Community & Regional Resources

Charlotte is fortunate to have a wealth of organizations dedicated to serving the needs of children and families. On this page you’ll find local agencies and resources that serve many and various needs of children and families in our community.

Find out more on our FAQs page for Parents & Professionals.

In An Emergency

Call 911 immediately if a child is in danger. To report suspected abuse or neglect in Mecklenburg County, call 704-336-CARE (2273).

Questions?

Visit our page of Frequently Asked Questions  for more information for parents and professionals on various topics.

The following list of local and regional organizations provides services to children and families. Inclusion on these lists is for information only, and does not represent an endorsement by the Council. Use the quick buttons below to jump to each section.

CUSTODY ASSISTANCE

  • Child Find of America: 800-716-3468
  • Child Support Enforcement Agency: 704-432-9300
  • Children’s Law Center: 336-831-1909
  • Law Help NC — www.lawhelpnc.org
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service: 704-375-0120
  • NC State Bar Lawyer Referral Service: (800) 662-7660
  • NCCU Juvenile and Family Law Clinics: 919-530-7166
  • Self-Serve Center at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse 704-686-0210
  • The Child’s Advocate: 919-821-5393

Domestic Violence Support

  • Children’s Law Center: 336-831-1909
  • Family Service of the Piedmont: 336-387-6161
  • Mecklenburg County’s Community Support Services Division: 704-336-3210
  • NOVA: 704-336-4344
  • Programa Confianza: 704-336-3210
  • Safe Alliance: 704-336-4126
  • Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro: 336-275-6090

Education and Special Education Resources can be downloaded. Click here for PDF.

Disability Information/Resources/Trainings

  • A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in NC: https://law.duke.edu/childedlaw/special-education-nc/
  • Autism After 18: http://autismafter18.org/ 
  • Autism Charlotte: 704-910-4512
  • Autism Society of NC: 1-800-442-2762
  • Beginnings – For Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 800-541-4327
  • Disability Rights and Resources: 704-537-0550 [all disabilities]
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte: 704-536-2163
  • Dyslexia Advocacy Group of the Carolinas: 704-659-1461
  • Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC): 1-800-962-6817 [all disabilities]
  • Office for Civil Rights: Technical assistance 202-453-6020 (provides limited information) [Disability discrimination, file a complaint] http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.
  • The Arc of Mecklenburg County: 704-332-4535 [focused on intellectual & developmental disabilities]
  • The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD): info@ncld.org
  • Trusted Parents: 980-229-7253 [all disabilities]

Support Groups

  • Charlotte Autism Foundation – Multicultural Autism Support Group: 704-618-1489
  • Exceptional Parents of Exceptional Children (Christ Church Charlotte): 704-714-6957
  • Family Support Network of North Carolina: 704-336-7173
  • HITCH-UP (Hearing Impaired Toddlers and Children Have Unlimited Potential): www.hitchup.org
  • ParentVOICE (Mental Health America): 704-365-3454 [strict eligibility criteria]

Legal Assistance

  • Cuddy Law Firm: 704-800-5252 [serves low income]
  • Disability Rights of NC: 919-856-2195 [free, but limited capacity]
  • Gahagan Paradis Law Firm: 919-942-1430 [charges retainer for services]
  • Law Offices of Keith Howard: 704-612-4151 [serves low income]
  • Legal Aid of NC: 1-866-219-5262 [free, but must meet income eligibility requirements]
  • Legal Services for Children of NC: 919-914-0548 [free/low cost]
  • Vaughn & Associates: 704-360-8798 [charges retainer for services]
  • Vogel Law Firm: 704-552-3750 [requires a retainer for services]

Charter Schools in NC
www.ncpublicschools.org/charterschools/

Drop-Out Prevention

  • Communities in Schools: 704-335-0601 [services particular schools]

