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Mental Health

BAGS is proud to partner with counselors that can aid you in your mental health journey.

Youth

Discover resources to help you in the cultivation of strong and successful youth.

Life

Visit this section of resources for help with life event navigation.

Legal

Need legal help? Reach out to some of our legal partners!

Business

Thinking about starting a business? We’ve got you covered! We’ve put together an awesome collection of resources designed specifically for aspiring entrepreneurs. From brainstorming your idea to creating a killer business plan, finding funding, and building an unforgettable brand – we’ve got all your bases covered.

Technology

Looking for technology resources? You’ve come to the right place to explore the best tech resources available! Get ready to discover new skills and unleash your knowledge to the world. Embrace this opportunity with confidence and take your personal development to new heights!

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Jesus Grocery Store

Organizer: Nikita McNeil

Phone: (252)-215-7653

Address: 125 Hidden Acres Drive,

Clayton, NC 27527

**RALEIGH AND JOHNSTON COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY**

Services offered: Food, Clothing, Small household essentials, and Furniture

Raleigh: We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-11:30 AM at

421 Chapanoke Road, Raleigh 27603. 

The entrance is in the back of the shopping center. When you arrive, a parking lot volunteer will assist you

 

Johnston County: We are open Thursday 9:30-11 AM and Sunday 5-6:30 PM at

361 W. 2nd St, Clayton 27528.

Food, Clothing, Small Household Essentials. Furniture (coming soon!)

Please Do Not Arrive More Than 15 Minutes Before Doors Open

**CLAYTON RESIDENTS ONLY**

Jesus encourages us to love one another out of the overflow of grace we have already received from God. In fact, He said it’s the best way for people to know that we are disciples; by the love, kindness, and unselfish concern we show for our neighbors. That’s where OneCompassion comes in.

OneCompassion coordinates various events and outreach opportunities throughout the year, all focused on serving local Johnston County residents. As we help provide resources for our community, our hope is that people will experience the love and compassion of Jesus.

National Suicide Hotline (24 hours)

1-800-TALK

Lifeline (24 hours): 1-800-273-8225

Teen Talkline

919-231-3626

Mental Health

Reflective Counseling Services

Owner: Shanta Johnson, LCSW

Reflective Counseling Services was created to assist older adults and caregivers in need of counseling services for depression, anxiety, isolation, chronic illness, caregiver burnout, and more.

True Impact Counseling Services, PLLC

Owner: Travis Wood M.Ed., M.A., LCMHC

Some of you reading this information may be experiencing the sudden loss of a loved one, while others may be experiencing the emotional roller coaster of divorce or separation.  Yet for others, an inability to resolve persistent feelings of self-doubt, to control your anger, or have effective communication with your spouse may have prompted you to seek professional help. Some may find themselves in need of consultation and direction to help strategize their efforts to accomplish personal and professional goals.  Whatever the reason or circumstance, remember these two things: 1) you are not alone and 2) seeking help is the first step one takes to initiate positive change in their circumstance.  We consider it a privilege that you are considering True Impact Counseling Services, PLLC as a potential resource. 

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Yelverton’s Enrichment (YES)

Owner: Vickie Yelverton

Yelverton’s Enrichment Services, Inc. provides Bilingual Outpatient Behavioral Health Treatment, Psychiatric Medication Management, Telepsychiatry, Intensive In-Home Services, Child & Adolescent Day Treatment, Child & Adolescent Level III-Residential Treatment Facilities, Community Support Team Services for Adults, CAP I/DD Services and Private Duty Nursing

Legacy Family Services, PLLC

Owner: Keemia Shaw, LCSW

Legacy Family Services is a multi-state mental health practice assisting individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges achieve their hopes, dreams and the opportunity to maximize independent living by providing valuable behavioral health treatments in a respectful, responsive and efficient manner. 

Alienated Grandparents Anonymous

Contact: Amanda

Book: “I Thought I Was The Only One-Grandparents Alienation “

Joshua Colemn Ph.D.

Owner: Joshua Coleman Ph.D.

Book: RULES OF ESTRANGEMENT: Why Adult Children Cut Ties & How to Heal the Conflict by Joshua Coleman, PHD

Join Dr. Coleman for a free Q&A session: Mondays at 11:30 am Pacific. Check the Facebook page for dates. 

Advocacy & Consulting Solutions

President/ Founder: Danielle Oates, LCMAHC-A, M. Ed (Adult & Youth Services)

Advocacy & Consulting Solutions was created to advocate, educate and empower people navigating the complexities of their communities and lives. Our mission is, therefore, to improve the lives of people by supporting, and advocating for them. Indeed, we do our best to de-stigmatize mental illnesses caused by unforeseen life circumstances and challenges.

We have a highly experienced professional dedicated to promoting the rights, dignity, and well-being of individuals and families.

Call: 919-670-0304

Email: AdvocacyConsultingSoulutions@gmail.com

Lineage Priority - Clinical Assessment & Outpatient Therapy

Contact: Charles Ashley

Lineage Priority, PLLC serves children, transitional age youth, families, adults, and older adults. We offer mental health, substance use treatment, and supportive services to Medicaid (and other insurance) eligible individuals and families. Our diverse staff provides culturally and linguistically relevant services in 2 languages to our region’s culturally and ethnically diverse populations. We provide services in multiple locations across Wake, Durham, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Franklin, Henderson and many more counties. 

We have a highly experienced professional dedicated to promoting the rights, dignity, and well-being of individuals and families.

Main Office Number: (919) 987-2236

Fax: (984) 204-6860

Youth

E.A.T. Foundation of Wendell, NC

Owners: Kelvin and Shannel Taybron

The way this foundation plans to impact our future generations is through multiple facets: but not limited to, educational enrichments experiences, mental wellness, exercise and fitness activities, recreational camps, dietary programs, fieldtrips, college campus, field trips, college campus visits, multi-facet seminars (financial stewardship, leadership, governmental enlightenments)), and the like.

Communities In Schools /Wake County

Danya  Perry – Board Member

For the past 12 years, Danya has served as the Vice President of Youth Development for Communities In Schools of North Carolina. In this role, Danya supported schools and communities in building their capacity to surround youth with the necessary support to be successful in life.  In addition, Danya co-authored “Preventing Violence & Crime in America’s Schools:  From Put-Downs to Lock-Downs,” which explores solutions to create a framework of prevention at every level.

For 30 years, Communities In Schools of Wake County (CIS Wake) has worked to ensure a positive impact on students and families in Wake County. We’ve partnered with Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), the state’s largest school district, as well as with area charter schools to improve students’ academic performance. CIS Wake also partners with Raleigh Housing Authority serving students and families who live in Raleigh Housing Authority communities across the county. We are part of the CIS National network of 131 local affiliates serving more than 1.56 million students in 25 states. 

Johnston County CMARC (Early Childhood Care Management)​

KidsPeace: The Hope Center for Youth and Family Crisis

Michele Chassner, NC Regional Customer Relations Liaison 

Young people experiencing a psychiatric crisis often have nowhere to go for care except a hospital emergency room – which can be both costly and limited in its offerings of specialized care.

Located in the heart of Fuquay-Varina, KidsPeace, in partnership with Alliance Health, is bringing the first Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC)/Facility Based Crisis (FBC) Center to Wake County.

FFTA: Family Focused Treatment Association

Erica Burgess: Kinship TFC Project Manager

FFTA works to advance best practices and advocate for policies that support families in their care and treatment for children.

  • Dating back to the 1980s our roots are in defining and promoting best standards in Treatment Foster Care to advance the field’s understanding of effective methods for serving families.
 
  • Today, we work to advance Treatment Family Care as a vital resource in the continuum of child/family well-being and children’s behavioral health services across North America.
 
