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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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stockingsParticipants in Catawba County's Seniors Morning Out program will enjoy a variety of Christmas activities in December, including parties and musical entertainment. Any county resident who is 60 or better is invited to attend the free, half-day programs.................Read more

seniorsLow-income elderly or disabled persons in Catawba County may apply for help paying their heating bills at the Salvation Army in Hickory beginning Dec. 1. The program (LIEAP) is offered each year, with low-income elderly or disabled persons receiving first priority.................Read more

teensYouth Work Permits can now be completed online. Using the online option allows parents to avoid a trip to their county's Social Services office to obtain a signature. These permits are required for any worker who is younger than 18. These youths may be restricted to certain types of jobs...............Read more

Housing VisionsHousing Visions: A Continuum of Care will hold a week of activities designed to draw attention to the issue of Hunger and Homelessness in Catawba County. The public is invited to attend any of these special activities, which begin Sunday, Nov. 16, and end Saturday, Nov. 22...............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

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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