Benchmarks’ Membership Benefits


“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

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  • On the ground experience of our provider members and their leadership in delivering high quality services within the current policy and practice landscape;
  • A unique combination of over 100 years of collective staff experience translating research to practice, conducting policy advocacy, and providing services in the fields of mental health, child welfare, intellectual developmental disabilities, and substance use disorder;
  • Representation before the legislature and state agencies on policy & implementation issues impacting member services to children, adults & families;
  • Proactive legislative work to introduce bills and studies to support quality behavioral healthcare services;
  • Input to NC Department of Health and Human Services on policy & fiscal issues;
  • Unified voice on important child welfare, substance use, intellectual/developmental & behavioral healthcare issues;
  • Partnership development across the continuum of care at the state and local levels, including a strong, proactive partnership with DHHS and the legislature to improve outcomes for children, adults and families through high quality, research-based services;
  • A professional education program serving providers across North Carolina and nationally through on-line and on-site training;
  • Providing support for Benchmarks members before the legislature and state agencies on policy and implementation issues impacting member services, consumers;
  • Legislative, Policy, State & National Updates;
  • Training opportunities at discounted rates to develop & improve knowledge & skills;
  • Member-Only meetings, in-depth information, & working committees;
  • Support with trouble-shooting with most provider agency issues;

Membership Levels