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John Eller, Director
Phone: (828) 695-5600


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3030 11th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602

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PO Box 669
Newton, NC 28658

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familyFamily Builders of Catawba Valley invites anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child to attend a meeting Nov. 11 at the Family Services Center. There is an urgent need for foster parents and therapeutic foster parents, especially those who can accept sibling groups..............Read more

turkeySeniors in Catawba County, age 60 or better, are invited to participate in a variety of activities during November at the five Seniors Morning Out locations in the county. A hot, balanced lunch is served Monday through Thursday mornings. There is no charge............Read more

Kids First License PlateNorth Carolina residents can help prevent child abuse through the purchase of a Kids First license plate. The plates cost $25, and $15 of that amount goes to prevent child abuse and neglect in North Carolina.The money goes into the Children's Trust Fund.............Read more

vigil for abused childrenThe Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center will hold a vigil on October 21st at noon to remember the 23 children listed by the NC Child Fatality and Prevention Team as homicide victims by a parent or caregiver. The vigil will be held at Sails on the Square in downtown Hickory.............Read more

Backpack Warehouse Catawba County's Backpack Program, which provides extra food for local school children facing food insecurity, has moved to a new warehouse facility, which is operated by the Hickory Soup Kitchen. Last school year, the program provided over 273,000 meals to more than 1,200 children...................Read more

family Children who have been adopted often struggle with their identity and may have trouble fitting into their new family or adjusting to a new school. Post Adoption Success Coach Services is expanding to assist adoptive families in an eight-county region of North Carolina.....................Read more

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