DRC Is Here To Help

disAbility Resource Center's (DRC) normal business hours are Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am -4:00 pm and Friday by appointment only. All in person appointments must be made in advance with a disability advocate. This allows dRC staff to travel within our service area and provide more services to our surrounding counties (Brunswick, Columbus, Onslow and Pender).

Disability Advocates are available to speak with you by phone or video calls Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. You may also request assistance from us using the Referral tab on our website.

We look forward to assisting you.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter for the most recent updates and links to vital resources as we receive them.

To reach a dRC staff member, dial dRC’s Main Number at 910-815-6618. If you’re asked to leave a message, please do so, and we will contact you shortly. Consumers from the Deaf community should use email to reach out to us.

As always, call us if you are in need of our services: (910) 815-6618. We will continue to do our best to help you in whatever way we can.


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Questions? send us an email to info@drc-cil.org

The mission of the disAbility Resource Center (dRC) is to empower persons with disabilities to become and maintain their independence in their communities.

We are a nonprofit that provides an array of independent living services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities living in New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Onslow, and Pender County. dRC staff members are here to serve you! Our goal is for individuals who experience a disability to be able to access and live independently in the community of their choice. The majority of our staff and board of directors are individuals with disabilities so we live our mission every day!

disAbility Resource Center

The mission of the disAbility Resource Center is to empower individuals with disabilities to become and maintain their independence in their communities.

We provide services to people of all ages and all types of disabilities living in the counties of New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Onslow and Pender county.



5041 New Centre Drive, Suite 210 Wilmington, NC 28403

Business hours:

Mon – Thur 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Weekend Closed

Phone number:

910-815-6618 (Phone)
910-815-6658 (Fax)

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    dRC Is Looking For Volunteers!

    dRC is always looking for volunteers who are excited to help others and gain valuable experiences while making priceless memories.

    Our volunteers help us in big ways! When volunteering at dRc you will be helping people with disabilities in so many different ways.

    dRC Volunteer

    Our Services

    disAbility Resource Center staff members are here to serve you. Our goal is for individuals that self-identify as having a disability to access and live independently in the community of their choice. Our services for individuals living with disabilities are free.

    Information and Referral

    Advises individuals and families on where to go and how to get needed services, resources and information at all levels…locally, state and national resources.

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    Housing Advocacy & Moving Back into the Community

    Our goal is to assist all our consumers to remain independent and live the best life they can.

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    We assist youth with disabilities in the transition from high school to adulthood and empower them to live more independently through advocacy...

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    Peer Support

    Peer Support Staff serve as role models, as only someone with personal experience with disabilities can do.

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    Advocacy can be easily defined as an action that produces change. We provide advocacy at both the individual and systems level.

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    Independent Living Skills

    We offer a range of information, resources, classes, and individual guidance to improve or enhance important daily life activities.

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    dRC Recent News & Events

    Stay up to date on what dRC is doing in the community.

    Hear from people we have helped

    Do you want to tell us your experience?
    Just send us your feedback today via a form on our Contact page.

    Angelina S.

    disAbility Resource Center is awesome because they are knowledgeable about housing and continue to connect me to resources.

    Angelina S.


    dRC helped me with the housing application process.  Now I live in a beautiful 2-bedroom apartment.


    Julius D.

    The most helpful people you can ever know. They gave me a hand in all needs of my life and opened doors beyond my dreams. Thank you all for the work you do!

    Julius D.

    Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors


    Live United

    Cape Fear Memorial Foundation


    making Waves Foundation

    Civitan International

    Centene Corporation

    Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies

    Drechsel Photography

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    Our goal is to help individuals with disabilities become fully integrated into society.
    The dRC is a Center for Independent Living (CIL). Independent living is not defined
    in terms of living on one’s own, being employed, or having an active social life.