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 the hotel for months when she went into labor. She
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 receive treatment for his mental health disability. Instead, one worker
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 well pump was broken. Then, last December, things got worse.
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 year in a row. He was middle school student with
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. DRNC recently advocated to help non-violent 16 and 17-year-old offenders
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 about adversity. Evelyn, born with a rare bone disease, says
Ashley never had a chance to be independent. Due to her disabilities, Ashley’s grandmother petitioned for guardianship as soon as she turned 18. She believed that Ashley couldn’t take care of herself. After her grandmother passed away, Ashley’s aunt took