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].
A mentoring program conducted at post-elementary schools that not only improves self-esteem and grades but also allows children to find there are “heroes” inside each of them. The program, which runs for 10 weeks a year, targets children from 6-12 years of age that are experiencing temporary difficulty in school, either socially or academically. Referred by teachers, parents, or school officials, the bi-weekly sessions provide after-school homework assistance and mentoring in a small group.
Provides services for adults with developmental disabilities. Operates residential living facilities and day programs which provide job training and job placement; independent living skills instruction; and adult education classes.
Through a variety of programs, the agency provides rehabilitation services for individuals with vocational goals who are blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind, or multi-handicapped. Rehabilitation counselors work one-on-one with participants to determine which rehabilitation services are needed for them to become self-sufficient.
Assists severely disabled people in developing skills and making environmental changes that will enable them to live independently. Provides guidance and counseling, rehabilitation engineering, attendant care and attendant management training, home and vehicle modifications, housing information and placement assistance, and assists with certain equipment purchases. Serves Cumberland, Bladen, Harnett, Hoke, Sampson, Robeson, Moore, Scotland counties. Rehab goals are to help with return to work and maintaining job.
Deaf-Blind Specialists provide services to meet the unique needs of persons who have hearing impairments in addition to blindness. These services help individuals to live independently in their homes and communities. Community Outreach Services might include: assessment of needs; referral, advocacy and support services; and consultation, education and training for the consumer, family members and other service providers.
Employment Source provides vocational training and employment programs for adults with disabilities. They operate an in-house work facility that employs disabled adults, and also place individuals in meaningful employment with local businesses and government agencies in the community. They provide vocational evaluation, job placement, job seeking skills classes, and counseling. Job training areas are in hand assembly, packaging, groundskeeping, janitorial, clerical, industrial welding, and retailing. Workshop items are for sale at the thrift store. Also accepts donations of used computers. Donating an old monitor costs $10, to offset costs of disposing lead in the monitors.
Eligible participants may receive help with glaucoma medications, eye drops for acute infections, cataract surgery when visual acuity is severely affected, laser surgery for diabetes and retinal tears, and emergency eye related surgeries.