Celebrating Clients’ Fair Housing Victories

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Many people don’t give their secure housing a second thought.  But for far too many North Carolinians, safe, accessible housing can be cruelly elusive. Disabled people are the most likely […]

Criminal Charges Instead of Treatment

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DRNC launched Bring NC Kids Home in January 2021 to shine a light on the abuse that happens in some PRTFs.  We told you for the next few months we would give you a front […]

June’s Story

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June gave birth to her baby in the bathtub of her hotel room. Yes, you read that correctly. Displaced by Hurricane Matthew, June and her family had been living in […]

Noah’s Story

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Noah’s mom called DRNC when she saw bruises on her son’s face and arms during a video call. Noah had been sent to a psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) to […]

Sadie Gets a New Home

Sadie - home burned down

For years, Sadie and her grandson John lived in a home that was severely damaged by hurricanes Matthew and Florence. Rain would pour into Sadie’s home during storms, and her […]

Laila’s dog gets a ride

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Sometimes our work takes us in unexpected directions as we address the legal concerns of our clients. This is the story of how a quick phone call got Laila’s sick dog a ride to the vet.

Ben is back in school

When Ben’s mom called DRNC, it seemed impossible to get him back in school, learning and making friends. Ben had just been placed on homebound by his school a second […]

New law keeps kids in juvenile court

A new North Carolina law, Raise the Age, keeps 16 and 17-year-old kids with disabilities in the juvenile court system where they have access to much-needed educational and behavioral resources. […]

Resilience – The Carson Family Story

Resilient. That’s the word that comes to mind when I am in the presence of Evelyn, Anthony and Anthony Carson, Jr. The Carson family knows a little more than most […]