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108 New Leicester Highway 
Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 298-1977
Fax: (828) 298-0875

Directions to the Asheville Office

Asheville Office Location

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 core services of Information and Referral, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Counseling, Transitions, 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.

Events and Information

We hope to see you Friday, February 9, 2024 for our first Skills and Social of the year. Join us for an overview on financial literacy and taco bar afterward.   This Friday, Disability Partners @ 2 PM. 108 New Leicester Hwy 

Core Services

Information & Referral

Provide information about disability related issues and referrals to community resources. Information is provided to individuals, businesses, schools, state and local government.

Independent Living Skills

Disability Partners’ staff will assist you in developing new skills needed to live independently

Peer Support

Staff members with disabilities are role models, assisting people with disabilities in achieving their independent living goals.


People with disabilities are taught to be self-advocates who understand their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Disability Partners advocates at local, state and federal levels for system changes to increase independent living services and equal access.

Transitions to Community-Based Living

Facilitates the transition of individuals with disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based living. Provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who are at risk of entering institutions. Facilitate and transition youth with disabilities into higher education, the workforce and the community.




Other Services

ADA Consulting

Assessment of ADA compliance for individuals and businesses in the community in areas of accessibility, employment and equal accommodations.

CyberPals Program

Places affordable donated, refurbished computers in homes of people with disabilities. Basic computer training is provided.

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Social Activities

Activities to develop and support peer relationships between people with disabilities.

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Person First Services

Offers Innovation Waivers services including supported Employment and Alternative Family Living. We serve individuals in Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Graham, Cherokee and Clay counties.

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Home Care Partners

Provides individualized assistance with daily living activities through MEDICAID CAP,PCS In-home aide services, Private Pay, Respite, and Veterans Administration.

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Jackson County Home & Community Block Grant

Provides services for residents 60 years and over.

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Pathways Thrift Store

Looking for a bargain? Shop our thrift store. Furniture, household items, baby items and clothing are a few of the excellent opportunities to save money. Volunteers are always welcome. Donations are tax deductible.





In accordance with Federal law and the US Department of Agriculture policy, this Organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation and reprisal.

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