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Addiction Professionals of North Carolina Advocating for people working in the field of substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery.

Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina Provides advocacy, information and referral services, and public education on substance abuse for the state of North Carolina.

American Legion, Department of North Carolina The American Legion, since its founding, has endeavored to assist veterans, their widows and children, and their fellow citizens. The North Carolina American Legion, with over 40,000 paid members, are proud to carry on this tradition.

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina Seeks to offer help, hope and a voice for people with brain injuries and their families.

Carolina Institute Seeks to study and discover focus how people with developmental disabilities learn, and how they can learn better.

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina Children’s Home Society of North Carolina has been serving children and families for more than a century and has placed more than 13,000 children into loving adoptive homes. CHS has a statewide staff to meet the adoption and foster care needs of children and families.

Community Impact North Carolina Works in partnership with communities to support and create evidence-based practices and education that prevent and minimize the harm of substance use. Disabled American Veterans, Department of North Carolina Since its founding more than 80 years ago, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has been dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

El Pueblo A North Carolina non-profit statewide advocacy and public policy organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino Community. This mission is accomplished through leadership development, proactive and direct advocacy, education, and promotion of cross-cultural understanding in partnerships at the local, state, and national levels.

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center A private non profit parent organization committed to improving the lives and education of all children through a special emphasis on children with disabilities.

Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina A private nonprofit corporation designed to provide emotional support and resource information through parent-to-parent contact to parents and families of children with special developmental, physical or medical needs, or who have experienced the death of a child.

Friends of Residents in Long Term Care Committed to improving the quality of life for over 70,000 North Carolina citizens in long term care. Their work covers many aspects of long term care in various settings: nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult care homes, family care homes, multi-unit housing with services, continuing care retirement communities and home and community services.

Governor Morehead School for the Blind Serves students from 5 to 21, the curriculum comes from the North Carolina state standards and eligible students earn either a diploma or certificate at graduation. The program focuses on both academics and functional instruction in order to meet the educational needs of students with varying cognitive abilities.

Governor’s Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse A private nonprofit organization that began in 1990 to assist health professionals in addressing the health problems of substance use, misuse, abuse, and dependency in North Carolinians.

Homeward Bound A homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness.

It’s OK to Ask Specifically for youth to share information about suicide prevention, reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders, and provide opportunities to get involved.

Joblink Career Center System User friendly facilities located in most counties in North Carolina which provide job seekers, training seekers and employers access to career training and job placement services and also serve as the connection between employers and qualified workers.

Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas Seeks to promote mental health, prevent mental disorders and eliminate discrimination against people with mental disorder through community advocacy, education, and service.

More Powerful NC Promoting real, actionable steps for the safe storage, use and disposal of pain medications, as well as resources for finding treatment and recovery support.

N.C. Department of Aging and Adult Services Responsible for planning, administering, coordinating and evaluating activities and programs for older adults. Area Agencies on Aging Information on and links to all of North Carolina’s Area Agencies on Aging. Adult Protective Services Information and resources on Adult Protective Services in North Carolina. Legal Assistance for Older Adults Designed to assist potential clients efforts to secure information and legal representation regarding a wide variety of life altering activities. Options Counseling Provides guidance to individuals as they make informed choices about long-term services and supports. Permanent Supportive Housing A disability neutral housing program for low-income persons with disabilities who need supportive services to help them live independently in the community.

N.C. Department of Child Development and Early Education Implements quality standards for childcare and increases access to families and their children across North Carolina.

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Provides essential services to improve the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians while advancing innovative solutions that foster independence, improve health and promote well-being. Disaster Preparation and Recovery Hurricanes, severe weather and other disasters can impact areas across North Carolina. Here you will find resources to assist you before, during and after severe weather and other disasters or emergencies. Medicaid A health insurance program for low-income individuals and families who cannot afford health care costs. Disability Services Helps people who have disabilities find employment, find care providers and gain access to technology helps people continue to live independently. Assistive Technology Program A state and federally funded program that provides assistive technology services statewide to people of all ages and abilities. Low Income Services Access to health care, child care, housing, financial and nutrition assistance regardless of your financial status. These services can range from temporary to long-standing assistances.

N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice Committed to the reduction and prevention of juvenile delinquency by effectively intervening, educating and treating youth in order to strengthen families and increase public safety.

N.C. Department of Social Services Provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. DSS promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families. Child Support Services Child Support Services (CSS) are available to anyone who needs help collecting child support through a network of state and locally run offices. Food and Nutrition Services A federal food assistance program that provides low-income families the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. Benefits are issued via Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (EBT cards). Refugee Services A short-term transitional program that helps refugees and other eligible recipients become economically self-sufficient. Work First Family Assistance Provides parents with short-term training and other services to help them become employed and move toward self-sufficiency.

N.C. Division of Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Plans, administers, and coordinates chemical dependency screening, and substance use disorder treatment services within the Department of Public Safety. Program Types Information and links to the different programs offered.

