Mission

To improve the quality of life for Pender County citizens by ensuring effective service delivery for all clients and motivating clients to accept some personal responsibility for
improving their situations in order to become self-sufficient.

Goals

  • Children are in safe, nurturing, financially stable environment
  • Citizens will become or remain economically independent
  • Elderly & disabled individuals are safe and have opportunities to remain at home
  • Agency is open to citizen inquiries and questions are answered to citizens’ satisfaction
  • Agency operates with highest standards of effectiveness, efficiency, and excellence
  • Children and families have access to nurturing, educational, supportive and treatment services in order to maximize and promote positive family dynamics

Agency Awards

  • 1996—1st in State for Accuracy in Food Stamp Administration
  • 1997—4th County in the State to attain accreditation status
  • 1998—Community Child Protection Team Award from State for promoting collaboration among community stakeholders
  • 2003—Governor’s Academy for Prevention Professionals Gold Medal
  • 2005—Focus on Leadership Award for Collaboration with other professionals
  • 2007—YWCA Achievement Award for Reducing Medicaid Fraud
  • 2008—2008 Area Agency on Aging Professional Excellence Award

Social Services News

RECALL ALERT!

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and […]

Pender County Community Health Forum

YOU’RE INVITED! Pender County conducts a Community Health Assessment every four years to identify the health status, concerns and resources of the community as part of a strategic health planning process. Please join us to learn more about the health of your community and provide your input! Monday, July 16th, 2018  Burgaw Public Library from […]

Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time. These findings are in the latest Vital Signs(https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/index.html) report by […]

Helping Parents Recognize the Signs of Teen Depression

All teenagers can be moody from time to time, but for some kids, sadness, fatigue or anxiety could be signs of depression. In this public service announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics,  Shelly Flais, MD, FAAP, offers advice for parents who may be concerned about their teen. Depression can be treated. For more information on suicide […]

2018 Community Health Assessment-We need you

The Community Health Assessment is a door to door survey to see what residents of Pender County perceive as the biggest issues impacting health and how they view the health of the community.  Help your community’s voice be heard as we prioritize and plan for a healthier tomorrow. *Volunteers age 18 and up needed to […]

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