Welcome to AWAKE

AWAKE staff had a blast learning all about fire safety and how to properly use a fire extinguisher yesterday. Thank you to the Emergency Management of Jackson County for taking the time to help educate our staff on how to appropriately handle a fire.



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 families during 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

Cashiers United Methodist Church 

St. John's Episcopal Church, Sylva