Benchmarks’ Membership Options


“In addition to the legislative voice, we benefit from the association’s positive and collaborative efforts with state agencies. The Benchmarks’ team understands the challenges they face and works to create “win-win” scenarios that are ultimately better for the kids we serve.”

  • "Benchmarks is a wonderful provider advocacy organization that brings together many quality providers to represent the best interests of children and families in North Carolina as well as providers that serve them. They are looking for quality agencies with similar concerns. With the critical issues facing providers right now, this is a crucial time for membership.”

    Helen Woodyard
    Helen Woodyard Program Manager, Residential/Community Services Catawba County Department of Social Services
  • "Membership provides the organization with ongoing opportunities to connect with others doing the same kinds of services, a less tangible but very valuable benefit. In our ever changing environment, it is extremely helpful to communicate with professionals experiencing similar pressures as they struggle to maintain mission driven services. The informal consultations, emails, and emotional supports created within the Association help keep us sane!"

    Jennifer Greene
    Jennifer Greene Vice President for Performance Improvement Alexander Youth Network

Get involved

Communities — (Members Only) Stay up-to-date on technology, industry issues, and legislative actions. Connect with other members and thought leaders in the industry.

Connect – Find new career connections through the Membership Directory, in our networking functions or our Job Postings Board.

Affiliate Membership

Individuals or businesses not eligible for Benchmarks’ full membership but are involved in an allied profession or have interest in or support the behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disability, substance use, child welfare or other related professions are eligible for our Affiliate Membership.

Read more about and apply for Affiliate Membership

Full Membership

Non-profit or for-profit agencies that provide child welfare, mental health, intellectual/developmental disability, substance use or related services are eligible for Full Membership.  Full membership agencies must be nationally accredited by COA, CQL, The Joint Commission, CARF, EAGLE or a nationally accepted accreditation body approved by Benchmarks’ Board of Trustees.

Read more and apply for Benchmarks’ Membership

Corporate Membership

Our Corporate Partnership program provides businesses that sell products and services beneficial to our members a great exposure to potential customers through our email marketing, links to your products and website, reduced advertising costs and free display opportunities at our events throughout the year.

By partnering with Benchmarks your company and product will be associated with highly respected member agencies that provide services to children, adults and families in North Carolina and nationally. We are committed to providing a strong return on investment to our corporate partners and offer unique promotional opportunities through out network of over 7,000 stakeholders and partners.

Read more and apply for Benchmarks’ Corporate Partnership