31 College Place Suite D204 Asheville, NC 28801 contact@galabc.org


The Guardian ad Litem Association of Buncombe County’s (GALABC) mission is to provide education and support to Guardians ad Litem in Buncombe County and to advocate for the best interests and needs of abused, neglected and dependent children both in court and their everyday environments.


Thank You!

Thank You to everyone who came out in support of GALABC to Light in the Dark on June 27. It was a HUGE success netting over $11,000 to support our kids, also several people expressed interest in becoming a GAL! In addition, we want to give a big Shout Out of gratitude to our GAL supervisors and the Asheville Affiliates for their tremendous support and expert framework.

GAL Summer Ice Cream THANK YOU Social

As a huge thank you from the Asheville GAL Supervisor Team, you are cordially invited to an ice cream social at:
640 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC
Parking: across the street at Red Cross (there is plenty of parking after 5pm, be careful crossing the street)
On: Thursday, July 19th
From: 5:00-7:00pm
Every Guardian ad Litem receives a FREE ice cream!
Families of GAL’s welcome!
Please bring in your coupon that will be emailed to you before the event for your FREE ice cream!
The Hop on Merrimon is ours that evening- for GAL’s only and family members!
Bring your family, hang out, stay a while, enjoy ice cream in the summer, welcome the new class of GAL volunteers sworn in on July 16, 2018 and let us THANK YOU for a year of dedication and service to the children of Buncombe County! Please spread the word!
If you cannot make this event, you’ll be receiving a coupon for a FREE Hop ice cream (valid in July 2018 only). Details to come in the early July email.


For the month of June, Sunny Point Café will have an envelope on each table where customers can donate to Guardian ad Litem Association of Buncombe County. Please support your local Guardian ad Litem Association by both eating at the fabulous Sunny Point Café, which is delicious, and donating what you can afford in the envelope on the table. Sunny Point Café will match 20% of your donations.

626 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806
Sunday & Monday • 8:00am-2:30pm
Tuesday-Saturday • 8:00am-9:30pm
Reservations Accepted for Dinner: 828-252-0055

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Please share this great new video highlighting the role of and need for Guardian ad Litem volunteers across North Carolina!

Posted by Guardian ad Litem - Buncombe County on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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We are honored that these 18 community members decided to spend their precious volunteer time with Guardian ad Litem - Buncombe County!

After they completed 30 hours of training, Judge Ward Scott administered the Guardian ad Litem oath to the group yesterday afternoon. Everyone has their first case and is ready to take on the best interest advoacy for their child clients.

Think you would like to be a GAL? Visit www.volunteerforgal.org to submit an application!