Serving Chatham, Durham, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Sampson, and Wake counties
Formerly known as the Harnett Family Life Center/CareNet of Harnett, we are a compassionate, spiritually-integrated and community-based care organization affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. As one of eight regions in the CareNet Counseling family, our three clinics are committed to improving the mental health of our region and the counties we serve, including: Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Sampson and Wake counties.
We are supported in our mission by a highly-engaged advisory board of prominent religious, business and professional leaders with one driving goal – making sure everyone in our community has access to our counseling services and educational programs regardless of their ability to pay.
Help Us Stock Our Kids’ Therapy Room
There’s a new way to support CareNet. To help us more fully serve our younger clients, we are converting one of our offices to a Kids Therapy Room. We need your help to stock it. Please check out our Amazon Wish List for therapeutic games, books, and supplies to ensure our young clients have what they need to find hope, health, and happiness through specialized counseling interventions.
Why now? The Central Region is experiencing a significant increase in referrals for kids due to changes in our area related to payers and providers. And, the Central Region is embracing a prevention focus through strengthening our work with kids. As always, we’re honored to partner with our community for this important work. Help us become better helpers, as we help local families.
Recognize the Signs – Depression Screening
In conjunction with the nonprofit, Screening for Mental Health, all of us at CareNet would like to encourage you to take advantage of this free online screening. And remember, dealing with depression is a road no one should have to walk alone. To take your free screening, click here.
Throughout the year we host, and co-host, a variety of highly informative presentations and talks on various topics in mental health. Please check back regularly to learn more about our upcoming presentations and talks.
We offer a wide variety of workshops on various topics for faith communities, civic organizations and businesses. Sample topics are below. Contact us to request availability and fees for workshops tailored to your needs.
Amber B. Benton, MA, LCMHC
Amber B. Benton is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and holds a Master of Arts degree in mental health counseling from Campbell University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Meredith College. She completed a three-year post graduate residency in spiritually-integrated psychotherapy from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She began working in the counseling field during a graduate internship in August 2012 at CareNet Counseling. During her internship, she completed over 750 hours working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, group, couples and family settings. Areas of treatment have included personal, behavioral, emotional, relationship and family difficulties, as well a working with clients with histories of addiction and trauma. Amber is trained to provide counseling for a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, loss, life transitions and adjustments, as well as issues affecting couples, parents and families. She has studied a wide range of counseling theories, but relies mostly on person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and reality therapy approaches. Amber serves clients at our Erwin center. Click here to contact Amber via email.
Nathan Blake, MDiv, LCASA, PC
Ruth L. Cooper, MA, LCMHCA
Ruth Cooper holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Degree from Campbell University and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate with the State of North Carolina. Ruth has been with CareNet in Erwin since July of 2019 and is currently in her second year as a resident in the Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy program through Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She enjoys working with people from all places and all stages of life. In her internship with Campbell University, Ruth worked with students in Law School which included people of various ethnicities, cultures, and background. Ruth works with families, parents, children and adolescents as they walk through life’s challenges that result in anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and grief. Ruth also works with women who have been victims of domestic abuse. This is a second career for Ruth as she spent many years as a horticulturist before being called to use her skills as a counselor. Ruth works out of the center in Erwin and provides Telehealth services.
Click here to contact Ruth via email.
We are supported by an advisory board of prominent faith, business and professional leaders. Our board of directors are listed below, including their professional affiliation.
Board of Directors
Peter Ahiawodzi, Campbell University Dept. of Public Health
Rev. Ed Beddingfield, Memorial Baptist Church
Brenda Brown, Retired School Counselor
Susan Byerly, Community Homecare & Hospice and Campbell University
George Coleman, Retired Network Switching Technician
Wanda Hardison, Retired Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent
Derek Hogan, Campbell University Divinity School
Bill Lasater, Interstate Distributors
Robert Lasater, R L Lasater Printing
Paul Phillips, Owner, O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home
Sharon Stevens, Dunn Area Tourism Authority
Kathy Ragland, Retired Small Business Owner
See The Difference We’re Making Across The Counties We Serve.
Please take a look at our semi-annual impact report, and get the real picture on just how much of a difference our counselors and donors are making here in our community. It’s a story about supporting, nurturing and restoring the mental health of those in our community – those of us who need a little help along the way and realize there is a place like CareNet to turn to.
Click here to view our region’s latest Impact Report
Interested in local mental health?
We are always looking for passionate, community-minded individuals to join us in our mission. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer, apply to serve on our board or partner with us for community education projects. Contact us at 910.897.8930 to learn more.
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Erwin Center – Main Office
400 Denim Drive
Erwin, NC 28339
Wake County Branch
(located inside Raleigh Baptist Association)
820 S. New Hope Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
At CareNet we know everyone should be able to get the mental health care they need that’s why we’re inviting you to support our mission and help make it happen.
Remember, it’s because of donations from organizations, service clubs, corporations, foundations and individuals like you, that we’re able to provide these critical counseling services for the communities we serve here in the Central Region.
Please join us by giving the gift of mental health and help us help the children, teens and adults who need us most. Every gift makes a difference.
You can donate securely online through PayPal below with either a single gift or recurring monthly gift.
Giving By Mail
Please mail your donation to the address below with your check made payable to CareNet Counseling Central
CareNet Counseling Center
400 Denim Drive
Erwin, NC 28339
Silent Samaritan Giving Campaign
Join us as a Silent Samaritan as part of our annual giving campaign. All donations are used to aid in fulfillment of our mission, including sustaining our client aid fund (which exists to assist in payment for professional mental health services for those who are unable to afford them).
Please consider joining in our mission at one of the following giving levels: Friend ($1-$299), Supporter ($300-$749), Partner ($750-$1,999), Sustainer ($2,000-$4,999), and Champion ($5,000+). Learn more about the Silent Samaritan Giving Campaign.
Volunteer – An Invitation to Give Your Time & Talent
We always need volunteers to serve on our board and committees, as well as help at the center and at events. If you are interested in volunteering please contact, Center Director, Melissa Stancil firstname.lastname@example.org at 910-897-8930.
We cannot serve our neighbors without the support of our outstanding community partners. A heartfelt thank you to each. We believe in our mission and are grateful and proud our partners do as well. Thank you again for your investment in CareNet Counseling Central Region, and your belief that all our neighbors deserve access to quality mental health care regardless of their financial circumstances.
Community & Faith Partners
Angier Baptist Church
Antioch Baptist Church of Mamers
First Baptist Church of Dunn
First Baptist Church of Erwin
First Presbyterian Church of Dunn
Friendship Baptist Church of Bunnlevel
Holly Springs Baptist Church of Broadway
Lillington Presbyterian Church
Little River Baptist Association
Memorial Baptist Church of Buies Creek
Neill’s Creek Baptist Church of Angier
O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory
Raleigh Baptist Association
Spout Springs Baptist Church
United Methodist Women at Erwin United Methodist Church
We are honored to receive support from the following organizations in 2016-2017.
A local farmer and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund
Harnett County Nonprofit Funding Committee
Harnett County Unrestricted Endowment, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation
North Carolina Baptist Foundation
The Women’s Fund, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation
United Way of Harnett County