North Carolina’s systems of education, health care, and criminal justice can be difficult to navigate for parents and caregivers. Below is a list of agencies and organizations that can provide assistance to you and your family.

Case Advocacy

Council for Children’s Rights — (704) 372- 7961

The Children’s Law Center — (336) 831-1909

Children’s Law Clinic | Duke University School of Law — (888) 800-7274 or (919) 617-7169

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center  — (800) 962-6817

Legal Aid of North Carolina: Advocates for Children’s Services — (919) 226-0052 (866) 219-5262 to apply for services

NC Justice Center – Health, Housing, and Immigration and Refugee Rights — (919) 856-2570

Child Care

Child Care Resources Inc. — (704) 276-6697 or (704) 376-6697

Disability Rights

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center — (800) 962-6817

Disability Rights North Carolina — (877) 235-4210

Education

North Carolina National Guard State Family Readiness Office — (800) 621-4136, extension 6324

Military Child Education Coalition — (254) 953-1923

N.C. Department of Public Instruction — (919) 807-3300

N.C. State Board of Education — (919) 807-3304

Family Support

N.C. Division of Social Services — (800) 288-5923 or (517) 487-1755

North Carolina Division of Social Services Local County Directory— Link to all 100 county DSS offices.

Financial

Self-Help Credit Union — (800) 476-7428

College Foundation of North Carolina — (866) 866-CFNC (2362)

Health

NC Association of Free Clinics — (336) 251-1111

N.C. Division of Medical Assistance — (800) 642-3195

DHHS Customer Service Center — 1-800-662-7030

Legal

NC- Find a Lawyer — (800) 662-7660

Legal Aid of North Carolina — (919) 856-2564

Mental Health

Advocacy and Customer Services (Division of MH/DD/SAS)  — (800) 662-7030 or (919) 715-1968

NC Psychiatric Association — (919) 851-0067

NC Psychological Association — (919) 872-1005

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-NC) — (919) 788-0801

Safety

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina — (800) CHILDREN

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) — (888) 3737-888

Child Abuse Hotline (CHILDHELP) — (800) 422-4453

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children — (888)246-2632

North Carolina Center for Missing Persons/ North Carolina Amber Alert — (800) 522-5437

National Domestic Violence Hotline — (800) 799-7233

National Runaway Safe Line — (800) 786-2929

National Suicide Prevention Hotline — (800) 273-8255

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