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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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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

child Catawba County Family Builders will participate in a program to help find families willing to adopt children from foster care. This Wait No More event is aimed at church members and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Carmel Baptist Church in Matthews...................Read more   Flyer  See Video

child The Children's Advocacy and Protection Center will offer three opportunities this fall to adults wishing to learn more about how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Participants will watch a documentary film and participate in a discussion led by a trained facilitator...................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

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

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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