First In Families of North Carolina is a state-wide non-profit supporting individuals with Developmental Disabilities and/or Traumatic Brain Injuries and their families in 100 counties. First In Families of North Carolina helps people with disabilities and their families to believe in their dreams, achieve their goals and give back to others.
Technical Assistance to Chapters
FIFNC provides Technical Assistance to their 13 chapters across the state of North Carolina that serve 45 counties. Technical assistance includes training and assessment based upon Core Indicators for chapter health which measure customer leadership, leveraging of resources, and many other criteria for adherence to the FIF model of customer service and best practice family support.
Lifetime Connections offers unique supports and future planning services to people with all types of disabilities and their families. It provides an alternative or addition to traditional services, through a comprehensive, membership-based set of services tailored to each individual or family. Core services include personal networks and workshops on wills and estate planning.
FIFNC Time Bank
Its newest program, FIFNC started Time Banking as a perfect complement to the core belief that everyone has something of worth to share with others. The FIFNC Time Bank connects community members through a system for sharing skills and services in which no money is exchanged – only time and talents. All services are valued equally, and Time Bank members include people with and without disabilities.
Through a combination of private grants, donations, and fundraising, FIFNC assists eligible families in North Carolina counties not served by a local FIF Chapter.
For more information about FIF NC, visit their website at www.fifnc.org.