Empowerment Child Care

The YWCA provides up to 12 hours of free Empowerment Child Care per week for parents who are in transition, continuing their education, accessing social services or looking for employment. We work closely with the Family Justice Center, Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services, A-B Tech, Green Opportunities and Mary Benson House.

Empowerment Child Care Center Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Space is limited and an orientation is required to use this service. Maximum of 4 hours of child care per visit. For more information regarding Empowerment Child Care and to make reservations, please call us at 828-254-7206 x 113. 

Pay-by-the-Hour Child Care is also available for those who do not qualify for free care. Please see details below.

Pay-by-the-Hour availability as capacity allows:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Maximum of 4 hours of child care per visit and 12 hours per week. Call to make reservations. 

Pay-by-the-Hour Cost:
$10 per hour for one child
$5 per hour each additional child

Purchase $50 (for 5 hours) or $100 (for 11 hours)  pre-paid punch cards at Guest Services. 
(All fees help support providing free childcare to low-income families while they are working towards stability and self-sufficiency.)

For more information about Empowerment Child Care, please call 254-7206 x 113.



Thanks to Our Funders

Free Empowerment Child Care is made possible in part by support from, The Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, Buncombe County Services Foundation, the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County and YWCA donors.

YWCA Women's Empowerment is a proud partner with Wheels4Hope. Having reliable transportation can make an impact on people who are economically-vulnerable and allow them the opportunity to continue on the road to self-sufficiency. Wheels4Hope in Asheville strives to provide vehicles to those without – one donated car at a time.