Speak UP – Speak OUT

Holly DaughterMother daughter twoOur VOICE, in partnership with Dr. Kelley Wolfe and the YWCA, is proud to present “Speak UP, Speak OUT.”

Join us for a fun afternoon of girl talk – embrace your feminine intuition and learn how to better communicate with your teenage daughter around sex, safety, and strength.

Sunday April 6th 1-5pm at the YWCA (185 S. French Broad)

Learn more  – Mother Daughter Workshop

The cost is only $25 per mother/daughter pair and features lunch from DOUGH!

Call today to register (828) 252-0562 or register online –

The Bar Outreach Project – Bar Staff Training

Bar 5Calling all Sevice Industry Workers!

Join us for The Bar Outreach Project – Bar Staff Training on Monday February 24th at 10:00 am at Strada (27 Broadway in downtown Asheville).

Learn how to help prevent DFSA (Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault) and how to keep your establishment patron-friendly and safer for everyone!

This interactive 90 minute training is appropriate for all restaurant/bar employees and registration is only $10 per establishment (bring as many staff as you’d like!)

Register by phone (828) 252-0562 and pay at the door or online –


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Seeking Mentors for Climbing Toward Confidence


Seeking adult women interested in volunteer mentor positions with Climbing Toward Confidence.

Climbing Toward Confidence (CTC) is a program of Our VOICE aimed at reducing the risk of violence among girls. This 11 week program pairs middle-school girls with adult women mentors and teaches them how to rock climb, and through climbing, how to find their voice and build their self-confidence.

Spring 2014 Session Dates: Mondays, Feb 10th – May 5th 4:00-7:30 pm

(except for 3/31 and 4/14 for Spring Break)

Call Leah at 252-0562 EXT 16 or email leahr@ourvoicenc.org for info.

40 Amazing Years

40th Anniversary Logo2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of Our VOICE serving Buncombe County.

We are humbled each day by the amazing resilience of the survivors with whom we work and are honored to support victims and prevent sexual violence in our community.

Thank you for your continued support, helping us grow, and believing in a future that is free from violence.

We will be celebrating all year with special events, campaigns, and education programs. Please join us throughout this year and help us make strides in ending sexual violence.

Hope and Healing

Hope and Healing - Image for NewsletterOur VOICE would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

If you believe in the power of hope and healing and support the work that we do for those affected by sexual violence in our community then please consider a donation during this giving time of year.

No amount is too small – all gifts help us create a safer community and empower those who are on the path from victim to survivor.



Walk a Mile Logo Contest!

Red Sparkly Heels - Logo Contest ImageOur VOICE is accepting submissions for logos for the 2014 Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event.

The winning logo will be awarded $200!

The logo must use the phrase “Walk a Mile” and incorporate Our VOICE.

The deadline for submissions is Friday November 15, 2013 – please email high-resolution format logos to rvoice@ourvoicenc.org.

All submissions become property of Our VOICE. Please call us at (828) 252-0562 if you have any questions.

Good luck and GET PUMPED UP!