N.C. Division of Services for the Blind Provides services to people who are blind or visually impaired to help them reach their goals of independence and employment. Independent Living Services Comprehensive, quality services to assist in adjusting to vision loss and learning to live independently and safely at home and in the community.

N.C. Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, their families and the communities in North Carolina by enabling them to achieve equal access, effective communication and a better quality of life. Council for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Established to advise the Department of Health and Human Services on matters pertaining to services provided to deaf and hard of hearing citizens.

N.C. Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Providing quality support to achieve self-determination for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and quality services to promote treatment and recovery for individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders. Adult Mental Health Services Works to provide regulatory and program oversight and review, consultation to mental health/developmental disabilities/substance abuse services managed care organizations, providers of services and stakeholders. Child and Family Mental Health Services Coordinated networks of community services and supports emphasizing the importance of family, school and community, and promotes each child’s full potential by addressing physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and social needs. Crisis Services Anyone may request crisis or emergency services in North Carolina for mental health, substance abuse, intellectual and developmental disabilities issues. Find help here. Substance Use Working to prevent misuse of alcohol and other drugs and to help people with substance use disorders in obtaining the appropriate services and supports they need to live a life in recovery. Supported Housing Supportive housing combines housing and services for people with low-incomes who have disabilities. This housing aims to reduce homelessness, promotes independence for people with disabilities, improve an individual’s health and help individuals retain employment.

N.C. Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Provides leadership to ensure that issues of health disparities and inequities are recognized and integrated throughout NCDHHS programs and services in collaboration with community partners.

N.C. Office of Rural Health Supports equitable access to health in rural and underserved communities.

Naloxone Saves Naloxone is available under the statewide standing order through participating pharmacies. You may also get naloxone at some local health departments or syringe exchange programs.

NAMI North Carolina A nonprofit organization helping to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families living with the debilitating effects of severe and persistent mental illness through advocacy, education, and support.

NC 2-1-1 An information and referral service that provides free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within North Carolina.

North Carolina Addiction Technology Transfer Center Seeks to provide information and resources for learners, educators, institutions and other interested individuals and strives to play a major role in the enhancement of professionalizing the field of substance abuse.

North Carolina Adult Day Services Association Serves as the central voice for adult day service providers and their customers in North Carolina. NCADSA member centers provide innovative programs that support individuals with physical or mental disabilities in a safe environment during the day, as well as their families. Individuals attending day centers often include persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, mental retardation, heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and those recovering from strokes.

North Carolina AHEC Digital Library An online resource that improves access to current medical literature and other quality health information resources for North Carolina health care professionals.

North Carolina AHEC Latino Health Resource Center A statewide collaborative effort to promote increased Spanish fluency and related cultural competencies among North Carolina health professionals.

North Carolina Alliance of Public Health Agencies Enables state and local public health partners to implement innovative strategies to achieve their goals. Originally formed in 1995 to serve county-owned home health agencies, the Alliance expanded its membership base to include health departments in 1998. Alliance membership is open to all health departments and county-owned home health agencies in North Carolina.

North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Meets the state’s health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, healthcare agencies and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of North Carolina.

North Carolina Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence Supports and empowers NC treatment professionals to enhance the quality of patient care in treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive opioid treatment services throughout North Carolina.

North Carolina Board of Pharmacy Works to protect the public health, safety and welfare in pharmaceutical matters. The Board sets standards for academic and practical experience programs prior to licensure, issues permits to operate pharmacies and annually renews licenses and permits.

North Carolina Center for After School Programs Brings together our state’s afterschool providers, community leaders and policy makers to build a network that addresses the afterschool program issues of quality, accessibility, and sustainable funding. NC CAP envisions that the result of this collective work will make access to quality afterschool a reality for all children and youth.

North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center Promotes safe and healthy environments for children in child care settings. We provide information, resources, and referrals to the child health and child care communities.

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault An inclusive statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation.

North Carolina Commission to End Homelessness A statewide membership association of activists and organizations committed to better meeting the needs of homeless citizens through targeted advocacy and increased public awareness and by providing homelessness services, and access to mental health, substance abuse, and development disability services.

North Carolina Disability Services Serves the needs of people with disabilities by serving children and youth with disabilities, promoting independent living, and by providing residential services for the disabled around the state.

North Carolina Division of Child Development Provides interagency coordinating, Head Start collaboration, and licensing and regulatory enforcement of child development offices throughout the state.

North Carolina Division of Employment and Training Administers a statewide system of workforce programs that prepare North Carolina’s citizens facing economic disadvantage, job loss, and other serious barriers to employment for participation in the labor force.

North Carolina Division of Public Health A wide range of North Carolina Public Health programs and services on both the state and local levels work together to protect and improve the health of the people who live and work in North Carolina. Women and Children’s Health Information and resources for women and children. Suicide Prevention Suicide prevention information and resources.

