Support for Families and Communities | Prevent Child Abuse NC

SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

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GET CONNECTED TO PROGRAMS AND SERVICES IN YOUR COMMUNITY

At Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, we envision a North Carolina where families live in connected, supportive communities. This page serves as a centralized hub for community members and families who want to be connected to local support or resources.

Whether you’re facing a new challenge, seeking resources to help someone in your community, or simply looking for additional support, we’ve curated a list of valuable resources to connect you with the support you need.

Together, we can help all North Carolina children and families live purposeful lives, filled with positive experiences and endless hope for the future.

Use the Free FindHelp Search Tool

The FindHelp search tool connects families and individuals with existing programs and services in your community that are free or at a reduced-cost. Find resources to assist with food, housing, financial assistance, health care, and more.

To use the FindHelp search tool below, enter your zip code and click the search button. You’ll be redirected to a database where you can choose from service categories and browse local programs. Help starts here.

Additional Resources

  • NC Care 360
    • Community resource information is available for all 100 North Carolina counties and includes more than 13,000 service listings and 26,000 service locations for Basic needs – food, housing, transportation, and other services
  • NC 211
    • NC 211 is an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Families and individuals can call 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 to receive free and confidential information on health and human services within their community.
  • North Carolina Navigating Care Resources and Helpline
    • Information and services for families with children who have developmental delays/disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
  • New National Parent & Youth Helpline
    • Providing emotional support, information, support, referrals or simply someone to talk to through calls, texts, and chats. The Helpline, operated by Parents Anonymous®, is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to parents, caregivers, children, and youth up to 25 years old nationwide seeking help or emotional support. Call or text 855-427-2736 or live chat 24/7 through the website.
  • NC DHHS
    • The Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens – children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. 
  • Statewide Peer Warmline
    • The statewide Peer Warmline is a phone line staffed by Peer Support Specialists who offer non-clinical support and resources to those in crisis. Their unique expertise helps reduce stigma while strengthening overall engagement in care. Like 988, North Carolina’s Peer Warmline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is available to all North Carolinians. Call 1-855-PEERS NC (855-733-7762).

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, chat with them online via their website, or text HOME to 741741 (multiple languages available). If this is an emergency, call 911.

Contact

For more information or to get connected, please contact LouMecia Staton at lstaton@preventchildabusenc.org.

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