DisAbility Partners, Asheville
108 New Leicester Highway
Asheville, NC 28806
Fax: (828) 298-0875
Serving Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania counties
Disability Partners formally Pathways was awarded another grant in 1999 from the Department of Education to open an additional Center in Asheville serving Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania Counties.
The CIL called Western Alliance Center For Independent Living is a stand alone center with an Advisory Board. When the Centers re-branded Western Alliance for Independent Living became Disability Partners-Asheville.
The Asheville Center provides the four core services of Information and Referral, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Counseling, and Advocacy.
Consistent with the definition of a Center, as cited in Section 702 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pathways is a consumer managed and controlled, community based, cross-disability, non-residential, non-profit organization.
As a Center, Disability Partners Board of Directors and staff are required to consist of a majority of individuals who have significant disabilities.