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Family caregivers of children and adult dependents

 

Care for Children & Adult Family Members


CHILD CARE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

dhhs logoNorth Carolina's Division of Child Development uses a combination of state and federal funds to provide subsidized child care services to eligible families through a locally administered state-supervised voucher system. http://ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us/parents/pr_sn2_ov_fa.asp


DISABILITY.GOV

dhhs logoA comprehensive online resource managed by the U.S. Department of Labor and designed to provide people with disabilities quick and easy access to the information they need. There are several search tools, including one to assist in the identification of employment resources available in North Carolina.
https://www.disability.gov/

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT

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For individuals with a high-risk for nursing home placement. Funds can be used to target low and moderate income individuals and their caregivers who may be better served through home and community-based services. http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/fchome.htm


FOSTER CARE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM (NC LINKS)

dhhs logoWorks to build a network of relevant services with youth so that they will have ongoing connections with family, friends, mentors, the community, employment, education, financial assistance, skills training, and other resources to facilitate the transition to adulthood. http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/links/index.html


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Employment Services


TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES

nc commerce logoWork First program is based on the premise that parents have a responsibility to support themselves and their children. Through Work First, parents can get short-term training and other services to help them become employed and self-sufficient, but the responsibility is theirs, and most families have two years to move off Work First Family Assistance. An alternate approach to the Work First Program is Benefit Diversion, which is an alternative to traditional cash assistance for families and is designed to help families with a temporary crisis associated with employment.
LINK to Benefit Diversion: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/workfirst/benefit.htm
LINK to Work First: http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/workfirst/index.htm


YOUTH SERVICES 14-21

nc commerce logoA Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funded youth program that serves to connect young people with quality educational and employment opportunities. Youth Services offer a comprehensive year-round package of services including tutoring, alternative secondary school, summer employment, work experience, occupational skill training, and more. http://tiny.cc/youth_services


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Education & Scholarship Resources


COLLEGE FOUNDATION OF NC

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A nonprofit partnership between Pathways of North Carolina, College Foundation, Inc., and the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. These organizations have broad expertise in helping students to prepare successfully for college and to find the best financial aid alternatives. Together, they provide a complete and comprehensive source of information - and real solutions - for students and their families.
LINK: http://www.cfnc.org/index.jsp


NC LEARN & EARN

nc learn and earn logoJobs in the 21st century economy demand more than a high school diploma.  Learn and Earn prepares children now for success in the future. http://www.wcpss.net/school_to_career/wtcc/learn_earn


SMART START

North Carolina's nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. http://www.smartstart.org/


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Financial Resources


FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM

daas logoDesigned to assist low and moderate income individuals and their caregivers who may be served through home and community-based services. Through a variety of consumer-directed options, such consumers may select their own providers and direct how their services will be delivered. The types of available service depend on the county. http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/fchome.htm


FINANCIAL LITERACY

Information from the Financial Education Center at NC's Department of the State Treasurer . https://www.nctreasurer.com/financial-literacy-and-resources/About-Financial-Literacy/Pages/default.aspx


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General Services


CHILD SERVICE COORDINATION PROGRAM

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A free and voluntary program that helps families find and use community services. Programs support services for children and families and children in reaching their developmental potential, and to ensure that children are raised in healthy, safe, and nurturing environments. http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/medicaid/csc.htm


GOVBENEFITS.GOV

Benefits.gov - Your Path to Government BenefitsThe official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.http://www.benefits.gov/


NC211

nc211 logoAn information and referral service facilitated and maintained by the United Way. It links people to a variety of national, statewide, and local government and non-profit resources that may assist them. http://www.nc211.org/


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Health, Medical, Nutrition, and Prescription Resources


100% TOBACCO-FREE SCHOOLS

Designed to provide parents, teachers, students, administrators, coaches and community advocates with information about North Carolina's 100% Tobacco-Free Schools initiative funded by the Health and Wellness Trust Fund (HWTF). http://www.tobaccofreeschoolsnc.org/home.aspx


FIT KIDS NC

Fit Kids NC logo A part of the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund. It provides tips and information about incorporating physical activity into the daily lives of youth. Information is provided for parents, teachers, administrators and community leaders. http://www.fitkidsnc.com/


FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES (NC Division of Social Services)

dhhs logoA federal food assistance program that helps low-income families. In North Carolina monthly allotments of FNS benefits are issued via Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (EBT cards). Food and Nutrition Services is an entitlement program, so all eligible individuals and households can receive assistance. Benefits may be used to purchase most foods at participating stores. http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/foodstamp/index.htm

HEALTH CHOICE FOR CHILDREN

dhhs logo A free or reduced price comprehensive health care program for children. If your family makes too much money to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford rising health insurance premiums, your child(ren) may qualify for NCHC. http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dma/healthchoice/index.htm


MEDICAID

dhhs logoServes infants, children, and families in several ways: the Family Planning/Be Smart program, Medicaid for Infants and Children, Medicaid for Families with Dependent Children (for parents or other caretakers), Medicaid for Pregnant Women, Community Alternatives Programs for children who need long-term care, Baby Love -- A combination of services designed to help you have a healthy baby, and Health Check and Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (covers medically necessary health care services to Medicaid-eligible children). http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/medicaid/families.htm


NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

dhhs logoProvides information about Medicaid and NC Health Choice for Children. Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income individuals and families. NC Health Choice for Children is a free or reduced price health care program for children whose families make too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford rising health insurance premiums. http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dma/index.htm


PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE NORTH CAROLINA

Partnership for Prescription Assistance North CarolinaA partnership between the Arc of North Carolina, the NC Psychiatric Association, NC Nurses Association, United Way of North Carolina and Urban Ministries of Wake County. It provides access to a variety of public and private patient assistance programs. http://www.pparxnc.org/


SAFETY NET DENTAL CLINICS

nc public health logoNonprofit dental facilities where low income families can go for dental care. Most accept insurance and Medicaid, and some have payment on a sliding scale. Anyone can get services, but patients will need to provide proof of income. There are Safety Net Dental Clinics in most of North Carolina's 100 counties.
http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth/services/safety-net.htm


TOBACCO-FREE COLLEGES

tobacco free colleges logoAa statewide network that participates in coalition building, policy advocacy and grassroots activities to create change. This is a program of the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund. http://www.tobaccofreecollegesnc.com


WIC

wic: women, infants, and children (ssnp) logostands for Women, Infants, and Children and is also called the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program. WIC is a federal program designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five. http://www.nutritionnc.com/wic/index.htm

 

Legal Resources


ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN'S SERVICES

legal aid nc logoWork for the idea that at-risk and/or court-involved children are rights-bearing citizens, who are entitled to safe, permanent homes and should receive the medical and educational services currently promised by law. http://tiny.cc/child_advocates

 

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