Family Support Network of Western North Carolina
When families are faced with daily realities of parenting children with special needs it can be helpful to speak to another parent of a child with similar experiences to talk about the joys, challenges and concerns they face in raising their child. We know that parents, through their shared experiences, can give each other the support and practical knowledge that even the most compassionate service providers cannot.
For this reason the Family Support Network™ provides families faced with special health care, behavioral, mental or physical needs with emotional support and information from other families with similar life experiences. Some individuals desire to access the extensive specialty lending library and learn of available resources, services or gain additional training concerning their child's development.
Our staff and trained parent mentors can provide emotional and practical support based on their own experience as well as offering education for the community.
All services are held in confidence and are free of charge.
Referrals to Family Support Network™ of Western North Carolina can be made by the parent (biological, foster, adoptive, grandparent, etc.) or, with the family's permission, by a family member, friend, or professional.
Family Support Network™ has independent programs across North Carolina and can offer referrals and information to other such programs state wide and nationally.
For more information about the Family Support Network™ of Western North Carolina call 828-213-0033 or toll free 888-810-2800 extension 2.
Learn more about how you can support the many projects of Family Support Network™ of Western North Carolina.
FSN-WNC Advisory Council
Cynthia Alleman, Attorney, Buncombe Co.
LeighAnn Coddington, Parent, Buncombe Co.
Mary Euler, Parent, Buncombe Co.
Natasha Evans, Parent, Buncombe Co.
Robert Ford, Mashburn Medical Ctr.
Marty Grist, Governor Morehead Preschool
Leslie Hales, Parent, Buncombe Co.
Ray Hemachandra, Parent, Buncombe Co.
Anne Johnston, Parent, Buncombe Co.
Lars Johnson, Asheville City Schools
Tara Horan, Child Life Manager, MH
Susan Swan, Buncombe Co. Schools
Pam Tellock, CDSA, Buncombe Co.
Diana White, Henderson Co. Schools
Mary Lou Wright, WNC Early Intervention,
Program for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing