1890 Tommy’s Road Goldsboro, NC 27534 Phone: 919-751-9089 Fax: 919-429-4180
In July 1997, Janet Presson started A Small Miracle, Inc. in Goldsboro, N.C. The Corporate office remains in Goldsboro with Innovations Waiver, Developmental Therapy, and Personal Assistance Services provided to people with Developmental Disabilities. We take delight in providing personalized services to the children and adults we serve. Involvement in Special Olympics and programs for people with disabilities is encouraged.All of our individuals are invited to participate in the therapeutic horseback riding program with Stepping Stone Therapeutic Riding Center. These programs have proven to be very beneficial in preparing our athletes for the annual Special Olympic equestrian events. Our staff are active in volunteering for Special Olympics and supporting our individuals in numerous activities/competitions.
Our Goldsboro office has a partnership with the local theater that supplies us with free movie tickets for staff who accompany their individual to watch a movie. We believe social integration plays a vital role in the advancement of an individual’s independence. Many of our individuals enjoy the opportunity to go out and watch a good movie.
Our office contracts with the Goldsboro Family YMCA to provide individuals the chance to work out, walk the track, swim, shoot hoops, etc., while under staff’s supervision. Our office also hosts a seasonal gardening program and a local educational/social group for adults.
Did we forget to mention that we love to party and have fun? Annually, we host events for several holidays and seasons throughout the year. Valentine’s Day, Easter, summer, Halloween, and Christmas (Photos with Santa). If you ever have the opportunity to attend one of these events, please participate. You will not be disappointed. Seeing our individuals socializing, dancing, and genuinely enjoying themselves is worth more than words can say.
Our Goldsboro office serves individuals in Eastpointe, Alliance BHC, Sandhills Center and Trillium MCOs. We provide Innovations Waiver services to each MCO to include:
- Community Living & Supports (CLS)
- Community Networking (CN)
- In Home Skill Building (IHSB)
- In Home Intensive Supports (IHIS)
- Natural Supports Education (NSE)
- Personal Care (PC)
- Respite Care (Res)
- Supported Employment (SE)
- Specialized Consultative Services (SCS)
Additionally, we provide State Funded IPRS services to Eastpointe members to include:
- Developmental Therapy (DT)
- Personal Assistance (PA)
- Respite (Res)
Recently, we have also expanded the Innovations Waiver services we provide for Eastpointe members to include:
- Community Navigator
- Financial Supports
- Financial Supports Supplies
- Residential Supports – AFL, Levels 1-4
- Supportive Living, Levels 1-3
All of our services, schedules, and staffing are tailored to the individual’s needs and specifications of their Individualized Support Plan (ISP). Our AFL homes provide 24-hour care in a private home environment that addresses the care and habilitative needs of the individual while promoting active community participation. AFL placements are at the discretion of the individual and the Legally Responsible Person.
*Coming soon! We are excited to announce our plans to offer Day Supports this winter. We have spacious indoor and outdoor settings to accommodate various Day Program activities at our current office site. Be on the lookout!
Olivia Fredrick, Program Director
Olivia Fredrick is a proud 1996 graduate of the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She has worked in the MH/SA/I/DD field for over 17 years. Her experiences include residential counseling, job coaching, case managing, and serving as a QP. Olivia joined A Small Miracle, Inc. in February 2005 and was promoted from QP to assistant program director to her current position as program director.
Regina Clark, QP
Regina received an Associate degree from Wayne Community in Developmental Disabilities. At this time she begin to work with a team of behavioral therapist recording data for the therapist. A year later Regina became a therapist and worked as a Habilitation technician for 16 years. Regina received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 2004 from Wesleyan College. Regina was promoted to QP in 2011.
Yolanda Faison, QP
Yolanda Faison, graduated from North Carolina Central University, Durham N. C. with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Psychology in 1997. She also attended East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. for a Licenser in Special Education-Behaviorally/Emotionally Handicapped Individuals. Yolanda’s work experience started with Wayne County Public Schools: Southern Academy Alternative School Teacher for Special Education-Behaviorally/Emotionally Self-Contained. Yolanda joined the ASM team in January of 2002.
Tomeka Everette graduated from Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Additionally, she holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Services from Liberty University. Over the past few years, Tomeka has worked as a Community Residential Technician. She truly enjoyed working one-on-one with different individuals in the home and within the community. She joined the ASM team as a QP in July of 2015.
Chuki Wooten has worked in the Mental Health field for 14yrs. Some positions held were Habilitation Technician, Behavioral Technician, Recreation Aid, and now a Qualified Professional for A Small Miracle in Goldsboro. Experience includes At Risk Youth, MR-DD, and I/DD population. Chuki Wooten graduated from NC Wesleyan College in 2013 with two Bachelors Degrees of Psychology and Criminal Justice.
Marieta Miller is a 1984 graduate of Elizabeth City State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. After working for the state of NC, she realized her passion was serving developmentally challenged individuals. For several years she worked as a Compensatory Education Instructor. In 1994 she became the Special Programs Director at a Home Health agency where she was the overseer for various programs: Hospice, Private Duty, Personal Care, Home Health, CAP-DA, CAP-MR. She was involved with CAP-MR but there was not much direct contact; therefore, she then became the QP Regional Supervisor for the CAP-MR program. Although she is new to the office she is not new to the field. Marieta joined the ASM team as a QP in January, 2017 with 25+ years of experience.
Herbert Dudley Jr., QP Herbert Dudley Jr. graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, TN with a BA in political science in 2002. He taught in the Metro Nashville Public School District in TN for 1 year. In addition, he graduated with a juris doctorate at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa in 2008. Herbert joined the ASM team in March 2017 as a QP with over 12 years of experience with individuals with special needs.
April Thigpen, Corporate Office Support Specialist
April joined A Small Miracle in September, 2013. She graduated from Mount Olive College in 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Health Care Management and a minor in Computer Information Systems. In 2015, April enrolled in the University of Mount Olive’s MBA program and graduated in May, 2016, gaining a Master’s in Business Administration. April takes pride in being a hardworking & goal oriented team member. She has 11 years experience in customer service in which she utilizes to provide exemplary care and service to all of ASM’ team members. She is also a certified CPR/FA instructor at our Goldsboro Office.
Crystal Williams, Office Manager
Crystal joined the team at A Small Miracle in November 2015. In March 2016, Crystal was promoted to Office Manager. Crystal is a Certified Health Unit Coordinator and a Certified Medication Technician. She began her career as a Medical Office Receptionist at Immediate Care in Goldsboro, NC. She also has experience working as a Direct Care Educator at Skill Creations, a provider agency for the IDD community. Crystal followed her passion to assist others by working as a Teacher’s Assistant at Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency (WAGES). In her spare time Crystal volunteers’ at the WAGES program and received 2016 Parent of the Year award by WAGES Royal West Center located in Goldsboro.