Speedway – Yeti Cooler Raffle

Stop by your local Speedway in Greenville, Winterville, and Washington to enter the Yeti 45 Cooler Raffle.  The Yeti cooler is valued at $349.   Proceeds will benefit to the Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina. Tickets are $5 for one or three tickets for $10. Providing emotional support for families in eastern NC who have a child…

Dr. Yen Nguyen discusses your infant and child’s eye health.

As an eye doctor, I often get asked, “When should my son/daughter have an eye exam?”  This can sometimes be a very difficult question to answer, because much like getting physical/health exams, it may depend on a number of different factors.  A good resource for general guidelines is the American Optometric Association, http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/comprehensive-eye-and-vision-examination/recommended-examination-frequency-for-pediatric-patients-and-adults?sso=y .  Below…

LISTEN – HOPE – EMPOWER

LISTEN  –  HOPE  –  EMPOWER On a typical day the Family Support Network™ of Eastern North Carolina, Inc. is contacted and the stories often go like this: “Suddenly, I found my life turned upside down, the hospital called and my child had been in an accident.”  Another story may start with, “What had been a…

CMP Pharm

CMP Pharm in Farmville NC has been a friend and sponsor of the Family Support Network for several years.  We cannot thank you enough for all you have done that enables us to provide services to families of children with special health care needs in eastern NC.

Doug Henry Chevrolet

Thank you to Doug Henry Chevrolet in Farmville NC for being a friend and sponsor of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC.    We “Donot” (hence the doughnuts) know what we would do without your help in providing services for families in eastern NC. LISTEN!   HOPE!   EMPOWER!

Family Autism Center

Family Autism Center Dr. Mike Reichel and Paula Bowen at the Family Autism Center have been a great sponsor of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC, Inc. for several years. Owen Ashcraft has Aspergers Syndrome which is on the autism spectrum and has written a book to help others understand how he sees and…

ASAP Photo and Camera Greenville NC – 2015 Festival of Trees Sponsor

Sponsor Tree – ASAP Photo and Camera, Greenville The complementary colors with horizontal and vertical accents make this a lovely tree to admire for hours on end. We are very appreciative for the efforts put into the tree’s design as well as the sponsorship provided by ASAP Photo and Camera Greenville

Celebrity Breakfast Oct. 23rd

Our celebrity breakfast was held Oct. 23rd at Rep Express and hosted by Talk of the Town’s Henry Hinton and Brian and Rochelle Brown. Many thanks to everyone who organized, participated, and attended – please check out our image gallery for scenes from the event!

Roanoke River Partners

Family Support Network of Eastern NC is partnering with Roanoke River Adventures in providing a healing time for their families in the outdoors.  Contact us for more information. Nature affords us an opportunity escape from our daily routines and enjoy the beauty that is naturally around us.  Roanoke River Adventures is the right get-away to…

The Festival of Trees is an Event 'You Need to Know About'

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC Festival of Trees has been named one of the ’27 Things You Need to Know About Greenville, NC Before You Move There’ by movoto.com – a website for families moving to Greenville NC. If you haven’t sponsored a tree this year, there is still time to do so….

19th Annual Festival of Trees

This year is the 19th annual Family Support Network of Eastern NC’s Festival of Trees. Each year, in December, we have close to 100 trees on display at the Greenville Convention Center, Greenville North Carolina. The Sponsors names are displayed next to the tree and the artificial trees re sponsored by local businesses, agencies and…

Women for Women 2014

Brenda Boberg, Executive Director, was a guest at the 2014, Women for Women, Power of the Purse Luncheon on May 7 representing The Family Support Network of Eastern NC. As one of the 2014 Grant Recipients we are able to enhance the resources we share with our families. The grant was used to purchase the…

Focusing on Faith Building Healthy Congregations and Churches

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC participated in the “Focusing on Faith Building Healthy Congregations and Churches” on May 13, 2014, to provide information and resource information to pastors and clergy who have persons with disabilities in their congregation. This was the Fifth Annual Community Faith Leaders’ Seminar, sponsored by Vidant Medical Center’s Pastoral…

Cracker Barrel partners with FSN Eastern NC

Cracker Barrel in Greenville NC, along with Manager Scott Stewart and his team, are partnering with the Family Support Network of Eastern NC in 2014. Thank you for your support of families and children in eastern NC.

Equine Assisted Learning – Kindred Spirits Farm

Brenda Boberg, Executive Director of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC was invited to see and experience the value of Equine Assisted Learning. Brenda and the horse assigned to her were given task to complete and it was amazing as they finished the goals to feel such a sense of accomplishment. Kindred Spirits Farm…

Thank You Pitt County Golden Kiwanis Club

The Pitt County Golden Kiwanis hosted Brenda Boberg, Executive Director, of the Family Support Network™ of Eastern North Carolina, Inc., at their February 4, 2014 meeting. Brenda raised awareness of what it is like to have a child in a hospital or diagnosed with a special need. As a parent she knows first-hand what it…

Thank You from Family Support Network Eastern NC

Family Support Network™ of Eastern NC takes this opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to each sponsor, auction donor, volunteer, and attendee of the 2013 Festival of Trees Party. Our annual fundraiser owes its continued success to the community businesses and individual donors who believe in our mission and whose gracious support makes our effort possible….

