Keyana Mapson, Everyday Hero

Countless people serve our communities each day, but are often overlooked. COVID-19 has made us all better understand the significant role employees play in our everyday lives.

We want to give a special shout-out to Keyana Mapson, Wilmington Group Home Manager, who is one of those everyday heroes that embodies what is best about Cape Fear Group Homes. Keyana is a single parent and during these extraordinary times has had to sacrifice time with her daughter. Not only does she work her regular hours but she voluntarily fills in when called upon. She has been a “rock” for the people living at the home and the entire CFGH team. She knows the personalities and the likes and dislikes of all twelve people living in our homes which is quite an accomplishment! She believes in a “creative team approach” with her staff and it shows in their work together.

Ansylene Mitchell, CFGH ICF-IID Program Director says, “Keyana goes above and beyond in her position with our clients and staff. She is my right hand and at times both of my hands! I have worked with this young lady for about 13 years, watching her grow and excel in all areas of her job duties. From me to you, continue to assist, encourage and fight for the rights of the people we support and our staff. Thank You from the bottom of my heart for all you do. It comes with lots of love and appreciation.”

Cape Fear Group Homes Fundraiser March 13th 2020

Wilmington, NC

Friday March 13, 2020

At The Beam Room (above Front Street Brewery) elevator accessible— 9 S. Front St, Wilmington, NC New Orleans funk sounds provided by the Rhythm Bones. Our Master of Ceremony will Glasgow Hicks a local radio personality. Cammeron Batanides will be our featured live painting performance artist. She is an international fine artist and children’s book illustrator. Predominantly working with acrylics, watercolor and charcoal, her works have been featured across the United States and throughout Jamaica.
Heavy Hors D’oeuvres will be provided/Cash bar.
Our Silent Auction will include over 40 pieces of artwork, gift baskets, and personal training/yoga and restaurant gift cards. A vacation rental as well as Cammeron Batanides live painting will be part of our featured live auction.

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite link below:
For more info contact: Anita Ford, Cape Fear Program Development at 910/218-6740 or email me

A Bit About Us…
Cape Fear Group Homes and Vocational Services is a licensed, private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our EIN# is 581933669. We have served individuals with disabilities for over 25 years. The organization supports the residential and vocational needs of its participants in Wilmington, NC and across the state of North Carolina. During the last 25 years we have significantly impacted the lives of hundreds of clients through our residential group homes and vocational services. Many have been mainstreamed as productive citizens in our community and neighborhoods. Efforts stemming from our inception in the early 1990’s have brought realization to our local communities of the direct effect of deinstitutionalization in their neighborhoods when our 6 bed group homes were established.

Further, our involvement in training disabled individuals to be employed productively in our communities has expanded and we are accepted by many potential employers to work with our clients to improve their work status.

Charitable donations are used to fund community programs for our participants as well as support the development of “paperless”/electronic health record systems. These systems improve record keeping and enhance the overall quality of delivery of services to our participants. Further, we are in the process of expanding our day treatment and vocational training building to better meet the needs of our community.

Jobs Report for Vocational Services Participants

Cape Fear Vocational Services had one hundred and nineteen new participants in our supported employment program the last quarter of 2019. We helped our participants in procuring seventy-four jobs. Sixty-two of these people closed successfully meaning they worked at least 90 days on their own. So proud of our staff and our participants!