The Family Focus Guide helps families and individuals, in and around the Fayetteville area, find resources in our community.
If you have a service-focused organization that serves families in the Fayetteville, Cumberland County area and would like to be listed, please email us at [email protected].
Head Start is a federal matching grant program that was initiated in the mid-1960s as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." The mission of the Head Start program is to "promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families" (ACF, 2008). For eligible low-income children, Head Start provides free access to preschools, which are provided primarily in centers and are expected to conform to a specific set of guidelines laid out in the Head Start Program Performance Standards and other regulations (45 CFR 1301-1311, 2006). In addition to early childhood education, Head Start incorporates parental involvement and facilitates access to health care services; most Head Start programs also provide at least one meal to children during the day. The program requirements are flexible to meet the needs of the community, allowing individual programs to determine such program characteristics as the number of hours per day, or months per year, that a participation must attend; curriculum; teacher salary; and mode of delivery (in a home, a school, or a center)
Adopt a Cop
Educating Kids on Gun Violence
Some Parts Are Not for Sharing
Sexting Program and Internet Safety
Provides family foster care services for children from birth to 18-year-old and facilitates adoptions for children whose parental rights have been terminated.
Offers resource for county residents to fill their informational and recreational reading needs - comprehensive collection of books - magazines - audio - video - dvd - local newspapers - access to online databases - internet - word processing. Provides references via email and phone.
Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Cumberland County. Programs vary by school.
We believe the most effective means is to partner with families and the neighborhoods where they live to provide early help to vulnerable families. The help we want to provide is individualized, cost effective and outcome driven. The outcome will be families who are safe, have their basic needs net and increase/maintain health.
Supports individually designed instruction for children with disabilities by knowing the needs of the parents, children, and teachers, by promoting continuous quality improvement, and by increasing technology know how and use.
Provides county-wide law enforcement services.
Alliance Health is the (MCO) Managed Care Organization for behavioral healthcare for citizens of Cumberland, Durham, Johnston and Wake Counties. Our goal is to assist with access to services and resources for Mental Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Disorder Services. When experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder issue or crisis, you can call our 24-hour Access and Information Line for assistance. Call (800)510-9132
Address: Home office – 5200 W. Paramount Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560
Cumberland office – 711 Executive Place, Fayetteville, NC 28305
Johnston office – 521 N. Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: All offices – 919-651-8401
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:15PM
Alliance Access and Information Line:
Answered by Qualified Professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
Telephone screenings and enrollment of individuals for MH/SUD/IDD Services.
Information on community resources and services for behavioral health.
Crisis intervention by telephone or arrangements for emergency face-to face assessment
Referral for services, by choice, to Alliance’s local network of providers
Subject Categories:, System of Care, Care Review, Traumatic Brain Injury, Crisis and Assessment Services, Alliance for Action on Opioids, (AllianceForAction.org), Reaching Out and Connecting to Care, Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, Housing Resources: A Foundation for Recovery, Alliance Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC), Individual Living Initiatives, Transition to Community Living (TCLI)
Offers support and direct services for families of individuals with autism. Provides parent education workshops (call for availability), support groups, resource & referral, conference scholarships, summer developmental day camp, teacher grants, newsletter, holiday classroom donations.