Tabatha E. Moore
As a child it is normal to dream of all the things you will do when you grow up, a “bucket list,” so to speak, a list of your heart’s desire. It is rare to encounter an individual who has and is accomplishing dreams on that list one at a time. Tabatha Moore is doing just that. Even as child Tabatha had an inquiring mind and an adventurous nature full of questions and ideas. She was often told that she would make an ideal lawyer. Moore attended Fayetteville State University to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. Through her studies and research she came to understand that a mission was within her to serve the people. In 2003 Moore graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and went on to obtain her Masters in Social Work from Fayetteville State University in 2007.
Upon graduating Moore applied to become a license Social Worker because she knew that at the end of the day she would open her own mental health agency. With her plan in its infancy state, Moore had the presence of mind to incorporate her company, which she named “Heartfelt Alternatives.” Rather than dive in feet first, Moore knew that it would be to her advantage to work in her field to learn the business side of Social Work. After two years of working at various agencies, which Moore refers to as “completing her due diligence,” throughout the Fayetteville and Raleigh North Carolina area, Moore stepped out on faith in her own abilities and opened Heartfelt Alternatives for business in Raleigh, NC.
Heartfelt Alternatives is a mental health agency that provides services to children and adults with mental health diagnoses. Heartfelt Alternatives covers a wide array of mental disorders including but not limited to Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar disorder, Substance Abuse, Schizophrenia, Attention deficit disorder and Mental depression. Clients are normally referred by Pediatricians, Managed Care organizations, Department of Social Services, other community agencies, resource centers and self-referrals. Heartfelt Alternatives is a licensed child placement agency in the state of North Carolina. Heartfelt Alternatives places therapeutic foster children in caring homes that are suitable for the child’s needs. In addition to the aforementioned services, Heartfelt Alternatives also operates a group home for males. Heartfelt Alternatives currently employs 63 staff members. Moore has dedicated 5 years of service to Heartfelt Alternatives, and collectively 10 years in the mental health field.