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Thursday is Deadline for People Impacted by Hurricane to Apply for Help Buying Food in Greene County

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reminding people impacted by Hurricane Florence that applications for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP,” will be accepted no later than Thursday, Oct. 11 in Greene County.

This Saturday is Deadline for People Impacted by Hurricane to Apply for Help Buying Food in 27 Counties

Friday, October 5, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reminding people impacted by Hurricane Florence that applications for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP,” will be accepted no later than Saturday, Oct. 6, in 27 of the 28 counties currently eligible for the program.

Greene County Residents Affected by Hurricane Florence Can Apply for Help Buying Food Starting Wednesday

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Starting Wednesday, Greene County residents impacted by Hurricane Florence will be able to apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP,” Governor Roy Cooper announced Monday.

People in the Food and Nutrition Services Program Impacted by Florence May Be Eligible for Extra Help Buying Food in 27 Counties

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that people currently receiving help buying food through the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program may be eligible for extra help in 27 counties heavily impacted by Hurricane Florence. Those counties are Bladen, Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson. 
 

Many Residents of 27 NC Counties Can Soon Apply for Help Buying Food After Hurricane Florence

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As early as Friday, residents in 27 counties impacted by Hurricane Florence can apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP”, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services received federal authority to implement the program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Independent Assessment and Recommendations for Child Welfare and Social Services Reform Released

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Center for the Support of Families today released two preliminary reform plans, one for child welfare and one for social services. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will use the preliminary recommendations as a roadmap to identify ways to improve support to and oversight of social services programs, enhance child safety and protect children from harm.  

Crisis Intervention Program Has $43.9 Million to Assist with Heating and Cooling Emergencies

Monday, August 13, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has $43.9 million available from the Administration for Children and Families to support the Crisis Intervention Program in state fiscal year 2018-19.

Application Period for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Extended Through Tuesday for Guilford County Residents

Monday, May 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today approved a one-day extension for eligible Guilford County residents to apply for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits. The one-day extension, which came at the request of county officials, means that Guilford County residents can apply for benefits on Tuesday at the Guilford County Department of Social Services.

DHHS Releases Interactive Map Showing Social Determinants of Health Indicators Across North Carolina

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ State Center for Health Statistics has created an interactive map with a series of overlays showing social determinants of health indicators in North Carolina, including the economic, social and neighborhood, and housing and transportation status of residents across the state.

Statement on Cherokee County Department of Social Services

Friday, March 16, 2018

Effective Monday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will temporarily assume leadership of child welfare services at the Cherokee County Department of Social Services, as authorized under state law.