COVID-19 Resources in Buncombe County
There are authoritative and valuable resources available to provide our community with news and assistance during and after this COVID-19 pandemic. Here are just a few websites and phone numbers where you can get information and assistance.
The Buncombe County Government is a resource for news and information that is vital to protecting public health and safety. You can find detailed information about Stay at Home Orders, Health and Human Services for our community members, and more. Go to: https://www.buncombecounty.org/covid-19/default.aspxhttps://www.buncombecounty.org/covid-19/default.aspx
Call 211 for Non-Emergency Assistance including Mental Health Needs
The 211 hotline is a round-the-clock source of information and is a referral call center. You can call 211 regarding health needs — mental and physical — as well for assistance with food, income support, utilities, evictions/foreclosures, homelessness, issues facing older adults, and to report scams and price gouging. The 211 line operates year-round and is ready now to help people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can dial 211 from any phone.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 911.
The United Way operates year-round in service to our community. Its website is a source for information and referrals for health needs — mental and physical — as well for assistance with food, income support, utilities, evictions/foreclosures, homelessness, issues facing older adults, and to report scams and price gouging. The United Way also accepts donations. Find out more about services at:
Local governments and business leaders launched the One Buncombe Fund, a centralized COVID-19 donation and relief center. The mission of the One Buncombe Fund is to support the basic needs of individuals who have lost employment due to COVID-19 and to provide bridge funding (loans) to our small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. The fund is accepting donations and also applications for assistance. Visit: https://www.onebuncombe.org/
Mountain BizWorks partnered with a consortium of public, private, and nonprofit organizations to launch the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Lending Program. This program is intended to stabilize North Carolina’s small business sector and support all entrepreneurs as they learn how to adapt to the challenges created by COVID-19. Here is a link for for our small businesses, entrepreneurs, and farmers to learn of financial help: