Welcome to AWAKE
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.
We want to give a BIG Thank You to the Harrah’s Cherokee supervisors and managers that work sunrise shift in operations. And to the Harrah's HEROs program. We really appreciate your "cleaning ninja" skills that you used to help get our new handicapped accesible location ready. AWAKE and the children are grateful for your service.
National Children's Alliance Leadership Conference in Washington, DC
We learned so much from our sessions and were able to network with other Children's Advocacy Center staff from around the country. We also had the oppurtunity to speak to Congressman Mark Meadows about AWAKE and its services. We are thankful that we have oppurtunities like this to gain knowledge that we can use to improve our services to children
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.
Reporting Child Abuse is everyone's obligation
Please remember the importance of reporting suspected child abuse to Jackson Co. Department of Social Services at (828) 586-5546 if the suspected perpetrator is a caretaker and the Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office or Sylva Police Dept. if he/she is a non-caretaker.
The Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office's phone # is (828) 586-8901 and the Sylva Police Dept.'s phone # is (828)586-2916.
The reporter can remain anonymous, if desired. It is important to have everyone's involvement and commitment to this effort to provide the needed county-wide safety net of protection for Jackson County children.
Thank you to our funders!