2400 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite D PO Box 2539
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone 252-441-0614 Fax 252-441-3580

Adoption/Foster Care

Children's Home Society of NC
www.chsnc.org/

1-800-632-1400
P.O. Box 14608
Greensboro, NC 27415


Children's Home Society of NC is a statewide, non-profit, non-sectarian, private adoption agency established in 1902 and licensed by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services.


  • Birth Parent Services Program provides:

  • Free confidential counseling

  • Help with living expenses and arrangements

  • Information about prenatal care and nutrition

  • Help communicating with the father of the baby and/or other family members

  • Education and employment opportunities

  • The opportunity to choose the adoptive family

  • A CHS counselor will come to you if you cannot go to them


Foster care services are offered for children of birth parents who are considering an adoption plan.

Eligibility: Serves all NC counties

Fees: Pregnancy Support and specialized CHS adoption services are free. There is a fee for perspective adoptive families requesting specific adoptive contract services.


Adoption Services Dare County Department of Social Services
www.dcdss.org

252-475-5500
107 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
252-475-9320
50347 NC Hwy 12
Frisco, NC 27936
P.O. Box 859 Buxton, NC 27920

Adoption Services offers counseling for children and parents; trains and evaluates adoptive parents; and provides services related to the legal adoption process of children that are in the care of Dare County DSS. Foster Care is a plan to provide for a child until he/she can be reunited with his/her family or provided with an alternate permanent living situation. Volunteer families in the community are recruited and trained to provide homes for children that are placed in foster care.

Eligibility: Dare County Residents

Fees: None


Camps, Day

Dare County Parks & Recreation Summer Camp Dare County Department of Parks & Recreation
www.darenc.com/ParksRec/

KHD: 252-475-5920
602 Mustian Street
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Roanoke Island:252-475-5910

Buxton: 252-475-5650

Dare County Department of Parks & Recreation offers a wide variety of Summer Day Camp activities. Summer Day Camps may include: tennis, swimming, surfing, gymnastics, soccer, cheerleading, basketball, etc. Please contact your local branch for recent schedules and offerings. See Dare County Department of Parks & Recreation under the category Recreation for specific sites.

Eligibility: Programs for all starting at age 3.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast Summer Day Camp Girl Scouts of America
www.gsccc.org/

252-305-8113
211 Budleigh St. Suite 104
Manteo, NC 27954


Discover the historic communities that shaped the unique culture of the Outer Banks through specialized programs and hands-on activities at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Campers will explore 16th century shipboard and settlement life raising sails, blacksmithing and woodworking.

Eligibility: Serves girls ages 5 to 17.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


NC Aquarium Aquatic Adventure Camp
www.ncaquariums.com

252-473-3494 ext 232
374 Airport Road
P.O. Box 967, Manteo, NC 27954


This summer camp is an up-close and intense exploration of the waters of the Outer Banks. There are four sessions of day camp offered each summer. Two sessions run for ages 7-9, and two sessions run for ages 10-12. Educational activities, programs and aquatic filed trip outings are scheduled for these weeklong camps. Call ahead for reservations.

Eligibility: Serves children 7 through 12 years of age.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


4-H (SACC) School Age Children's Camp NC Cooperative Extension 4H
dare.ces.ncsu.edu/

252-473-4290
517 Budleigh Street
P.O. Box 968, Manteo, NC 27954


Dare County 4-H SACC Program operates continuously all summer, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm for children in grades K-5. Campsites are located throughout the county. 4-H SACC offers enrichment activities, crafts, sports, and field trips, focused around weekly themes of interest to elementary age youth. Call for details on how to enroll.

Eligibility: School Age Children's Camp serves grades K-5.

Fees: Contact for current fees.

Choosing A Summer Camp
Reprinted from Parent Partners Empower
A project of the Exceptional Children's Assistance Center


There's more to choosing a summer camp than the "hard facts" These questions include the number of campers per session, the location, cost, climate, organizational affiliation, activities offered, camper to staff ratio, etc. This information is important, but will only tell you part of the story. Following are some questions that will give the 'flavor' of the place, not just the ingredients.

QUESTIONS TO ASK... ABOUT YOUR CHILD


  • What do you hope your child will gain from her experience at camp?

  • What are your child’s interests?

  • Is she outgoing or will she be uncomfortable starting out in a group of children she does not know?

  • Keep in mind that no one knows your child better than you. Careful thought and plenty of discussion between you and your child highlight program characteristics that they want included, and identify others they want to avoid.



QUESTIONS TO ASK THE CAMP
Once you have identified a camp that offers what you are looking for, take the time to talk to the camp director or her representative. Important questions to ask are:

  • What is the camp’s philosophy and how is it conveyed to the campers?

  • How did the director get into camping? What motivates her (and by extension, her staff) to provide these experiences for children?

  • How are the staff recruited, interviewed, and selected? Specific questions about who makes up the staff will give more in-depth information about that particular camp than a simple camper/staff ratio.

  • Selecting a camp should be a shared process that involves the camp, parents, and the camper. Get the facts and the flavor before you make the choice.


4-H Residential Summer Camps NC Cooperative Extension 4H
dare.ces.ncsu.edu/

252-473-4290
517 Budleigh Street
P.O. Box 968, Manteo, NC 27954


The American Camping Association currently accredits all of North Carolina's 4-H residential camps. Activities offered include: swimming, crafts, canoeing, nature study, archery, singing, groups games, computer skills, sports, cookouts, camp fires, talent shows and more. Transportation is included in the cost. For details, contact the Dare County 4-H agent.

Eligibility: Serves youth ages 8 through 13. Older youth may attend program weeks designed with curriculum and age appropriate activities. Call for details.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules


Outer Banks Family YMCA
www.obxymca.com/outer-banks

252-449-8897
3000 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959


Incorporating five core values - Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith - camp activities include games, sports, field trips, recreational swimming (pool and beach), storytelling, nature study, arts and crafts, and more. Camp operates on a weekly basis during summer months and during spring break.

Eligibility: Serves children 5 through 13 years of age. Open to members and non-members.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules. Scholarships are available; contact YMCA for eligibility.


Camps, Residential

Camp Lions at Pipsico Scout Reservation Boy Scouts of America, Tidewater Council
www.tidewaterbsa.com/

1032 Heatherwood Dr.
Virginia Beach
VA 23455-6675


Camp Lions offers Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Webelos residential summer camp programs. Pipsico Scout Reservation is located in Surry County, Virginia. It encompasses more than 900 acres of woodland, open fields and marshes. The terrain includes a natural ravine system and ranges in elevation from 20 to more than 100 feet above sea level.

Eligibility: Registered Cub Scouts is for boys in the second through fifth grades (8,9 and 10 years old.) Registered Boy Scouts is for boys aged 11 through 17.

Fees: Call or visit their website for details and fees.


Adventure Camps Dare County Department of Parks & Recreation
www.darenc.com/depts/ParksRec/

KDH: 252-475-5920
602 Mustian Street
KIll Devil Hills, NC 27948
Roanoke Island: 252-475-5910

Buxton: 252-475-5650

Adventure Camps are located in the Shenandoah Valley in VA. Campers enjoy five days of camping in the wilderness in tents. Activities include swimming, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing or caving and canoeing/kayaking. Call ahead for current schedules and reservations.

Eligibility: Serves children of Dare County residents who will be entering grades 4 through 8 in the coming school year.

Fees: Registration fee includes transportation, lodging, food, and all activities.


Camp Skimino Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast
www.gsccc.org/

800-77SCOUT
912 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
252-305-8113
211 Budleigh St. Suite 104
Manteo, NC 27954

Camp Skimino is accredited by the American Camping Association. Located in Williamsburg, VA, this overnight summer camp provides opportunities for girls entering first grade and up. Activities include: cookouts, swimming lessons, free swim, boating, arts & crafts, songs, games, camp fires, sports and more. Camp programs last from 2 nights and 3 days to 5 nights and 6 days. Each session has its own theme. Youngsters are grouped according to school grade level that the girls will be entering in the fall: Grades 1 - 3; Grades 4 - 6; and grades 7 & up. Transportation to camp is not provided.

Eligibility: Serves girls entering first grade and up. You do not have to be a girl scout to attend Camp Skimino.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules. Financial assistance is available through the opportunity fund.


