Family Support Services
Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families offers a number of programs to support families raising young children.
The Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families, Inc. Family Support Team would like to help parents and guardians by providing opportunities to grow as leaders and advocate for themselves and their families. We will help by providing guidance and assistance with service systems, the IEP process, increase access to parenting supports and help you navigate and tap into resources that are available.
We will help by:
-providing guidance and assistance with service systems and the IEP process;
-increasing access to parenting supports; and
-helping you navigate and tap into resources that are available.
The Family Support Team will have additional programs to serve families in September of 2019! For latest news and updates about programs and events follow us on Facebook #albemarleacf. Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families, Inc. is always working on exciting family events and programs to better serve families in Northeastern North Carolina.”
To determine which program can best meet your family’s needs, please contact Mila Rose, Family Support Services Manager
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (252) 333-1233 ext. 109.
SafeCare is an evidence-based, parent-training curriculum for parents of children 5 years of age or younger. Our SafeCare family support group program will typically last 16-18 weeks. The program focuses on parent-infant/child interaction skills, health care skills, and home safety. Ongoing referrals, support and resources after completion of the SafeCare program can continue by attending weekly parent-lead SafeCare mentoring sessions.
One-to-one emotional and informational support for parents with a child who has special needs by a trained Support Parent. Matching parents of newly diagnosed children with experienced, trained support parents helps families adjust, adapt, and feel supported.
Support Groups and Workshops
Parenting support groups information and skills training opportunities for new fathers, mothers, grandparents and guardians of children ages five and under.
Parent to Parent Matching for Rare Disorders
Parent-to-Parent matches for rare diseases and disorders. Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families, Inc. is an Alliance Member of the Family Support Network of North Carolina and Parent-to-Parent USA a national network of Parent to Parent programs across the country matching parents seeking support with experienced, trained ‘Support Parents.
Children with Special Needs – Family Support Network
Family Support Network of Northeastern NC provides services to families who have a child with a special need.
Families benefit from help and support from other families facing similar issues. The parent can also share available resources that could help a parent through challenges. With this information, families can make informed decisions about services and support.
FSN of NENC provides the following services:
- Support groups in Gates and Pasquotank Counties – contact Faith Mosley at email@example.com for meeting dates, times, and locations.
- Parent to Parent: A matching program for families who is having a difficult time coping with a special needs diagnoses, going through the transition process
- Referral to services, such as: mental health, therapists/psychologists, etc.
- Requests to attend Individual Education Plan meetings with parents
Family Support Network of Northeastern NC is an affiliate of Family Support Network of NC. Please visit their website at www.fsnnc.org.
Seeking Child Care?
Parents seeking child care may call Child Care Resource and Referral and speak with a parent referral specialist, who will offer information about:
- Child care options
- Child development
- Licensing regulations
- Quality indicators
- Financial assistance
For more information, call (252) 333-3205 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete a request for referral form here.
The Healthy Homecoming program is offered through Albemarle Hospital. A registered nurse, who is also a certified lactation specialist, makes home visits to new mothers to make sure mother and baby get off to a good start.
For more information, call (252) 335-0531.
Toddler Transit (Gates County)
The Gates County Inter-Regional Transportation System provides transportation for children from birth to age 5 who attend a regulated child care facility in Gates County that has a three-star or higher rated license and that does not provide its own transportation services. For more information, contact Patrice Taylor-Lassiter at
(252) 357-4487-ext 103, or email to: email@example.com.
Family Literacy Educator (Bertie County)
Bertie County Schools’ Even Start family literacy program works with families to help parents increase their level of education and gain parenting skills and includes a preschool program for children ages 2, 3, and 4.
For more information, call (252) 539-2491.
Resource Guide PDF
In addition to offering programs for families and child care providers, the Partnership helps other agencies meet the needs of the Albemarle’s families with young children.
To learn more about resources in the area, pick up a copy of our Community Resource Guide at local health departments, departments of social services, libraries, or our offices in Elizabeth City and Windsor. Search the guide on line here.
You may also view or download the Community Resource Guide »
Resources for Families
To access resources for North Carolina families of a child with special needs or their service providers, log onto the N.C. Central Directory of Resources. Other helpful sites include:
- The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center
- The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
- North Carolina Early Intervention Services
How You Can Help.
There are countless ways to get involved with our organization. If you’re the type that likes to see the fruits of your labor, check out our volunteer opportunities where you can directly affect those we serve. We also appreciate those that may not have the time but have the wherewithal to make a difference financially. If you’re interested in seeing what’s going on, visit our calendar of events.
What people are Saying about AACF
“Thank God you did this for us…”
Albemarle Alliance had a safety day and the fire department, police department, the Elks club and other sponsors were doing a carseat give away. This could not have come at a more perfect time. My man lost his job in April and was wrongfully denied unemployment while he looked for a job. My daughter turns 2 on the 22nd and desperately needed to upgrade her carseat. It's hard to do with NO MONEY. Thank God you did this for us and many other families. I'm gonna speak for everyone and say thank you to everyone involved. And a big thank you to Faith for informing our support group for my family's needs being met.
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“…an Amazing program…”
I have been taking the incredible years program with Kathy and Jennifer, we are on week 9 I believe. I am so sad to know that we are half way done. It's an amazing program with wonderful teachers, they always remember what we (the class) have had issues with the previous week and ask, how it's coming along. They give us amazing advice or ways to handle different situations. They make you think, which is good.
The group discussion have been a blessing as well, I have met amazing local parents who I can lean on for support. I know we will be friends long after the program is over.
Thank you for the wonderful program and the teachers. I recommend anyone who is thinking about taking the program, should. It's been so helpful! The way I parent my 2.5 year old and my 4 month old have completely changed (for the better).
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“Our Family LOVES the programs…”
Our entire family LOVES the programs of AACF! We have been impressed by the facilitator at workshops and we absolutely ADORE Jenna with Parents As Teachers!
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“…a great resource…”
I would advise first time moms especially to contact this wonderful organization. They are a great resource and have lots of great information for all parents!!!
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“…they offer many programs…”
Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families has helped me in a couple ways...first they offer many programs such as Safecare which I love. Also they offer free car seats for kids which so awesome... Before this year I had no idea AACF existed.
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“A Wonderful Organization!”
I cannot thank Jenna and Angie enough! A wonderful organization!
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