Support Groups

Age Based Groups

ROOTS & SHOOTS (Birth through Pre-K)
Christy Allen,
Jessica Allen,

RISING STARS (Kindergarten through 4th grade)
Noelle Heaslet,, 704-589-7589

Soaring Eagles (5th grade through 7th grade)
New Leadership Needed

Teens (8th grade through 11th grade)
New Leaders Coming Soon!

Adults (12th grade and Adults)
Brenden Hammeke, 704-595-3832,

Geographic Based Groups

Gaston County
Tammy Burgess,

Cleveland County
Tasha Haskin, 704-472-8457,
Susan Mellon, 704-692-8576,

Stanly County - Friend in Me
Sunnie Rector,

T21 North - North Meck, Cabarrus, Rowan, Iredell and points northward
New Leadership Needed

T21 Lincoln County
New Leadership Needed

Specialty Groups

Latino Families

Karen Castillo,, 704-222-6289

African American Families

Jeannette Little,
Sybil Gaines,

D.A.D.S. (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome)

All Dads welcome,

Scott Ingold,
Tony Cirone,
Pete Heaslet,
David Williams,

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