Child Care

Dare County Child Care Resource and Referral Service (CCR&R) Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County
www.darekids.org

252-441-4737
2400 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite D
P.O. Box 2539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948



CCR&R offers services to families, child care programs and the community:

Parents, Families & Community:


  • call-in line for free referrals and information about child care, early learning programs & school-age programs

  • information on quality care issues and NC star-rated license

  • data on child care supply and demand.



Child Care Programs:

  • Start-up information and assistance to potential child care centers and family child care homes

  • On-going technical assistance to established programs; training

  • "Dare Care Connections"- quarterly newsletter

  • Resource & Lending Library

  • Educational bonuses

  • Professional development planning.

Eligibility: Services open to all families. Some services for child care programs have specific eligibility guidelines and may require a program to be licensed. Call for more details.

Fees: Fees for training range from free to nominal to cover supplies and materials.

If You're Looking for Child Care, Check Out the Stars!

North Carolina has a Star-Rated License for all licensed early learning programs. All child care centers and family child care homes are rated on a scale of 1 – 5 Stars.


  • 1 Star meet the minimum requirements to be licensed

  • 2 – 5 Stars voluntarily meet higher requirements in Programming & Education.


Families should visit several programs, ask questions, and look for positive teacher/child interactions and appropriate activities when choosing an early learning program for their child.

Research shows that quality experiences during the first five years of life set the foundation for a child’s later learning and socialization.

Call CCR&R at 441- 4737 for a list of licensed child care facilities and their star ratings.


Child Care & School Readiness

WINGS Preschool Program Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County
www.darekids.org

252-441-0614
2400 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite D
P.O. Box 2539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


A preschool learning system designed to increase thinking and language skills of preschool children ages 3 - 5. WINGS is individual and age appropriate for each child. Materials are developed around a game format based on the principle that children learn best through play. Wings is available at participating child care centers. For more information or to register your child contact the WINGS coordinator.

Eligibility: Preschool age children and their parents, child care centers and teachers, family child care homes, and community volunteers

Fees: None


Dare County Head Start

252-473-5246
723 Sir Walter Raleigh Street
P.O. Box 508, Manteo, NC 27954


Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children aged 3 to 5. Children participate in a comprehensive program that meets their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs. Children are provided breakfast, lunch and a snack. They receive free medical and dental care, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting. Services are provided to meet the special needs of children with disabilities.

Eligibility: Serves preschool children aged 3 to 5. Eligibility is based on income.

Fees: None


Story Times Dare County Library
www.earlibrary.org

Manteo Library
252-473-2372
Route 64 & Burnside
Kill Devil Hills Library
252-441-4331
400 Mustian Street
Hatteras Library
252-986-2385
HWY 12, In the Community Building

"Growing Readers" Story Times are designed to encourage reading for children aged 2 through 5. Story Times contain songs, crafts, finger plays and of course, books! Reading to children is an effective way to enhance their reading skills, abilities, and enjoyment. The Library offers weekly programs at all three locations year-round. A special, themed Summer Reading Program takes place each year. Although designed to be fun for the children, the Summer Reading Program is truly educational. It helps children maintain their critical reading skills during the summer, so they can enter the new school year better able to learn. Although the Summer Reading Program is designed for school-aged children, preschoolers can also participate in a read-to-me program.

Eligibility: Story Times are designed for 2-5 year olds. The Summer Reading Program is designed for school-aged children.

Fees: None


NC Pre-Kindergarten Program Dare County Schools Administrative Office
http://daretolearn.org/parents_connect/nc_pre-k_

252-480-8888
P.O. Box 1508
Nags Head, NC 27959


More at Four is a state-funded community based, voluntary pre-kindergarten program designed to prepare at-risk four year-olds for success in school. Curriculum is focused on preparing children in developmentally appropriate ways with emphasis on literacy, numbers, physical/fine-motor development, and problem solving.

Eligibility: Low income children who will turn 4 years old by August 31, and are not enrolled in another early childhood program, are given highest priority. Children with special needs or limited English are given added weight in the selection process.

Fees: None

Signs of a High Quality Child Care Environment


  • Children have safe and clean areas, both inside and outside.

  • Small group size (Enough adults available for the children)

  • Child care providers are trained in child development.

  • Children and staff appear happy and relaxed.

  • Family members are welcomed into the program at all times.

  • Children are actively involved in meaningful activities.


Child Care, School Age

Dare County Schools After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) Dare County Schools
www.daretolearn.org/central_services/after_school_enrichment_program

252-480-8880 ext. 1868



ASEP offers after school child care for Dare County School students in kindergarten through fifth grade. With free time and socialization included, it is the goal of ASEP to provide creative opportunities, physical activities, homework supervision, healthy snacks, and tutoring time in a familiar environment, the students' elementary school. ASEP operates at the following locations:


  • First Flight Elementary School ASEP Office 252-449-7058

  • Kitty Hawk Elementary School ASEP Office 252-261-2313 ext. 1628

  • Manteo Elementary School ASEP Office 252-473-2742 ext. 1430

  • Nags Head Elementary School ASEP Office 252-480-8880 ext. 1866.

  • Cape Hatteras Elementary School ASEP Office 252-995-6196 ext. 3662.

Eligibility: Offered to children in grades K-5.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


4-H SACC School Age Children's Camp NC Cooperative Extension 4H
dare.ces.ncsu.edu/

252-473-4290
517 Budleigh Street
P.O. Box 968, Manteo, NC 27954


The 4-H SACC school year program operates when school is not in session for multi-day school holidays, (except legal holidays). It provides ‘wrap around child care' on days that the After School Enrichment Program, operated by the Board of Education, is not in operation. This program offers crafts, games, enrichment activities, and healthy snacks.

Eligibility: Program is offered to all elementary age youth.

Fees: Contact for current fees


4-H 3-2-6 NC Cooperative Extension 4H
dare.ces.ncsu.edu/

252-473-4290
517 Budleigh Street
P.O. Box 968, Manteo, NC 27954


Registrations are now being accepted for the 4-H 3-2-6 which is an out-of-school program for 6th – 8th grade students from Manteo and First Flight Middle Schools. The program operates from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm Monday-Friday. We are located in Manteo at the Dare County Youth Center on Roanoke Island, 200 Ananias Dare Street and the Dare County Youth Center, North Beach Division at Family Recreation Park, 602 Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills. Our programs are located in the Dare County Youth Centers and are a separate entity staffed by 4-H; a program of the Dare County center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. The 4-H 326 program provides on-site supervision, an afternoon snack, and homework assistance. We also offer 4-H curriculum, local resources, volunteers, and imagination to create a fun and safe environment. For more information contact us at 473-4290 or registration forms may be picked up at the Cooperative Extension located on 517 Budleigh Street in Manteo, the Youth Center on Roanoke Island, the Family Recreation Park, and at both Manteo and First Flight Middle Schools.

Eligibility: Serves 6th - 8th grade students from Manteo Middle School and First Flight Middle School.

Fees: Rates begin at $25.00 per week for families with one child in the program; $40.00 for two children and $55.00 for three. There is a one time registration fee of $10.00 per student.


Counseling & Mental Health

East Carolina Behavioral Health (ECBH)
www.ecbhlme.org/

1-877-685-2415



East Carolina Behavioral Health will provide screening, triage, and referrals to a wide range of developmental disability, substance abuse or mental health service providers within ECBH area.

Community Alternatives Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (CAP-MR/DD) which is a program designed to give persons with mental retardation/developmental disabilities a cost-effective alternative to institutionalized care. Services and support are varied, flexible and may include: Case management, Home and Community Supports, Developmental Day Supports
Family training, Medicaid medical supplies, Respite care, Vehicle adaptations


State Funded Services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities that meet criteria for individual services based on severity of disability and may include:
Day Activity, Developmental Therapy, Supervised Living, Group Living, Personal Assistance
Long Term Supportive Employment, Respite, Targeted Case Management.

Systems of Care Community Collaborative that fosters cooperative partnerships between individuals who receive services, families, private providers, civic organizations, the faith community, and other community resources. For all 19 counties of ECBH.

The Community Collaborative: Works to ensure a broad, flexible array of community-based services and supports, helps address complex physical, emotional, behavioral, social, educational, and/or safety needs of individuals and families, identifies gaps in services and supports, educates the community about available resources and how to access resources, also supports the Person Centered Team who develop and implement the Person-Centered Plans, which are strength-based, responsive to cultural differences, and individualized according to the individual and family’s unique strengths and needs.


