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Interview With a Mediator Steve Breckheimer “Got a Minute?” Interview By Beth De Bona Times-News Staff Writer

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We are excited to announce that we will kickoff our 2015 Draw Your Peace youth art contest for students in Buncombe, Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania Counties on February 27th!  

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Lee Luebbe and Renee Kumor

Earlier this year, Board, staff, and volunteers were asked to submit nominations for our 2014 Peacemaker of the Year award. Lee Luebbe, this year’s honoree, is truly a Peacemaker at heart. Both a volunteer mediator and board member, she is generous with her time and energy, inspires others to be their best, and believes in […]

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00- 1:30 PM Doubletree Hilton 115 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC Ticket Cost:  $50     Brad Heckman is Chief Executive Officer of the New York Peace Institute, one of the nation’s largest conflict resolution services.  He’s also an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, where he teaches […]

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For the last 10 years, the Mediation Center has partnered with Davidson River School’s Project Rebound middle school class in Transylvania County. Project Rebound is one of six programs offered at Davidson River School that meets the needs of students who might otherwise not be successful in school or are challenged with personal obstacles that […]

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You can make a donation to the Mediation Center just by shopping on Amazon this holiday season – or anytime during the year.   Just use this link to get to Amazon, and the Mediation Center will get a percent of your total purchase.  It doesn’t increase the cost of your purchase in any way. […]

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Beer and Nachos for Peace! Late night help needed!!! The Mediation Center is looking for 72 amazing volunteers to work concessions at the Warren Haynes Xmas Jam!  Sell Beer and Nachos for Peace! To raise money to support our mission, we’ll be staffing a concession booth on Friday, December 13th, and Saturday, December 14th at […]

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  Linda Mager, a long-time Henderson County Volunteer Mediator, passed away on July 31st of this year.  She was a long time educator and administrator at Blue Ridge Community College, and a faithful volunteer who helped countless people move through difficult and stressful times with mediation.   “Linda was one of those calm, insightful persons who could […]

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                 Premier Sponsor   Gold Sponsor It’s that time of year again!  Toss those clubs in the trunk and head out to the beautiful Connestee Falls Golf Club for the 7th Annual Bob Silvia Memorial Golf Tournament.  This year’s tournament benefits the Youth Mediation program of the Mediation […]

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Join us on April 25th for a night of food (amazing Packs Tavern Food, that is!), drink (open bar with beer and wine!), and dancing (to One Hit Wonders with DJ Regan Banks!) and support the mission of the Mediation Center to create opportunity from conflict! Buy your tickets online:       Ticekts by mail: […]

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Please join us for some good clean clothes-swapping fun! Bring a bag of clothes (shoes, belts, scarves) and $15 and let the trading begin! Thursday, February 7th 5:30-7:30 at The Mediation Center, 40 N. French Broad Avenue, Suite B, Asheville, NC.   Mediators will be on hand to resolve shoe and scarf induced drama!  

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In April of 2013, the Mediation Center is hosting the Justice Center of Atlanta for a 5-day Divorce and Family Mediation Training.  Top trainers from WNC and Atlanta will provide this well-regarded certified training.    This is your only chance to get this training in Western North Carolina in 2013! Registration is through the Justice […]

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Chaplains Under Fire – November 13th, 6pm  Buy Tickets Here! Please join us for the viewing of a very special documentary. Chaplains Under Fire is a feature length independent documentary that explores the world of military chaplains through the lens of the troops they serve in combat and the Constitutional issues they raise at home. […]

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On Thursday July 26th at 1pm golfers will tee off a day of fun and competition at Connestte Falls Country Club.  There’s still room for a few more teams! If you can’t play, join us for dinner afterwards at Atagahi Park in Transylvania County.  We’ve have steaks and chicken from Outback with all the fixings. […]

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     Imagine that you are about to walk out into the world with no car, no job, nowhere to live, and you don’t know who – if anyone – is willing to help you get back on your feet?  What’s it like for a woman – a mom, a daughter, a spouse – to walk […]

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Did you know that for $25 you could buy TWO 10-piece buckets of fried chicken OR you could provide the staffing necessary to help resolve a conflict between 2 community members? Just last week The Mediation Center has launched a campaign called $25 A-Peace. We’re hoping to get 50 people to donate $25 and enter a […]

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Facilitation Training August 19th, 2011 at The Mediation Center $100 per person — lunch included To Register, click here Or, for more information contact Allison Cannon 828-251-6089, ext. 13

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Spring/Summer 2016 March 3, 4, 10 and 11 – Community Mediation Skills April 22 – Be the Calm in the Storm: Managing Conflict with Compassion and Confidence May 6 – Conflict Resolution for Managers and Leaders May 20 – Be the Calm in the Storm: Managing Conflict with Compassion and Confidence  June 17 – Conflict […]


The Mediation Center has a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit your goals and needs. Volunteers make it possible for families, youth, and community members to find peace in difficult and stressful times. The first step to becoming a volunteer at the Mediation Center is to attend a volunteer orientation session. You will learn more about the […]


Three nonprofits combine to create one effective organization. The Mediation Center of Buncombe County has come together with The Center for Dialogue of Transylvania County and The Dispute Settlement Center of Henderson and Polk Counties. Now a regional nonprofit, our combined resources bring wisdom, best practices, and stronger finances to the communities we serve. Finding Common Ground Sometimes people need help to resolve conflicts. The Mediation Center helps individuals, youth, families, and community groups find workable solutions. Our process is confidential and voluntary, and our mediators are trained to help people reach agreements and find long term solutions. Family Visitation Services At our Buncombe County location, the Family Visitation Program supports children so they can maintain relationships with both parents. We provide safe, supervised visits in comfortable rooms filled with toys and games.. This is also the place where safe child exchanges happen for families... 

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Interview With a Mediator: Steve Breckheimer

Interview With a Mediator Steve Breckheimer “Got a Minute?” Interview By Beth De Bona Times-News Staff Writer  Read More


Volunteers Needed for 2015 Warren Haynes Xmas Jam!

The Mediation Center is looking for 15 energetic volunteers to work concessions at the Warren Haynes Xmas Jam on Saturday, December 12, 2015. In exchange, the Mediation Center will receive 5% of beer sales and 10% of all foods sales. Even if you can’t attend, please let anyone that may be able to work with us know.  Don’t know how to fry chicken finger or pour beer? No problem! What you DO NEED is:  To be 18+ Years Old (Alcohol can’t be served by a minor) To complete... 

Buncombe County Location

40 N. French Broad Ave., Suite B
Asheville, NC 28801


fax: 828-232-5140

Henderson County Location

101 South Grove St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792


fax: 828-697-8528

Transylvania County Location

137 North Broad St., Suite 1
Brevard, NC 28712


fax: 828-232-5140


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