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No waitlist for New Hanover County childcare vouchers

Posted March 29, 2017 at 8:49 am     Category: News ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Department of Social Services (DSS) announced today that there is no waiting list for childcare vouchers for New Hanover County citizens who qualify. … Read More »

Energy Assistance Money Still Available in New Hanover County

Posted March 6, 2017 at 10:11 am     Category: News ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) until March 31. The program provides a … Read More »

Child Care Subsidies Available Through New Hanover County Social Services

Posted December 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm     Category: News ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Department of Social Services (DSS) has funds available to assist additional residents with child care subsidies. Individuals on the DSS wait list … Read More »

New Hanover County residents can receive assistance with heating costs

Posted November 21, 2016 at 3:07 pm     Category: News ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Department of Social Services will begin taking Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) applications on December 1 for qualified households. The … Read More »

Ten County Programs Receive National Recognition

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Ten innovative programs in New Hanover County were recognized this week by the National Association of Counties (NACo) through the Achievement Awards Program. The awards … Read More »

County officials met with USDA to discuss Food and Nutrition Service processing

Posted March 1, 2016 at 10:21 am     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleaseSocial Services

New Hanover County – New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet, along with other North Carolina county representatives, met with Audrey Rowe, the Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) … Read More »

Low Income Energy Assistance Program Application Period

Posted November 17, 2015 at 4:59 pm     Category: News ReleaseSocial Services

(New Hanover County)—The New Hanover County Department of Social Services will begin taking applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on December 1, 2015.  This program provides a … Read More »

DSS Board names new director

Posted July 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm     Category: News ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Board of Social Services has announced a new social services director. Michelle Winstead will officially transition into the role on Tuesday, July … Read More »

New Hanover County Social Services Director Retires

Posted March 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm     Category: Human ResourcesNews ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – This afternoon New Hanover County Social Services Director LaVaughn Nesmith submitted his notice to retire effective Wednesday, April 1, 2015. His administrative leave pay will … Read More »

Barfield named chair of social services board, Roberts vice-chair

Posted July 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm     Category: News ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Commissioner Jonathan Barfield, Jr. was elected chairman of the New Hanover County Social Services Board Tuesday morning. Barfield took over the gavel from Evelyn Bryant, … Read More »

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