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Community Resources for Persons with Stroke

This is a brief list of available resources. If you need further information on additional resources, please contact your clinical case manager.


  • Basic Needs Ministry | www.4042needs.org | 919-661-6565: Maintains list of free or low cost medical and other resources (food, appliances, clothing, furniture, appliances and more).
  • Safety Net Medical Providers: Provides information on doctors/dentists that accept Medicaid, listings of health centers, free medical clinics and more.
  • Salvation Army | 919-834-6733: Provides financial assistance, clothing, food pantry.
  • Urban Ministries | 919-834-4707: Provides financial assistance, food, and transitional housing.
  • Wake County Human Services | 919-212-7541: County office where applications for Medicaid and Food Stamps are taken.
  • WCHS Emergency Assistance Service Intake | 919-212-7000: Provides emergency financial assistance with utilities, rent, prescriptions, and other services.

Emergency Response System

Advocacy and Information

  • Americans with Disabilities Act | http://www.ada.gov: Provides information on disability rights laws.
  • Community Partnerships | 919-781-3616: Provides services to people with disabilities of all ages. Programs include: preschool services, brain injury support services, supported employment, and family education.
  • Family Support Network | 919-662-4600: Provides services to families of children with developmental disabilities, chronic illnesses or other special needs.
  • NC Human Relations Commission | 919-789-5930: Provides information regarding fair housing and housing discrimination concerns.
  • NC Industrial Commission | 919-807-2500: Provides information on workers’ compensation.
  • Resources for Seniors | 919-872-7933: Provides information on home and community-based resources so that disabled and senior adults can maximize their independence for as long as possible while remaining in their home.
  • Triangle Disability Advocates | 919-350-8539: Assists families in the Social Security application process.

Counseling/Mental Health Services

  • Catholic Social Services | 919-790-8533: Provides counseling on a sliding fee scale.
  • Hopeline | 919-231-4525: 24-hour/7-day confidential supportive telephone counseling.
  • Interact | 919-828-7501: Crisis intervention, counseling and shelter for victims of domestic violence.
  • Jewish Family Services | 919-676-2200: Provides counseling on a sliding fee scale.
  • Triangle Family Services | 919-821-0790: Provides counseling on sliding fee scale.
  • Wake County Human Services / Mental Health | 919-250-3133: Emergency and non-emergency mental health services. Walk-ins and some scheduled appointments available. Accepts some insurance and sliding fee scale.


  • Alliance Medical Ministry Clinic | 919-250-3320: Medical care on sliding fee scale for eligible working families without health insurance.
  • Doctor Choice | 919-350-8900: Physician referral line.
  • Open Door Clinic | 919-832-0820: Free medical care by appt. for those with no insurance.
  • Wake Health Services | 919-833-3111: Provides general medical care and social work services. Insurance accepted, sliding fee scale.

Home Modifications and Accessibility

  • Center for Independent Living | 919-715-0543: Home modifications and assistive equipment.
  • Center for Universal Design | 800-647-6777: Assists with planning for modifications in homes. Will talk with callers about needs and can send information packet.
  • Imagine | 919-779-3487: Accepts donated mobility and other durable medical equipment, and has donated equipment available at no charge.
  • Resources for Seniors Housing and Home Improvement | 919-872-7933: Home adaptations including wheelchair ramps, grab bars; minor home repair related to health and safety. For homeowners 55 and older, fees are based on income.
  • Ramp and other product companies.. Multiple companies rent or sell a variety of home modification supplies.

Social Security

  • Social Security Administration | 800-772-1213: Provides information on Social Security benefits and Medicare, Social Security Disability Benefits and SSI.