  • With nearly 500 member organizations across North America, we lift up the voices and needs of those children and families our members serve.

 

  • Our membership encompasses agencies, both public and private and large and small, from 47 states in the United States and every Province in Canada.
 
  • 24 State FFTA Chapters across the US infuse FFTA leadership & best practices into state child and family services systems.
 
  • Our members deliver a range of Treatment Family Care services including, but not limited to: Family Preservation, Home Visitation, Foster Care, Adoption, Kinship Care, Older Youth Services, Parent/Family Support, In-home Mental Health Services, etc.

Life

Tri Team Unlimited , LLC

Relationship Coaching

Owner: Vernita Griffith

We provide In-person & Virtual Small Group Workshops * other resources to enhance intimate couple relationships including married, romantic, parent/child, sibling and “it’s complicated”

Hope Now House

Transitional Housing, Education Counseling and life skills training & Coaching

Owner: Lanceace Lee

We seek to empower individuals to break cycles of poverty and hopelessness by providing fair housing and education for people who may find it difficult to access housing in the private market. We seek to see people liberated by offering recovery programs, life skills training and coaching that affords sustainable life improvement

ONE BLOOD

Movement of Unity and Mentorship

Founder/CEO: Fred Forman

We seek to empower individuals to break cycles of poverty and hopelessness by providing fair housing and education for people who may find it difficult to access housing in the private market. We seek to see people liberated by offering recovery programs, life skills training and coaching that affords sustainable life improvement

Legal

Creating a Family - NC Kinship Families Legal Hub

 NC Kinship Families is a multimedia website exploring the advantages and disadvantages of the legal permanency options for kinship caregivers in North Carolina through videos, audio, and text. Options include custody, guardianship, power of attorney, becoming a foster parent, and adoption. Videos of grandparents and other kin sharing their experiences are used throughout.

Legal Aid of North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina is here to remove civil legal barriers to economic opportunity for every vulnerable North Carolinian. In 2021, we provided legal services to 22,609 people, benefitting 53,265 total individuals, with the legal and non-legal services they need to live safe, stable, self-sufficient, productive and meaningful lives. 

American Bar Association Free Legal Answers

North Carolina Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic in which qualifying users post civil legal question to be answered by pro bono attorneys licensed in their state. Question topics include Family, Divorce, Custody, Housing, Eviction, Homelessness, Consumer Rights, Financial, Work, Employment, Unemployment, Health and Disability, Civil Rights, Income Maintenance, Juvenile and Education Law. ABA Free Legal Answers is a project of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service.

Grandfamilies.org

Grandfamilies.org serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system.

Our Mission:
  • Educate individuals about state laws, legislation and policy in support of grandfamilies
  • Assist interested policymakers, advocates, caregivers, and attorneys in exploring policy options to support relatives and the children in their care
  • Provide technical assistance and training
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Grandfamilies.org staff are available to provide technical assistance to help assist national, state, regional and local child welfare agencies with implementing federal child welfare laws including:

  • Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 (Family Foster Home Licensing Standards, and Kinship Navigator Programs)
  • Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014
  • Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008

Business

Small Business Center Network

The objective of the Small Business Center Network (SBCN) is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which will lead to job creation and retention. Each Small Business Center (SBC) will be a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, referral and information.

Score

SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. sustainable life improvement

Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration (SBA) helps women entrepreneurs launch businesses and compete in the marketplace. There are several resources available for women-owned businesses, including business counseling, access to federal contracts, and credit and capital.

Technology

Cyber Seniors

Founded in 2015 by the creators of the award-winning documentary film CYBER-SENIORS, this non-profit organization provides senior citizens with tech-training using an intergenerational, volunteer model. Young people are provided with lessons and learning activities to train them to act as digital mentors and senior citizens gain access to effective technology training and intergenerational communities that keep them socially connected and engaged.