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Easterseals UCP of North Carolina and Virginia is bringing the Hope 4 N.C. program to Hurricane Florence survivors in Wilson, Wayne, Lenoir, Duplin and Sampson counties.
The program’s mission is to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the challenging effects of Hurricane Florence through the provision of community-based outreach and psychoeducational services. This model is unique in that the agency’s trained staff members are already a part of the communities they are serving and some counselors are survivors of Hurricane Florence themselves.
The program is free and anonymous. Counselors do not classify, label or diagnose individuals and no case files are kept. Sessions are conducted in nontraditional, community-based settings such as libraries, community centers, churches or even homes. In addition to individual sessions, teams can provide group counseling sessions and public education and assist families with referrals should there be a need for further mental health or substance abuse services.
For more information or to speak with a counselor, call 1-888-702-7853 or contact Melissa Harrell at 919-709-6619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.