We are here to help!

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Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) understands that COVID-19 is a serious threat to the health, safety and legal rights of people with disabilities. Although we are now working remotely, we are still here for you. 

Please contact us if you see or have any of these problems:

In a facility-  

    • You have not been given information about the signs of COVID-19, how to stay safe, and how staff will help you stay safe. 

    • Staff and visitors are coming into the facility with symptoms of COVID-19 (coughing, fever, shortness of breath) or are not being screened for symptoms at the door. Information about COVID-1should be posted at the entrance and around the facility. 

    • There are staffing shortages in the facility. 

    • You live in a small facility or group home where someone is sick and you can’t get physical distance to be safe. 

    • Staff aren’t being careful with personal hygiene to protect against COVID-19 (washing hands frequently or using hand sanitizer, staying 6 feet away when possible, wearing protective gear if caring for someone who is ill). 

    • You don’t have access to medications, food or other necessary items.  

    • You are being abused or neglected, including extreme isolation, lack of human contact, and/or overmedication.  

In the community-

    • Your in-home assistance staffing changes or is not available. 

    • Your staffing has been impacted by COVID-19 and your needs are not being met. 

    • Your staff is not careful with personal hygiene (washing hands often, staying 6-feet away when possible, wearing protective gear to stop spread of infection). 

    • You can’t get your medications. 

    • You don’t have access to food or supplies you need. 


Get legal help:

Apply for help using our online intake form. 
Email: intake@disabilityrightsnc.org 
Live intake by phone hours: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., M-F. 

Local: 919-856-2195 
Toll Free (within NC): 1-877-235-4210 
TTY: 1-888-268-5535