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North Carolina

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE NORTH CAROLINA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

Mountains

Kimberly “Kimmie” Garner
Northwest NC: Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes, Surry and Alleghany Counties
Speaks Spanish and English
(704) 280-2770 TEXT OR CALL
kimmie.garner@gmail.com

Elizabeth Gillette
Asheville Area
248-238-0804 TEXT OR CALL
elizabeth.gillette@gmail.com

Gloria Maria Llanser
Western North Carolina
Speaks Spanish and Some Portuguese
828-708 7993 TEXT OR CALL
Info@SacredSoulBirthing.com

Piedmont

Anne Wimer
919-434-5986 TEXT OR CALL
awimer@pesnc.org

Erin Richardson
Chapel Hill and surrounding areas
erin_richardson@med.unc.edu

Jodi Martin
Triad: Guilford & Forsyth Counties
336-355-8704
jodi3496@gmail.com

Carol Peindl
Charlotte/Huntersville/Concord
The Prenatal and Postpartum Center of the Carolinas
704.947.8115
cpeindl@gmail.com

Susan Ludwick
Cleveland County (Shelby, NC)
785-615-9220 TEXT OR CALL
sludwick@csuniv.edu

Bill Meyer
Durham
919-681-6840
william.meyer@duke.edu

Coastal

Carrie Banks
828-278-8022 TEXT OR CALL
cbanks@postpartum.net

Dallas Bossola
Outer Banks and surrounding counties
804-986-6262 TEXT OR CALL
douladallas@gmail.com

Lolita Bryant
New Hanover County (Wilmington, NC)
910-471-1187 TEXT OR CALL
lbryantrn@gmail.com

 


 

NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 


 

SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.

Mountains

Moms for Moms
Boone
Time:  Thursday from 10:00-11:30 AM
Location: Bluebird Exchange (private room)
240 Shadowline Dr
Boone NC 28607
Please contact Sophie at sophierudisill@thechildrenscouncil.org
or call The Children’s Council at 828-262-5424 leave a message with your contact information.

Mother with Courage New Mamas Group
Asheville

2nd Monday of each month from 1-2:30 PM
Babes in arms are welcome
Located at Homegrown Families, 201 Charlotte St. Asheville
contact- jen@homegrownbabies.com or 828-989-9821

Mother with Courage PMAD Support Group
Asheville

4th Monday of each month from 5:30-7 PM
Babes in arms are welcome
Located at Homegrown Families, 201 Charlotte St. Asheville
contact- jen@homegrownbabies.com or 828-989-9821

Piedmont

Prenatal and Postpartum Support Group
Hickory
Catawba County Partnership for Children
Please register by calling 828-695-6517.
738 4th St SW, Hickory, NC 28602

The Prenatal and Postpartum Center of the Carolinas
Huntersville
Contact: Carol Peindl, MSN RN CS
Telephone: 704.947.8115
Email

Mom to Mom Support Group
Huntersville
Contact: Amy Magus at 704-316-4667
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 10-11 a.m.
Huntersville Physician Plaza
Community Classroom

The 2nd and the 4th Wednesday of every month, 6-7 p.m.
Huntersville Medical Center Cafeteria
Private Dining Room

Feelings After Birth
Greensboro
Lori Davenport, Coordinator
Call for meeting times and more information.
Telephone: 336.832.6682
Email

Hope-Filled Hearts
High Point
First Wednesday of each month at noon (feel free to bring a bagged lunch)
Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm
Location: High Point Regional Hospital, 5th Floor Women’s Center Classroom # 2
601 North Elm Street
High Point NC
Click here for more information and registration
Fee: None
Contact: Enjonae Anderson, MA, LPC, LCASA
Telephone: 336-609-7383
Email

Mom to Mom Support Network
Cleveland County, NC (Shelby, NC)
Peer support groups beginning Fall 2016
Please contact: Susan Ludwick, RN, MSN
Email: sludwick@windstream.net
Phone: 785-615-9220

Piedmont: Triangle Area
UNC Support Group for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Chapel Hill
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.
6:30 to 8:00pm
Co-sponsored by UNC Department of Psychiatry Perinatal Mood Disorder Clinic
And UNC Family Medicine Department of Maternal and Child Health
Contact: Chris Raines, RN MSN WH/PMHNP
Telephone: 919.966.3115
Email

Emerald Doulas Support Group
Durham
Second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m.
Meetings are always free, and are open to all pregnant women and mothers.
Emerald Doulas, LLC
5315 Highgate Dr. Suite 202
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 864-8361
www.emeralddoulas.com/pmdsupport/

COPING WITH MOTHERHOOD SUPPORT GROUP
Chapel Hill
A mother-to-mother support group for perinatal mood disorders facilitated by
a registered nurse experienced in perinatal support.
1st and 3rd Thursday mornings
Women’s Birth and Wellness Center
Chapel Hill, NC
For more information, please call or email:
Nancy Albrecht, RN, BSN, MA, IBCLC
919-933-3301, ext 207
nancy@ncbirthcenter.org

Postpartum Education and Support – Moms Supporting Moms Group
Raleigh/Cary/Durham/Triangle
Free peer support groups for women experiencing symptoms of perinatal/postpartum mood disorders (including postpartum depression and anxiety). We also offer email, phone support, local resource connection and online groups. For more information, meeting times and locations, please call or email.
Telephone: 919.454.6946, Email: support@pesnc.org

The Healing Circle

Pinehurst

Bump & Baby

4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM
Please RSVP as space is limited to 10 participants. Childcare is not provided; however, nursing moms please feel free to bring your baby. Contact Melissa Cruz at melissa@fayettevilledoulas.com or at 910-920-0405 for more information.

Coastal

The Healing Circle
Fayetteville
1st Tuesday of the Month at 7:00PM
Please visit www.fayettevilledoulas.com and check the calendar for location

Please RSVP as space is limited to 10 participants. Childcare is not provided; however, nursing moms please feel free to bring your baby. Contact Melissa Cruz at melissa@fayettevilledoulas.com or at 910-920-0405 for more information.

 

H.E.A.R.T for Moms
Goldsboro
First Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM
at Goldsboro Pediatrics
2606 Medical Office Place
Goldsboro, NC
Facilitator: Melissa Harrell, LPC
Telephone: 919.922.2597
Email

Hopeful Beginnings Postpartum Support
Greenville
Hopeful Beginnings is led by a licensed counselor.
Call for meeting times and more information
Telephone: 252.847.4819

 

 


 

EDUCATION & EVENTS

Upcoming PSI 2-Day Certificate Training

September 27-28, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA; Christena Raines, RN, MSN, APRN-BC; TBA, MD

Learn more and Register for the Charlotte Training

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES:

If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 If you are interested in volunteering, please contact psioffice@postpartum.net with any questions.