Newsletter Articles

Art created by 130 residents of DHHS' J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center is on display at the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium through March 31. The work is part of the art show “Shine' and features mixed-media community artwork.

The Community Engagement and Empowerment team, a group within DHHS’ Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, works to connect communities with policymakers and help people advocate for themselves or for a family member. 

Back@Home is helping families who don’t qualify for FEMA Individual Assistance but need housing assistance.

Born three months premature, Jesse Sykes was not expected to live longer than 24 hours. At age 2, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy related to her premature birth. Doctors recommended she be put into a wheelchair, but her mother disagreed.

Latino parents in Durham and Orange County are now feeling more empowered to effectively advocate for and support their children’s whole health, following participation in a new pilot project called Padres Efectivos, a DHHS-funded project at El Futuro. 

Employees with the NC Department of Health and Human Services participated in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's 72nd annual Toys for Tots drive this year, gathering hundreds of toys for children in the community who may not otherwise receive a Christmas gift.

The Everybody Works NC campaign was on display at this year's North Carolina State Fair, promoting the benefits of a diverse, inclusive workforce and raising awareness about the workforce partnerships that connect employers with the untapped labor force of people with disabilities.

NCDHHS recognizes employees and partners doing positive work in their communities.

A federally-funded initiative is providing healthy meals to children and teens in economically disadvantaged areas through Aug. 31.

Seventy students are being helped through a partnership between the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, area schools and Industrial Opportunities, Inc.

Wright School recently completed a building renovation, which began in November 2017.

Black Mountain Promotes Recycling

The Social Security Administration reports that Social Security impersonation scams were on the rise in 2019 and have become the leading type of fraud reported to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Federal Trade Commission.

N.C. DHHS selected two hospitals to increase the number and availability of inpatient psychiatric and substance use treatment beds in rural hospitals.

The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program showcased its annual “Safety City” with an event at the 2017 North Carolina State Fair featuring statewide highway safety partners, including the Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch of DHHS’ Division of Public Health.