Re-Entry Mediation – A chance for incarcerated women to make peace and make plans

     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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$25 A-Peace Campaign!

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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Volunteer Visit Monitor Training

The Family Visitation Program (FVP) is in need of volunteers to supervise visits between visiting parents and their children! Our next Volunteer Visit Monitor Training will take place on April 24, 25, and 26th! The training will take place each evening from 5:30-8:30pm. Training topics will include neutral documentation, safety, intervention, parent coaching, child abuse […]

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Family Visitation Services are Key to Keeping Buncombe County Residents Safe

The Mediation Center has written a letter to the Asheville Citizen Times this week describing the crucial benefits of maintaining supervised visitation and safe exchange services for families in Buncombe County. This letter was prompted by the recent tragedy in Washington State that resulted in the deaths of two young boys. Click here to read our […]

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Katie Levy, Youth Mediator, on the airwaves!

  Rosman High Peer Mediators pause for a photo after their Peer Mediation Training As local school systems address the issue of bullying this week, Katie Levy was called upon to speak with WWNC radio station about how the Mediation Center’s Peer Mediation Programs help empower young people to take a stand against bullying. Our […]

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Fantastic Community Mediation Training!

We ran a 3-day Community Mediation Training last week for 14 eager participants. They all gathered in the Buncombe County office in Asheville, along with staff Jan Woloson and Amanda Watkins and numerous current volunteer mediators, to learn and polish some conflict resolution skills as they learned the art of mediation. Together the participants not only learned about the process of mediation, but […]

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Director of Mediation Services, Jan Woloson, in the news

The Henderson County Times ran an article in early December that prominently featured The Mediation Center’s own Jan Woloson as a local source of wisdom on promoting peace among family members during the holidays. Find the article here: BlueRidgeNow.        

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Happy Holidays!

Peace on Earth The holiday season is a time to gather with loved ones, exchange gifts, indulge in sweets, and acknowledge our blessings.  At the Mediation Center we reflect on the many themes of the holiday season, one of our favorites is the hope for “Peace on Earth”.  As mediators, we are passionate about creating […]

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 The Mediation Center was excited to run not one but TWO beverage booths at this year’s Moogfest music festival in Asheville on Halloween weekend. This was an outstanding fundraiser for the center where we raised much needed funds for our operations across 4 counties by having fun with volunteers, mingling with festival goers, and serving drinks to […]

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We’re Expanding our Reach!

We are excited to announce that as of October 1st, 2011,  the Mediation Center has joined forces with The Center for Dialogue in Brevard and the Dispute Settlement Center in Hendersonville to become one entity. This means that the Mediation Center now has three different locations all providing the same quality services to clients in […]

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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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