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In 2016, NCYCAC supported the Tammy Lynn Center, an organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities is dedicated, as its name suggests, to the cause of helping children and adults with developmental disabilities. TLC’s mission focuses on “empowering families and enriching the lives of children and adults through education, community and support services.” The Center “serves nearly 400 families each year who are caring for children or adults with developmental disabilities. Because of the unique nature of Tammy Lynn Center, families are able to receive a variety of services, often through more than one Tammy Lynn program during the course of a person’s lifetime.” The organization was “established in 1969 by parents of children with special needs: Billy and Ruth Pierce (whose daughter, the late Tammy Lynn Pierce, is the Center’s namesake), Betty and C. Durham Moore, Jr., and Helen and Irvin B. Tucker.” Located in Raleigh, in close proximity to NC State University, the Center serves as a beacon of hope and a source of care and comfort for many in the community. NCYCAC was proud to support the Tammy Lynn Center through the 2016 Youth Music Festival.