Links & Resources
Whether you or someone you love is in crisis, (see below), looking for a WNC faith-based institution that welcomes LGBTQ people or other religion and spirituality resources, or seeking the nearest college or high school gay/straight alliance or diversity club or campus organization, or verifying local school board anti-bullying policies about sexual orientation and gender identification, for access to national, regional, state and local LGBTQ and other progressive, relevant organizations…. this is the page for you! (Some resource sites are still under construction – please check back soon for updates.)
If you are afraid that you may hurt yourself or someone else, please call 911 now!
If you are a student in the Buncombe County School system and you have experienced bullying or harassment at school or a school event or on a bus, you can make an anonymous report at 828-225-5292.
Youth OUTright recommends that you report bullying and harassment to a trusted teacher, principal, assistant principal or other adult at the school where the incident occurred. However, if you are uncomfortable doing that there may be other alternatives. Please visit our Safe Schools WNC contacts or you can contact Youth OUTright at 828.772.1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotlines and Helplines
Below is a list of major U.S., regional and local hotlines, helplines and resources that are available for adult and/or peer support and advice.
The Trevor Project(national suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth)
GLBT National Help Center(free & confidential peer counseling, information & local resources)
The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (adult & youth)
The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25)
The National Runaway Switchboard
National AIDS Hotline(English & Spanish; 24 hours/ 7 days a week)
(800) 232-4636 (CDC-INFO)
TTY: (888) 232-6348
Be Loved House
39 Grove Street, Asheville NC 28801
Trinity Place (runaway shelter in Asheville)
12 Ravenscroft Drive, Asheville, NC 28801
Our Voice(sexual violence and abuse/ Buncombe County region)