Eligibility: Serves all citizens regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, social status, economic status and/or physical/mental disability.

Fees: Varies by provider-based on income. Insurance, medicaid and medicare accepted.


Crisis Assistance - Financial

Operation Round Up Cape Hatteras Electric Foundation, INC.

252-995-5616
P.O. Box 9
Buxton, NC 27920


A not-for-profit organization established to provide assistance to individuals or families on Hatteras Island who are suffering financial hardships. The foundation operates on monies contributed by members who participate in the rounding-up of their electric bills. (For example, if a participating member had a bill of $74.65, it would be rounded up to $75.00 for a contribution of $.35. In one year, a member may contribute as little as $.12 or as much as $11.88). Money is not distributed to the individual but is sent directly to creditors who are seeking payment on past due accounts. This money may not be applied to payment of electric bills.

Eligibility: Any Hatteras Island individual or family suffering financial burdens is eligible to apply for assistance. All applications go through a review process.

Fees: None


Temporary Aid to Needy Families (Emergency Assistance) TANF (EA) Dare County Department of Social Services
www.dcdss.org

Manteo: 252-475-5500
107 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


TANF (EA) is a state-optional Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) program to provide short-term assistance for eligible families, during an emergency.

Eligibility: Serves families with child under 21 that have low income, and low reserve.

Fees: None


Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) / Energy Share Dare County Department of Social Services
www.dcdss.org

Manteo:475-5500
107 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) is for households in a heating or cooling related emergency. Eligible households get up to $300 annually to buy fuel or to pay the electric or gas bill. Energy Share is a winter energy crisis program sponsored by Dominion North Carolina Power. Eligibility guidelines are more flexible than Crisis Intervention Program.

Eligibility: Clients must meet income and asset guidelines.

Fees: None


Interfaith Community Outreach
www.interfaithoutreach.com

252-480-0070 (Phone)
4301 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959


Interfaith Community Outreach provides emergency services for those who do not qualify for assistance elsewhere. Immediate needs are met when possible through a community network supported by local faith and civic organizations, businesses, other non-profits entities, government partners and private individuals.

Eligibility: Clients will be required to complete an application and adhere to a qualifying process to determine appropriate action to take.

Fees: None


24 Hour Crisis Line 252-473-3366 Outer Banks Hotline
obhotline.org/

252-473-3366 (24hour)
252-473-5121 (Office)
P.O. Box 1417, Manteo, NC 27954


Hotline volunteers are trained to listen and refer callers to available community support services and resources on such topics as: suicide, family problems, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. All calls are confidential.

Eligibility: Serves all in need

Fees: None


Emergency

911




Fire-Rescue-Police-Sheriff

911

Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222

Steps to Follow in a Medical Emergency

When an emergency occurs, one person should provide assistance while another calls for help.


  1. Dial 911. Give the dispatcher the required information using steps 2, 3, 4, and 5 for guidance.

  2. Give the location of the emergency. Include the cross streets, the room number and the telephone number you are calling from.

  3. Describe what happened. For example: an automobile crash, a sudden illness, etc. Tell the dispatcher what appears to be wrong. For example: the victim is bleeding, or unconscious, etc.

  4. Inform the dispatcher what, if any, first aid is being given.

  5. Do not hang up until the dispatcher hangs up. The dispatcher may tell you how to care for the victim. Return to the scene. Help care for the victim until medical assistance arrives.

Everyone should know what to do in an emergency. Call the American Red Cross at 1-800-737-9603 for information about CPR and first aid courses


Emergency Food & Shelter

Emergency Food and Shelter/Stewart McKinley Homeless Assistance Act (FEMA) Dare County Department of Social Services
www.dcdss.org

Manteo: 252-475-5500
107 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton 252-475-9320


Provides assistance with rent and mortgage in an emergency situation.

Eligibility: Eligibility is flexible. Contact DSS for more information.

Fees: None


American Red Cross Disaster Services
http://www.redcross.org/nc/Elizabeth-city

800-737-9603 (Weekdays 8am-5pm)
252-334-9277 (After hours emergency)



Red Cross disaster services focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency disaster-caused needs, such as providing food, clothing and shelter to individuals after a house fire. The American Red Cross is also available to offer CPR and First Aid courses, contact for more information.

Eligibility: Provides services to individuals and families affected by a disaster.

Fees: None


Emergency Services East Carolina Behavioral Health
www.ecbhlme.org/

1-877-685-2415



Emergency walk-in services are available for individuals experiencing acute emotional or behavioral problems resulting from abuse of alcohol or other drugs.

Eligibility: Serves all citizens regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, social status, economic status and/or physical/mental disability.

Fees: Varies by provider- based on income.


Family Abuse, Neglect

Protective Services for Children Dare County Department of Social Services
www.dcdss.org

Manteo: 252-475-5500
107 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Protective Services for Children identifies and investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, or dependency. It provides for the correction of the condition by giving immediate protection as necessary, counseling to parents, and arrangements for necessary services.

Eligibility: Serves children under age 18. There are no income requirements.

Fees: None

You Can Prevent Child Abuse, Ideas for Action
Reprinted With Permission of Prevent Child Abuse, North Carolina *


  • HELP parents you know. Offer to watch the kids for an afternoon so the parents can take a break. Be there to listen without judging. Model positive parenting behaviors, and reinforce positive parenting with compliments.

  • HELP yourself. Parenting is challenging for everyone, and we all need information and support to do our best. Ask for help when you need it. Call the Children & Youth Partnership at 441-0614 for free parenting information and a referral to a resource near you.

  • ACT when you see someone hurt a child in public. Glaring at the offending adult or making disapproving remarks usually makes the situation worse. Instead, show that you empathize with the parent. Say something like: "Shopping with kids is hard." Try to compliment the parent or child to diffuse the situation: "Your little boy has beautiful eyes."

  • SHOW SUPPORT Wear a blue ribbon to show that you support prevention.

  • REPORT suspected abuse and neglect. NC law requires every citizen who suspects abuse to report it to the Department of Social Services. Abuse rarely stops without intervention from outside the immediate family.


Guardian ad Litem
www.nccourts.org/Citizens/GAL/

Elizabeth City :252-331-4755
1305-D McPherson St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909


Guardian ad Litem is a trained community volunteer who is appointed by the Juvenile Court to represent the best interests of a child who is involved in a court proceeding, as a result of having been abused or neglected. The Guardian ad Litem is paired with an attorney advocate. They work together to ensure that the child's rights and best interests are presented to the court.

Eligibility: Serves Dare, Pasquotank and other counties in the First Judicial District

Fees: None


Kids First, Inc. Child Advocacy Center

252-338-5658
P.O. Box 23
Elizabeth City, NC 27909


Kids First is a nationally-certified child advocacy center that provides advocacy and support to child victims of sexual and physical abuse, as well as counseling for children and their non-offending families.

Eligibility: Provides services to child victims of sexual or physical abuse and their non-offending families.

Fees: None

If you think a child is being abused or neglected, call Protective Services for Children at 475-5500.

Why should you report?


Because a child or his family will not get help if you don’t
Because a child might be injured or neglected, or may even die
Because we all should feel responsible for the welfare of a child

Because it is the law


Outer Banks Hotline Crisis Intervention Center Outer Banks Hotline
obhotline.org

252-473-3366 (24hour)
252-473-5121 (office)
P.O. Box 1417, Manteo, NC 27954


Hotline is a private, non-profit human services organization that offers a comprehensive domestic violence program that includes shelter, advocacy, support and referral for victims and their children. Hotline also provides emergency response to sexual assault survivors. Victim compensation assistance, prevention education and referral to therapy are also offered.

Eligibility: Serves all in need.

Fees: None

12 ALTERNATIVES TO LASHING OUT AT YOUR KIDS

The next time everyday pressures build up and you feel like lashing out – STOP! Try one of these simple alternatives. You’ll feel better and so will your child.


  1. Take a deep breath. Then another. Remember that you are the adult and you choose how you want to react.

  2. Close your eyes and imagine you’re hearing what your child is about to hear.

  3. Press your lips together and count to 10. Or better yet, to 20.

  4. Put your child in time-out. Give one time-out minute for each year of age.

  5. Think about why you’re angry. Are you truly angry at your child, or is your child the target for your anger at someone else?

