First In Families

First In Families of Southeastern NC (serving New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties) is a family support initiative operated by a family/consumer management team, providing supports to families in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties.

  • We promote and practice customer leadership.
  • Since we believe that people with disabilities are the experts in what they need, our statewide and local boards are comprised of a majority of people with disabilities and their family members.
  • We believe that people with disabilities and their families are very knowledgeable, and have much to contribute to society. However, they are often viewed by society as needy and sad.
  • We have seen that often a small amount of the right support makes the difference between a satisfying and self-determined life or one of mere survival.

We Believe:

  • People with disabilities and their families should have the right to make independent choices and decisions about their lives
  • Service delivery systems should be customer focused, flexible and incorporate the principles of self-determination
  • Service delivery systems should be responsive and sensitive to the particular needs of the individuals with disabilities and/or their families

For more information about First In Families of Southeastern NC please contact:

Regina Johnson
5041 New Center Drive, Suite 100
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-350-2737
910-612-2938 (M)
910-350-2732 (fax)
rjohnson@arcnc.org

To get more information about FIF and to locate other First in Families sites in North Carolina, please visit First In Families of North Carolina .