Family Support

Angels of Dare

Down Syndrome support group. Organizes Dare County Buddy Walk held the first Saturday of October. (252) 449-4757.

Autism Society of NC — the OBX chapter

Providing support and promoting opportunities that will enhance the lives of individuals and families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Autism, Aspergers, and PDD-NOS. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County, Inc  is a private, non-profit organization designed to provide programs and services for the children and families in Dare County. This organization offers direct services to families, children and the child care community, and also works with existing community agencies to collaborate and advocate for children’s needs. CYP’s programs include technical assistance and professional development opportunities to the child care providers in the Dare County community, assistance to parents in locating quality child care as well as funds to help pay for child care, parent education and support services, and promotion of literacy and kindergarten readiness for young children. For more information on Children & Youth Partnership, please visit their website at www.darekids.org, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cypdarekids, or call (252)441-0614.

Currituck Kids

Offering Currituck’s school-aged students with the necessities to enhance the total school experience and ensure they reach their full potential with dignity and respect. Help support the local organization as a member or by making a tax deductible donation. (252) 597-4125. http://www.currituckkids.com

Food for Thought Program

Offers pre-packaged healthy breakfast and lunches during weekend and holidays for preschool and elementary aged children who qualify for assistance. If you would like your child to participate or you would like to contribute contact (252) 480-0036. http://www.foodforthoughtobx.com

ICAN of the Outer Banks

The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). ICAN offers mother-to-mother support through monthly meetings at the Kill Devil Hills Library. If you need to talk about your cesarean birth or want to prepare for your next birth, this group is just for you. For more information, contact Amanda at (252) 207-5601 or icanouterbanks@gmail.com. http://www.ican-online.org

KelsKids

KelsKids offers services which enable diagnosed disabled people of the world to gain a sense of freedom through our aquatic programs. We teach one on one as well as small groups (maximum of 2/group). Increased aquatic ability and global development is enhanced through the various activities and unique teaching techniques that KelsKids instructors provide with every lesson. Our motto is “Increased equality is just a splash away.” Located in Kill Devil Hills. Call (252)489-5589. www.KelsKids.com

MANE & TAILL Therapeutic Horsemanship Academy

MANE & TAILL Therapeutic Horsemanship Academy is a charitable organization that provides equine assisted therapies and learning to children and adults with special needs.  We offer programs for a variety of needs including lessons and camps on horsemanship and horseback riding for children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities, and group programs and camps for children and adults with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.  Please contact for more information about availability and fees.   Samantha Iulo  iulosamantha@gmail.com   (252)489-1774 www.maneandtaill.org

OBX Breastfeeding Bistro

OBX Breastfeeding Bistro is a support group in Kill Devil Hills, NC, for women who breastfeed and their babies. This page is designed to disseminate supportive information about breastfeeding to these women and others who are interested. obxbreastfeedingbistro@gmail.com (252)564-9508  www.facebook.com/obxbreastfeedingbistro

Outer Banks Birth Network

Outer Banks Birth network is dedicated to improving the culture of birth in our community. We support, encourage, and educate women and their families by promoting the awareness and availability of evidence-based, mother-friendly maternity care as defined by the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI) of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. E-mail outerbanksbirth@gmail.com or call (252) 207-5601. www.facebook.com/obxbirth

Outer Banks Mommy & Me, Inc.

Dedicated to the development of young children from birth to five through playgroups, educational activities, family gatherings and community involvement. More information on www.mommyandmeobx.com or find them on facebook.

Peele Counseling, PLLC

Providing counseling for children, individuals, families and couples. Cheri Peele, MEd, LPC, LCAS.Licensed Professional Counselor. Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Call (252) 305-2836. www.peelecounseling.com.

SNAP (Special Needs Association of Parents)

Casual meetings of parents with children who have special needs. We support, encourage and enlighten each other. We share stories, ask questions. And form friendships. We’d love for you to join us! We meet twice a month. Dates and locations vary so please check our website for updates. Contact Dayna Chandler at (252) 232-2100 or email@snapgroupinfo.com. www.snapgroupinfo.com

get listed on our Outer Banks Family Support list!

Include your support organization free of charge. E-mail information to info@outerbankschild.com with memo “Family Support”. Please include the organization name, brief description, phone number, Web site, and the meeting dates, if applicable.