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Health and Human Services encourages safe sleeping habits to protect infants

Posted October 13, 2022 at 9:00 am     Category: News ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – With October designated as National Safe Sleep Awareness Month across the country, New Hanover County Health and Human Services is reminding residents just how important … Read More »

Joint partnership between county and city aims to connect homeless with resources 

Posted September 19, 2022 at 9:59 am     Category: County CommissionersCounty ManagerNews ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At Monday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a pilot program with the City of Wilmington to help connect individuals experiencing … Read More »

Public Notice: HHS Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee to meet September 20

Posted September 15, 2022 at 11:42 am     Category: News ReleasePublic HealthPublic NoticeSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services (HHS) Board’s Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. The … Read More »

Commissioners approve Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Strategy

Posted September 6, 2022 at 4:35 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleasePublic HealthSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Tuesday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the county’s first Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Strategic Plan. This strategic plan … Read More »

WIC offers breastfeeding support, helps families meet nutritional needs

Posted August 3, 2022 at 9:00 am     Category: News ReleasePublic HealthSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The first week of August marks World Breastfeeding Week, an international event highlighting the benefits of mother’s breastfeeding their newborn children. Here in New Hanover … Read More »

New Hanover County recognized with 10 National Achievement Awards

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the seventh straight year, New Hanover County has been honored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with Achievement Awards that recognize various programs … Read More »

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Now Available

Posted July 18, 2022 at 10:00 am     Category: 911 CommunicationsNews ReleasePublic HealthSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  A new three-digit number – 988 – is now live for anyone in the nation to call and be connected to the existing National Suicide Prevention … Read More »

Public Notice: HHS Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee to meet June 21

Posted June 16, 2022 at 1:53 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic HealthSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services (HHS) Board’s Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.  … Read More »

National Foster Care Month highlights continued need for community support

Posted May 4, 2022 at 9:30 am     Category: News ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Every day, foster homes in New Hanover County strive to address the needs of young people by providing a loving, supportive environment. With 280 children … Read More »

Growing together, being a connection for others is focus of Child Abuse Prevention Month  

Posted April 5, 2022 at 2:28 pm     Category: News ReleaseSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Providing a safe, nurturing environment for growth and learning is a vital part of the childhood experience. In New Hanover County, Health and Human Services’ … Read More »

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