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

Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks

Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks Daylight saving time ends today. Is your emergency preparedness stockpile up to date?

NCDHHS: Lung Injury Cases Related to Vaping Increase; E-cigarette Use on the Rise

Lung Injury Cases Related to Vaping Increase; E-cigarette Use on the Rise Raleigh Oct 29, 2019 The number of North Carolina cases of severe lung injury associated with e-cigarette use or vaping continues to rise with 61 cases in people ranging in age from 13 to 72. The North Carolina cases are among a rising […]

Get Covered – Health Insurance Marketplace

Need health insurance for 2020? Don’t miss out. You have a chance to enroll in health coverage from November 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019.  For more information, visit HealthCare.gov or call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.

Medication Disposal Event

FREE Medication Disposal Event! Saturday October 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dispose of your outdated medications. All medications will be accepted. Syringes and other sharps accepted. View the flyer for more information and drop-off locations.

Stay Healthy in the Heat

Stay healthy in the heat! Dangerous heat wave alert for our area today and through the weekend. Recognize symptoms of heat illness and take action! Here are some tips to from the National Weather Service to stay safe.  

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