Welcome to AWAKE



Thank you to Jeanne Dulworth and her social work class from this past spring at Western Carolina University for their generous donations to AWAKE. The students in Dulworth's class teamed up to hold a fundraiser of their choosing to collect money to donate to AWAKE. We are so thankful to have the support of Mrs. Dulworth and her students in our mission to advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.


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

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