#IBelongToo

Three people working at the farm cafe pose for a picture. The boss is in the center. She is a person in her 30s with medium brown skin, wearing a "farm" cafe apron and smiling. Two white male employees are on either side of her, also wearing aprons and smiling. One of them has glasses and down syndrome.

DRNC’s communications team is working on a new project called “I belong too.” This project lifts up real stories – your stories – about why living in the community is so important to you.

Involuntary Commitment

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Involuntary commitment (IVC) is when a person is put into a mental health facility against their will, or without their permission or the permission of their guardian. You must meet […]

What is Olmstead?

Three people working at the farm cafe pose for a picture. The boss is in the center. She is a person in her 30s with medium brown skin, wearing a "farm" cafe apron and smiling. Two white male employees are on either side of her, also wearing aprons and smiling. One of them has glasses and down syndrome.

Frequently asked questions. What is Olmstead? Olmstead is a 1999 US Supreme Court decision that says it is unlawful to make people with disabilities live in facilities. Olmstead says that you […]

Discharge Rights: Minors

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Learn about your discharge rights if you are voluntarily, or involuntarily admitted into a 24-hour mental health facility as a minor.

Discharge Rights: Adults

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What are my discharge rights from a 24-hour mental health facility? You have the right to actively participate in your treatment You (or your legal guardian) and the internal advocate […]

The Promise of Olmstead cannot be Broken

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A message from DRNC’s CEO This season of gratitude has us thinking about the meaning of home. What does home mean for children and adults with disabilities in NC? Do […]