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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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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

Tesla String Quartet Participants in Catawba County's Seniors Morning Out Program will learn to make Polish paper cutting art during the month of October. Other activities will include music by Tesla String Quartet, the Alexander County Old Time Pickers, and other groups...................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

Patrick Crouch Patrick Crouch will bring the story of N.C. music to the Seniors Morning Out Program. Besides entertaining and informative programs, Seniors Morning Out provides a hot balanced lunch four days a week in five convenient locations around the county....................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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