Child Care & Education

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    Child Tax Credit

    The Child Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for families with qualifying children or dependents. It may be able…

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    School Lunch Program

    The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free school lunches to children in public and nonprofit…

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    Summer Food Program

    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) also called summer meal programs or summer lunch programs are free meal sites that help…

Civic Engagement

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    Charitable Giving

    Nonprofits and charitable organizations are always looking for donations to help fund their work. As a donor, it can be…

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    If you are interested in serving your community, there are many volunteer opportunities across North Carolina and various ways to…

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     What elections are happening in 2023?   Local government offices, such as mayor and councilperson, will be up for election in…


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    Extreme Heat

    Extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. Most heat problems occur because…

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    Know Your Zone

    Know Your Zone is an evacuation system that highlights areas most vulnerable to impacts from hurricanes, tropical storms, and other…

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    Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that bring intense winds of over 200 miles per hour. They can destroy…

Employment & Income

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    Earned Income Tax Credit

    The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit for low-to-moderate income working families, ranging from $560 to…

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    Unemployment Insurance

    Unemployment Insurance offers temporary financial assistance to unemployed people. In North Carolina, the most you can currently receive in state…

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    Comprehensive Job Assistance Centers

    NCWorks Career Centers help individuals find jobs, strengthen skills, prepare for interviews, and more. There are more than 90 career…


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    Farmers Markets

    Farmers markets offer fresh produce and other items sold by local farmers, including baked goods, pet food, cheese, meat, and…

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    Food & Nutrition Services/SNAP

    Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is a federal program that provides low-income families with assistance to pay for food. Benefits…

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    Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

    Many families struggle to afford the cost of groceries. Food pantries and soup kitchens are two resources that help make…

Healthcare & Mental Health

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    What is Medicaid?  Medicaid is a federal program administered by each State that provides health insurance to low-income individuals and…

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    Suicide Prevention

    Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, with 1.2 million suicide attempts in 2020…

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    Caregiver Outreach Program

    Serving as a caregiver is a challenging role and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. The Caregiver Outreach Program…


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  • Government Benefits

    Discover government benefits and services to help you and your family through every stage of life at USA.GOV.   Government Benefits…

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    There are many different kinds of shelters, depending on a person’s situation and needs.   What kinds of shelters are available?  …

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    What is an eviction? Eviction is the removal of a tenant from rental property by the landlord.  Legal evictions are…

Interpersonal Violence

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    There are many different kinds of shelters, depending on a person’s situation and needs.   What kinds of shelters are available?  …

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    Interpersonal Violence Hotlines

    Interpersonal violence crisis hotlines are available to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking.  What hotlines are…

Substance Use Disorder

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    Sober Living Homes

    Sober living homes offer safe and supportive housing for people recovering from substance use disorder after leaving a rehabilitation program….

  • Substance Use Disorder

    What is Substance Use Disorder?   Substance use disorder is a complex condition in which there is uncontrolled use of a…


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    Operation Fan Heat Relief

    What is Operation Fan Heat Relief (OFHR)?  As individuals age and develop chronic medical conditions, they are less likely to…

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    Weatherization Assistance Program

    What is the Weatherization Assistance Program?   The Weatherization Assistance Program improves energy efficiency and household safety through making minor repairs,…

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    Assistance From Utility Providers

    Utility companies understand that many of their customers face very difficult financial hardships. If you are unable to pay your…