Issued:  August 24, 2020

Listening Session with Child Residential and Therapeutic Foster Care Providers, LME-MCOs, and DMHDDSAS

The Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services, in conjunction with North Carolina’s Local Management Entities-Managed Care Organizations, would like to hear the challenges and successes that the state’s Child Residential and Therapeutic Foster Care providers have encountered in admitting and discharging youth during COVID-19.

As COVID-19 continues and school is offered in ways that create increased pressure on families and providers, we want to know:

  • What you need to continue to safely admit and discharge youth to your programs and therapeutic foster care homes.
  • What barriers and opportunities you encounter when discharging youth from PRTFs and Level IIIs directly to families and community services, and how this changes when children are in the custody of social services.

We look forward to learning from you so we can address your concerns together. Please join us on September 3, 2020 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Click here for registration details)

If you have questions, please direct them to Lynne Grey, MHSU Clinical Director, by emailing

Thank you for all you do to support children and their families, especially during this stressful time.