DHHS Seeks Public Input at Hickory ‘Town Hall’ on Improvements to Child Welfare in North Carolina


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Social Services is holding a town hall meeting Wednesday, June 5 in Hickory to receive public comment on improving child welfare in the state. 

During the town hall, leaders will share their efforts to improve services to children, youth and families across the state. While questions and comments will be accepted on any area relevant to child welfare, DHHS is particularly interested in hearing ideas for:   

•    Keeping children and youth safe
•    Having safe, consistent, and nurturing families for children and youth
•    Improving the well-being for children and youth

Public input is vital to understanding what is working and what can be done differently. The town hall will be held from 1:30–3:30 p.m. at the Catawba Valley Community College, West Wing Commons, 2550 US Highway 70 SE.


•    From US Highway 70 SE, turn right at the 25th St. Blvd. SE intersection
•    Park in the lot immediately to the right
•    Enter the building facing US Highway 70 
•    Enter through the double doors into the West Wing Building
•    The town hall room is located off the second hallway to the right
•    Signs will be posted to help find the meeting room

Input can also be provided via: 

Email: CFSP.APSR@dhhs.nc.gov

U.S. Mail: NCDHHS, Division of Social Services
Child and Family Services Review Coordinator
2406 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2406 

Phone: (919) 527-6359  

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