Robbie – An FSN Hero

Family Support Network™ Hero My name is Robbie and I was born in August. My mom and dad met the Family Support Network™ of Eastern NC staff when I was born. They gave them information about Down Syndrome and Early Intervention. Mom and Dad have learned a lot of new information by attending workshops and…

Board Member Profile: Dr. Kaye McGinty

Why do I serve on the board of the Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina? So that every parent and family that needs support will find another parent in a similar situation. When our daughter, Stacy, was 3 years old she was diagnosed with acquired hypothyroidism. My husband and I were scared and confused….

FSN-ENC presents three Education Grants for 2011-2012

Jayne Fisher – K-3 Resource Teacher Creekside ElementaryScholastic Magazine subscription with Digital media Scholastic News Magazines are now updated to include Common Core Standards and have technology support available. A subscription includes Digital Editions, Videos, Whiteboard Ready Sheets, Audio Read Aloud, Graph and Map Pop Ups and finally interactive student activities. Creekside has made gains…

Amanda Cannon – 2011 Volunteer of the Year

Family Support Network of Eastern NC recognizes Amanda Cannon as the 2011 Volunteer of the Year. Amanda Cannon, a junior at Parrot Academy, excels academically and is involved in athletics and volunteers at many organizations. Amanda has volunteered with the Family Support Network of Eastern NC since she was a child of 4 or 5…

Riley Philpot – 2011 Family Support Network Heart Award

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC (FSN-ENC) gave the Family Support Network Heart Award in Memory of Riley Philpot at the 16th Annual Festival of Trees on Friday, Dec 2, 2011. Riley was only 11, but she taught many people how to face life, even when she was losing her battle with cancer. She…

In Memory of Bill and Juanita Chapman

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC presented the FSN-ENC Heart Award to Dr. Bill Chapman in Memory of Bill and Juanita Chapman on Friday evening, Dec. 2. Bill and Juanita moved to Greenville several years ago and immediately became involved in serving our community. Bill gave of his time, advice and also provided financial…

Kaitlin Bunch – 2011 Angel Boberg-Webb Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Kaitlin Bunch – 2011 Angel Boberg-Webb Memorial Scholarship Recipient The Board of Directors and staff of the Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina offers congratulations to Kaitlin Bunch who is the recipient of the 2011 Angel Boberg Webb Memorial Scholarship for senior college students who plan to teach children with special needs. Kaitlin is…

FSN-ENC Fundraiser 11-April

Title: FSN-ENC Fundraiser Location: Pizza Inn – Winterville Description: Please join us at the Pizza Inn in Winterville (in front of Lowe’s) on Monday, April 11, for a fundraising event. FSN-ENC will receive a portion of proceeds raised between 5pm-8pm. Start Time: 17:00 Date: 2011-03-09 End Time: 20:00

2010 Recognitions

  Each year the Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina recognizes an individual and/or an organization for their contribution of time and expertise in furthering our mission. This year the Board of Directors recognized three individuals during the annual Family Support Network Festival of Trees. On December 3, 2010, the Family Support Network of…

2010 Education Grant Application

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina, provides emotional support and resource information to families of children with disabilities, chronic illness, premature birth and to parents who have experienced the death of a child REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: 2010 FSN-ENC EDUATION GRANTS (formerly Mini-grants) The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina (FSN-ENC) Education Grant…

Volunteer Award Recipients

Ricky and Beverly Hines – Given the Family Support Network of Eastern NC recognized for their outstanding contribution and encouragement to families in eastern North Carolina, during and after their son’s hospital stay in NICU at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, now James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Memorial. Joan Adams – Given the…

Graci – Our Hero

Hello, my name is Graci and I was born with Hemifacial Micorsomia. My mom is the Parent Coordinator for FSN-ENC in Wilson County.  FSN-ENC allows my family to share our experience with others. We also want to say thank you for all the support we have received from so many people. It meant a lot…

Thomas and Daniel – Our Heroes

My name is Thomas and this is my little brother Daniel. When I was two years old, I was diagnosed with Autism and a month later, my little brother was born.  My mommy got in touch with the Family Support Network of Eastern NC in Johnston County and found many resources for me.  She also…

Sasha – Our Hero

My name is Sasha, and I was born in February 2009, at 27 weeks gestation, weighing 900 grams. I want to thank FSN-ENC for visiting with my mom while I was in the hospital and for telling her about Early Intervention. Even when I was re-admitted to the Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit my…

Robbie – Our Hero

My name is Robbie and my birthday was in August. I am one year old.  My mom and dad met the FSN-ENC staff when I was born. They gave them information about Down Syndrome and Early Intervention. Mom and Dad have learned a lot of new information by attending workshops and other groups sponsored by…

Hunter – Our Hero

Hi! My name is Hunter.  When I was two years old I had a speech delay and a sensory processing disorder.  My mommy got a call from the Family Support Network and they helped us find resources and even other mommies that she could talk to who had a child with a similar diagnosis.  It…

Christian – Our Hero

Hi, my name is Christian and I am going to be 2 years old on December 24.  I was born at 25 weeks gestation in 2007.  It was a scary time at since I only weighed 910 grams and was 13 inches long and on a ventilator. My stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit…

Jarrell – Our Hero

Family Support Network Hero Hello everyone, my name is Jarrell. I am 7 years old and I have Autism. When I was 2 years old, my mommy found out and she didn’t know anything about Autism. The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina made sure my mommy had all the information that she needed…

Brianna – Our Hero

Family Support Network Hero Hi everyone, my name is Brianna. I am 5 yrs old and I have Down Syndrome. When I was born, The Family Support Network of Eastern NC came and gave my mommy and daddy lots of information and encouragement to help them understand the open-heart surgery I was going to have…