Off-Campus Resources

ACADA, Inc. - Avery Citizens Against Domestic Abuse
Serving victims of domestic violence with evidence of physical or emotional abuse or sexual assault, such as doctor’s referral, court papers, protection orders, etc. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; 828-733-3512; Email:; PO Box 1645 Newland, NC, 28657

High Country Pride
High Country is the North Carolina High Country's leading online Web portal devoted to uniting and representing the area’s GLBTIQA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexed, Queer and Allies) community. This free, donation-supported web site brings you local news and updates about everything from social activities to activism and promotes Boone’s annual gay pride event.

National Organization of Women (Boone Chapter)
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. Their purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in society — sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.

New River Behavioral Healthcare
A Comprehensive Public Provider serving Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga, Wilkes, IIredell, Alexander, Yadkin and Surry Counties of North Carolina. New River Behavioral HealthCare is a local intergovernmental agency whose mission is to provide high quality, affordable, cost-effective and person-centered behavioral health care services and supports so that people with disabilities can live successfully in their chosen communities. For services please click here for the phone number for your area.

O.A.S.I.S. – Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter
Services include: confidential emergency shelter ; short-term crisis counseling; information and referrals to community resources; case management; support groups; medical and legal advocacy; educational programs for schools, civic organizations, faith-based groups, and professional association
24-hour crisis line numbers:
(within area codes: 828, 336 and 423)
828-262-5035 (within the Boone area)
828-264-3761 (page via Sheriff's Office)

Project Rainbow: Domestic Violence for the LGBT Community
Domestic violence occurs in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relationships as often as in straight (or heterosexual) relationships. This website, as well as the NCCADV website ( contains information about domestic violence in LGBT relationships, tools for domestic violence service providers, tips on helping a friend experiencing domestic violence, and links to other online resources.