Family Support Network™ of Eastern North Carolina, Inc. (FSN-ENC) has been in Greenville since 1987. It began as a result of a parent asking professionals to help her develop a support network for families of children with special needs in Pitt County. The FSN-ENC program covers Women’s Center and Children’s Hospital at the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center, covering the 29 counties of eastern North Carolina as well as maintaining our presence within the community of Pitt County. As a parent of four children, I have experienced the emotional roller coaster of being a parent of a premature infant and the parent of a child with a chronic illness who passed away. Throughout my journey, other parents have helped me know that I wasn’t alone. The value of having other parents provide a listening ear was one of the essential components of my emotional healing.
As the director of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC, Inc., I am honored to meet parents that want someone to LISTEN, provide HOPE, and EMPOWER them to make the best decision for their family.