  6. Phone a friend and ask for help.

  7. If someone can watch the children, go outside and take a walk. Spend a few minutes alone.

  8. Take a hot bath or splash cold water on your face.

  9. Hug a pillow.

  10. Turn on some music. Sing and dance along.

  11. Pick up a pencil and write down negative feelings. Then throw away the paper.

  12. Call 1-800-CHILDREN


Reprinted With Permission of Prevent Child Abuse, North Carolina *


Family Planning

Family Planning Program Dare County Department of Public Health
www.darenc.com/health/cfam.asp

475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Family Planning is available by appointment. Fee includes physical exam, PAP, urine screen, blood pressure, weight, and hemoglobin count, and contraceptive supplies.

Eligibility: Serves all Dare County residents

Fees: Some services are Medicaid-reimbursable for eligible patients or provided through a sliding fee scale for patients with the ability to pay.


Family Planning Services Dare County Department of Social Services
www.darenc.com/health/cfam.asp

252-475-5500
107 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Family Planning Services provides education and counseling to persons wishing to voluntarily limit or space their children. It also provides support services to prevent or reduce the incidence of births out of wedlock.

Eligibility: Contact DSS to determine eligibility.

Fees: None


Family Support/Assistance

Child Support Enforcement Dare County Department of Human Resources, Division of Child Support

252-255-1555
4713 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite C
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949, 1-800-992-9457


NC Child Support Enforcement (CSE) offers assistance in the areas of:


  • Location of absent parent

  • Paternity establishment for children born outside of marriage

  • Collection and distribution of support

  • Enforcement of support obligations

Eligibility: Services are available to anyone who is responsible for a child, regardless of income.

Fees: $25.00 one time fee as long as the case remains open. No fee for those referred by the Department of Social Services.


Dare County Department of Social Services
www.dcdss.org

252-475-5500
107 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


The Department of Social Services offers two kinds of programs, Service Programs and Assistance Programs.

Service Programs are provided by a social worker and often involve other community resources and have guidelines that are more flexible than public assistance programs. Example: Individual and Family Support Services provide counseling to enable the individual to recognize, understand, and cope with problems and conflicts specifically regarding such matters as: household management, consumer affairs, family life, alcoholism, drug addiction, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, and school related problems. Counseling is designed to enable the individual to independently use community resources and achieve adequate family functioning.

Public Assistance programs provide financial assistance, cash-like benefits, or payments on behalf of recipients. Standards of eligibility vary by program and based on client's income and assets. Examples:
Work First Family Assistance - Eligible households may receive cash payment and medical assistance for low-income children deprived of parental care of one or both parents due to death, physical incapacity, absence from the home, or unemployment. A strong emphasis is placed on aiding families with job search and job retention, as well as overcoming possible obstacles that are barriers to work. There is also help available for families who need one-time, temporary assistance.
Food Stamps - Eligible households receive benefits to buy food every month. The monthly allotment of food stamps is electronically transferred to an account that can be accessed by an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card at the grocery.
Medicaid helps families or individuals with medical bills such as doctor fees, prescription drugs, hospital charges, and nursing home care. There are several types of Medicaid and all have income limits. Some have resource limits.

Eligibility: Contact Department of Social Services for specific eligibility requirements and a program to fit your particular family's needs.

Fees: None


Family Support/Assistance - Clothing & Funiture

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) Children's Hospital
www.chkd.org

252-255-5437
Milepost 4.5 Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk



The CHKD Thrift Stores provide an inexpensive opportunity for shopping.
Sales from all CHKD Thrift stores benefit Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Eligibility: Open to all.

Fees: All merchandise is minimally priced.


Goodwill Donation Center & Store
www.goodwillenc.org

252-255-5111
5315 N Virginia Dare Trail (Milepost 1)
Southern Shores, NC 27949


Goodwill Thrift Stores provide an inexpensive opportunity for shopping. Sales from Goodwill Thrift Stores fund career training and employment programs that help people overcome barriers to employment and become independent, tax-paying members of their communities.

Eligibility: Open to all.

Fees: Merchandise is minimally priced.


Outer Banks Hotline Thrift Stores
obhotline.org

252-473-3127



Outer Banks Hotline operates thrift shops for community access to inexpensive goods, for free goods in time of need, and an easy entry port for those in crisis. Proceeds from these shops support shelter and services for victims of domestic violence, response to sexual assault victims, prevention education, support groups and advocacy.


  • Manteo Thrift Shop……………473-3127

  • Hotline Too, Nags Head……………441-1244

  • Hotline Pink,, Kitty Hawk……………261-8164

  • Rodanthe………………………473-5121

  • Buxton…………………………986-1332

Eligibility: Open to all.

Fees: Merchandise is minimally priced for bargain shoppers and those on a limited budget. Dare County Social Services can make referrals for free goods in emergency situations.


The Changing Tide

252-216-5752
Highway 12
Frisco, NC 27936


The Changing Tide in Buxton is a high-end thrift/consignment boutique. The shop is a project of Locomotion, Hatteras Island's non-profit teen organization. You will find everything from hats to shoes and furniture to sporting equipment.

Eligibility: Open to all.

Fees: Merchandise is minimally priced.


Family Support/Assistance - Employment

Employment Security Commission
desncc.com/

252-480-3500
252-480-0121 Fax
2522 S. Croatan Hwy, P.O. Box 757 Nags Head, NC 27959


The Employment Security Commission's mission is to assist all people looking for work. Services include assistance with:


  • Interviewing techniques

  • Writing resumes

  • Typing tests

  • Use of on-site computers for resumes and web-based tools

  • Use of on-site fax and copy machines for no charge

  • A list of job openings

  • Unemployment assistance.

Eligibility: Services are available to all; you don't have to be unemployed.

Fees: None


Family Support/Assistance - Food & Nutrition

Angel Food Ministries

Outer Banks Presbyterian Church
907 South Croatan Hwy (Milepost 8.5)
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-441-5897


Nationwide non-profit, non-denominational food cooperative committed to providing food assistance to families. Boxes of food can be pre-purchased online or at the church. Boxes are picked up on one particular Saturday each month (usually the 3rd Saturday). The menu changes monthly. Boxes include option for senior/convenience meals, allergen free, fresh fruit and vegetable and a signature box consisting of variety meats, fresh and frozen veggies, milk and eggs.

Eligibility: Available to everyone. No applications or pre-qualifications. Food Stamps are accepted.

Fees: Cost of boxes range from $16-32.


Food Bank, Dare County Dare County Department of Social Services
www.dcdss.org

Dare County Department of Social Services
107 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954

Beach Food Pantry
Sea Dunes Shopping Center, 3809 Croatan Hwy, Unit D
P.O. Box 1224, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Food Banks are designed to give temporary aid to those in need.
Locations:


  • Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, Manteo

  • Beach Pantry (Sea Dunes Shopping Center, Kitty Hawk

  • Hatteras Island Methodist Church, Buxton

Eligibility: Referrals can be made through Dare County Dept of Social Services, Manteo (475-5500), Buxton (252-995-4404) or local churches. Eligibility is not dependent on application for food stamps or other public assistance.

Fees: None


Food for Thought, INC
www.foodforthoughtobx.com

252-473-2410



Food For Thought, INC. is a 501c3 organization that provides nutritious breakfast and lunch meals during school year weekends for elementary school children who meet certain federal qualifications for the need and whose parents agree to participate through Dare County Schools by returning an application at certain preestablished times.

Eligibility: Must meet federal qualification for free breakfast and lunch program or reduced cost lunch program.

Fees: None


Food Safety and Nutrition NC Cooperative Extension
dare.ces.ncsu.edu/

252-473-4290
517 Budleigh Street
P.O. Box 968, Manteo, NC 27954


The Food Safety and Nutrition program provides education through workshops, newsletters and research based consultations. Their goal is to promote optimal nutrition, healthy lifestyle management, and maintenance of a safe food supply.

Eligibility: Open to all.

Fees: Fees vary - call for specific cost.


Family Support/Assistance - Prenatal, Maternal, And Infant Care

Parents as Teachers Born to Learn Program Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County
www.darekids.org

252-441-0614
2400 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite D
P.O. Box 2539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


Parents as Teachers, an early childhood education and family support program for families with children prenatal through age 5, believes that parents are their child's first and most influential teacher. Certified parent educators design home visits for each family to discuss their child's stages of development and provide parent-child activities that promote learning. Periodic group meetings allow parents to meet with other parents of young children in order to share successes and concerns, participate in parent-child activities, and further their knowledge of child development. Together with home visits and group meetings, periodic developmental screenings and information about other available services allow families to be sure that their child has the best possible start in life.

