Support Our VOICE this Giving Tuesday!
Give!Local is an incredible annual campaign hosted by Mountain Xpress and makes end-of-year giving easy and fun! We are honored to be featured alongside 40+ other local nonprofits and proud to offer incentives to donors from our generous community partners, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe and Izzy’s Coffee!
$10 or more will receive a complimentary coffee from Izzy’s Downtown Coffee Den or Izzy’s West Coffee House
$20 or more will receive a specialty coffee drink from Izzy’s and a single scoop of ice cream from The Hop
$50 or more will receive a 12-ounce bag of coffee from Izzy’s and a single scoop of ice cream from The Hop.
$100 or more will receive a 12-ounce bag of coffee from Izzy’s, a single scoop of ice cream from The Hop and a special edition Our VOICE face mask that reads “BREAK THE SILENCE.”
Visit givelocalguide.org/nonprofits/our-voice/ for more details!
2020 Virtual Survivor Art Show
Virtual gallery will be displayed through December 31st, 2020
View Survivor Art Show Gallery
We are still here for you during these uncertain times!
As we continue to receive updates regarding coronavirus, Our VOICE would like to inform survivors, community partners and supporters that we are making temporary changes to our services in order to minimize the risk of transmission of the virus. Until further notice, Our VOICE’s services will reflect the following:
- Crisis Hotline: Our crisis line will operate as usual, 24/7 at 828-255-7576.
- FJC Walk-in Services: Walk-in services at the Family Justice Center at 35 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC 28801 are still available and will require a COVID-19 screening upon arrival. Call our crisis line at 828-255-7576 for more information.
- Individual Counseling Services: Counselors are providing individually remotely, via Simple Practice. Please call our office at 828-252-0562 or our crisis line at 828-255-7576 to start the counseling referral process or to connect with your counselor.
- Support Groups: Groups are being offered virtually via secure telehealth. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our current groups!
- Legal Advocacy: Court advocacy and law enforcement advocacy services will be offered on a limited basis. Please call our office at 828-252-0562 or our crisis line at 828-255-7576 to start a request for legal advocacy services or to connect with your advocate.
- Case Management: Case management services (including anti-human trafficking case management) will be offered remotely, either online or via phone. Please call our office at 828-252-0562 or our crisis line at 828-255-7576 to request case management services or to connect with your current case manager.
- Forensic Evaluations & Medical Consultations: Forensic examination with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is available at no cost to survivors at the Family Justice Center, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and does not require reporting with law enforcement. In-person medical advocacy is available for survivors presenting at the Family Justice Center, please call 828-252-0562 for more information. Medical advocacy is being offered vis secure telehealth for survivors presenting at Mission Hospital.
- Prevention Programming: In-person prevention programs will be put on hold until further notice, however, we have the ability to host prevention workshops via Zoom, for anyone interested please fill out a request form here.
Donations: If you are interested in making a monetary donation, we would encourage you to make it here or for you to contact us at 828-252-0562 or rvoice@ourvoicencorg. Our VOICE depends on community support, and your donation today will ensure that vital services are available during this time.
Our VOICE is dedicated to the health and well-being of all people. We will continue to serve survivors, reduce the rates of assault in our region, and offer education programs that are designed to empower our youth to live happy, safe, and productive lives. We will also continue to work to dismantle the oppressions that contribute to sexual violence and human trafficking. In these uncertain and often fearful times, we cannot permit xenophobia and racism to go unchecked. For further reading click here, here and here. For tools to disrupt xenophobia and racism, click here, here and here.
Please take care of yourselves and your families as we work together to control the spread of coronavirus over the coming months. We cannot encourage you enough
to take care of yourself. Take a walk, make sure you eat well, call a friend and breathe.
-Angelica R. Wind
To inspire hope and healing while ending sexual violence and human trafficking through education, counseling, and advocacy.
Crisis Line: 828.255.7576
Text “VOICE” or “VOZ” to 85511
Crisis Support – Counseling – Case Management – Advocacy (Medical, Court) – Educational Programs – Training – Latinx Services – Events – Community Engagement
The Bar Outreach Project
Combating Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
Want to help make a difference?
“Over the years in the bar business I have heard many tales of drugs being dropped into unsuspecting folk’s beverages, and have known a few victims. Our VOICE has been instrumental in bringing awareness to the problem, especially educating staff, who in turn, can make a real difference in educating customers.” – Chad Battles, Co-owner, The Bywater
“Until I went to the [Bar Staff] training, I had no idea that Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault was such a problem. That’s the first step to fixing the problem, being aware that it exists.” – Tim McGill, Manager, Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company
“The Bar Outreach Program has been a great tool in our kit to keep our patrons safe and comfortable.” – Lisa Gambrell, Owner, Desoto Lounge