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Agencies That Advocate For People Living With Disabilities

Please contact the agency directly to apply. CFCC does not place students in volunteer or service learning positions in external agencies. You may also find local volunteer opportunities posted on sites such as Cape Fear Volunteer Center, 1-800-Volunteer, and Volunteer Match.

The Arboretum’s Ability Garden

“Horticulture Therapy, a program of the Arboretum at New Hanover County focuses on the Ability Garden. This is a unique garden space designed to encourage and promote successful gardening opportunities. The site provides the opportunity for all citizens to engage in gardening activities within a ‘can do’ environment. Gardening is promoted as essential to our concept of quality of life for individuals of all ages and abilities.”

Contact:
Phone:

910.798.7665

Location:

6206 Oleander Drive,  Wilmington, NC  28403

 

Autism Support and Programs provides “superior instruction and environments to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) toassist participants in achieving optimal living and learning opportunities.” ASAP’s programs include Rainbow Farms and Sunrise Day & Night Program. (See below.)

Rainbow Farms: Residential program for adults on the autism spectrum. The program, located on a farm, provides residents frequent learning opportunities during the normal course of each day.

Contact:

Chris Mitchell, Rainbow Farms Manager

Phone:

910.270.5499

Location:

Hampstead, NC

Sunrise Day/Night Program: Day/night program for individuals on all levels of the autism spectrum. This program, which serves all ages, focuses on providing educational, recreational and therapeutic activities, including light cooking, laundering of clothes, sensory activities, computer time, and individualized educational instruction.

Contact:

Deena Holmes, Program Director

Phone:

910.270.5499

Location:

Hampstead, NC

Facility that “provides 24-hour skilled nursing care as well as short-term rehabilitation. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services are offered 6 days a week.”

Contact:

Patsy Murray, Activity Coordinator

Phone:

910.791.1455

Location:

5725 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412

“A private non-profit community rehabilitation program whose mission is to assist unemployed adults in reaching their vocational goals.  We believe that ‘everyone can work.’  Our community benefits from the jobs we create, the training we provide and the unemployed citizens we add to the workforce.”

Contact:
Phone:

910.763.3424

Location:

1214 Kidder Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Program that offers children with disabilities the opportunity to participate in therapeutic horseback riding sessions.

Contact: Kim Niggel, Executive Director
Phone: 910.470.0490
Location: 3507 N. Kerr Ave., Wilmington  28401

“A community based, non-profit, non residential program that provides free services to persons with disabilities. dRC is dedicated to assisting all persons regardless of disability in making choices about their own lives and in experiencing success as active participants in society.”

Contact: Gloria Garton, Executive Director
Phone: 910.815.6618
Location: 140 A Cinema Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

Local chapter of Easter Seals that devoted to serving people living with disabilities. Disabilities include cerebral palsy, autism, Spinal Bifida, mental retardation, muscular dystrophy, stroke, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, hearing and visual impairments, and mental health conditions.

Email:

Phone:

910.790.5921

Location:

33 Darlington Ave., Wilmington,  NC 28403

Special Olympics of New Hanover County

Local affiliate of Special Olympics that “offers 11 sports including golf, soccer, basketball, aquatics, bocce, softball, tennis, power-lifting, athletics, roller skating and bowling. In addition to sports we offer seasonal dances and social get-togethers and Camp Shriver, a sports day camp.” For more information see http://www.sonc.net/about-sonc/internships/

Contact:

Tiffany Lesley, Local Program Coordinator

Phone:

910.341.7253

Location:

302 Willard Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Step Up For Soldiers

Organization dedicated to serving members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Students who work with this agency will have the opportunity to assist with a variety of projects, including web design and development, event planning, fundraising activities, and construction (i.e. building wheelchair accessible ramps for disabled veterans).

Contact:

Thomas Russell, Founder & CEO

Phone:

910.297.4981

Location:

Carolina Beach, NC

WARM: Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry

“WARM unites people of compassion to rebuild homes and restore hope. Using mostly volunteer labor, we complete urgent repairs for low income homeowners, mostly elderly and disabled.”

Contact:

J.C. Skane, Executive Director

Phone:

910.399.7563

Location:

20 North 4th Street, Suite 213, Wilmington, NC 28401



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411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

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Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm

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