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For Immediate Release

Free Crisis Counseling Program for Hurricane Matthew Survivors

Supporting Edgecombe, Lenoir, Sampson and Wayne Counties

Goldsboro, NC, May 23, 2017

Media Contact:
Melissa Harrell


Thanks to a federal grant, Easterseals UCP of NC and VA is able to assist survivors of Hurricane Matthew.The mission of the federally funded program, HOPE 4 NC, is to assist individuals and communities recovering from the challenging effects of Hurricane Matthew by providing community-based outreach and psychoeducational services.

This model is unique, as our trained staff has consistently worked in these communities including Edgecombe, Lenoir, Sampson and Wayne counties.  This mission hits close to home for many of our counselors, as they are Hurricane Matthew survivors themselves.

Hope 4 NC is FREE and ANONYMOUS.  Counselors do not classify, label, or diagnose individuals and case files aren’t kept.  Sessions are conducted in non-traditional, community-based settings such as libraries, community centers, churches or homes.  In addition to individual sessions, our teams provide group-counseling sessions, public education, and assist families with referrals should there be a need for further mental health or substance abuse services.

For more information or to speak with a counselor, please call 866-611-5651.  If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Melissa Harrell at 919-922-0887 or email at melissa.harrell@eastersealsucp.org.

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com


Easterseals UCP is a non-profit organization serving the special needs communities in North Carolina and Virginia.  Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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