About Us

The Chatham-Orange Community Resources Connection is a:

  • Partnership of community agencies who are working together to make it easier for consumers to identify and contact agencies in Chatham and Orange counties which can help families stay safely in their homes, regardless of age or disability
  • A person-centered partnership which places the individual and their family at the center of the process of identifying and choosing the help that most meets their needs
  • A “No wrong door” approach to offering community resources and referrals by letting the client explain their needs only once. From then on, with the permission of the consumer, the agencies will “talk” to each other and then return to the consumer with information they can use to make decisions about the future wellbeing of themselves or their loved one

The functions of the Chatham-Orange CRC include:

Awareness & Information

  • Public education
  • Information about long-term services and support options

Assistance

  • Options counseling
  • Benefits counseling
  • Employment options counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Planning for future long-term services needs

Access

  • Assistance in gaining access to private pay services
  • Facilitation of programmatic and financial eligibility determination
  • Uniform access to all public programs

To locate a Community Resource Connections for Aging and Disability (CRCs) collaborative for other counties, please view our list of North Carolina CRCs.