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Cardinal Innovations has a 24-hour, toll-free number answered by our Access Call Center staff at 1-800-939-5911. Use this number to get information, referrals to community organizations, to request services or to get help or advice in a crisis.

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Cardinal Innovations is now managing Medicaid funding for mental health, intellectual and developmental disability, and substance use/addictions services in Mecklenburg County. Read more >

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The Joy Prom is a unique prom offered to individuals of all ages with special needs. To learn about the Joy Prom and other stories, sign up for Milestones our behavioral health newsletter. Sign up now >

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​​​​​​​​​​​Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions is a managed behavioral healthcare organization focused on helping people access services that they need to lead better daily lives. We serve those individuals needing mental health, intellectual and developmental disability, and substance use/addictions services. Read more >
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JOY P​ROM >
A unique prom offered to individuals of all ages with special needs.

​More The Same Than Different >
Paid supports enhance opportunities for Eric, a young man born with Downs syndrome. 

Why Does Recovery Seem so Difficult​ >​​
While substance use recovery may be wanted badly, subconsciously the idea of recovery can be terrifying and debilitating.

Mental Health First Aid Helping Communities Respond to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis >​
In-person training programs ​teach a five-step action plan to help the adult or youth in crisis connect with professionals, peers, social and self-help care.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) >​
Three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Crisis Intervention Training:
A Collaborative Effort
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The training is designed to educate law enforcement and other first responders about mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use/addiction.​

The Bonnie Schell Scholarship Fund >​
This scholarship fund will allow consumers to attend behavioral health educational trainings and conferences by covering the registration fees.

Meetings & Events

Person Centered Thinking (PCT) Training​ >

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Trainings >

Community Forums >

Consumer and Family Event Calendar >

Provider Event Calendar >

Local Offices

Alamance-Caswell Office >
(Covers Alamance and Caswell counties)

Five County Office >
(Covers Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties)

Mecklenburg Office >
(Covers Mecklenburg county)

OPC Office >
(Covers Orange, Person and Chatham counties)

Piedmont Office >
(Covers Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties)

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