In the pursuit of a community free of sexual violence, Our VOICE serves all individuals in Buncombe County affected by sexual assault and abuse, through counseling, advocacy, and education.
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
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a campaign to raise public
awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The 2019 campaign theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions. Our VOICE is proud to participate in SAAM with a variety of events, including the 4th Annual Pints for Our VOICE.
The Bar Outreach Project
Combating Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
“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