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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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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

adoption Family Builders of Catawba Valley invites anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child to attend the resource family information meeting at 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sep 9. There is currently an urgent need for foster parents and therapeutic foster parents who can accept sibling groups.............Read more

CAPC logo The Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County will offer several opportunities to adults wishing to learn more about how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This free training is called Stewards of Children: Darkness to Light....................Read more

farmer's market Seniors 60+ from throughout Catawba County are invited to attend any of the activities at Seniors Morning Out, held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at five convenient locations four days a week. Transportation is available on limited bus routes.....................Read more

John Eller John Eller to lead statewide association of social service directors. John Eller, director of Catawba County Social Services, has been elected president of the North Carolina Association of County Directors of Social Services. He will assume this role July 1.....................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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