Our Services

Substance Abuse Prevention


Our prevention services prevent and reduce substance use among high-risk adolescents. The program places highly trained professionals in schools to provide a full range of substance use prevention and early intervention services. In addition, our Prevention Services link the school to the community’s continuum of care when necessary, referring both students and families to human services organizations, including substance abuse treatment agencies.


UPLIFT Comprehensive Services is committed to servicing our communities.  We are hopeful that our program will be effective in preventing and redirecting alcohol and drug use and in increasing school performance.


For more information about our prevention services, contact Diane Taylor at dtaylor@upliftnc.org.

DJJ Partnership​


Our DJJ Partnership works closely with Juvenile justice officers in districts 1 & 2 to ensure that youth that identified youth are properly screened to ensure that they are not being prosecuted criminally for issues relating to behavioral disorders. Power of U staff administer the GAIN or other approved assessment tool to ensure youth receive the appropriate level of placements in leu of incarceration.


For more information concerning our DJJ Partnership, contact Latasha Green at lgreen@upliftnc.org.

Multi-Systemic Therapy


Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a short-term (four to six months) home and family-based treatment program for youth involved or at-risk of having involvement in the court system and their families. Clinicians work with the youth and their families in their homes, schools and the community. This program is an intensive, strength-based treatment approach designed to impact the environment of the client in a manner that promotes positive change.  CLICK HERE to learn more about MST!


For More Information, contact Lutisher Moore at lmoore@upliftnc.org.

Work 1st Program

North Carolina 's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, called Work First, is based on the premise that parents have a responsibility to support themselves and their children. Through Work First, parents can get short-term training and other services to help them become employed and self-sufficient, but the responsibility is theirs, and most families have two years to move off Work First Family Assistance. To assist the Work 1st initiative, the Power of U provides SUDDS screenings to area DSS agencies to identify SA or MH issues that could serve as a barrier to self sufficiency.


For More Information, contact Latasha Green at lgreen@upliftnc.org.

Assertive Engagement

Assertive Engagement-Assertive engagement is a method of outreaching to individuals who have severe and/or serious mental illness, and/or those who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and addictive disorders, and/or are developmentally disabled, and who have not effectively engaged with treatment for the disorder(s). Assertive engagement is a necessary step in the process of effectively treating these illnesses. . Successful engagement is the first necessary step in the process that leads to rehabilitation and recovery. Assertive engagement allows flexibility to meet the consumers’ particular needs in their own environment or current location (i.e., hospitals, jail, shelters, streets, etc.). It is designed as a short-term engagement service targeted to populations or specific consumer circumstances that prevent the individual from fully participating in needed care for mental health, addiction, or developmental disabilities issues.


For More Information, contact Latasha Green at lgreen@upliftnc.org.

Crisis Respite

Crisis respite is defined as temporary emergency care for children, available any time of the day or night, when families are facing a crisis and no other safe options are available. Crisis respite can be offered in conjunction with homeless or domestic violence shelter searches, or in foster or family day care homes. Our Crisis Respite services will be available May 1, 2014.



For More Information, contact Latasha Green at lgreen@upliftnc.org.