RALEIGH — Disabled North Carolinians who live in supervised group homes throughout the state, could soon no longer qualify for their state personal care funding.

For those residents who need help with day to day tasks like cooking and getting to appointments this is concerning.

“I really don’t know, where I would go,” said Jennie Lisi, who lives in a group home in Raleigh. “Because my main problem is managing my medication. I am not able to do that.”

But under the current state budget, there was not any transitional money set aside to help fund personal care services for disabled North Carolinians living in group homes.

That means as of Jan. 1, residents could be looking for a new place to call home.

So residents who live in group homes took to the streets, holding a rally at the Legislative Building in Raleigh to let state leaders know, they want this funding problem fixed.

The residents currently have 24 hours of care available to them. If they have to leave the home, advocates said there may be no where to turn.

“There’s going to be a big crisis,” said Ann Akland with the National Alliance for Mental Illness, “with lots of people who will be on the streets because there are no option.”

Lawmakers acknowledge this was an unintended consequence, but say even though they aren’t in session, they believe a financial hole can be filled.

“One option is certainly for the governor to come up with some funds within the Department of Health and Human Services,” said Rep. Nelson Dollar, a Wake County Republican.

Dollar also suggests the residents can appeal the decision to stop their care if it happens.

He said by the time the appeal is considered, lawmakers will be back in session and fixing the problem.

In the meantime, the residents said they are hoping for the best.

“I’ve never been on my own,” said Lisi, “so I have no idea how I would survive on my own.”