The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to Assist those living with Disabilities and their caregivers or families, to live independently in the community and their own homes of their choice.
Services at the dRC include but are not limited to four Core Services of a Center for Independent Living, which are 1)Advocacy on all levels, 2)Independent Living Skills Training and information, 3)information & referral services, and 4)Peer Mentoring.
dRC is consumer driven, meaning those who work at and are on the board of, are people with disabilitites or family members/caregivers of those with disabilities.
The disAbility Resource Center is a Center for Independent Living serving New Hanover and Brunswick Counties in Southeast North Carolina founded in 2007. The dRC provides services free of charge, relying on volunteers, grants & various fund raising events to provide these services at no cost to the consumer. The majority of dRC staff and board members have disabilities similar to those they serve, they can, and do, relate! Cheerful and caring volunteers are there to help you help yourself. More volunteers with disabilities are needed to assist on a first hand, person to person basis. there are 50,000 people in New Hanover County and 30,000 people in Brunswick County with one form or another of a disability. Call, Email, or visit the dRC if you are unwilling to allow a disability to get you down, or keep you out of the the mainstream of our society. dRC especially wants to hear from Caregivers, to help them help others. Don't give up, don't give in, don't give out, get with dRC, NOW