GCF Family Support Services™ (GCF-FSS™)

GCF Family Support Services™ (GCF-FSS™) is dedicated to supporting, educating, and informing families of children with special needs.

GCF-FSS™ believes that the greatest asset a child can have is a strong family.  We provide parent mentoring, peer support groups and education to families of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, chronic illness, other special needs or those who are born prematurely. Families across eastern North Carolina benefit each day from trained parent mentors, sibling support activities, NICU family support, information and resources, referrals to diagnosis specific organizations as well access to a variety of other educational resources and information.

All referrals are handled with complete confidentiality

Services are available to any family member or professional

GCF Family Support Services™ are available in the following counties:

Anson Harnett
Richmond
Bladen Hoke
Robeson
Chatham Lee
Sampson
Cumberland Montgomery
Scotland
Durham Moore
Vance
Franklin Orange
Wake
Granville Person
Warren

Serving families with children of any age

Educating and Supporting to Empower Parents

Practical Applications for Successful Parenting

Day to Day:
Practical Applications for Successful Parenting

Part four:  Behavior Management
December 8, 2014

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
202 Summitt Drive, Sanford

Presenter:  Becky Givens, BSW

Focus is on simple solutions to everyday challenges:  Finding successful ways to communicate; understanding environmental impact; calm in th emidst of chaos; behavior strategies and techniques that work.  Space is limited.  Meal and childcare are provided free of charge.  Registration is required.

Event Flyer

To register contact Susan Fish at 910-420-1178 or sfish@gcffamilysupportservices.org.

The Coffee Connection – Pinehurst

The Coffee Connection

December 9, 2014
9:30 a.m.

Frankie’s Southern Grinds
1120 Old Us-1 S, Southern Pines

GCF Family Support Services™ offers a monthly informal meeting where parents can gather, share, and network with other parents of children with special needs.  Families will have the opportunity to meet and to share experiences/resources with other families in similar situations.  Please join us for coffee and connections. For more information contact Susan Fish at 910-420-1178 or sfish@gcffamilysupportservices.org.

The Coffee Connection – Fayetteville

The Coffee Connection

December 11, 2014

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Dorothy Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center
1600 Perdue Dr., Fayetteville

GCF Family Support Services™ offers a monthly informal meeting where parents can gather, share, and network with other parents of children with special needs.  Families will have the opportunity to meet and to share experiences/resources with other families in similar situations.  Please join us for Coffee and Connections.

For more information contact Norma Stitt at 910-568-5503 or nstitt@gcffamilysupportservices.org

Sibshops

Sibshops

Friday, December 12 – Cary
Saturday, December 13 – Chapel Hill

Sibshops give brothers and sisters of kids with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting.  It gives siblings the chance to explore their feelings in creative, light and fun ways.  The program uses activities that bring difficult issues to the forefront and lets young people talk about what is usually not talked about.

More information on Sibshop classesRegistration is required to participate.

Cary Sibshops - contact Jodi at 919-281-9257 or jkopala@gcffamilysupportservices.org
Chapel Hill Sibshops – contact Beth at 919-667-1067 or bhutson@gcffamilysupportservices.org.