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:

Bladen Harnett
Chatham Hoke
Cumberland Lee
Durham Moore Wake
Franklin Orange Warren
Granville Person

Educating and Supporting to Empower Parents

Serving families with children of any age

The Coffee Connection – Southern Pines

The Coffee Connection

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

8:30 a.m.
Sandhills Children’s Center
1280 Central Drive, Southern Pines

GCF Family Support Services® offers a monthly informal meeting where parents can father, share and network with other parents of children with special needs.  Families will have the opportunity to meet and share experiences and resources with other families in similar situations.

Event Flyer

For more information contact Susan Fish at 910-420-1178 or sfish@gcffamilysupportservices.org.



Friday, September 11 – Cary
Saturday, September 12 – 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 classes
Registration 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.