The NC Pregnancy and Opioid Exposure Project is an umbrella under which information, resources and technical assistance are disseminated regarding the subject of pregnancy and opioid exposure.
The project web site, ncpoep.org, is hosted by UNC School of Social Work and is funded by the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Fund (CFDA #93.959) as a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services.
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CMARC is a public health program that serves children from birth to five years of age who meet certain risk criteria, including opioid exposed pregnancy. The main goal of the program is to improve health outcomes working with families. The CMARC Program is a partnership between the NC Division of Public Health (DPH) and the NC Division of Health Benefits (DHB).
Sandhills Center manages public mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and substance use disorder services for the citizens of Anson, Davidson, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond and Rockingham counties.
As a publicly-funded Local Management Entity-Managed Care Organization (LME-MCO), Sandhills Center does not provide services directly, but acts as an agent of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Sandhills Center ensures that residents in our region who seek services are able to access them through a network of contracted private providers.
We partner with individuals, family members, service providers, policy makers and other community stakeholders in creating, managing and supporting quality behavioral health services that meet the needs of our communities.
Sandhills Center's toll-free telephone lines can be reached at any hour of the day or night, including weekends and holidays. You can ask questions, talk with a licensed clinician, and make appointments with service providers. For information, assessment and an appointment with a service provider, please call 1-800-256-2452. If someone is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, contact our Behavioral Health Crisis Line toll-free at 1-833-600-2054. If an individual appears to be in imminent danger to themselves, you or others, immediately call 911.
Established by Governor Roy Cooper in June 2020, Public Safety Secretary Eddie Buffaloe Jr. and NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls are leading the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice (TREC), which consists of twenty-four members from a wide range of backgrounds.
The Task Force’s work focuses on addressing existing policies and procedures that disproportionately affect communities of color and developing solutions to ensure racial equity in North Carolina’s criminal justice system.
Proof Alliance NC began as the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Program in 1983.
The primary goal of the program was the identification and prevention of problems associated with prenatal drug and alcohol exposure to the residents of North Carolina.
Proof Alliance North Carolina began as a small task force in the early 1980s, charged with the identification and prevention of problems associated with prenatal drug and alcohol exposure to This effort eventually became the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Program and was housed in the Department of Pediatrics, Section on Genetics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of birth defects in the United States; alcohol use during pregnancy can impact fetal development and cause irreversible birth defects and brain injury. Children with prenatal alcohol exposure are at risk of having fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). FASD is not a diagnosis but rather an umbrella term describing the range of birth defects caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. FASD can be prevented by not drinking any alcohol – including wine, wine coolers, beer, mixed drinks/cocktails, or hard liquor – during pregnancy. If you want support to quit drinking, speak to your health care provider. You can learn more about support and treatment options here. Funding in whole or in part and/or supported by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (CFDA # 93.959).
Home delivered meals, activity center for 60+ clients, health promotion activities exercise, Alzheimer support groups, grief support groups. P.E.R.C. is a support group for individuals with Early Stages of Alzheimer's or dementia; giving them the tools to navigate the disease with their caregivers.
P.E.R.C. stands for: P - Peer Support E - Education R - Resources C - Caregiver Support
The Adult Services Division within Craven County Department of Social Services provides an array of services targeted toward disabled adults and the frail elderly. These services include; Adult Care Home Monitoring, Adult Protective Services, Case Management Services, Guardianship Services, Information and Referral, In-Home Services, Placement Services, Special Assistance In-Home Program (SA/IH), and Special Needs Registration.
What are Adult Day Services?
Adult Day Care is a supervised program in a community group setting offered during the day to individuals with cognitive and/or physical impairments to promote social, physical and emotional well-being. These programs offer a variety of activities to meet the needs and interests of each older adult.
Adult Day Health Care is a supervised program in a community group setting offered during the day to individuals with cognitive and/or physical impairments that require health monitoring to promote social, physical and emotional well-being. These programs offer a variety of activities to meet the needs and interests of each older adult.
Who qualifies for Adult Day Services?
For Adult Day Care, it is individuals who are 60 years of age or older that meet the definition of “frail” and a) are unable to perform at least two activities of daily living without substantial assistance or b) due to a cognitive or other mental impairment require substantial supervision for their safety and others.
For Adult Day Health Care, it is individuals who are 60 years of age or older that meet the definition of “frail” and a) are unable to perform at least two activities of daily living without substantial assistance or b) due to a cognitive or other mental impairment require substantial supervision for their safety and others. Additionally, one of the following is required during attendance at the program: monitoring of a medical condition or administration of medication, special feeding, or the provision of other treatment of services related to health care needs.
The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) is here to connect North Carolinians with emotional support and mental health resources to help build coping skills and resilience during times of crisis. The helpline is available free of charge to everyone in North Carolina’s 100 counties.
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 or text us at 1-855-587-3463 for free and confidential emotional support, counseling referrals and community resources. You can also chat with a crisis counselor by clicking on the “chat” button on this page.
Hope4NC is confidential and available 24/7.
When you call us at 1-855-587-3463, hope is on the line.
This program is in partnership with REAL Crisis Intervention, Inc. in Greenville. 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.
Our Primary Purpose - To provide inpatient treatment, psychiatric stabilization and medical detoxification for individuals with substance use and other co-occuring psychiatric diagnoses to prepare for ongoing community-based treatment and recovery. Operated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services - Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities. LAKE's charges, including the "discounted cash charge," are not reflective of the amount that most patients are asked to pay. LAKE does not deny anyone care based on ability to pay. All patients' charges for treatment services at LAKE are based on a sliding scale according to ability to pay, and in some cases patients may pay nothing.