50 S. French Broad Ave. Suite 227 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 800-737-5485; 828-255-5166 Fax: 828-255-5129 Contact: Celeste Collins, Director Laurie Knowles, Education Coordinator Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Hours of Service: Call for an appointment. A representative is in Boone on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Services: Counseling/education for individuals and families on budgeting and money management, avoiding bankruptcy, homeownership, debt repayment programs, reverse mortgages, debt collection and consumer rights. Eligibility: Anyone needing the above services. Payment: Individual counseling services are free. $25 initial donation and $5/month requested for debt repayment program, but not required. Financial wellness workshops for groups on a variety of topics $75/hour plus travel expenses. Area Served: 17 western most counties of NC. CROSSNORE SCHOOL, INC. Address: PO Box 249 Crossnore, NC 28616 Phone: 828-733-4305 Fax: 828-733-3250 Email: email@example.com Contact: Dr. Phyllis Crain, Executive Director Steve Gordon, Human Resources Director Hours of Service: Office: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Services: Emergency care services, 90 day, grades 7 - 12; Long term care if family reunification is not a viable option and the child needs a stable group environment; Preparation for adult living, ages 16 - 21. Eligibility: Abused, neglected, and dependent children of NC; primarily those in the custody of the Department of Social Services. Payment: County Board Rate as approved July 1994; sliding fee scale for private placements Area Served: All NC counties DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATION CENTER (DEC)(Children’s Developmental Services Agencies of the Blue Ridge) Address: 150 Den-Mac Drive Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-265-5391 Fax: 828-265-5394 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Contact: Robin Winkler & Melissa Gray, Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm` Services: DEC is a state agency serving children from birth to 21 years with suspected or diagnosed developmental disabilities. DEC staff provides multidisciplinary assessments and works with parents, health care providers, and teachers in developing an understanding of the child's specific needs. DEC will provide services or referrals to address those needs. Eligibility: Children birth to 6 years primarily; also small number of school age children referred by Watauga County Schools Payment: Medicaid, insurance and sliding fee scale; assessment services for children 0-5 are delivered at no charge. Area Served: Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey and Mitchell counties DOWNS SYNDROME SUPPORT NETWORK Address: 209 The Meadows Boone, N. C. 28607 Phone: 828-262-6444 day M-F 828-264-2861 evening Contact: Cathy McKinney 209 The Meadows Boone, NC 28607 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Services: Informal support network for families of children with Downs Syndrome. Eligibility: Families of children with Downs Syndrome Area Served: Watauga, Avery & Ashe CountiesEMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION (Watauga County Job Link) Address: 207 Winklers Creek Road, Suite I Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-265-5385 Fax: 828 265-5410 Contact: Azalee Simandle Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Services: Job listings for anyone wanting a job, or a better job; unemployment insurance claims; labor market information; employment counseling; information and services for veterans, disabled, youth or disadvantaged; job development Eligibility: Anyone eligible. Payment: No charge for any service Area Served: Watauga, Avery, Mitchell & Yancey Counties EPILEPSY INFORMATION SERVICE Address: Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Neurology Medical Center Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1078 Phone: 1-800-642-0500 Fax: 336-716-9489 Email: email@example.com Contact: Pat Gibson Services: Toll-free line offering information on all aspects of seizure disorders; information packets available; patient & family education; teen-age group counseling; educational programs available for professionals. Eligibility: Persons with epilepsy and their families; professionals and the public Payment: Most services are free Area Served: Nationwide FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK OF THE HIGH COUNTRY (PARENT TO PARENT) Address: 150 Den Mac Drive Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-262-6089 Fax: 828-265-5394 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Kaaren Hayes Hours of Service: Call anytime (there is an answering machine) Services: Provides support to families who have children with special needs or chronic illnesses, and to families who have experienced the death of a child. Matches families with other families who have had similar experiences. Provides families and professionals with information about specific disabilities and illnesses, and with referral to state and national resources. Eligibility: Families who have children (of any age) with special needs and the professionals who support those families. Payment: All services are free & confidential Area Served: High Country AreaFELLOWSHIP HALL, INC. Address: PO Box 13890 Greensboro, NC 27415 Phone: 336-621-3381 1-800-659-3381 Contact: Mike Whaley, Director of Outreach Services Hours of Service: 24 hours per day Services: Comprehensive addiction services. Medical detox; inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Other services include a relapse track, cocaine track, family program and aftercare. Eligibility: Chemically dependent adults (18 and over) , Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center Payment: Most insurance and self pay Area Served: Referrals come from all over the southeast Website: www.fellowshiphall.com FIRST IN FAMILIES (First Things First) Address: 820 State Farm Rd. Suite E Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-262-3382 Fax: 828-262-0899 Email: email@example.com Contact: Paul Rauscher Services: Assists families who have a family member with special needs; may provide small grants to purchase special supplies or pay emergency expenses. Eligibility: Families of Ashe, Avery, Wilkes, Alleghany, and Watauga with a household member with a disability FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION/DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Address: Dept. Of Social Services 132 Poplar Grove Connector, Suite C Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-265-8100 Contact: Roberta Yates Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Services: Information on how to become a foster parent. Provide pre-service training and home studies. Eligibility: Those interested in becoming foster parents. Payment: No charge for information Area Served: Watauga County 4-H OF WATAUGA COUNTY Address: NC Cooperative Extension 971 West King Street Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-3061 Fax: 828-264-3067 Email: email@example.com Contact: Karee Mackey Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Services: Provide "
Learning by Doing"
experiences through clubs, special interest and school enrichment activities and events. Some activities include poster contests, camps, workshops, retreats and many other fun, educational activities. Eligibility: Youth ages 5 -19 years old Payment: Membership is free; Events and activities have various fees Area Served: Watauga County GIRL SCOUTS Address: 409 Summer Haven Lane Blowing Rock, N.C. 28605 Contact: Lynn Norwood Phone: 828-295-4748 Hours of Service: After school hours and weekends Services: Provide programs to encourage and enable girls to become responsible and resourceful citizens. Eligibility: Girls ages 5 - 18 years Payment: Donations accepted Area Served: Watauga County Part of 7 county regionGLENBRIDGE HEALTH CARE & REHABILITIATION Address: 211 Milton Brown Heirs Rd. Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-6720 Fax: 828-264-9023 Contact: Allison Labonte Hours of Service: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week Services: Skilled nursing care; speech, occupational and physical therapy, and assisted living. Eligibility: Elderly population, persons needing around-the-clock nursing care Payment: Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance Area Served: Northwest NC and Northeast Tennessee GOVERNOR’S ADVOCACY COUNCIL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Address: 2113 Cameron Street, Suite 218 Raleigh, NC 27605 Phone: 887-235-4210; 1-800-821-6922 Contact: Allison Breedlove Hours of Service: Monday-Friday. 8:00am - 5:00pm Services: Provides information regarding the Social Security Disability Program & SSI Eligibility: Disabled North Carolinians Area Served: North Carolina GRANDFATHER HOME FOR CHILDREN Address: PO Box 98 Hickory Nut Gap Road Banner Elk, NC 28604 Phone: 828-898-5465 or 898-5393 Contact: Jim Swinkola, Executive Director; Bob Houck, Associate Director of Program Website: www.grandfatherhome.org Hours of Service: Year round residential care. Offices open Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Services: A private agency affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) that provides love and healing to children, youth and families who have been hurt by emotional, sexual or other abuse. Our Christian staff work with children to resolve the hurt so that they can again live with a family. If a child cannot be reunited with the family of birth, an adoptive family or another community living arrangement is the goal. Provides support services to help families remain together free of abuse. Eligibility: Children ages 5-18; most referred from social service agencies and area mental health programs throughout NC, some referred from private counselors Payment: Foster Care, SSI, AFDC, Medicaid Area Served: Children throughout NCHABITAT FOR HUMANITY Address: P.O. Box 33, DTS 711 George Wilson Rd. Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-268-9545 Contact: Judi Scharns Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Services: We are a group volunteer organization which builds homes for low income families throughout Watauga County. Eligibility: Low-income families living in Watauga County. Anyone can volunteer Payment: Donations welcome Area Served: Watauga County HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – RE-STORE Address: 711 George Wilson Rd. Boone, NC 29607 Phone: 828-268-9696Contact: Casey PondEmail: email@example.comHours of Service: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00-5:00 PM HEAD START FOR WATAUGA COUNTY Address: 312 Clint Lewis Road Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-262-3221 Contact: Lina Church Hours of Service: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am - 2:30pm Friday 1/2 day 8:30am - 12:00pm Services: Preschool education Eligibility: Low income/ special needs children 3 & 4 years old Payment: None; volunteer work at center by parent is appreciated but not required Area served: Watauga County HEALTH CHECK OF WATAUGA COUNTY Address: 126 Poplar Grove Connector Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828 264-6635, ext. 129 Fax: 828 265-3101 Contact: Elaine Adams, Health Check Coordinator Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Services: Helps improve access to preventive health care for children and youth enrolled in Medicaid. (for information on Medicaid eligibility and applications, contact Pansy Moody at the Department of Social Services, 265-8100) Eligibility: Children and youth ages birth to 20 years who are served by Medicaid. Payment: No charge Area Served: Watauga County HEALTHY CAROLINIANS TASK FORCE WATAUGA COUNTY Address: 155 Furman Road, Suite 7 Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-268-8961 Fax: 828-264-7916 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Gillian Baker Hours: 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m. Services: The task force seeks to create new community programs and strengthen existing programs that improve the health of our community through interagency collaboration and community action. Eligibility: The community Payment: No charge for services. Area Served: Watauga County HEBRON COLONY Address: 356 Old Turnpike Road Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-963-4842 Fax: 828-963-4735 Email: email@example.com Contact: Rick Conant Hours of Service: Monday-Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm Services: A non-profit organization that provides a 10 week program which points the students to a study of God's Word and encourages the development of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Eligibility: Men 20 years old and older who have alcohol and/or other drug problems Payment: No charge for services Area Served: No residency requirement Website: www.hebroncolony.org HIGH COUNTRY AMIGOS Address: Crowder’s Creek Office Building 820 State Farm Rd. Suite E Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-2930 Fax: Same as phone number; phone line switches over to fax Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday Services: Provides information and referrals for support services for Hispanic/Latino residents, including English classes, women’s groups, translation assistance, emergency assistance, and the times and places of area church services offered in Spanish. Eligibility: Available to all residents of the High Country. Payment: No charge for services. Donations of money and services are accepted to help expand and improve the services we provide. HIGH COUNTRY DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Address: Watauga County Health Department 126 Poplar Grove Connector, Suite A Phone: 828-264-4995 828-264-3061 Contact: Laurie Cimino, Watauga County Health Dept. Margie Mansure, NC Cooperative Extension Hours: Meets the first Thursday of each month 12:00-1:00 p.m. Services: Provides information on diabetes, and on care and treatment options for persons with diabetes, from guest speakers with experience and expertise in diabetes. Family members and other support persons are also welcome to attend. Eligibility: Available to all residents of the High Country. Payment: No charge for services. HIGH COUNTRY HOSPICE Address: 136 Furman Road Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-265-3926 Fax: 828-264-2125 Email: email@example.com Contact: Becky Thomas Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:45pm Services: RN visits to home; social worker assessment and assistance, volunteers for families, emotional support, and bereavement services, including Camp Sunshine, a bereavement summer camp for children, on-call RN. Eligibility: Terminally ill patients (6 months or less) Payment: Hospice Medicare/Medicaid only to eligible patients, private insurance Area Served: Watauga County HIGH COUNTRY UNITED WAY Address: PO Box 247 Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-265-2111 Contact: Jenny Miller Executive Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Services: Provides financial and operational support to designated local and statewide agencies. Also provides information concerning available services of these agencies. Eligibility: Serves the community through member agencies Payment: Donations welcome Area Served: Watauga, Ashe & Avery CountiesHOPE PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER Address: PO Box 3316 232 Furman Rd. Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-262-3951; 828-265-HELP Fax : 828-265-3008 Email: email@example.com Contact: Brian Lowe, Executive Director Hours of Service: Monday- Thursday, 7:30am-6:30pm Friday by appointment only Services: Guidance and Christian support for women who are experiencing crisis pregnancies; including pregnancy testing, educational facts and options, housing & clothing, childbirth & prenatal classes, support, referrals and counseling. Eligibility: Any women in an unanticipated, stressful pregnancy. Services are also available to her family and the father of the baby. Payment: No charge for services Area Served: Watauga, Ashe and Avery CountiesHOSPITALITY HOUSE OF BOONE AREA INC. Address: 302 W. King Street Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-1237 Fax: 828-265-2541 (shared line, please call before sending a fax message) Contact: Lynne Mason Ian Mance Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours of Service: 8:00am - 9:00pm Services: Community meal - 5:30pm daily; short-term homeless shelter; sleeping place; winter shelter; support services Eligibility: Individuals (male & female) 18 years or older, families who are homeless Payment: No charge for services HUNGER COALITION OF WATAUGA COUNTY Address: 141 Health Center Drive Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-262-1628 Fax: 828-262-0649 Email: email@example.com Contact: Compton Fortuna Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm Services: Emergency food assistance to individuals and families in crisis situations; supplemental food assistance to selected families; assistance to families in emergencies needing heat, utilities etc.; prescription medicine provided through pharmacy project. Eligibility: Clients in need of emergency food and energy assistance; self or agency referrals Payment: No charge for services Area Served: Watauga County, Ashe, Avery LA LECHE LEAGUE OF BOONE Address: 204 Thaxon Lane Boone, NC 28607 Meeting Place: Grace Lutheran Church Phone: 828-264-4995 Contact: Daphney Tucker Hours of Service: Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m., currently meets at Grace Lutheran Church Services: Breast-feeding counseling & support, and lending library Eligibility: Pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and nursing babies Payment: No charge for services $30 membership optional Area Served: Watauga County and surrounding area Website: www.llofnc.org LEGAL AID OF NC Address: 171 Grand Boulevard Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-5640; 1-800-849-5666 (for clients) Fax: 828-264-5667 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Denise Lockett Hours of Service: Monday-Friday; 9:00am - 5:00pm Services: Services range from legal advice to full representation in litigated cases and on appeal. Eligibility: Low-income persons or groups in the seven county region; low income is defined as income not exceeding 125% of the poverty level Payment: No charge for services, but donations are accepted and are tax deductible Area Served: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey CountiesLITERACY COUNCIL OF WATAUGA COUNTY Address: Meets at Watauga County Library: 140 Queen Street Boone, NC 28607 Phone: 828-264-8784 (library) 828-265-2963 Contact: Beth Mueller Hours of Service: Services scheduled as appropriate for client needs and availability of volunteers. Services: Individual tutoring and reading instruction for both native English speakers and persons speaking a foreign language; available from 1st grade to adult. Eligibility: Any Watauga County resident. Payment: No charge for services. Area Served: High Country Area Website: Watauga County MARCH OF DIMES - APPALACHIAN VALLEY DIVISION Address: 209 Queen St. PO Box 2105 Morganton, NC 28680 Contact: Tonya Eldreth, Division Director Phone: 828-437-8397 Email: email@example.com Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, except summer hours 8:30 –5:00 Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Fridays Services: Voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Through its Campaign for Healthier Babies, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education and advocacy. Eligibility: Agencies, schools, health departments, hospitals or any individuals that are addressing the problems of maternal & child care Area Served: Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Henderson, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Mitchell, Watauga & Yancey Counties Local Events: High Country Walk America (Spring) Walk chair – Tanya ELdreth – 828-437-8397 Bowling For Babies (Fall) Celia Trivette – 828-264-4530 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY CLINICAPPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY Address: Dept of Human Development & Psychological Counseling Room 102, Edwin Duncan Hall Appalachian State University Boone, NC 28608 Phone: 828-262-2055 or 262-6045 Fax: 828-262-2128 Contact: Karen Caldwell or Jon Winek Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Services: Couples and family therapy for a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, adjustment, separation counseling, stepfamily therapy, and pre-marital counseling. Child and adolescent therapy services also available. Eligibility: Anyone needing these services. Payment: A sliding scale fee is used. No one is denied services due to inability to pay. Area Served: North Carolina and Tennessee MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH WATAUGA MEDICAL CENTER Address: PO Box 2600 