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Family Builders of Catawba Valley:
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Phone: (828) 465-8901


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3050 11th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602

Mailing Address:
PO Box 669
Newton, NC 28658

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Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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  • Residency – Minimum of six months in North Carolina
  • Age – Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Satisfactory background inquires through: Criminal and Civil Court record checks, including fingerprints/search by SBI
    • Credit checks for financial security
    • Children’s Protective Services history check
    • Contact with personal references
  • Successful completion of Group Preparation and Selection: Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (GPS-MAPP) –36 hour pre-service training
  • Satisfactory environmental home inspections for:
    • Fire Safety
    • Safety and health hazards
    • If applicable, well and septic tank standards
  • Satisfactory physical and emotional health, indicating ability to care for and nurture children
  • High School Diploma or GED