After School & Child Care Services through NC 2-1-1

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After School and Child Care Services

Every child deserves access to a healthy, safe, productive and nurturing environment. School schedules rarely sync perfectly with work schedules so you may need qualified personnel who promote positive social behavior through age appropriate and stimulating activities.

If you or someone you know needs after school supervision or child care, dial 2-1-1 from any cell phone or landline. You will be connected for free with a real person who can navigate you to services in your area. The conversation will be confidential and you will be connected with an organization specializing in appropriate activities that meet the educational, social, emotional and recreational needs of your family.

In addition, 866-401-6342 is a toll free number that is available should your service provider be unable to connect to 2-1-1. 


What is NC 2-1-1?

NC 2-1-1 is a statewide resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7, confidential phone service and searchable online database. This service is provided by United Way of North Carolina. United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County runs NC 2-1-1's Asheville call center which serves sixteen western North Carolina counties.

Every hour of every day, someone searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance. With more than 18,000 health and human service programs, finding help can seem insurmountable. NC 2-1-1 can help.

By dialing 2-1-1 from any phone, clients are linked to a live highly-trained specialist who will navigate them through their situations by assessing their needs and then matching them to the best and closest resource in their community. Assistance is confidential and offered in many languages. Help Starts Here.