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, or looking for employment.

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

Pay-by-the-Hour Child Care is also available on a sliding scale!


Drop-in care available as capacity allows:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Reservations are available:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:45 pm—7:45 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am—12:00 pm

Pay-by-the-Hour Cost:
$5-$10 per hour* (sliding scale)
Purchase 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.