NC Innovations Waiver

The North Carolina Innovations Waiver is a resource for funding services and supports for people with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities that are at risk for institutional care in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (ICF-DD).

N.C. Innovations is designed to provide an array of community-based services and supports to promote choice, control, and community membership.  These services provide a community-based alternative to institutional care for persons who require an ICF-DD level of care and meet additional eligibility criteria for this waiver.

N.C. Innovations seeks to support waiver participants be fully functioning members of their community by:

  1. Promoting promising practices that result in real-life outcomes for participants;
  2. Offering service options that will facilitate participants’ abilities to live in homes of their choice, have employment, engage in a purposeful day of their choice, and achieve their life goals;
  3. Providing the opportunity for all participants to direct their services to the extent they choose; and
  4. Providing educational opportunities and support to foster the development of stronger natural support networks and enable participants to be less reliant on formal support systems.

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions 

To find out if you or your family member is eligible to receive NC Innovations services, contact Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions. Counties Served: Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Davidson, Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly, Union, Mecklenburg, Alamance, Caswell, Granville, Vance, Franklin, Warren, Halifax, Orange, Person, and Chatham.

Contact Info for the Triad Community Office​ (Covers Forsyth, Davie, Stokes and Rockingham counties):

4045 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone: 336.714.9100
24-Hour Access/Crisis Number: 1-800-939-5911

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