Project CARE (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty)

Project CARE is a coordinated delivery system that responds to the needs, values and preferences of individuals who directly care for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia (ADRD).

Project CARE Services

  • Care consultation
  • Dementia-specific information
  • Caregiver education
  • Funds for self-directed respite care subject to eligibility and availability
  • Connections to community-based services and resources
  • Referrals to the Family Caregiver Support Program and Area Agencies on Aging

If you are interested in learning more about Project CARE, please contact one of our partners below. 

Project CARE Partners


For Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mc Dowell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain and Transylvania counties call:

Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging
339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140
Asheville, NC 28806


For Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davie, Forsyth, Mitchell, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancy counties call;

Western Piedmont Area Agency on Aging
1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601


For Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties, call;

704-432-1111 or 980-314-7801
Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services
Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211


For Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Vance, Wake, and Warren counties, call;

Duke Dementia Family Support Program
Durham, NC 27710


For Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland counties call;

Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging
1480 Harbour Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401

6. Northeastern Office

For Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Camden, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties call;

252-426-5753, ext. 226
Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging
512 South Church Street
Hertford, NC 27944


Caregiver and Dementia Education

To register for access to free e-learning caregiver and dementia education, click this link:

NC Caregiver Portal.