Durham County Mental Health Resources


A Durham based program for young adults experiencing significant life challenges that offers access to various resources including training programs Requirements: Durham County resident age 16-21.5 years old; Medicaid or State IPRS eligible; a diagnosable mental health condition, but not intellectual/developmental delay or substance abuse as the primary diagnosis; experiencing life challenges in at least one of these areas: housing, employment, education, pregnancy/parenting, police/legal. Contact: Danielle Hudson at 919-651-8830. Website >>

El Futuro

A mental health organization that provides services sensitive to the Latino culture. They provide Mental Health Evaluations, Individual, Family and Group Therapy, Psychiatric Treatment, DWI Assessment and Treatment (including ADETS), Parenting classes, social skills classes and DBT Skill Classes, Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment, and Trauma Treatment (all ages). They accept Medicaid, Health Choice, and other insurances and also serve those who do not have insurance. Phone 919-688-7101 x600. Se Hable Espanol. Website >>

Address: 136 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Hours: Mon., Weds., Thurs., Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Tuesday 9 a.m-7 p.m. Walk-ins for new referrals on Monday–Thursday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mental Health of America of the Triangle

An national organization that supports a variety of education, training, and support for parents, providers and community members on an array of topics related to mental health and wellness throughout the year. Phone 919-942-8083. Website >>


Family Advocacy Network (FAN) provides free services to parents raising children (toddler–high school) with serious mental health conditions, learning disabilities, substance abuse, high-functioning Autism.

The Pro Bono Counseling Network (PBCN) provides free counseling to uninsured/underinsured individuals via a network of licensed, volunteer therapists.

The Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth is a partnership between community members and various agencies, schools and organizations in Hillsborough and rural Orange County concerned about the issue of underage drinking and drug use.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Orange and Durham County

Provides support, advocacy and education. Phone 919-929-7822. Website >>


Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-session course that teaches ways to understand and help the person with mental illness and helps the family cope with family crisis.

Family Support Group is for family members and close friends of mental health consumers.

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for persons who live with mental illness.

Peer-to-Peer Education Program consists of nine two-hour classes taught by a team of three who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.

In Our Own Voice educates the general public and changes attitudes and stereotypes about who has mental illness and how those persons look and act.

NAMI Basics is a free six week course for parents or direct caregivers of children who have shown symptoms of mental illness before the age of 13. 

Orange County resources