  1. Accessible Raleigh Transportation | (ART) 919-890-3459: If you are a Raleigh resident with a physical or mental disability that makes it impossible to drive a car and/or use the city bus system, you are eligible for ART. The ART program provides subsidized door-to-door transportation service through participating taxi companies within Raleigh’s city limits and within a 3/4 mile of CAT fixed routes.
  2. Capital Area Transit - City Bus Service | 919-828-7228: Discounted rates are available for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
  3. Center for Volunteer Caregiving | 919-460-0567: Volunteer-based transportation, limited availability.
  4. Durham Area Transit Authority | 919-485-RIDE: Discounted rates are available for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
  5. DATA ACCESS | 919-560-1551: Provides curb-to-curb transportation service for eligible riders. DATA ACCESS operates service to all locations within the City of Durham and to any location outside the City that is three-quarters of a mile of any fixed-route service operated by DATA. DATA ACCESS provides service during the same hours and on the same days as the regular fixed-route service. Must submit application.
  6. Stalls Medical Supply | 800-627-0732: New, used and rental wheelchair accessible vans.
  7. TRACS | 919-212-7005,option 3: Public van service for Wake county residents traveling between certain zones (call to determine whether your trip is a covered zone); wheelchair accessible vans available.
  8. TRACS Edcap: Program provides priority in scheduling transportation to seniors and those who are disabled.
  9. Van Products | 919-878-7110: Sells wheelchair-accessible vehicles, lifts, ramps, hand controls and many other products.
  10. Wake Coordinated Transportation | 919-212-7005: Clients who are Medicaid eligible are able to access free transportation to/from medical appointments – advanced notice required.
  11. Wheelchair Van Transportation Companies: Call for price quotes and to schedule transport.

    1. TriStar: 919-878-1661
    2. Community Cab: 919-231-6282
    3. Response Transportation: 919-661-2504
    4. Shamrock Transportation: 919-832-4601
    5. 2U Transit (Durham): 919-479-0929
    6. Joseph: 919-669-0829
    7. Allen’s Transportation: 919-610-3285

Triangle Support Groups

  • Resources for Seniors | 919-872-7933: Maintains a list of caregiver and other specific support groups. Call for more information.
  • Stroke Support Group | (Cary:919-350-1706; Raleigh:919-350-4163)
  • TapNet | 919-350-0981: Support Group for Caregivers of those with Aphasia.

Support Organizations

Community Programs

  • Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults | 919-872-7933: An alternative to nursing home care for adults who require a high level of care and meet strict financial criteria.
  • Independent Living, Raleigh Office | 919-715-0543: Offers a variety of services, including home modifications, personal assistance services, and counseling, to persons with disabilities that meet certain financial criteria. Available statewide.
  • Meals on Wheels of Wake County | 919-833-1749: Home delivered meals for disabled and homebound seniors.
  • NC Assistive Technology Program, Raleigh Office | 919-850-2787: Provides assistive technology services and information through demonstrations, loans, and training. Available statewide.
  • Partnerships in Assistive Technology-Assistive Technology Exchange Post | 919-872-2298 | http://www.pat.org: Buy or sell assistive technology online. Available statewide.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation, Raleigh Office | 919-733-7807: Promotes employment and independence for persons with disabilities. Available statewide.

Private Duty Attendants/Aides

Prescription Drugs Medicare Part D

  • Medicare | 800-633-4227: information to help in selecting Medicare prescription drug plan
  • NCRx | 888-488-6279: Drug assistance plan to help low-income seniors with Medciare Part D premiums.
  • SHIIP | 807-6900: Answers questions and counsels Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare prescription plans, etc.

Medication Assistance

  • Filling in the Gaps (FIGS Program) Wake Co. Dept. of Human Services | 919-212-7000 or 919-834-4707
  • Low Cost Generic Medications:

    1. Walmart’s $4/month formulary | Generic Drug List (pdf)
    2. Target’s $4/month formulary | Pharmacy 4dollar Program List (pdf)
    3. NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card | www.wakegov.com/naco: Drug discount card program which helps individuals save money on their prescription medications that are not covered by insurance. Savings average 20%.
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance | 888-477-2669 | www.pparx.org: Offers a single point of access to more than 275 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
  • VA Prescription: Benefit for all honorably discharged veterans, must be enrolled in the VA and must be seen by VA doctor.
  • NeedyMeds.com | www.needymeds.com: Provides information about patient assistance programs, which provide no cost prescription medications to eligible participants.
  • RX Assist.org | 877-844-8442 | www.rxassist.org: Helps individuals to access pharmaceutical assistance programs.

Miscellaneous Resources