Eligibility: Families with children prenatal to age 5 or until their child enters kindergarten

Fees: None

Parents as Teachers, Born to Learn Program (PAT)

PAT has shared remarkable successes with families in North Carolina and across the country. Overall studies indicate that children whose parents have been through PAT:


  • At age 3 outperform their peers in the areas of language, problem solving and other intellectual abilities, and social development

  • Score higher on kindergarten readiness tests

  • Score higher on standardized measures of reading, math and language in first through fourth grades

  • PAT Parents tend to:


    • Stay actively involved in their children’s schooling

    • Are more knowledgeable about child-rearing practices and child development

    • Have more self-confidence in their parenting knowledge and skills.

    • Engage in more language and literacy promoting behaviors with their children



Baby LINKS (Loving Infants Newborns and Kids) Dare County Department of Public Health
www.darenc.com/health/cbaby.asp

475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Baby LINKS is a Smart Start program designed to support every new mother and her child from birth to age one. Shortly after delivery a specially trained registered nurse will contact the new mother to offer a home visit designed to address questions or concerns about normal post-partum recovery, incisions, blood pressure and swelling, bread feeding problems, newborn wellness, and other health concerns. The Baby LINKS nurse provides information, offers resources, and makes referrals to help families meet the demands of caring for a new born. Each family will receive a Baby LINKs resource bag containing informational handouts, products for newborns, and a Keepsake Book filled with newborn care information and Dare County resources.

Eligibility: Baby LINKS serves all new mothers in Dare County and their newborn infants and is not dependent on family income.

Fees: No cost to family.


Maternity Care Coordination (MCC) Dare County Department of Public Health
www.darenc.com/health/cmtrnl.asp

252-475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


The Maternity Care Coordination program (MCC) offers comprehensive care from the beginning of pregnancy through the postpartum period. MCC helps pregnant women access resources such as: childbirth and parenting classes, breast feeding, health care for mother and baby, birth control methods, referrals to other programs like WIC, breastfeeding support, and dental care. Maternity Care Coordinators assist pregnant women in obtaining medical care and an array of services such as transportation, housing, job training, and day care.

Eligibility: Pregnant and postpartum women are eligible.

Fees: None to client.


Prenatal Program Dare County Department of Public Health

252-475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton:252-475-9320


Prenatal care is available to all low risk pregnant women. Delivery services are coordinated with area hospitals and providers since the Health Department does not provide for delivery services. Enrollment and services in the Maternal Health Program are provided by appointment only and can be arranged at the time a pregnancy is confirmed by pregnancy testing.

Eligibility: Serves all women. (Any woman unable to be cared for due to high risk status will be promptly referred to an appropriate care provider.).

Fees: Accepts Medicaid, private insurances, and uninsured women based on a sliding fee scale


WIC Women, Infants, and Children Dare County Department of Public Health
www.darenc.com/health/cwic.asp

Manteo: 252-475-5068
PO Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954
Kill Devil Hills: 252-475-5748
KDH at EMS behind Fire Station
,
Frisco: 252-475-9320


At no cost, WIC gives food and nutrition education to women, infants, and children who meet eligibility requirements. WIC is a supplemental food program that issues vouchers for healthy food such as: milk, juice, cheese, dried beans and peas, infant formula, eggs, cereal, peanut butter, and infant cereal. The WIC staff determines which foods a participant receives based on individual needs. Breast feeding advice and support are also provided.

Eligibility: Eligibility based on the following criteria:


  • Be a pregnant, breastfeeding, or post-partum woman, or a child under the age of 5.

  • Reside in North Carolina

  • Meet the financial eligibility requirements as set by the USDA.

  • Have a health risk factor based on height/weight, health or diet history, or a low hemoglobin or a low iron count.

Fees: None


Problem Pregnancy Services Dare County Department of Social Services
www.dcdss.org

252-475-5500
107 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Provides for the cost of care and services in a licensed residential facility for pregnant females; counselin concerning alternative methods available to individuals involved in an undesired pregnancy and the probable consequence of each action.

Eligibility: Contact DSS to determine eligibility.

Fees: None


Florence Crittenton Services, Inc
www.fcsnc.org

704-372-4663
P.O. Box 36392
Charlotte, NC 28236


Florence Crittenton Services is a national non-profit agency dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of residential health, educational, prevention, and social services for high risk adolescents, women and their children. Programs offered by the agency serve as an alternative for disadvantaged, high-risk pregnant adolescents and women throughout the Carolinas. The residential home provides access to medical care, educational/vocational services, substance abuse education and intervention, health education, parenting and adoption services, counseling and other individualized services based upon the need of the clients.

Eligibility: Serves high risk women and children throughout the Carolinas

Fees: Fees are on a sliding scale.


La Leche League of the Outer Banks
www.lllofnc.org

252-473-1919



La Leche League International is a non-profit organization serving mothers and mothers to be who want to nurse their babies. La Leche League of the Outer Banks strives to promote breastfeeding and support nursing mothers through monthly mother-to-mother meetings, phone counseling, and home visits. A diverse and dynamic group consisting of pregnant mothers, mothers with newborns and mothers with nursing toddlers and beyond meets monthly. Visitors are always welcome.

Eligibility: Serves nursing and expectant mothers.

Fees: No cost to attend meetings. Membership in La Leche League International is available. Membership fees help to support your local Group and the international organization. The benefits of membership include a one-year subscription to NEW BEGINNINGS magazine and a discount on items purchased from LLLI.


Creative Choices The Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Outer Banks
www.obxcrisispregnancy.com/

252-441-1818
4711 S. Croatan Hwy
P.O. Box 595, Nags Head, NC 27959


Creative Choices is a pro-life community resource that seeks to help women with unplanned pregnancies make informed choices. Services provided include:


  • Free pregnancy tests

  • Information about: pregnancy, adoptions, fetal development, parenting, abortion procedures/risks, maternity homes, STD's, abstinence education, and post abortion syndrome

  • On going parent support

  • Creative Mothering Classes provide helpful life skills. By attending, the mother can earn "Mommy Dollars" with which she can purchase maternity clothing, baby clothing, diapers, and nursery items.

Eligibility: Pregnant women and new mothers.

Fees: None


Health

Community Care Clinic of Dare (CCC of Dare)
www.dareclinic.org/

252-261-3041
425 Health Center Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-475-9329
50347 NC Hwy 12
Frisco, NC 27936

A partnership between the Dare County Health Department, the Outer Banks Hospital, and the Albemarle Hospital Foundation, CCC of Dare strives to provide basic health care for people who do not have or cannot afford adequate health insurance. Services will include primary care, medications at low or little cost. Call 252-261-3041 for current hours and for appointments.

Eligibility: Dare County Residents and individuals who work in Dare County ages 18 and up, who do not have medicare, medicaid or health insurance.

Fees: No fees - donations accepted


Dare County Department of Public Health
www.darenc.com/Health

252-475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Appointments are required for some services and highly recommended for all services. Walk-ins may be accepted, but best to call ahead. Services offered include:


  • Communicable disease

  • Tuberculosis screening on a walk-in basis

  • Sexually transmitted disease screening

  • Immunization programs

  • Family planning by appointment only

  • Prenatal by appointment only

  • Well child by appointment only

  • Health Education Program

  • School Health Program

  • School and sports physicals by appointment only and fee based

  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Program


Additional Services available. Please see individual listings or contact DC Health Department.

Eligibility: Serves all Dare County residents and visitors.

Fees: Some services are Medicaid-reimbursable for eligible patients or provided through a sliding fee scale for patients with the ability to pay.


Diabetes Education Program Dare County Department of Public Health

252-475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Diabetes Self-Management Training is for persons with diabetes and their families. Program includes: nursing assessment, nutritional assessment, and individual and group education.

Eligibility: A Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician's Assistant referral is required

Fees: Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and private pay based on a sliding fee scale.


Healthy Carolinians Dare County Department of Public Health
www.darenc.com/Health/edcarol.asp

252-475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


HCOB is a partnership working toward a healthier Dare County. The partnership is coordinated and facilitated by the Dare County Department of Public Health and consists of representatives from over 35 local agencies and organizations. HCOB conducts a comprehensive community health assessment every four years and brings concerned citizens together to address identified health & safety issues.

