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

Lunch and Learn – Accommodations and Modifications

Lunch and Learn – Accommodations and Modifications

October 16, 2014
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

DPS Staff Development Center
2107 Hillandale Road, Durham

Presenter:  Judi Archer from the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC)

For more information view the Event flyer. Registration is required.  Lunch will be provided.

To register contact Beth Hutson at 919-667-1067 or bhutson@gcffamilysupportservices.org.

Adaptive Fair

Adaptive Fair

Saturday, November 1, 2014
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center
2107 Hillandale Road, Durham

The GCF Family Support Services™ Adaptive Fair will provide people with special needs an opportunity to see and try equipment that my increase their ability to perform daily living activities, access recreation and have greater mobility.  For more information about the event view the event flyer.

To RSVP contact Beth Hutson at 919-667-1067 or email bhutson@gcffamilysupportservices.org.

Sibshops

Sibshops

Friday, November 7 – Cary
Saturday, November 8 – 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.

The Coffee Connection – Pinehurst

The Coffee Connection

November 11, 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.

Lunch and Learn – Social Skills for Fun and Friendship

Lunch and Learn – Social Skills for Fun and Friendship

November 20, 2014
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

DPS Staff Development Center
2107 Hillandale Road, Durham

Presenter:  Solomon Kobes, LCSW

For more information view the Event flyer. Registration is required.  Lunch will be provided.

To register contact Beth Hutson at 919-667-1067 or bhutson@gcffamilysupportservices.org.