ABOUT US

First Contact Ministries, Inc is a non-profit, Christian based organization dedicated to helping others navigate crisis, recover from drug & alcohol addiction, and rebuild lives in Hendersonville, NC and the surrounding counties of WNC. The ministry acts as a valuable resource for individuals, families & loved ones seeking medical, spiritual & emotional support.  

THE PROBLEM:
HENDERSON COUNTY'S ADDICTION CRISIS

You've seen the news.  Across the country communities large and small are being ravaged by a wide-spread drug epidemic.  What about our "sleepy little town"?  Every morning, thousands of people in Henderson County wake up to another day controlled by drug & alcohol addiction.  For every one of them, an average of five other loved ones are suffering alongside, often in silence.  These are your loved ones, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.  You may not know about it, because people are used to hiding it.  But, the problem here is very real.

THE CRIES FOR HELP ARE OVERWHELMING

In the past three years, First Contact Addiction Ministries has had documented contact with over 800 members of our community who are seeking assistance with addiction and recovery.  Through this experience, they've learned some very valuable information regarding addiction treatment in our community.  Here it is:

  • The demand for help is much greater than the region’s capacity to provide the assistance.  
  • Because of the state of the NC mental health system, the number of treatment centers is extremely limited.  
  • The cost of treatment is prohibitively high.  Most either do not have insurance or the right kind for the facility. 
  • Timing is everything. When someone requests assistance, there is often a long waiting list for available space in treatment facilities forcing people to be sent far away away from their families, to receive treatment.  Because of this, many go untreated, with nowhere for them to go.
  • Very often, available treatment programs are not long enough, nor do they provide enough support to produce lasting life change.  This type of change requires a comprehensive program with teaching, counseling and mentoring to support individuals as they strive to establish stable, independent lives. 

OUR VISION:

A SYNERGISTIC LOCAL SOLUTION
THAT SAVES LIVES

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They tell me I’m an inspiration.  It isn’t an easy journey, but if you have God, you can make it work. When I was searching for a different high, that’s when I knew I needed help.  I wouldn’t be where I am  is today without the staff at First Contact.

I go home high on church now, and the people that support me. I (have gone) through a couple of hard times and not once did I want to solve it by getting high.  I can only do it because of God.  He shows me favor every day.” M.H. Hendersonville, NC.