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.


  • 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

Regional Medication Disposal Event April 27th, 2019

Regional Medication Disposal Event Saturday, April 27th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Pender County Locations Pender Memorial Hospital Island Family Medicine Village Pharmacy of Hampstead, Inc. Black River Medical Center https://www.nhrmc.org/-/media/files/flyers/medication-disposal-event-flyer.pdf  


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA MARCIA ELENA QUINTEROS HAWKINS, ALICIA FRANKLIN, VANESSA LACHOWSKI, and KYANNA SHIPP, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated,   Plaintiffs, v. MANDY COHEN, in her official capacity as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Defendant. […]

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