Community Resource Guide for children and adolescents

  • Community Resource Guide

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Mitchell County Schools Social Worker and Mitchell-Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force program manager Jeff Spargo compiled the following community resource guide for children and families. Email to have a resource added to the list. 


Mitchell County Schools Student Support Services Team

Jennifer Gregory, Student Services Director



Angela Atkins, School Social Worker



Alexandra Yelton, School Social Worker



Matt Hollifield, School Counselor



Grant Sparks, School Counselor



Crystal Robinson, School Counselor



Cassidy Greene, School Counselor 



Angelica Ramirez, Migrant Education Program



Mitchell County Board of Education

72 Ledger School Road; Bakersville, NC 28705   



Please Note: The resources listed below are not an exhaustive list of resources and services in our community and are not meant to be an endorsement by MCS, but rather community services we are aware of that may benefit your family.

RHA - Mobile Crisis Management Services


On-site crisis management for mental health emergencies.  Support for family members. Available 24/7


Toe River Health District Mitchell County Health Department

130 ForestService Drive, Suite A Bakersville, NC 28705


Health Care Services


Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

24 Hospital Drive

Spruce Pine, NC 28777


Medical Services


Mitchell County Department of Social Services

347 Long View Drive

Bakersville, NC 28777


Emergency Assistance, Children’s Services, Medical Assistance and Food Stamps


Mitchell County Transportation Authority

73 Crimson Laurel Circle Bakersville, NC 28705


Community Transportation program


Mountain Community Health Partnership Bakersville Community Medical Clinic

86 N. Mitchell Avenue

Bakersville, NC 28705


828-260-9928 - Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health

Health Care Services

Behavioral Health


RHA Behavioral Health

129 Skyview Circle

Spruce Pine, NC 28777


Counseling Services, Crisis  Intervention


MY Health-e-Schools

120 Oak Ave.

Spruce Pine, NC 28777




A Caring Alternative

361 N. Main Street

Marion, NC 28752


Counseling Services


Appalachian Counseling and Psychological Services

205 Locust Street

Spruce Pine, NC 28777


Counseling Services


Spruce Pine Counseling

962 Oak Avenue

Spruce Pine, NC 28777


Counseling Services


Toe River Child Advocacy Center

49 Rock Wall Lane

Burnsville, NC


Counseling Services


Vaya Health

200 Ridgefield Ct, #206

Asheville, NC 28806


1-800-849-6127 - en espanol

Services and support for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse.


Mitchell County Safe Place

PO Box 544

Spruce Pine, NC 28777


24-hour crisis line

Assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence


MY Meds

3011 US 19 Hwy E.

Spruce Pine, NC 28777


Medication Assistance


Hollifield’s Christian Childcare

10 Ellis Road, Extension

Spruce Pine, NC 28777


Child Care Center


Jack and Jill Day Care Center

864 Biggerstaff Road

Spruce Pine, NC 28777


Child Care Center


Roan View Child Development

301 Longview Drive

Bakersville, NC 28705


Child Care Center


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Mitchell County Library

18 N. Mitchell Avenue

Bakersville, NC 28705


free internet access from parking areas


Spruce Pine Public Library

142 Walnut Ave.

Spruce Pine, NC 28777


free internet access from parking areas


Mitchell County Public Housing Agency

101 Rhododendron Circle, #A

Bakersville, NC 28701


Housing Information


Spruce Pine Housing Authority

11 Fairground St.

Spruce Pine, NC 28777


Housing Information


McDowell Mission

PO Box 297

Marion, NC 28752




Hospitality House of the Boone Area

302 W King St.

Boone, NC 28607




Pisgah Legal Services

PO Box 2276

Asheville, NC 28802



Legal Services


Local  Information

WTOE Weather Hotline – 828-688-1469

Ray’s Weather Center –

WKYK School Closing Hotline – 828-765-7441 ext. 270

Mitchell News-Journal –

Blue Ridge Christian News –

Asheville Citizen-Times –  

WLOS News 13 ABC –


If your child seems distressed about COVID-19 (coronavirus), please reach out to your school counselor, psychologist, or social worker for support.

Additional resources to provide emotional support to children:

● Talking  to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource (National Association of School


● Talking  to Children About Coronavirus  (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

● (Crisis Management Institute)



Helpful Resources:

211: By dialing 211, callers can find out what local resources are available from assistance with food and shelter, to services for veterans. Call 211 or visit for more information

Pisgah Legal: Can help with access to emergency resources, advising with filing for unemployment benefits, help find judges if there is an emergency child custody matter or domestic violence matter and more. Please visit the updates page for more information:

Food Pantries:

Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff: Call 828-765-5385 or visit:

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Spruce Pine: Call: 385-3975 or visit:

Reconciliation House of Burnsville: Call 828-682-7251 or visit:

Charity House Mission in Burnsville: Call 828-450-9908 or visit:


Online Church Resources:

Spruce Pine United Methodist Church virtual worship:

Trinity Episcopal Spruce Pine live worship Sundays at 10:30am:

First Baptist Church Spruce Pine virtual worship:

The Grove Church Spruce Pine virtual worship:

First Baptist Church Burnsville virtual worship:

Higgins United Methodist Church virtual devotions:


Mental Health & Substance Use Resources:

Local Services: SMART Recovery: Burnsville chapter is offering virtual sessions – contact:

Mountain Community Health Partnership: Bakersville-688-2104 / Spruce Pine-766-7888 / Celo-675-4116

Mobile Crisis: 1-888-573-1006 or email 

RHA Walk-in Crisis Burnsville: 828-682-2111 or website:

Eleanor Health: Offering free online support groups

Nationwide Online Support:
Alcoholics Anonymous: 

Narcotics Anonymous:

National SMART Recovery

Recovery Dharma:

12 Step Recovery Program: