First In Families of North Carolina
First In Families of North Carolina helps people with disabilities and their families to believe in their dreams, achieve their goals and give back to others.
FIFNC is a private not-for-profit NC corporation whose governing board consists of a majority of people with developmental disabilities or their family members. FIFNC was incorporated in 2000 and obtained its 501(c)3 status in 2003.
People with disabilities and/or their families are the experts regarding their own goals and dreams and are respected as such by everyone.
Diversity of Leadership
Organizational leadership includes people from across NC with diverse backgrounds, experiences and knowledge, including those with disabilities.
People with disabilities have the same rights, responsibilities and opportunities to contribute and participate as all other members of the community.
All people, including people with disabilities, depend on each other.
People with disabilities live in inclusive communities that are enhanced by collaborative relationships and leveraging of community resources.
Everyone, including people with disabilities and/or their families; has the ability and desire to make meaningful contributions to others.
- Time Bank creates community of volunteers (0 Comments)
May 24, 2011
Ret Boney | May 24, 2011 DURHAM, N.C. - As a member of the Triangle-area Time Bank, Needham Bryan recently cashed in an hour of time served to receive a home-cooked meal. He earned the right to that service by... Read more >
- Time Banks: An Economy of Community Giving (0 Comments)
February 21, 2011
We're featured as a guest blogger today on NC Gives, sharing about our Time Bank! Time banking, a grassroots system through which community members exchange services, is a worldwide phenomenon with participants right here in North Carolina. Today's guest... Read more >
- Spread the Word to End the Word (0 Comments)
March 1, 2011
As March is Intellectual and Developmental Disability Awareness Month, I wanted to let you all know about this youth led movement to stop the use of “ the R-word ” and promote more respect for people with IDD. Tomorrow, March... Read more >
- "Shedding Light on the Limitless World of Assistance Dogs" (0 Comments)
February 28, 2011
Shedding Light on the Limitless World of Assistance Dogs Disability Blog By Guest Blogger Kyria Henry, Founder, paws4people™ In this day and age, many of us who are friends and advocates of people with disabilities are constantly astonished by the... Read more >
- Finding a Way to Connect (0 Comments)
January 19, 2011
Finding a Way to Connect After I spoke at a storytelling event at Raleigh's First Friday, one of the audience members came up to me. "I see you," she said, her glare affixed like searchlights to my eyes. Despite the... Read more >
- March Madness at FIFNC! Play to win and support your local nonprofit. (0 Comments)
March 9, 2011
March Madness is upon us! This year, fill out a bracket over at GoodBrackets and support First In Families of North Carolina (FIFNC). GoodBrackets is a March Madness inspired fundraising competition. Here's how it works: You fill out a... Read more >
- Support FIFNC in The Great Human Race! (0 Comments)
March 2, 2011
The Volunteer Center of Durham's 16th Great Human Race is a unique community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations. The Triangle area race features a 5k competitive run and a 5k community walk through downtown Durham. The event provides an opportunity... Read more >
- Volunteer for Central Carolina FIF Chapter! (0 Comments)
February 24, 2011
Central Carolina FIF serves Orange, Chatham, and Pearson counties by offering support to families and individuals according to their self-defined needs. Volunteer on the Management Team, which oversees all operations of the Chapter. What does the Management Team do? Assist... Read more >