National Alliance on Mental Illness of North Carolina (NAMI)
Phone: (919) 788-0801
Fax: (919) 788-0906
Address: 309 W Millbrook Rd., Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27609
Description of Services: The mission of NAMI North Carolina is to provide support, education, advocacy, and public awareness so that all affected by mental illness can build better lives.
Ages Served: All ages
Service Area: State
National Child Trauma Stress Network
Phone: (919) 682-1552
Fax: (919) 613-9898Address: 1121 West Chapel Hill Street Suite 201
Durham, NC 2770
Description: Our mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.
Ages Served: All
Service Area: National
Description: The stress of life, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, can feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to handle it on your own. With support and someone to listen, you can find a way through. Hope4NC is here to connect you with the help you need, whenever you need it. Call us at 1-855-587-3463 24/7 for free and confidential emotional support, counseling referrals and community resources. Hope4NC includes a Crisis Counseling Program tailored for COVID-19, which will provide immediate crisis counseling services to individuals affected by the ongoing public health crisis.
When you call us at 1-855-587-3463, hope is on the line.
This initiative is in partnership with all seven of the state’s LME/MCOs and REAL Crisis Intervention, Inc. in Greenville. Hope4NC is confidential and available 24/7. A live person will always answer, no matter when help is needed.
If you don't have health insurance, you may be eligible for behavioral, mental health and substance abuse services. Call Hope4NC for more information.
Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC)
Phone: 919-856-2195Toll Free (within NC): 1-877-235-4210
Address: 33724 National Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612724
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Description: Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is the federally designated protection and advocacy agency for the State of North Carolina.As the protection and advocacy agency, DRNC defends the civil and legal rights of people with disabilities. Our advocacy work focuses on the issues and problems that impact you the most. We work to advance your legal rights. We advocate to get you the supports you need to live meaningful lives in your community. We want you to make your own choices. We work for equal opportunity.
Learn more about the disability rights issues that we work on. Get helpful information about subjects like education, housing and employment so you can advocate for yourself. See some examples of some of our work, find links to resources, and meet our legal teams.
Report abuse or neglectTo report abuse or neglect, apply for legal help, or for all other questions please call 919-856-2195
Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
Phone: (919) 651-3714 or 1-800-377-1464
Fax: (919) 833-5415
Address: 6604 Six Forks Rd., Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27615
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Description of Services: The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC) has a mission of offering help, hope, and a voice for people with brain injuries and their families. BIANC strives to create a better future for North Carolinians living with brain injury through prevention, support, education and advocacy programs.
Service Area: State
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
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If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.
Description: We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. 988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services.
The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD)
Phone: 1-(984) 920-8200
Address: 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 105 Raleigh, NC 27604
The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) advocates for almost 200,000 North Carolinians with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families. Every state and territory in the US has a Council on DD, and there are a total of 56 Councils. The NCCDD does not provide direct services. The Council is federally mandated and receives federal funds through the Developmental Disabilities and Bill of Rights Act (or DD Act) to promote self determination, integration, productivity, inclusion and independence. The country’s Councils on Developmental Disabilities were created in 1970 through the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) to "engage in advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change activities” that “contribute to a coordinated, consumer and family-centered, comprehensive system of community services and individualized supports.” The NCCDD works collaboratively, across the state, to “assure that people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services and individualized supports.”
Meet the Need NC
Address: 2920 Forestville Rd Ste: 100 #3087
Raleigh, NC 27616
Description: Meet the Need NC is an initiative, funded by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities, that is changing the intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD) landscape across the state. The initiative recognizes systemic change for I/DD community services and supports requires a common agenda.
Meet the Need NC is driven by the Leadership Alliance for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LAND), a program of the 501c3 nonprofit, Mental Health Transformation Alliance (MHTA). LAND is an advocacy organization made up of family members with I/DD “lived experience” and other professionals dedicated to improve the lives of those with I/DD and their families.
Many individuals with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities (I/DD) who qualify are waiting for funding from the North Carolina State Legislature to become available. They are placed on a Waiting List. The list is also called the Registry of Unmet Needs (RUN), sometimes referred to as the “Registry”.
Others who qualify for services are not receiving them because of a workforce shortage. There are too few Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) due, in part, to low hourly wages. This is a crisis.
Currently, there are approximately 15,000 people on the Registry of Unmet Needs in North Carolina. People on waitlists for Medicaid Waivers in other states in the U.S. have an average wait time of over two years. In North Carolina, the wait can be up to 12 years or more.