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boy playing with blocks with adult guidanceFor information about other Durham County services or community resources in Wake or Orange counties, call Triangle United Way 211 or visit www.unitedwaytriangle.org/

For other counties, call your local United Way, Smart Start or County Health Department.

Care Coordination for Children: is a state-wide program that provides home or childcare visits for children who are at-risk of social, medical or developmental concerns in their first five years of life. Nursing and social work staff provides support, education and community resource information. All services are free.

Contact information:
Phone: (919) 560-7723 or (919) 560-7869.

CCHP/Healthy Families: provides in-home as well as center-based interventions designed to assist families who are struggling with managing difficult children or difficult parent-child relationships. Healthy Families Durham is a free, long-term home-visiting program providing comprehensive services to over-burdened parents of newborns.

Contact information:
Phone: (919) 419-3474, option #2
Email: Tomeika Watson tomeika.watson@duke.edu

Child Care Services Association: is a non-profit organization working to ensure affordable, accessible, high-quality childcare. CCSA provides families with referrals to childcare providers, information and publications about quality childcare, childcare regulations, child development and more. All services are free to the public. Business hours are:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. (no appointments necessary)

Contact information:
Phone: (919) 403-6950,
Address: 1201 S Briggs Avenue, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27703,
Web: www.childcareservices.org

Durham Connects: Their mission is to increase child well being by supporting parents through community resources.

Contact information:
Phone: 919-385-0777 (English and Spanish)
Address: 1211 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701
Web: www.durhamconnects.org

Durham County Social Services (DSS):

  • Medicaid for Families and Children and NC Health Choice: Offers medical coverage based on income and assests for families with children. Health Choice is for children in families up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Food Stamps: provides assistance to families to meet their nutritional needs. Eligibility is determined according to the household financial resources and the family composition. The person applying needs to bring their ID, Social Security # for each household member, copies of rent, utility and income (including wages and child support) information and names and phone numbers to verify.
    • Phone: 919-560-8000
    • Address: 414 E Main St. Durham 27701
  • Child Support: locates non-custodial parents, establishes paternity, support and medical obligations, enforces existing child support orders and collects child support payments. After initial application is completed at the DSS office an interview will be set for a later date with a staff member. May include a fee of up to $25
    • Phone: 919-560-8900
  • Immediate Services: provides families who qualify with financial assistance for medical costs, rent, mortgage or utilities, and operates a food pantry.
    • Phone: 919-560-8000

    All of the DSS services listed above are located at 414 E Main St. Durham 27701

  • Child Care Tuition Assistance: provides subsidies to families in need of assistance in paying their childcare expenses. You must make an appointment. Detailed income information and work or school verification needed.
    • Phone: 919-560-8300
    • Address: 1201 S Briggs Ave Ste. 100 Durham 27703

Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC): provides services to domestic and sexual assault survivors, including adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Services include: 24-hour confidential crisis line, emergency shelter, case management/counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, information, referrals and prevention education.

Contact information:
Phone: (919) 403-6562 (crisis line) or (919) 403-9425 (administrative line)
Web: www.durhamcrisisresponse.org/.

Durham Head Start: is a national, federally funded preschool program servicing children and families. Head Start is designed to provide a quality education for young children and help parents establish goals designed to aid the entire family.

Contact information:
Phone: (919) 688-5541
Address: 215 W Seminary Ave. Durham 27701
Web: www.chtop/durham-head-start.com

Durham Mother's Club: is a support group for mothers and children. The club sponsors a monthly meeting, playgroups, book discussion group, mom's night out, movie lovers group and game night group.

Contact information:
Web: visit www.durham-mothers-club.org

Early Head Start: is national federally funded program (EHS) launched in 1995 to provide comprehensive child and family development services for low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers ages birth to three years. The purpose of the program is to enhance children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development; to support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and to help parents move toward self-sufficiency.

Contact information:
Phone: (919) 439-7107
Address: 1201 S. Briggs Ave. Ste. 110, Durham, NC 27703
Web: www.chtop.org

East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI): Creating a pipeline of services from cradle to college for the children in East Durham

Phone: 919-908-8709
Address: 2101 Angier Ave., Durham, NC 27703
Web: www.edci.org

El Centro Hispano: is a grassroots non-profit community center that works to empower Latino families through education and leadership development. Some of the services provided to help Latino families are: ESL classes, interpreting, translating, advocacy, and referrals to community resources. El Centro Hispano also has a Woman's Program which carries out different projects and activities such as: ESL for women with childcare, a women's support and information group, cultural celebrations, parenting workshops and other educational workshops. For more information

Contact information:
Phone: (919) 687-4635.

Email: info@elcentro.org
Address: 600 E Main St. Durham 27701
Web: www.elcentronc.org

Exchange Club Family Center: provides free in-home family support services to families who are overwhelmed by the challenges of parenting, including those mandated by the courts. The Family Support Program provides help to families, with children birth to 12, interested in learning effective ways of dealing with the stress of parenting and making improvements in their relationships with their children.

Contact information:
Address: 3708 Lyckan Pkwy Ste 201 Durham 27707
Email: info@exchangefamilycenter.org
Web: www.exchangefamilycenter.org

Family Support Network of North Central Carolina: works to enhance the lives of children with special needs by assisting their families and the professionals that serve them. The agency offers parent-to-parent matching and support groups. All services are free.

Contact information:
Rene Morrison, Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-281-9193
Email: rmorrison@gcfamilysupoortservices.org
Web: www.gcffamilysupportservices.org

La Leche League: is a non-profit group that provides mother-to-mother support for nursing women. Free monthly meetings and telephone support are available to assist pregnant and nursing mothers.

Contact information:
Phone: 1-877-452-5324 or
Web: www.lalecheleague.org and
Web: http://www.lllofnc.org/LocalGroups.html (for North Carolina contact info)

NC Pre-K: NC Pre-K is designed to provide 4-year-old children, who may not otherwise be served in high quality settings, with a valuable educational experience; to enhance kindergarten readiness for 4 year olds who are at risk of school failure. Children must be 4 years old by August 31st of the school year they are scheduled to attend.

Contact information:
Phone: 919-403-6960
Address: 1201 S. Briggs Ave. Ste. 210, Durham, NC 27703
Web: www.dpfc.net

Rehab Center: The Rehab Center is a national directory listing treatment centers across the country. Helpful information is provided to parents and caregivers on Understanding Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.

Contact information:
Phone: 888-979-9592
Web: http://www.rehabcenter.net/postpartum-depression-anxiety/

WIC/Women, Infants and Children: provides food vouchers and nutrition counseling for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. Staff available for nutrition and breastfeeding consultations and classes. Limited electric breast pump loans are available for WIC participants. Participants must meet income guidelines.

Contact information:

  • Lincoln Community Health Center
    Phone: (919) 956-4042
    Address: 1301 Fayetteville Street, Durham 27707

  • Live Well Office Building
    Phone: 919-403-1300
    Address: 3901 Roxboro St Ste 105 Durham 27704

  • Durham County Department of Public Health
    Phone: 919-560-7824
    Address: 414 E Main St. Durham 27701

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