When families are faced with daily realities of parenting children with special needs it can be helpful to speak to another parent of a child with similar experiences to talk about the joys, challenges and concerns they face in raising their child. We know that parents, through their shared experiences, can give each other the support and practical knowledge that even the most compassionate service providers cannot.
For this reason the Family Support Network™ provides families faced with special health care, behavioral, mental or physical needs with emotional support and information from other families with similar life experiences. Some individuals desire to access the extensive speciality lending library and learn of available resources, services or gain additional training concerning their child's development.
Our staff and trained support parents can provide emotional and practical support based on their own experience as well as offering current events and education for the community.
All services are held in confidence and are free of charge.
Referrals to Family Support Network™ of Western North Carolina can be made by the parent
(biological, foster, adoptive, grandparent, etc.) or, with the family's permission, by a
family member, friend, or professional.
Family Support Network™ has independent programs across North Carolina and can offer
referrals and information to other such programs state wide and nationally.
For more information about the Family Support Network™ of Western North Carolina
call 828-213-0033 or toll free 888-810-2800 extension 2.
Learn more about how you can support the many project of Family Support Network™ of Western North Carolina.