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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

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Anne Wimer
Telephone: 919-434-5986
Email      Anne is on leave until mid-June

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Erin Richardson
Chapel Hill and surrounding areas
Email

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Carol Peindl, MSN RN CS
Charlotte/Huntersville/Concord
The Prenatal and Postpartum Center of the Carolinas
Telephone: 704.947.8115
Email

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Kimberly “Kimmie” Garner, MSW, CLC
Western North Carolina
Speaks Spanish and English
Telephone: (704) 280-2770

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Susan Ludwick, RN, MSN
Cleveland County (Shelby, NC)

Email
Phone: 785-615-9220

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Bill Meyer, MSW, BCD
Durham
Telephone: 919-681-6840
Email

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Dallas Bossola, Postpartum Doula
Outer Banks and surrounding counties
Telephone: 804-986-6262
Email

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Elizabeth Gillette
Asheville
Telephone: 248-238-0804
Email

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Carrie Banks, Postpartum Doula
Northwest NC: Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes, Surry and Alleghany Counties
Telephone: 828-278-8022
Email

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Lolita Bryant, MSN-NE, RN
New Hanover County (Wilmington, NC)
Telephone: 910-471-1187
Email

NORTH CAROLINA STATE COORDINATOR: Gloria Maria Llanser
Western North Carolina
Speaks Spanish and English
Telephone: 828-708 7993
Email


 

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:  Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 6-7:30PM
Location:
The Children’s Council of Watauga County in Boone, NC.
225 Birch Street #3
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
The Prenatal and Postpartum Center of the Carolinas
Huntersville
Contact: Carol Peindl, MSN RN CS
Telephone: 704.947.8115
Email

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

 

CLIMB OUT OF THE DARKNESS CLIMBS

CHAPEL HILL CLIMB

Hosted by: Fit4Mom
Climb Leaders: Kelsi Wilson & Amy Rosso
Email: kelsiwilson@fit4mom.com
Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:00AM
Briar Chapel Trail – Meet at the Clubhouse
1600 Briar Chapel Parkway
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

BOONE CLIMB

Climb Leader: Allison Rollans
Thursday, June 22, 2017
3:00-5:00pm
The Greenway Trail @ Clawson-Burnley Park
355 Hunting Hills Ln, Boone, NC 28607

Join the Team – Register on Crowdrise

Find us on Facebook
This event is partnered with the North Carolina State PSI Chapter.

CHARLOTTE CLIMB

Climb Leader: Rachel Matthews

Details coming soon.


CHARLOTTE AREA CLIMB (GASTONIA)

Team George of Charlotte
Climb Leader: Dr. Judith Thorne
Saturday, June 24, 2017
8:45-10:30
Crowders Mountain State Park
Linwood Access
4611 Linwood Rd
Gastonia, NC 28052
Join the Team- Find us on Crowdrise

This event is partnered with the North Carolina State PSI Chapter. 

 

 CHARLOTTE AREA CLIMB (MATTHEWS)

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9:00am
Squirrel Lake Park –
Shelter B (close to the pond)
1631 Pleasant Plains Rd, Matthews, NC 28105

GREENSBORO/HIGHPOINT CLIMB

Climb Leader: Enjonae Anderson
Leader Email:climbout@mhcrs.com
Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00-1:00
Piedmont Environmental Center
1210 Penny Rd., High Point, NC 27265

Join the team – Register on Crowdrise 

Find us on Facebook

This event is partnered with the North Carolina State Chapter

 

RALEIGH CLIMB
Climb Leader: Amanda Cadran
Email: climboutraleigh@gmail.com
Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:00am
Lake Crabtree County Park – Beach Shelter
1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 27560
This event is partnered with the North Carolina State PSI Chapter.

 

WILMINGTON CLIMB

Climb Leader: Megan Schlude
Leader Email: megans634@gmail.com
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Halyburton Park
4099 South 17th Street Wilmington, NC, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412

Join the team – Register on Crowdrise
Find us on Facebook

This event is partnered with the North Carolina State PSI Chapter.

COUCH CLIMB

Climb Leader: Carrie Banks
Leader email: psi.nc.chapter@gmail.com

Would you like to contribute but will be unable to attend a Climb event?
Participate in our Couch Climb for all the good feels and none of the sweat! 

Join the team – Register on Crowdrise

This event is partnered with the North Carolina State PSI Chapter.

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 PSI Program Director Wendy Davis with any questions.