When we are faced with a child's disability, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, isolated, and alone. The Family Support Network of Central Carolina offers a range of FREE parent support groups to offer parents an understanding and caring community. Often, there's just no substitute for the kind of empathetic support that comes from another parent who has faced a similar situation. To learn more about any group listed below, or to be added to the mailing list, please email us at email@example.com or call (336)832-6507.
Please visit our News & Events page for monthly meeting information for each of the groups listed below.
Guilford Moms' group: An informal support group for mothers with children of any age, with any type of special needs. New members are ALWAYS welcome at our meetings which are generally held on the third Thursday of each month from September to May from 7-8:30pm.
Guilford Dads' group: An informal support group for fathers with children of any age, with any type of special needs. This group meets in casual settings from September to May at 7-8:30pm on the third Tuesday of each month.
After the NICU Moms' Group: This informal support group for mothers of NICU graduates is facilitated by NICU grad parents. These groups are offered in both Guilford and Rockingham Counties, and are held on the fourth Thursday (Guilford) and last Saturday(Rockingham) of every month.
Rare Disease Moms' Group (RDM): This group is open to any mom/guardian in the Piedmont Triad and surrounding Counties who has a child with a Rare Disease or an Undiagnosed Disease (if you are unsure if your child's disease is rare, you can look it up in the NORD website at: www.raredisease.org). For more information or to RSVP for a group meeting, please contact Family Support Network of Central Carolina at: (336) 832-6507 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
SibClub - SibClub is an informal support group for siblings of children with special needs. We currently serve siblings in grades K-5th. Our sessions are held at our satellite office location (515 College Rd., Suite 14). Please email email@example.com or visit the Special Needs Support Tab for registration information.
Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro- offers postpartum support, monthly Moms' Nights Out, social and recreational events, and much more for families of children with Down Syndrome. Click here to visit the group's website.
Heartstrings Subsequent Pregnancy Support Groups are open groups, offering needed support, education, and encouragement to pregnant women who have experienced a prior pregnancy or infant loss. Group participants can join at any point during their pregnancy and will have the opportunity to meet other expectant women and discuss and manage concerns and joys in a safe, supportive environment. This support group will meet for eight (8) sessions, over a four (4) month period. Meetings will be held on the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Registration is required. Group fee is requested and scholarships are available for mothers who request them. Each session will focus on a specific theme, allowing participants to prepare in advance and engage in meaningful discussion with other moms. Guest speakers will also be scheduled. Registration is required for Heartstrings Subsequent Pregnancy Support Group. For registration and further information, please click on the link in the title above.
Have an idea for a support group? FSNCC can help! We offer a variety of resources to teams of two or more parents interested in serving as coordinators for a support group. We make it easy! If you are ready to bring families together around a specific topic or diagnosis, the Family Support Network can help with publicity; securing speakers and meeting locations; developing promotional materials; and much, much more. Give us a call at (336) 832-6507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.