North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs For more than 80 years, the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCDVA) has been a strong advocate for veterans and their families offering assistance through a network of District and County Veterans Service Offices at no charge to the citizen. NCDVA assist veterans and their families in the presentation, processing, proof and establishment of claims, privileges, rights and benefits as they may be entitled to under Federal, State or local laws. Veterans’ Nursing Homes Strives to provide high quality nursing care to veterans, which will improve their quality of life.

North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors work with business and community agencies to help them prepare their worksites to accommodate employees who have physical or mental disabilities.

North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition A statewide grassroots organization dedicated to the implementation of harm reduction interventions, public health strategies, drug policy transformation, and justice reform in North Carolina and throughout the American South.

North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation A private, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing infant death and illness and to improving the health of women and young children in North Carolina.

North Carolina Homeless Education Program Dedicated to ensuring that all children and youth experiencing homelessness have access to public education.

North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program Provides free, confidential assistance to lawyers, judges, and law students in addressing substance abuse, mental health issues, and other stressors that impair or may impair a lawyer’s ability to practice law effectively.

North Carolina Medicaid Enhanced Pharmacy Program Provides support and referral for subscribers to North Carolina’s Medicaid system as well as updated information on new medications and rules.

North Carolina Multi-disciplinary Collaboration on Opioid Use and Misuse A multi-disciplinary group established by the NC General Assembly and led by DPH and DMH. The OPDAAC workgroups strive to coordinate a state response to the opioid epidemic and is focused on North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan.

North Carolina Opioid Epidemic Initiative Working to connect people with preventative healthcare, substance use disorder treatment and community supports.

North Carolina Practice Improvement Collaborative Consists of diverse stakeholders who are committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of substance abuse service delivery through the creation of a network of treatment providers, researchers, policymakers, and consumers.

North Carolina Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative A statewide coalition of law enforcement, public health professionals, parents, youth, public leaders and retailers seeking to reduce underage drinking through community involvement and social change.

North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation Seeks to promote mental health through psychoanalytic, education and therapy.

Carolina Public Health Association For 100 years, the North Carolina Public Health Association has been working to improve the public’s health through political advocacy, public awareness, professional development, and serving as an interface between research and practice.

North Carolina Safer Syringe Initiative Information about existing syringe exchange programs in the state, resources for healthcare providers and law enforcement agencies, testing and treatment programs, details about the limited immunity provided under the syringe exchange law, and information for health departments, community-based organizations, and other agencies interested in starting their own exchanges.

North Carolina Senior Games Senior Games is an athletic competition for seniors and a holistic approach to body, mind and spirit staying fit, while enjoying the company of friends, family, spectators, and volunteers.

North Carolina Smart Start A public-private initiative that provides early education funding to all of the state’s 100 counties. Smart Start funds are administered at the local level through local nonprofit organizations called Local Partnerships. The North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC) is the statewide nonprofit organization that provides oversight and technical assistance for local partnerships. Services at the local level range depending on local needs.

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics in North Carolina.

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board Seeks to establish standards for professional practice in the alcoholism and addiction service delivery systems, to provide a means by which individuals certified under these standards may be recognized and identified as possessing the necessary competencies as professionals in the field of alcoholism and addictions counseling, and to establish a means by which alcoholism and addiction professionals may demonstrate their integrity and credibility to the general public and to other health care professionals.

Operation: Home Works to address and end veteran homelessness in North Carolina through a highly coordinated and resourced network of support that includes elected leadership, key statewide agencies, federal agencies, local and regional service and housing providers, and veteran service organizations.

Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee Working to develop and implement a statewide strategic plan to combat the problem of prescription drug use in North Carolina.

Prevention is the Answer Working to create one voice for prevention providers in North Carolina for advocacy, central communication and networking.

Project Lazarus Provides training and technical assistance to communities and clinicians addressing prescription medication issues. Using experience, data, and compassion they work to empower communities and individuals to prevent overdoses and opioid poisonings, establish effective substance use / disease of addiction treatment and support, and meet the needs of those living with pain.

Recovery Alliance Initiative Bringing together organizations and individuals representing all facets of substance abuse disorder recovery related fields from prevention to treatment, education to family support in order to collectively determine actions to end substance use disorders, thereby creating a healthier, more productive, society.

Recovery Communities of North Carolina Works to promote addiction recovery, wellness and citizenship through advocacy, education and support.

Society for Public Health Education, North Carolina Chapter A professional organization formed in 1965 to promote, encourage and contribute to the advancement of health of all people.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center Includes information about the states suicide prevention efforts.

Talk it Out NC Provides simple steps both parents and teens can take to stop underage drinking.

University of North Carolina Institute on Aging Works to enhance the well-being of older North Carolinians through statewide collaboration in research, education, and public service.

University of North Carolina, School of Public Health Works to improve public health, promote individual well-being, and eliminate health disparities across North Carolina and around the world.

University of North Carolina: FPG Child Development Institute Seeks to cultivate and share the knowledge necessary to enhance child development and family well being. Through a variety of grants and contracts, the insitute conducts research and provides outreach services. Most of the institute’s work addresses young children ages birth to 8 years. They have a special focus on children who experience biological or environmental factors that challenge early development and learning.

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