Welcome to AWAKE


The Women of St. John's Episcopal Church donated $500 to AWAKE. We are so grateful to recieve so much support from other organizations in our community. We really appreciate the women of St. John's Episcopal Church supporting us in the efforts to advocate for children during their time of need.

 Case Manager, Paige Gilliland accepting the donation from the women of St. John's Episcopal Church. 


Founded in 1993 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, AWAKE serves to educate and advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Jackson County, NC.

In addition to prevention services, AWAKE is a Children's Advocacy Center and coordinates services of local agencies for familiesduring abuse investigations. We hope you enjoy our site and that the resources here are beneficial to you.

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Donations Needed and Appreciated

This website includes a "Donate" button on each of the other AWAKE website pages to accept online donations via debit or credit cards. Please consider a contribution online or by mail, as AWAKE relies on local financial support to supplement operational funds from federal, state, and grant foundation sources. Mailed donations should be sent to P. O. Box 755, Sylva, NC 28779.


Thank you to our major funders!

North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission: Victim's of Crime Act

W. C. and Stella B. Hennessee Foundation, Inc.