COVID-19 Coronavirus Update
3/25 Update: As of Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00 am, Mecklenburg County is under a “Stay-at-Home” order. That means stay home unless you are going to doctor, grocery store, mailbox, and other essential areas. If you have questions, check www.charmeck.org. This is an order that falls under penalty of law, so STAY HOME.
Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Disability Rights & Resources has cancelled all in-person meetings and appointments through the end of March, and we will re-evaluate at that time. Our staff is still available during our normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) by phone and email. Our phone number is (704) 537-0550.
As we know, the elderly, many people with disabilities, and people with chronic illness are more vulnerable to COVID-19. We are asking people to do everything they can to follow CDC guidelines and self-isolate where they are able. The National Council of Independent Living (NCIL) has continually updating resources and information relevant to people with disabilities and the broader community, and you can view that at https://ncil.org/covid-19/. Here are some links for the most up-to-date information for each county in our service area, as well as statewide and national:
Statewide Information: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/…/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-…
National Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
You can trust the information in the above links – the same cannot be said of everything you see on the internet or social media. There is a lot of misinformation out there.
The health and safety of our consumers and our staff is too precious to risk, and we encourage everyone to take care of themselves and take care of each other in this difficult time by practicing proper handwashing and social distancing. As always, call us if you are in need of our services: (704) 537-0550. We will continue to do our best to help you in whatever way we safely can.
Fighting for Justice
Guarding the civil rights of people with disabilities and advocating with those who need their voice to be heard
Empowering ourselves and others to live as we choose by learning to advocate for ourselves and to meet our independent living goals
To create a fully inclusive community in which all people, with and without disabilities, may pursue their own goals and choices for living and working together.
Who we are…
Disability Rights & Resources is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential, private, non-profit Center for Independent Living. We advocate and serve as mentors for people with disabilities in a four-county service area comprised of Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg and Union Counties in North Carolina.
Plus other offerings specifically tailored to your needs
Our services are available and accessible to everyone with a disability and anyone who is interested in disability issues.