Empowerment Childcare

The YWCA provides up to 12 hours of free Empowerment Childcare 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.

 Learn more about our A-B Tech Childcare Partnership


Empowerment Childcare 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 Childcare please book a phone or in-person appointment today. 


Affordable Pay-by-the-Hour Childcare is also available for families who do not qualify for free care.



Thanks to Our Funders

Free Empowerment Childcare 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.