North Carolina AIRS



Serving the Information and Referral Specialists of North Carolina since 1983


  NC AIRS is a regional affiliate (chapter) of the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), the only professional association dedicated to the field of information and referral. 

Information and Referral (I&R) is the art, science, and practice of bringing people and services together. When people have questions or need help to find critical services such as financial assistance, food, shelter, child care, jobs, or mental health support, they turn to the members of North Carolina AIRS to receive information on community, social, and health services. Our member agencies create and maintain databases of programs and services and then disseminate that information through a variety of channels including telephone, computer and mobile devices, and in person. The assistance they provide is free, fast, convenient, and courteous.


ABOUT US    The North Carolina Alliance of Information and Referral Services, Inc. was incorporated on April 13, 1983. 

MISSION       To promote high standards in the management and service delivery of information and referral through professional development and collaboration.

VISION          The vision of NC AIRS is to be the lead organization for enhancing information and referral services in North Carolina.

MEMBERS      Our members include 2-1-1s; comprehensive I&Rs; Area Agencies on Aging; senior centers; aging and disability resource centers; options counselors; military resource centers; and more. 

We encourage all individuals and organizations dedicated to providing quality I&R services in North Carolina to join us!

BENEFITS       Join NC AIRS for training and professional development, information and technical assistance, support, advocacy, and networking.   

By becoming a member of NC AIRS you automatically become a member of AIRS and receive the benefits of both organizations. You'll get access to the I&R Standards; Taxonomy of Health and Human Services; ABCs of I&R; I&R Toolkit; Conference & Training; Connections Newsletter (11 issues a year); AIRS Networker, our members only social networking site; credentially opportunities through the Certification and Accreditation programs; and more! 

For more information and to become a member please email


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