Caring Is Our Business

A Caring Alternative, LLC (ACA) is a well-established comprehensive care agency providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services to adults, adolescents, and children in Western North Carolina.

Morganton Office (Corporate)

P: (828) 437-3000

F: (828) 437-4999

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walk-In Clinic - *No Appointment Needed

*Monday & Tuesday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

301 East Meeting Street, Suite 201

Morganton NC  28655

Marion Office

P: (828) 652-5444

F: (828) 652-5837

Serving Children & Adolescents 

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk-In Clinic - *No Appointment Needed

*Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

5623 U.S.221 

Glenwood, NC 28752 (Marion)

ACTT Office

 P: (828) 430-4388

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

617 South Green Street, Suite 102

Morganton, NC  28655

Hickory Office

P: (828) 475-0142

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

785 Hwy 70 SW, Suite 300

Hickory, NC  28602

Care Haven

P: (828) 475-1705

F: (820) 559-0773

Marion, NC

Asheville Office

P: (828) 475-0822

F: (828) 354-3330

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

68 Orange Street, Suite A

Asheville, NC  28801

Our Approach

Helping People Live Better & Successful Lives

A Caring Alternative, LLC (ACA) is a well-established comprehensive care agency that has proudly served the community since 2006,  providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services to adults, adolescents, and children in Western North Carolina. 

 

Our comprehensive care agency is a values-based behavioral health system. We are committed to mental health care disparities and health equity to ensure a focus on inclusivity and accessibility to people with disabilities and similar challenges.  These values are deeply rooted principles that guide daily operations; they serve as the cultural foundation. Every employee understands the importance of upholding these practices established to guide ethical practice, plan, and deliver the highest quality of service for every client we serve.

Our Services & Programs

At A Caring Alternative, we strive to be the most valued and trusted agency in Western North Carolina, providing only the best quality behavioral health and substance use disorder services to adults, adolescents, and children.

We understand that no two people are the same. From day one, we create a comfortable environment so clients feel at ease. We are committed to customizing a personalized model of care that empowers clients to live a fuller and more joyful life. That’s why every approach is highly personalized and refined to fit the needs of our clients. We partner together to identify underlying challenges, recognize, highlight, and build off strengths that help each client adjust to a healthier lifestyle.   

We are in the business of caring and are here when you need us most!

Young Family
Adult Services
Walk-In Clinic
Children Embracing in Circle

Child, Adolescent & Family Services

Serving children, adolescents, and families in Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, McDowell, Mitchell and Yancey Counties

Adult Services

Serving adults in Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, and McDowell counties.

Walk-in Clinic

Open Access - No appointment needed. Locations in Burke and McDowell counties.

Care Haven

Serving Vaya Health Clients.

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Being a foster parent has been and continues to be one of the most challenging yet rewarding things we’ve ever done. Children are gifts from God! We should love, cherish and protect them.“ It takes a village to raise children."

 

To love and care for a child will make all the difference. Be the person that shows up every day. Love, support and encourage them daily. Be present and consistent. Make sure they know how worthy and special they are.

Heath & Kim Browning,Foster Parents

Interested in learning how you can become a licensed therapeutic foster care parent?

 

Learn more about how you can

make a difference to a child.

 

Click here to complete an online inquiry form for more information,

or contact us directly at:

Phone (828) 437-3000 ext 269

Fax (828)437-4999

Email: tfc@caringalternative.com

Helpful Information

At A Caring Alternative, we provide our patients with all the tools and resources they need to maintain their health and wellbeing. Click below to view helpful information and a copy of your rights as a client of A Caring Alternative.

Success Stories

"A Caring Alternative has done an excellent job with my child and has made the process of therapy a lot easier to handle than any other organization we have gone through."

"Just wanted to say that being at A Caring Alternative has helped my son and my family be more aware of many ways to help him grow and become more successful with his abilities. He is changing and growing every day."

"My family and I are very grateful for the difference the intensive in-home team has made in our home and with our children."

"I would like to say that I am forever grateful for A Caring Alternative for helping my child and family."

"They are very concerned about our problems, always very calm and sensitive to our problems. They have excellent teamwork, flexibility, communication, and understanding."

"The advice, the understanding, the ability to talk to our son and get his understanding. He has come such a long way - I am impressed and thankful for all the 'in-home therapy that we both have gotten."

"They listen to the needs of the family and try to accommodate them. The staff is also courteous and professional."

"This is an awesome service, and I would recommend it to anyone. At one point, I could see no hope - now I do."​

"I am very pleased with the overall process and the caring attitudes of everyone we have come in contact with. Their professionalism and consistency to show us that my granddaughter and grandson are not just another patients are commendable."

 

"I am very pleased with the services our family has received. I have and would recommend to friends and family. Thank you for caring and helping us in this very challenging time in our lives."​

"I've been in and out of therapy since I was nine and have rarely if ever found a therapist who "gets me" and is caring and supportive the way mine is at ACA."​

We Are Here To Help...

Morganton Office | Corporate Office
301 East Meeting Street, Suite 201
Morganton, NC 28655


Phone: (828) 437-3000

Fax: (828) 437-4999


Email: info@caringalternative.com

Website: caringalternative.com

Morganton Office
Marion Office
Asheville Office
Care Haven

Proudly Serving...

Morganton Office (Corporate)

P: (828) 437-3000

F: (828) 437-4999

301 East Meeting St., Suite 201

Morganton NC  28655

ACTT Office

 P: (828) 430-4388 

617 South Green St., Suite 102

Morganton, NC  28655

Hickory Office

P: (828) 475-0142

785 Hwy 70 SW, Suite 300

Hickory, NC  28602

Marion Office 

P: (828) 652-5444

F: (828) 652-5837

5623 U.S. 221

Glenwood, NC 28752 (Marion)

Care Haven

P: (828) 475-1705

Marion, NC

Asheville Office

P: (828) 475-0822

F: (828) 354-3330

68 Orange St., Suite A

Asheville, NC  28801