We Are a Community that Provides Support for Youth and Families Dealing with Substance Use and Mental Health issues

Our mission is to provide substance use and mental health support, prevention, education, and intervention among youth ages 13-21, families, and communities. We Empower Youth, Families, and Communities to obtain a Quality of Life that Fosters Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Empowered Citizens

Empowered Citizens (EPC) is a non-profit 501c3 organization that partners with youth, families and communities to bring awareness about the risks of mental health and substance use disorders among youth between the ages of 13 to 21.

More About Us

Gain the support, guidance and community to achieve success beyond substance abuse & mental health issues

Alternative Peer Groups (APG)

Our Alternative Peer Group (APG) is a 31 week community-based, family-centered, positive peer support program offering pro-social activities, college and career readiness and group counseling for youth who struggle with substance misuse, mental illness, and juvenile delinquency

Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Empowered Citizens utilizes the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) guidelines, in addition to a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment to determine level of care for youth. Length of Stay is always based on medical necessity for treatment.

DWI / SAP Programs

Empowered Citizens (EPC) is fully licensed by NC DWI Services and will assist you with your assessment in a professional, confidential and timely manner. EPC will often complete an assessment the day you call to request an appointment.


Upcoming Meetings & Events

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Featured Success Stories

“Wendi and the rest of the Empowered Citizens team really helped to improve my son's struggle with drug misuse. He has been sober for 6 months now and I am proud of his progress.”

“I've been working with EPC for 3 years now and the is no other place like it. The clients that we help really benefit from our Evidence Based Practices.”

“The APG format that Empowered Citizens offers is very effective in guiding youth in the right direction.”

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