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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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3 boysFamily Builders of Catawba Valley invites anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child to attend an information meeting at 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. There is currently an urgent need for foster parents and therapeutic foster parents, especially those who can accept sibling groups....................Read more

CAPC logoThe Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center extended the deadline for nominations for the Hancock-Settlemyre Award, presented annually to an individual, community group, or business that has worked to reduce the likelihood of child maltreatment or alleviate family stress....................Read more

Omer String QuartetCatawba County's Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a wide range of activities in April, including a Marimba Music program by Kay Crouch, a concert by the Omer String Quartet, and information about the new Options Counseling service...................Read more

pinwheelsBud Lavery, president of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, will speak at noon April 1 at a public event sponsored by the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County in honor of National Prevent Child Abuse Month at the Zahra Baker All Children's Playground at Kiwanis Park...................Read more

DSS LogoWhat programs constitute the largest percentage of Catawba County Social Services Budget? How many citizens receive Medicaid and Food Assistance? These and other facts are available in the recently released annual report of Catawba County Social Services... ..............Read more

Bags DonatedCarolyn Zimmerman has donated 28 bags for Catawba County Social Services workers to use when removing a child from his or her home.The bags were purchased by Zimmerman's friends through a special promotion of Thirty One Gifts................Read more

childrenDiscovery Church in Hickory recently partnered with Family Builders to provide a fun-filled event for local children in foster care and their foster families at Hickory Dickory Dock. In addition to arcade games and laser tag, the foster children were treated to pizza and dessert................Read more

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