Hawthorn Heights in association with Mountain Youth Resources



Kara Haney, Program Director

Mailing Address:   155 Patterson Ave.
Bryson City, NC 28713

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Fax Number:   828-488-9267

Email Address:   khaney@bariumsprings.org

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Office Hours:   24/7


Take Hwy 107 to Sylva into Dillsboro.  Go past the Jarrett House, then make a right onto Hwy 441. Take exit 69 going to the right, then take the first left, and take a right at the stop sign. Turn left onto Governor's Island St.  Look for a basketball goal in an empty field. The agency is located in the house across the street.

Agency Description:  

Hawthorn Heights is a residential care center located in Bryson City, NC serving all seven counties of the 30th Judicial district (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain). Youth must be in need of short-term, out-of-home care for either protection, planning, crisis intervention, family conflict resolution, and/or behavior stabilization. Hawthorn is staffed by specially trained professionals who are skilled in dealing with the complexity of problems this population experiences.

Training:   Training is provided by the agency.

Time Commitment:   Flexible hours.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:  

Volunteers should have an understanding of basic counseling concepts, good interpersonal skills, adequate presentation skills, and an ability to relate effectively to youth.

Volunteer Involvement:  

Volunteers will present to youth aftercare groups on such topics as drug abuse, stress management, relationship issues, suicide prevention, anger management, and a host of other similar topics. Volunteers will be allowed to interact with youth during and after each session.  Volunteers also offer tutoring services to youth in the shelter.


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