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North Carolina

FASD State Coordinators (NAFSC Members)

Janice White, M.Ed.
FASD State Co-Coordinator
Developmental Disabilities/Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention Program Coordinator
North Carolina Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services
3021 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-3021
Office phone: 919-715-5989
Cell phone: 919-210-1477
Fax: 919-715-2360
E-mail: Janice.White@dhhs.nc.gov

Amy Hendricks
FASD State Co-Coordinator
Project Director
North Carolina Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program
11 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
Office phone: 828-213-0035
Toll-free phone: 888-810-2800
Fax: 828-213-0039
E-mail: amy.hendricks@msj.org

FASD State Web Sites

www.ncpregnancy.org Exit Disclaimer Graphic
www.FASDinNC.org Exit Disclaimer Graphic

FASD State Resources

Community Resources and Family Support Groups

Children with Special Health Care Needs Hotline
1916 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1916
Toll-free phone: 800-737-3028

Disability Rights North Carolina
2626 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 550
Raleigh, NC 27608
Toll-free phone: 877-235-4210
Phone: 919-856-2195
Fax: 919-856-2244
E-mail: info@disabilityrightsnc.org

Family Support Network of North Carolina
University of North Carolina, CB #7340
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7340
Toll-free phone: 800-852-0042
E-mail: fsp.cdr@unc.edu
Web site: www.fsp.unc.edu Exit Disclaimer Graphic
Local chapters offer information and referral for families with children who have special needs, ongoing support and information to families as their children grow and support groups for caregivers throughout the state.

Family Support Network of Western North Carolina
11 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-213-0044
Web site: missionhospitals.org/familysupport Exit Disclaimer Graphic
Community Resource Guide: missionhospitals.org/resources Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Families' Information Resources Support & Technology (FIRST)
PO Box 802
Asheville, NC 28802
Janet Price-Ferrell
Executive Director
Phone: 828-277-1315
Fax: 828-277-1321
Toll-free phone: 877-633-3178
Web site: www.firstwnc.org Exit Disclaimer Graphic
FIRST is a nonprofit, family-driven organization dedicated to helping persons with disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community by supporting and educating their families to be their child's best advocate and the youth-to-adults to be self-advocates. FIRST serves Madison, Yancey, Buncombe, and Henderson Counties in North Carolina.

First In Families of North Carolina
3109 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-251-8368
E-mail: info@fifnc.org
Web site: www.fifnc.org Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Mental Health Services
North Carolina Division of Mental Health
Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
Advocacy and Customer Service Section: 919-715-3197
DHHS CARE-LINE
     Toll-free phone (English/Spanish): 800-662-7030
     Local phone (English/Spanish): 919-855-4400
     Hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m., 7 days a week including State holidays

Local Management Entities
Web site: www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/lmeonblue.htm Exit Disclaimer Graphic
Local management entities (LMEs) are agencies of local government authorities or county programs responsible for managing, coordinating, facilitating and monitoring the provision of services related to mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services in the catchment area served. LME responsibilities include offering consumers access to services for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round; developing and overseeing providers; and handling consumer complaints and grievances.

North Carolina Early Intervention Services
916 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1916
Phone: 919-707-5520
Web site: www.beearly.nc.gov Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Triangle Area FASD Support Group
Cary, NC
Phone: 919-265-3390
E-mail: kathyhotelling@gmail.com
The Triangle Area FASD Support Group provides support for parents and caregivers of persons with or with the possibility of having an FASD. Monthly meetings are free of charge and confidential and offer an adjacent room in which children can interact.

Diagnosis of FAS

Fullerton Genetics Center
11 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
Contact: Sally Bennett, M.S.W.
E-mail: sally.bennett@msj.org
Phone: 828-213-1051
Toll-free Alternate Phone: 888-810-2800
Fullerton Genetics Center has a multidisciplinary FASD diagnostic clinic. The team consists of a geneticist, genetic counselor, social worker, occupational therapist, speech therapist, and family support specialist.

