What is First in Familes of North Carolina? How are we connected?

First In Families of North Carolina, FIFNC, helps people with disabilities and their families to believe in their dreams, achieve their goals and give back to others. FIFNC was formed following a state and family stakeholders meeting at the International Parent to Parent Conference in Asheville, NC in 1994. At one planning meeting, a mother was moved to say "North Carolina prides itself on being First in Freedom, First in Flight, and it is time that they are First In Families." Hence, our name was born.

First in Families of Southern Piedmont is a chapter of First in Families of North Carolina. There are a total of 13 Chapters covering 42 NC counties. Additional funding through Lifeline Project covers the remaining 55 NC counties.