College

EMERGENCY SERVICES & HOTLINES

  • 911
  • Carolinas Medical Center – Behavioral Health/Emergency: 704-444-2400
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) with the Department of Social Services: (980) 314-7700 (for general inquiries or social worker information) or (980) 314-3577 to make referrals for abuse, neglect, or human trafficking.
  • Children’s Law Center: 336-831-1909
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 704-332-2513
  • Family Service of the Piedmont: 336-387-6161
  • Mobile Crisis Unit: 704-566-3410
  • Polaris (Human Trafficking): 1-888- 373-7888 or text “HELP” or “INFO” to 233733
  • Presbyterian Hospital Behavioral Health/Emergency: 704-384-4255
  • Rape Crisis Hotline: 704-375-9900
  • Safe Alliance: 704-332-2513
  • Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-8255
  • WomensLaw.org

GENERAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE

CUSTODY

  • Children’s Law Center: 336-831-1909 (Triad Area)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service: 704-375-0120
  • NC State Bar Lawyer Referral Service: 1-800-622-7407
  • NCCU Juvenile and Family Law Clinics: 919-530-7166
  • Self-Serve Center at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse 704-686-0210
  • Cardinal Access Line, for Medicare coverage:  1-800-939-5911
  • Cardinal Concern Line: 1-888-213-9687
  • Care Ring: 704-375-0172
  • Center for Community Transitions: 704-494-0001
  • Charlotte Regional Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 704-568-8558
  • Community Care Partners of Greater Mecklenburg: 704-512-5555
  • Mecklenburg Behavioral Health Division: 980-314-4022
  • Mecklenburg County Health Department: 704-336-4700
  • Medicaid  Office of Appeals: 919-855-4260
  • Pregnancy Resource Center of Charlotte: 704-372-5981
  • Teen Health Connection: 704-381-8336
  • Wise Guys through Children’s Home Society: 704-334-9955
  • A Child’s Place: 704-343-3790
  • American Red Cross: 704-378-4620
  • Center for Community Transitions: 704-494-0001
  • Charlotte Area Fund: 704-372-3010
  • Charlotte Housing Authority: 704-336-5183
  • Community Link: 704-943-9490
  • Crisis Assistance Ministries: 704-371-3001
  • Jackson Park Ministries: 704-392-4981
  • Matthews HELP Center: 704-847-8383
  • NC Housing Finance Agency: 919-877-5700
  • Stony Point Christian Ministry: 704-585-6521
  • The Relatives: 704-377-0602
  • The Salvation Army: 704-348-2560

Latin American Community

  • International House: 704-333-8099
  • Latin American Coalition: 704-531-3848
  • Programa Confianza: 704-336-3210

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Family First: 704-364-3989
  • Family Service of the Piedmont: 336-387-6161
  • Harris Counseling and Coaching: 980-533-1131
  • Jackson Park Ministries: 704-392-4981
  • KinderMourn: 704-376-2580
  • Mecklenburg Behavioral Health Division: 980-314-4022
  • Mecklenburg County’s Community Support Services Division: 704-336-3210
  • Monarch Youth Crisis Center: (844) 263-0050
  • Pat’s Place: 704-335-2760
  • Q Foundation: 704-930-6000
  • Teen Health Connection: 704-381-8336
  • Thompson: 704-536-0375
  • ACE – Charlotte: 704-280-9832
  • Angel’s Watch: 980-259-1000
  • Behailu Academy: 980-224-8854
  • Charlotte Works for Youth: 980-237-2800
  • Eckerd Community-Based Services: 704-817-7078
  • Grace Covenant Church: 704-892-8005
  • Inspire the Fire: 704-597-9577
  • Job Corps: 1-800-733-5627
  • LIFT Academy: 980-343-9417
  • LINKS Services: 704-336-3000
  • On Ramp Resource Center (The Relatives): 704-501-8240
  • Right Moves for Youth: 704-377-4425
  • Studio 345: 704-333-2272
  • Teen Health Connection: 704-381-8336
  • Time Out Youth: 704-344-8335
  • Wise Guys through Children’s Home Society: 704-334-9955

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