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AWAKE, Inc. (Adults Working and Advocating for Kids Empowerment)


Dr. Renee Coward, Executive Director

Mailing Address:

PO Box 755
Sylva , NC 28779

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Office Hours:

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday


20 Colonial Square
Sylva, NC 28779

From the main campus entrance, turn right, toward Sylva. Follow Hwy 107/Main Street past downtown Sylva, toward Dillsboro. Colonial Square will be on the left, across from Harold's Supermarket.

Agency Description:

The AWAKE Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) coordinates services for children in Jackson County who have been sexually or physically abused.


Dependent upon services

Time Commitment:

Dependent upon services, generally a minimum of 4-10 hour blocks preferred.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:

Individuals must have a sincere concern for the welfare and safety of children. Volunteer services rarely involve time working directly with abused children due to confidentiality requirements.

Volunteer Involvement:

Due to confidentiality requirements, there is limited opportunity for working directly with children. Most of the volunteer tasks will be for incidental services. Volunteers may work to help support the CAC financially, provide community education about AWAKE and child abuse, promote advocacy for the CAC, provide maintenance and assistance with tasks as they emerge for center operation, and assist with personal safety curriculum provided in the local schools in the spring.

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