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John Eller, Director
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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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Kiai String QuartetCatawba County Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a wide variety of activities in March, including Science Magic with Bruce Beerbower of the Science Center, St. Patrick's Day parties, and music by the Kiai String Quartet. There are five convenient locations throughout the county..................Read more

logoThe Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County is postponing its Darkness to Light Training, originally scheduled for tonight, due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for March 2. The training shows how child sexual predators operate, and what we can do to stop them.................Read more

DSS LogoWhat programs constitute the largest percentage of Catawba County Social Services Budget? How many citizens receive Medicaid and Food Assistance? These and other facts are available in the recently released annual report of Catawba County Social Services.................Read more

Bags DonatedCarolyn Zimmerman has donated 28 bags for Catawba County Social Services workers to use when removing a child from his or her home.The bags were purchased by Zimmerman's friends through a special promotion of Thirty One Gifts................Read more

Bright Idea AwardThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized today the Catawba County Social Services Child Wellbeing Project as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program ................Read more

childrenDiscovery Church in Hickory recently partnered with Family Builders to provide a fun-filled event for local children in foster care and their foster families at Hickory Dickory Dock. In addition to arcade games and laser tag, the foster children were treated to pizza and dessert................Read more

Nancy HughesThe Board of the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County has announced the hiring of Nancy Hughes as the agency's new executive director. The public is invited to a reception to be held at 3-5 p.m. Feb. 12 at the CAPC, located at 1007 First Ave. South, Conover..............Read more

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