What is Disability Advocates and Resource Center?
DARC is a center for independent living (CIL). Our mission is to empower people with disabilities to become and maintain their independence within their community. Inclusion and independence is accomplished through education, employment, access to affordable housing, access to services and activities that allow the opportunity and possibility of a full life for all those with a disability.
To achieve our common mission purpose, DARC focuses on five core services to empower individuals with a disability, their families and caregivers:
(1) Peer to Peer counseling
(2) Independent Living Skills and Training
(3) Systems and Individual Advocacy
(4) Information and Referral.
(5) Consumer Transition
Do I need to make an appointment?
Appointments are highly recommended, but we do accept walk-ins and will do our best to accommodate you at that time.
Do I need a referral?
Do we charge a fee?
No, our services are provided at no cost to consumers. We are a non-profit organization that is funded through the generous support of individuals, local organizations and the Federal Government.
Is DARC a part of Vocational Rehabilitation?
No. Vocational Rehab is a State Agency and we are a non-profit agency.
Do we provide funding or financial assistance to individual?
DARC has received donations designed specifically for consumer assistance with durable medical equipment. We are not able to provide financial assistance for rent and utilities. We can refer individuals to an agency or organization that might be able to provide financial assistance specific to your needs. We also can refer to local churches and food banks for assistance with food.
Where are we located?
DARC is located in the Medical District just off Stantonsburg Road at 702A John Hopkins Drive Greenville, North Carolina 27834.
What counties do we serve?
Wilson, Pitt, and Beaufort.