Charlotte — Clinical Genetics Center, Carolinas Medical Center
PO Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861
Phone: 704-381-6810

Chapel Hill — Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina, CB 7487
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7250
Phone: 919-966-4202

Durham — Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center
PO Box 3528
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-2036
Contact: Allyn McConkie Rosell, Ph.D., Genetic Counselor
E-mail: allyn.mcconkie@duke.edu
Web site: www.pediatrics.duke.edu Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Greenville — Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Eastern Carolina University School of Medicine
Eastern Carolina University
Brody Building
7000 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27858-4354
Phone: 252-744-2525

Winston-Salem — Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Contact: Tamison Jewett, M.D.
Phone: 336-713-7573
Web site: www.brennerchildrens.org/faculty/jewett-tamison.htm Exit Disclaimer Graphic

North Carolina Teratogen Information Service/Pregnancy Exposure Riskline
Project Director: Amy Hendricks
Fullerton Genetics Center
11 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
828-213-0035
Toll-free phone: 800-532-6302
E-mail: amy.hendricks@msj.org
The North Carolina Teratogen Information Service/Pregnancy Exposure Riskline is committed to providing information about the risks of exposure to teratogens that might affect the developing fetus. Specially trained staff members are available to answer questions and provide information.

Developmental Disabilities/Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention Program Coordinator
Janice White, M.Ed.
Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services
3021 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-3021
Office: 919-715-5989
Fax: 919-508-0988
E-mail: janice.white@dhhs.nc.gov


Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina
3500 Westgate Drive
Suite 204
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-493-5414
Toll-free phone: 800-688-4232
Fax: 919-493-0723
Web site: www.alcoholdrughelp.org Exit Disclaimer Graphic
The Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina provides advocacy, information and referral services, and public education on alcohol and drug use.

Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina/Perinatal Substance Use Project (PSU)
3500 Westgate Drive
Suite 204
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-493-0003
Toll-free phone: 800-688-4232
Fax: 919-493-0723
The Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina/PSU Project provides screening, information, and referral for women who are pregnant and/or parenting and are abusing substances.

University of North Carolina Health Care's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)
University of North Carolina
1101 Weaver Dairy Road, Suite 103
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-966-6039
Toll-free phone: 888-457-7457
Fax: 919-843-6341
Web site: www.med.unc.edu/alcohol/asap.html Exit Disclaimer Graphic
ASAP offers outpatient treatment programs on Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
ASAP treats addictions to all types of drugs through an individualized program using cognitive behavior, motivational enhancement, and 12-step therapies. All major insurances including Medicaid and Medicare are accepted.

North Carolina Perinatal and Maternal Substance Abuse Initiative and CASAWORKS for Families

Residential Programs for Pregnant and Parenting Women includes programs for those who require a residental level of substance abuse treatment and who are pregnant or postpartum or who are mothers of infants or children. Some programs are able to accommodate older children. Services typically include substance abuse treatment, life skills training, parenting education, child care, and transportation.

CASCADE at Durham/Community Choices, Inc.
Perinatal Program
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-490-6900
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for pregnant and postpartum women with children up to age 11 years.

CASCADE/Community Choices, Inc.
Perinatal Program
Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: 704-336-4844
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for pregnant and postpartum women with children up to age 4 years.

Crystal Lake Maternal
Lakeview, NC 28350
Phone: 910-245-4339
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for pregnant and postpartum women and those with up to two children younger than age 11 years.

PORT Human Services/Kelly House
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-251-5328
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for pregnant women.

Eastern Region Women and Infants Project (ERWIP) at Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252-707-5033
This program provides statewide, residential treatment for pregnant women, and women with infants younger than age 12 months. Pregnant women can stay up to 90 days. Women who have had prenatal care must bring all medical records with them.

Kinton Court/Perinatal
Raleigh, NC 27620
Phone: 919-250-1536
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women who are pregnant or up to 3 months postpartum.

Mary Benson House
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-252-5280
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for pregnant women with up to two children age 6 years or younger.

Our House
Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: 910-521-1464
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women who are pregnant or up to 12 months postpartum.

Sunrise Perinatal at Horizons
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Phone: 919-960-3775
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for pregnant and postpartum women.

The Cambridge Place
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-989-8114
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women who are pregnant or up to 2 years postpartum.

The Village/Perinatal
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-752-5555
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women who are pregnant or up to 2 years postpartum.

The Village/Maternal
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-752-5555
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women who are pregnant or postpartum or have up to two children younger than age 11 years.

CASCADE at Durham/Community Choices Inc., CASAWORKS
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-490-6900
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women with children involved with Work First. Participants must be receiving cash assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

CASCADE/Community Choices, Inc., CASAWORKS
Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: 704-336-4844
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women with children involved with Work First. Participants must be receiving cash assistance through TANF.

