Pride in North Carolina (PRIDE) offers a community-based network of services designed to meet the diverse needs children, adults, and families in need of support to address mental, emotional or developmental disabilities. This network of services is premised on the belief that programs for this population must be flexible and capable of adapting to the individual’s changing needs.
PRIDE services are rooted in the concept of normalization – the belief that persons with mental, emotional and developmental challenges are an integral part of their communities and should enjoy all the residential, recreational, educational, vocational, and social benefits offered.
PRIDE designs treatment services in collaboration with the individual, his/her family/guardian, involved agencies and any other people that are important in the life of the individual.
PRIDE serves children of all ages and their families. Children may have emotional or behavioral difficulties and may or may not be in the custody of their parents. PRIDE provides support to the child and his/her family through services in the home designed to assist parents in learning more effective parenting strategies and to the child to learn more adaptive coping skills. For children that cannot remain in the home, PRIDE offers residential options including a 5-bed residential treatment facility.
PRIDE serves adults with mental illness in their own homes and in the community. The focus of treatment for adults is learning to manage their mental illness, recognize decompensation triggers, and to develop the skills, social networks, and resources to live as independently and productively as possible.
PRIDE offers services that range in intensity and setting based on the individual’s needs and preferences. Services may be provided in the individual’s home and community to assist the caretaker in the day-to-day responsibilities that come with caring for a loved one, or services may be provided in a PRIDE setting such as a day activity program or residential program.
We want you as involved in the treatment process as possible. You are in the “driver’s seat” of the treatment process.
This requires a commitment to services. We realize that every person and his/her family is different, so this may mean different things for different families. But, basically a commitment to services will mean:
Pride in North Carolina has 11 locations across the state. Find the location nearest and most convenient for you.