From the Heart
Be the person you needed... When no one else seemed to care.


Cultivating Kindness

People don't realize how much strength it takes to pull yourself out of a dark place mentally. So, if you've done that today or any day​​, I'm proud of you!


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Innovations Waiver
Community Navigation

Community Navigators serve as advocates, treatment planning partners, resource guides, and educational supports for our members with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on the NC Innovations Waiver.

Ryan's Place is also here to assist with all of your appeal and mediation needs for services.  Our Community Navigators are also trained school advocates! 

B3 Community 
Navigation Services
Innovations Waiver
Habilitative Services

B3 services are allocated for individuals with IDD/Mental Health/Substance Abuse disorders that do not receive comprehensive services through one of North Carolina's Waivers.  B3 Community Navigators provide the same services as Innovations Community Navigators, but also link members to Medicaid and non-Medicaid resources to assist with additional services and supports individuals may need when they don't receive Waiver services. 

Ryan's Place offers the following Innovations Waiver Direct Support services: 

  • Community Living and Supports

  • Community Networking

  • Supported Employment

  • Respite

  • Residential Supports-Alternative Family Living (levels 1-4)

  • Supported Living (levels 1-3)

We are committed to providing the best staff and treatment supports to our members!  Please let us know if you are interested in learning more!

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Luis & Ryan's Story 

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Ryan's Place was founded by Luis Hernandez in memory of Ryan Lanford.  Ryan lived with Luis for six years in residential supports.  As much as Luis impacted Ryan's life, Ryan impacted Luis'.  Ryan and Luis' relationship is a testament to what meaningful therapeutic relationships can do for both people in service and the people we serve.  Luis wants to honor Ryan's memory with this legacy: Cultivate Kindness.  Choose Kindness everyday. 
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Call Us:

980 339 5676

By appointment ONLY

9715 Northeast Pkwy Ste# 100

Matthews NC 28105