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Wilmington, North Carolina
Contact Information

If you, your business, or organization are interested in becoming a part of the Disability Initiative Workgroup, please contact Greg Gonthier of Cape Fear Asset Building Coalition at [email protected].

If you are already a member of the Disability Initiative Workgroup and have questions regarding the IRS participation, then please contact Claudia Bridges at [email protected].  

Disability Initiative Workgroup

The Cape Fear Asset Building Coalition (CFABC) was founded by two established disability nonprofit organizations in Wilmington, North Carolina: Easter Seals/UCP and the Arc of North Carolina. The CFABC has partnered with local VITA on expanding free tax preparation to individuals with disabilities and education and awareness of EITC. We network with supported employment partners, Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Networks, and case managers. Our coalition members have decades of history in providing support to families and individuals with disabilities and continue to expand our reach among other underserved groups. We plan to work with local existing VITA sites for the coming tax season, including a site managed by the AARP that is already working with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

We are focusing on capacity building to leverage community support and work in order to enhance our mission and create more CFABC sponsored asset building and financial literacy events. Perhaps we can build upon the NDI training curriculum that has led to fantastic outcomes for our group. We will be seeking to address the needs of a very underserved Spanish speaking population in the Wilmington area. We hope to partner with agencies that target spanish speaking families as well as low income families. We hope to partner with our local community college and University of NC Wilmington to further reach the needs of Spanish speaking families.

Learn more about the Cape Fear Asset Building Coalition at
2011 Events
Free Tax Prep at The ARC of North Carolina - See flyer for more details.