Community Resources

Our local community is filled with amazingly skilled and supportive groups and individuals.

Abused Women’s Shelters & Support

HELPMATE – Domestic violence shelter, case management, court advocacy, counseling. All services are free and confidential.  24 Hour Hotline: 828-254-0516

OUR VOICE – Sexual assault and abuse services including counseling, support groups and court advocacy. All services free and confidential.  24 Hour Hotline: 828-255-7576, 

Addiction Services and Support Groups

Mary Benson House – Serves women seeking substance abuse treatment while pregnant or or parenting a child from birth to five years. 828-252-5280

Women’s Recovery Center

Ankyloglossia (Tongue & Lip Tie):

Kimberly Rush, IBCLC– in-home support, and bills insurance. She offers a full functional assessment, with continuing education completed in ankyloglossia.  828-808-5470,

Dr. Bill Chambers, Pediatric Dentist – Laser revisions, 828-274-9220, 

Emily Sullivan, LMBT – Infant craniosacral therapy. 828-337-0007

Birth Centers

WNC Birth Center

Birth and Postpartum Doulas:

DAMA: Doula Association of the Mountain Area – The area’s professional association of certified doulas; birth and postpartum.

Homegrown Babies

Breast Pumps and Equipment (purchase and rental)

Mission Breastfeeding Center – 828-213-1103 

Aeroflow Healthcare – 888-598-0144

Breastfeeding Groups, Clinics, and Classes

Babymoon Breastfeeding, Postpartum, and Baby Care Class – Jen Chandlee, 828-989-9821

La Leche League – Free monthly meetings for breastfeeding mothers and their babies/toddlers – 828-303-6352
Toddler meet-up at Homegrown Babies every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Breastfeeding Support/Lactation Consultants

Jen Chandlee – In-home breastfeeding education and support and classes, 828-989-9821

Liz Mills – In-home breastfeeding support and appointments at Homegrown Babies, 828-279-1735

Kimberly Rush, IBCLC – In-home support, and bills insurance, 828-808-5470

MAHEC Breastfeeding Clinic, 828-771-5500

Mission Breastfeeding Center Lactation Consultants828-213-1103

Child Abuse Protection Agency

Child Abuse Prevention Services

Childbirth Educators

Chama Woydak, Jen Chandlee, & Kelly Brown: Homegrown Babies828-777-8899,

Mission Hospitals: Prepared Childbirth Series828-213-2222 

Laura Beagle, Empowered Birthing: Private and group childbirth classes

Children’s Hospitals

Mission Children’s Hospital828-213-1111 

Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Pelvic Health, Physical Therapy

Awakening Heart Chiropractic – 828-254-1767

One Love Chiropractic  (828) 505-1584

Well Adjusted-Chiropractic and Acupuncture – Hendersonville, 828-698-7888

Cornerstone Physical Therapy –  Amanda Fugate

Craniosacral and Massage Therapy – Emily Sullivan, 828-337-0007,

Medicine of the Feminine – Mayan Abdominal Massage, 503-707-5212, 

Jenny Zoppo – Massage Therapy, 828-712-3795, 

Asheville Community Acupuncture – Sliding scale fees

Living Points Acupuncture  828-687-8747 

People’s Acupuncture –  828-254-4098

Sacred Valley Acupuncture, Kerry Goodwin –  828-367-7315

Sustainable Health Acupuncture, Liz Roseman: Specializing in fertility, pregnancy, and family care.

Healing from Within Acupuncture, Megan Burns – 828-989-9229

Cultural/multicultural resources

Centering Pregnancy Program at Western North Carolina Community Health Services

Gloria Maria Llanser – Spanish speaking birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and placenta encapsulator. 

Family Doctors and Pediatricians

Family to Family: Family physicians offering functional medicine for all ages and stages. Dr. Susan Bradt specializes in pediatrics and offers integrative, holistic primary care and consultations. They take children’s medicaid. 828-251-2700.

Our Family Doctor: 828-252-2511

Community Family Practice828-254-2444 

ABC Peds828-277-3000 

Blue Sky Pediatrics828-687-8709 

Asheville Medicine and Pediatrics828-651-0121 

Rainbow Pediatrics -Hendersonville (828) 698-8135

Health Food Stores

Greenlife Grocery

French Broad Food Co-op

Earth Fare

Whole Foods Market 

Hospitals and Urgent Cares

Mission Hospital – 828-213-1111

Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville – 1-800-866-790-WELL

Park Ridge Hospital – 828- 684-8501

Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care – 828-252-4878

Asheville Urgent Care – 828-210-2835

Maternity/nursing clothes

Littlest Birds

Mission Breastfeeding Center – 828-213-1103 


MAHEC Midwives: Offering hospital birth with certified nurse-midwives – 828-771-5500 

WNC Birth Center

Naturopathic/homeopathic services/stores and clinics

Lewis Family Natural Health

Asheville Natural Health and Homeopathy

New Mother’s/Father’s Support Groups

Mother with Courage – Support group for new mothers. Each Monday, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m; mom-to-mom support.
4th Monday of each month 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. specifically for moms who are self or clinically diagnosed with Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). Both groups are facilitated by Homegrown Babies Postpartum doulas.

Moving Mamas – expectant and new moms walk and stretch, talk and listen, learn and support one another; facilitated by marathon runner, doula, and Lamaze educator Kelly Brown. Meets Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Carrier Park or Asheville Mall. Check our Facebook page on Wednesday to confirm location.

Father with Courage – Support group for new dads facilitated by Andrew Bednarzik, LPC.

Online Resources

Lamaze International 

Homegrown Babies Facebook Page

Asheville Mamas Facebook Group

Asheville Family Resource

Kelly Mom – Evidence based information on breastfeeding and parenting

Evidence Based Birth – Current, evidence based information on birth

Parenting Classes

Children and Family – Hendersonville, 828-698-0674

Hand in Hand Parenting – Asheville, 713-298-6984

Perinatal loss support groups/bereaved families support groups

Mission Hospital 

Homegrown Families Perinatal Bereavement Parent Support Group – meets on the 4th Monday of each month 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Perinatal Mood Disorders (prenatal & postpartum depression, anxiety, etc)

Perinatal Emotional Health Network of WNC

Heriloom Counseling, Elizabeth Gillette, LSCW

Justina Prenatt, MS, LPCA, NCC

Brent Beam, Psychologist

Andrew Bednarzik, Riverbank Counseling

Postpartum International


Destinee Blau – Offering maternity, birth and family photography.

Helen Joy – Offering maternity, birth and family photography. 828-329-3969

Second Street Photography – Offering maternity, birth and family photography.

Placenta Encapsulation

Homegrown Babies 

Sleep Consultants

Meggan Hartman– Offering pediatric sleep consultations and classes

Social Service Organizations

Buncombe County Department of Social Services – To sign up for pregnancy Medicaid828-250-5795.

WIC- Nutrition, food, and breastfeeding support

Yoga for prenatal and postpartum

Homegrown Babies offers Prenatal Yoga on Sundays from 1 – 2:15 p.m.

West Asheville Yoga

Asheville Community Yoga 

YAM – Hendersonville, Prenatal and postpartum yoga class.

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