Eligibility: Serves all Dare County residents.

Fees: None


Medical Nutrition Program (MNT) Dare County Department of Public Health

252-475-5003
P.O. Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton:252-475-9320


An overall healthy lifestyle is a major component in preventing disease and disease related complications. In addition to exercise, nutrition is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Choosing foods you enjoy and planning meals to fit your lifestyle is important. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is a service which provides individualized nutrition assessment and counseling. Following a physician referral the patient will receive: 1 hour evaluation with Registered Dietitian to assess individual needs; follow up appointment (s) 15-30 minutes each (The number of follow up appointments will be determined with each session). A physician referral is required.

Eligibility: A physician referral is required.

Fees: Services are available regardless of ability to pay. Cost is based on a sliding scale fee according to income. Most insurance will cover Medical Nutrition Therapy. Contact your insurance company to find out verification or pre-authorization requirements.


Stepping Stones Support Program for People with Diabetes Dare County Department of Public Health

252-475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Offers a variety of activities including speakers on diabetes related topics, cooking demonstrations, and specific holiday activities. Stepping Stones is sponsored by Regional Medical Services in partnership with the Dare County Department of Public Health Diabetes Education Program. The group meets in September through May at Regional Medical Center, 5200 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk. Anyone interested in learning about diabetes is welcome.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in diabetes.

Fees: No charge


Health - Assistance

Lions Club Angelo Sonnesso

252-202-1190
2033 Elizabeth City St
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


Lions Club helps families in need of support to attain vision and hearing aides and other services. Services include:


  • Pay for eye exams and glasses for students on recommendation of teachers or school nurses

  • Replace lost or broken eye glasses for all ages

  • Assist in procuring hearing aids

  • Assist in the purchase of prescription for eye medication, when all other means have failed

  • Crutches, walkers, wheel chairs etc. for loan (First Flight Lions Club)

  • Operates Camp Dogwood, which provides summer experiences for blind and visually impaired

  • Assist in producing the VIP Fishing Tournament for 550 visually impaired persons each October

  • LOCAL LIONS CLUBS
  • First Flight Lions Club

  • Manteo Lions Club

  • Nags Head Lions Club

  • Wanchese Lions Club

Eligibility: Serves families in need of support to attain vision, hearing, and other medical aids.

Fees: None


Dare County Shrine Club

252-473-3574
111 Old State Rd. 345
Manteo, NC 27954


The Dare County Shrine Club helps arrange and pay for transportation for children, and at least one parent or guardian, to a Shriner's Hospital. Shriner's Hospitals for Children is a network of 24 orthopedic hospitals, three burn hospitals, and one hospital that provides orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury care, where children up to their 18th birthday receive excellent medical care absolutely free of charge.

Eligibility: Children in need up until their eighteenth birthday

Fees: Services are free of charge and not dependent on income.


Health - Children's

Child Service Coordination Program (CSC) Dare County Department of Public Health

252-475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


The Child Service Coordination Program (CSC) offers information, support, and resources to help assure that children grow up healthy, safe, well adjusted, and ready for school. Specially trained staff will listen to your concerns about your child and offer information or resources as needed. For families whose children are experiencing a developmental delay, staff helps to arrange medical evaluations and referrals to programs which will help your child reach their full potential.

Eligibility: Serves all Dare County Children aged birth to five.

Fees: Coordination services are at no cost to the family and are not dependent on family income.


Dare County Asthma Coalition Dare County Department of Public Health

252-449-7000
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


The coalition's purpose is to raise awareness about asthma, its symptoms, treatments, and management by promoting education and materials for anyone interested. This is a clearinghouse for information regarding resources, asthma camps, support groups, etc.

Eligibility: Open to all

Fees: None


Immunization Program Dare County Department of Public Health
www.darenc.com/health/cimm.asp

252-475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


The Dare County Health Department ‘s Immunization Program offers all childhood immunizations and select adult immunizations.

Eligibility: This program is open to all Dare County residents.

Fees: Immunizations are free to all children and not dependent on family income.

Child Immunization Schedule
Childhood immunizations can be obtained at the Dare County Department of Public Health at no cost.


AGEDTP or
DTaP
PolioPCVMMRHep-BHibTdVar
Birth X
2 monthsXXX XX
4 monthsXXX X
6 monthsX X XX
12-15 monthsXXXX X X
4-6 yearsXX X X
Every 10 years X
11-12 years XX X


  • DTP or DtaP - Diptheria-Tetanus-Pertussis

  • PCV - Pneumoccal Conjugate

  • MMR - Measles-Mumps-Rubella

  • HBV - Hepatitis B Vaccination

  • Hib - Haemophilus Influenza Type B

  • Td - Diphtheria

  • Var -Varicilla (Chicken Pox)



DTP/DTAP and HBV have an alternative schedule. For information about immunizations, call the Dare County Department of Public Health at (252) 475-5003


Miles of Smiles Mobile Dental Unit Dare County Department of Public Health

252-475-0134
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Miles of Smiles is a completely equipped two-chair mobile dental office, staffed by a dentist, dental assistant, and dental office manager. Services provided include exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays, white and silver fillings, pedo-crowns, and primary tooth extractions. This program is year round and locates at elementary schools in Dare and Hyde county.

Eligibility: Serves children 0-19 years old.

Fees: This program accepts, Medicaid, Health Choice, Private Dental Insurance, or the Health Department’s income based sliding fee scale


Well Child Dare County Department of Public Health
www.darenc.com/health/cchldhlth.asp

252-475-5003
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Well Child provides periodic check ups for growth and development.

Please call for an appointment.
Well child checks include the following:

  • Health and family history

  • Dental screening with fluoride varnish applied to teeth up to age 3

  • Growth chart with BMI

  • Vision and Hearing Screening

  • Speech & Language

  • Developmental Screening

  • Nutritional Assessment

  • Hemoglobin & Urinalysis as indicated by age

  • Lead screening as indicated by age

  • Sickle Cell, TB Skin Test, VD & misc. labs as indicated

  • Immunizations are offered free of charge at DCHD to all children.

Eligibility: All Dare County children aged birth to 18 years are eligible for this program.

Fees: Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and private pay based on a sliding scale fee.


Health Choice Dare County Department of Social Services
www.dcdss.org

252-475-5500
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


NC Health Choice for Children is a health insurance program for children through age 18 whose family income is too high for Medicaid but too little to afford rising health insurance premiums. Free or low cost health care is available to eligible families. This insurance covers a wide range of medical care including doctor's care, hospitalization, prescription medicine, and dental and eye care. Children with special needs may receive additional services. If you discontinue existing health insurance, there is a 2 month waiting period before you can receive coverage. This program is limited by the amount of funds available.

Eligibility: Serves children 6 to 18. Family Income determines eligibility. Children must be uninsured 2 months prior to application.

Fees: Fees are on a sliding scale.


NC Family Health Resource Line

800-367-2229



Free and confidential information, referral, and advocacy services about: Health before pregnancy, family planning, pregnancy and prenatal care, substance use in pregnancy, breastfeeding/nutrition, infant/child and teen health, parenting skills for mothers/fathers and grandparents, children's health insurance and choosing quality child care. Services are available in English and Spanish.

Eligibility: Open to all residents of North Carolina

Fees: None


Health - Home Health Care

Dare Home Health & Hospice
http://www.darenc.com/health/hhh.asp

252-475-5028
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954


Dare Home Health and Hospice provide care and services to patients in their homes in order to meet their comprehensive medical, therapeutic, and supportive services needs. The home health program is designed to asstist patients in achieving their maximum level of independence through teaching and rehabilitative services.

Hospice provides palliative (comfort care) to terminally ill patients in their home and support their families throuh the accompanying grief and bereavment. An interdisciplinary approach to care ensures patient's neesd are addressed effetively and holistically.

Both programs are Medicare/Medicaid certified and accredited by the Accrediation Commission for Healthcare, INC.

Eligibility: Home Health services are available to homebound individuals, who are currently under the care of a qualifying physician and in need of skilled care. Hospice services are available to individulas with a terminal diagnosis, a limited life expectancy, who are under the care of a qualifying physician. Both programs serve all ages and economic groups. Services are made available regardless of ability to pay.

Fees: Home Health and Hospice accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veteran's Administration, Worker's Compensation and files insurance claims as a convenience.