Crystal Lake CASAWORKS
Lakeview, NC 28350
Contact: Lynda Alexander
Phone: 910-245-4339
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women with children involved with Work First. Participants must be receiving cash assistance through TANF.

PORT Human Services/Searise CASAWORKS
Wilmington, NC, 28401
Phone: 910-254-0701
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women with children involved with Work First. Participants must be receiving cash assistance through TANF.

Kinton Court CASAWORKS
Raleigh, NC 27620-4049
Phone: 919-231-5545
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women with children involved with Work First. Participants must be receiving cash assistance through TANF.

Sunrise CASAWORKS at Horizons
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Phone: 919-960-3775
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women with children involved with Work First. Participants must be receiving cash assistance through TANF. Two apartments are available for women with alternate income (child support, SSI) and Medicaid.

The Cambridge Place CASAWORKS
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-989-8114
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women with children involved with Work First. Participants must be receiving cash assistance through TANF.

The Village CASAWORKS
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-752-5555
This program provides statewide, comprehensive residential substance abuse services for women with children involved with Work First. Participants must be receiving cash assistance through TANF.

Grace Court Transitional
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 910-618-9869
This program provides statewide, transitional housing for women with children. For entry in the program, women must have 3-6 months abstinence from alcohol and other drugs. Participants can stay in the program up to 2 years.

The Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (JFK ADATC)
Black Mountain, NC 28711-2526
Phone: 828-257-6200
The JFK ADATC is an 80-bed inpatient treatment facility designed to meet the needs of adults who are dependent on alcohol and/or other drugs and who reside in the 37 westernmost counties in North Carolina. The facility treats chemically dependent persons and also those who have a substance abuse and psychiatric diagnosis. JFK ADATC is certified as a psychiatric hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

R. J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (RJB ADATC)
Butner, NC 27509-1626
Phone: 919-575-7928
Web site: www.ncdhhs.gov/dsohf/services/blackley/index.htm
The RJB ADATC is an 80-bed inpatient treatment facility located in Butner, North Carolina, in Granville County. It serves 25 counties in the central region of the State and is one of three State-operated ADATCs specially designed to treat adults with addictions and/or co-occurring disorders. Admission is available to any adult in the region who is eligible, regardless of financial resources or insurance status. Patients pay on a sliding scale according to their income.

Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (WBJ ADATC)
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252-830-3426
Toll-free Hotline: 800-For-Baby (800-367-2229)
The WBJ ADATC is an 80-bed, inpatient treatment facility designed to treat alcohol- and drug-dependent adults with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. WBJ ADATC serves North Carolinians from 38 counties in the eastern region. The center provides treatment for pregnant and postpartum women and their infants and has an on-site maternal unit. Women in the Perinatal Program are from all 100 counties in North Carolina. WBJ ADATC is certified as a psychiatric hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

FASD Awareness Day Proclamation

2013 FASD Awareness Day Proclamation PDF icon
2011 FASD Awareness Day Proclamation PDF icon

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

SB440 Exit Disclaimer Graphic

HB510 Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Prevention

2009

AN ACT establishing laws pertaining to gestational surrogacy agreements. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts: SECTION 1. The North Carolina General Statutes are amended by adding a new Chapter to read: "Chapter 52D"Gestational Surrogacy Agreements... (f) A gestational surrogacy agreement may not limit the right of the gestational carrier to make decisions to safeguard her health or the health of the embyro or fetus. However, a gestational surrogacy agreement may include either or both of the following provisions: (1) An agreement by the gestational carrier to undergo all medical examinations, treatments, and fetal monitoring procedures that a physician recommends for the success of the pregnancy. (2) An agreement by the gestational carrier to abstain from activities that the intended parent or the physician believes to be harmful to the pregnancy and future health of the child, including smoking, drinking alcohol, using drugs not authorized by a physician aware of the pregnancy, exposure to radiation, or any other activity proscribed by a health care provider.

SB 440: Re-referred to Committee on Judiciary 05/14/2009

HB510: Referred to the Committee on Health, if favorable, Judiciary II 03/09/2009

HB1118 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2003

An act to require signs to be posted warning of the possible dangers of consumption of alcohol during pregnancy.

Enacted 07/20/2003