People with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). First In Families of NC is pleased to be part of this project.

The overall goal of the project is to strengthen the statewide system of community TBI services in three priority areas: social support, family advocacy and substance abuse screening.

Our goal

FIFNC's goal is to prepare families with knowledge and strategies to successfully address barriers in accessing community help and related services.

FIFNC provides direct support to individuals of any age, living in any of North Carolina's 100 counties. To apply for assistance from your local FIF Program contact your FIF Regional Chapter today.

FIFNC provides educational presentations and workshops, as well as the formation of networks of support for people with TBI. We have a particular interest in people who are serving or have served in the Military. Due to the expected increase in the number of Military families in North Carolina, we would like to reach out to those families in an effort to help.

What is a network of support?

A community connector will gather people together who are currently in a person's life as well as bring new people into the network of their life. The network provides support, advocacy, and friendship in a number of ways to assist the person with any life situation.

Who should call

Locations and groups interested in hosting an educational presentation or workshop contact Betsy MacMichael at or 919-251-8368 extension 110.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this project, or if you have any questions, please contact Scott Secor or 919-251-8368.

To learn more

Visit the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Web site section on Traumatic Brain Injury.

Individuals living in Wake, Durham, Cumberland and Johnston Counties who have experienced Traumatic Brain Injury after the age of 22 may qualify for the Traumatic Brain Injury Medicaid Waiver Pilot. For more information on the TBI Waiver visit or call 1-800-510-9132

FIFNC also provides networks of support for people with any type of disability through our Lifetime Connections program.