Dare Respite Care Dare Home Health and Hospice

252-475-5028
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954


Dare Respite Care is a faith based, volunteer program offering respite services for adult caregivers caring for frail, elderly, disabled or shut-in individuals at home. Services are designed to be periodic and episodic offering caregivers a brief respite from their daily care-giving role, while providing a community connection and socialization to the care recipient.

Eligibility: Determined on a case-by-case basis. Please call for an in-home evaluation.

Fees: This program is free of charge to anyone meeting eligibility requirements.


Health - Lodging/Transportation

Dare County Transportation System
www.darenc.com/transportation/

252-475-5640
P.O. Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954


Dare County Transportation System provides transportation to Dare County Residents on a first-come-first-serve basis. Medical appointments are a priority. Transportation is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5 PM. Out-of-County transportation is provided on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. At least 48-hour notice is necessary. Transportation is not available on county holidays or weekends. Transportation is provided by county operated vans.

Eligibility: Available to all Dare County Residents. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Fees: No fares are collected, however, donations are accepted.


Angel Flight North Carolina Outer Banks Community Representative: Barbara Kay 441-1177/ 888-632-4423
www.angelflightsoars.org

To Request Services: 1-877-426-2643



AFNC is a non-profit organization that utilizes volunteer pilots to fly patients to specialized medical care. AFNC is part of a national network headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Pilots are licensed by the FAA and are instrument rated. They donate their time, skills, plane and fuel. Requests are accepted from anyone directly involved in the need (doctors, nurses, patients, social workers, family members, etc.)

Eligibility: Flights are availbale free of charge to adults and children patients with an escort needing air transportation. Patients must be ambulatory and need no medical assistance during the flight. There must be a financial or compelling need for the flight. Angel Flight can only assist when the destination is within 1,000 miles. Persons with a compassion need are flown on a case-by-case basis.

Fees: None


Ronald McDonald House
www.rmhc.com/

404 Colley Avenue
529 Moye Boulevard
506 Alexander Ave
Norfolk, VA 23507
Greenville, NC 27834-2849
Durham, NC 27705
757 627-5386
252 847-5435
919 286-9305

The Ronald McDonald House provides a comfortable, supportive alternative for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. It serves as a temporary residence near the medical facility where family members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations.

Eligibility: Families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals

Fees: Donation ranging from $5 to $20 per day; if that isn't possible, stay is free.


Wesley Hospitality House

252-335-7117
1129 Horseshoe Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909


The purpose of Wesley Hospitality House is to provide short-term lodging and hospitality for patients and families of patients who are receiving medical care from Albemarle medical facilities. It is a private, not-for-profit corporation that will provide a place to stay and supportive services to patients and families of patients. Wesley Hospitality House features:

  • Private bedrooms with bath, kitchen for individual/family use

  • Washer, dryer, iron

  • Garden area to sit and enjoy nature

  • Community rooms for TV, reading, games, conversation

  • Supportive staff and volunteers

Eligibility: Referrals can be made by hospital, doctor, or individual. Individual requests for lodging must have confirmation of a medical necessity by doctor.

Fees: There is no charge to stay, but donations are accepted.


Hospital

Outer Banks Hospital Outer Banks Hospital
www.theouterbankshospital.com/

252-449-4500
4800 S.Croatan Hwy (Milepost 14)
Nags Head, NC 27959


Providing the citizens and visitors of Dare County and surrounding areas with efficient access to quality hospital related medical and health services, consisting of 19 acute care beds, including 1 neonatal and 2 birthing centers. Services include:

  • Cardiology

  • Cardiopulmonary Care

  • Emergency Services

  • Laboratory with blood bank

  • Nuclear Medicine

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Oncology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Orthopedics

  • Pediatrics

  • Physical therapy, speech therapy & occupational therapy

  • Radiology:CT Scan, Ultra Sound, Mammography, MRI & Fluoroscopy

  • Surgery





  • Eligibility: Open to all

    Fees: Varies


    Housing

    Housing & Home Improvement Dare County Department of Social Services
    www.dcdss.org

    252-475-5500
    107 Exeter Street
    P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
    Buxton: 252-475-9320


    Aids individuals in obtaining and retaining adequate housing and basic furnishings; limited provision through community resources of labor and materials for minor renovations and repairs to owner occupied dwellings.

    Eligibility: Contact DSS to determine eligibility.

    Fees: None


    EIC Community Services Block Grant Program Economic Resource Center
    www.eiccaa.org/

    252-473-3149
    423 Sir Walter Raleigh Street
    Manteo, NC 27954


    Community Service Block Grant Program is an outreach program designed to assist low-income families to move above the poverty level. Activities included in these projects include a variety of services such as: job counseling and placement, educational/skills training, house placement, day care assistance, transportation assistance, and other types of supportive services.

    Eligibility: Serves the low income community

    Fees: None


    Outer Banks Community Development Corporation (CDC)
    www.obx-cdc-org

    252-480-2507
    P.O. Box 2467
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Outer Banks CDC's facilitates and develops affordable housing for low to moderate income citizens. It provides counseling to individuals seeking information on acquiring affordable housing and plans to become a clearinghouse for affordable housing on the Outer Banks.

    Eligibility: All Dare County residents

    Fees: None


    Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans USDA Rural Development
    www.rurdev.usda.gov/

    252-358-7836
    P.O. Box 8
    Winton, NC 27986


    Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans is administered by the Rural Housing Service (RHS). Many rural families and individuals may be eligible to become homeowners with the help of this program. Moderate-income people can qualify for mortgages with little or no down payment.

    Eligibility: Families living in a designated rural area in need of standard housing

    Fees: Customary loan origination fees. Closing costs, including one time guarantee fee (2%) can be included in loan, if appraisal will support the loan amount.


    Rural Housing Service USDA Rural Development
    www.rurdev.usda.gov/

    252-358-7836
    P.O. Box 8
    Winton, NC 27986


    Direct Single Family Housing Loans to purchase, build, improve, or repair homes in rural areas are available to very low income to moderate income families, living in towns with a population less than 10,000 or up to 20,000 in some instances. Call for more details.

    Eligibility: Moderate income to very low income families living in a designated rural area in need of standard housing can be eligible for Direct Single Family Housing Loans. A good credit history is required.

    Fees: Applicant pays the credit report fee and if a loan is made, the cost of a real estate appraisal, a tax service fee and loan closing costs.


    Information & Referral

    Family Support Services Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County
    www.darekids.org

    252-441-0614
    2400 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite D
    P.O. Box 2539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    C&YP's Family Support Services serves as a clearinghouse of information and services available to Dare County's children, youth, and their families.

    C&YP'S Family Resource Guide is available to assist parents locating services available in our county. Pick up your free copy at any Dare County Library Branch, Chamber of Commerce, or at Children & Youth Partnership's office.

    Information and referral to available services and parenting information can also be accessed by calling 252-441-0614 or by visiting www.darekids.org.

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: None


    NCLIVE Dare County Library
    www.earlibrary.org

    Manteo: 252-473-2372
    P.O. Box 1000
    Manteo, NC 27954
    Kill Devil Hills: 252-441-4331

    Hatteras: 252-986-2385

    NCLIVE is an Internet-based set of reference databases and indices. It includes full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

    Eligibility: Serves registered borrowers of the Dare County Library.

    Fees: None


    Dare Literacy Council
    www.dareliteracy.org/

    252-216-7773
    P.O. Box 7624
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Dare Literacy Council is a central source of information for literacy programs for both children and adults throughout the county. The Council matches students with tutors who are trained to provide confidential and individualized instruction. The programs are designed to improve or develop reading and language skills.

    Eligibility: Open to individuals of all ages wishing to improve their literacy skills or English ability.

    Fees: None


    Mano al Hermano
    www.manoalhermano.org/

    252-261-6160
    4301 S. Croatan Hwy
    Nags Head, NC 27959


    America United is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Latinos in Dare County, and helping them become recognized as valued members of the community. During office hours community members may call or visit the office, where staff will provide information about community resources that are available and how to use them. Some of the services available are translation, interpretations, access to the internet, comouter classes, and information about education, driving, how to enroll children in school, health care and employment.

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: None


    Legal Assistance

    Guardian ad Litem
    www.nccourts.org/Citizens/GAL/
    kathleen.foreman@nccourts.org

    Elizabeth City Office: 252-331-4755
    1305-D McPherson St
    Eilzabeth City, NC 27907


    The Guardian ad Litem Program sponsors a project providing pro bono attorneys to represent children who are victims or witnesses in criminal cases.

    Eligibility: Serves Dare, Pasquotank and other counties in the First Judicial District

    Fees: None


    Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.
    www.legalaidnc.org

    1-866-219-5262
    P.O. Box 564
    Ahoskie, NC 27910


    Legal Aid of North Carolina, provides free legal assistance to income eligible persons and their community organizations in an eleven county service area. Representation is limited to matters of civil law. They do not represent clients in criminal cases or traffic offenses. This is a federally funded non-profit legal service.

    Eligibility: Serves low income and elderly clients.

    Fees: No cost to income eligible clients.


    Library

    Dare County Library
    www.earlibrary.org

    Manteo Library
    Kill Devil Hills Library
    Hatteras Library
    252-473-2372
    252-441-4331
    252-986-2385
    Route 64 & Burnside
    400 Mustian Street
    HWY 12 in the Community Building

    The Dare County Library offers varied services for our youth and families including public computers, Internet, fax, and copier access at all 3 locations. Today's library offers so much more than just books. Check it out, you’ll be amazed! The Dare County Libraries are part of the East Albemarle Library System, so our borrowers also have borrowing privileges in Currituck and Pasquotank-Camden County. You can request items owned by one library to be delivered to the library you use. Our collection includes separate fiction an non-fiction collections for adults, children and teens. Board books, picture books an "EZ readers" for the youngest children. Large print books, books on tapes, books on CD, videotapes, DVDs, music CDs, and magazines can all be borrowed.

    Outreach: Dare Dare County Library can arrange to deliver library materials to persons unable to get to the library due to age or illness. Call the Manteo location for more information, 252-473-2372.

    Eligibility: Some services are restricted to registered borrowers of the Dare County Library. Many services such as use of public computers, Internet access, fax and copy machines are open to all.

    Fees: Use of public computers and Internet access is free, but there is a fee for each page printed. There is a charge for fax service and use of copiers. Check with library for current fees.

    Put Reading First, A Guide for Parents

    Parent Partners Empower, Reprinted with permission by Exceptional Children's Assistance Center Parent Partners is a project of the Exceptional Children's Assistance Center

    Learning to read is hard work for children. Many studies and research suggest common themes on how to give a child a good start in reading. Becoming a reader involves the development of important skills, including learning to:


    • Use language in conversation

    • Listen and respond to stories read aloud

    • Recognize and name the letters of the alphabet

    • Listen to the sounds of spoken language

    • Connect sounds to letters to figure out the 'code' of reading

    • Read often so that recognizing words becomes easy and automatic

    • Learn and use new words

    • Understand what is read

    • When children become good readers in the early grades, they are more likely to become better learners


    Literacy/English As A Second Language

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County
    www.darekids.org
    wings(at)darekids.org

    2400 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite D
    P.O. Box 2539
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
    441-0614


    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails an age appropriate hardback book to children in Dare County once a month. The first book each child receives is The Little Engine That Could. Each book mailed after that is age-appropriate. Registrations can be picked up at all Dare County Libraries and the Children & Youth Partnership office.

    Eligibility: All residents of Dare County under the age of 5.

    Fees: Free


    English as a Second Language - COA College of the Albemarle (COA)
    www.albemarle.edu

    252-473-5014
    Driftwood Center on Driftwood Drive (Harriot Street)
    Manteo, NC 27954


    Tutors assist adult speakers of foreign languages to read, write, and speak English.

    Eligibility: Adults

    Fees: None


    Learning Lab, Adult Basic Education College of the Albemarle (COA)
    www.albemarle.edu

    252-473-2264 224
    132 Russell Twiford Road, Room 122
    Manteo, NC 27954


    Assistance for adults to improve reading, math, and English skills. Prepares adults for GED diploma. Meets Mondays through Thursday 9 AM to 6 PM year round; Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6 PM to 9 PM during the fall and spring semesters.

    Eligibility: Adults

    Fees: None for Learning Lab. Minimal fee for the GED test.


    Dare Literacy Council
    www.dareliteracy.org/

    252-216-7773
    P.O. Box 7624
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Dare Literacy Council is a central source of information for literacy programs throughout the county. Programs are designed for individuals seeking to improve or develop reading and language skills. Core program matches students with tutors who are trained to provide confidential and individualized instruction. Existing programs affiliated with the Council are available at COA, Dare County Libraries, and the Dare County Schools. Services offered include:

    • Individual and group sessions at varying sites

    • Flexible scheduling to accommodate students' needs

    • Tutoring to prepare for GED exams

    • English as a Second Language (ESL)

    • Family literacy programs with child care (when available)

    • Transportation - arranged with advance notice



    Call for latest information, schedules, or if you would like to volunteer.

    Eligibility: Open to all individuals wishing to improve their literacy skills or English ability.

    Fees: None


    Local Directories & Parent Publications

    Parenting on the Outer Banks Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County
    www.darekids.org

    252-441-0614
    2400 N. Croatan Hwy,Suite D
    P.O. Box 2539, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948


    Quarterly family newsletter featuring articles and resources that empower parents raising children in today's complex society. Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County also publishes the Family Resource Guide.

    Eligibility: Available upon request.

    Fees: None


    Dare County Guide to Services Dare County Public Relations
    www.darenc.com/PR/

    252-475-5900



    This directory is a reference book for the many services provided by Dare County government. These services are offered to residents by their elected Board of County Commissioners and the county's various departments and offices.

    Eligibility: Available at local Libraries.

    Fees: None.


    Citizens Guide to Dare County League of Women Voters

    252-261-3915 or 252-441-0510
    P.O. Box 689
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


    A guide to county, town, and state government offices, as well as other public agencies and organizations, that serve Dare County Citizens. It is published annually as a public service.

    Eligibility: Available at local Libraries and the Baum Center.

    Fees: None


    Medical Center

    Sentara Kitty Hawk (Formerly Regional Medical Center)
    http://www.albemarlehealth.org/facilities/regional-medical-center/

    252-255-6000
    5200N. Croatan Hwy (MP 1 1/2)
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


    Over 50 medical specialists including pediatrics, cardiology, OB/GYN and gastroenterology, onsite diagnostic laboratory and radiology including mammography, routine x-ray, MRI and CT, and outpatient surgery center. Urgent Care and Family Medicine provided by Beach Medical Care, Ltd. 252-261-4187. Open daily 8am-8pm. Free community education programs including lunch and learns and health screenings; for more information call Bonnie Brown, Community Relations Manager, 255-6006.

    Eligibility: Open to all

    Fees: Varies


    Parenting Resources

    Dare County Child Care Resource and Referral Service Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County
    www.darekids.org

    252-441-4737
    2400 N. Croatan Hwy,Suite D
    P.O. Box 2539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Through its call-in line CCR&R offers free referrals and information about child care, early learning programs, and school-age programs. CCR&R offers information on quality care issues and the NC star-rated license, and is also available to offer workshops on identifying quality child care. Contact CCR&R for more information.

    Eligibility: Serves all Dare County.

    Fees: None


    Parenting Enrichment Program, A Community Approach to Parenting Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County
    www.darekids.org

    252-441-0614
    2400 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite D
    P.O. Box 2539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    The Parenting Enrichment Program is a collaboration of local county agencies and individuals dedicated to enriching family life in Dare County. Parenting workshops are offered to empower families raising children in today's complex society.

    Eligibility: Classes are open to all. Contact for current program schedules.

    Fees: None


    Parents as Teachers Born to Learn Program Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County
    www.darekids.org

    252-441-0614
    2400 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite D
    P.O. Box 2539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Parents as Teachers, an early childhood education and family support program for families with children prenatal through age 5, believes that parents are their child's first and most influential teacher. Certified parent educators design home visits for each family to discuss their child's stages of development and provide parent-child activities that promote learning. Periodic group meetings allow parents to meet with other parents of young children in order share successes and concerns, participate in parent-child activities, and further their knowledge of child development. Together with home visits and group meetings, periodic developmental screenings and information about other available services allow families to be sure that their child has the best possible start in life.

    Eligibility: Families with children prenatal to age 5 or until their child enters kindergarten

    Fees: None


    Car Seat Safety Dare County Fire Department




    Contact your local Fire Department for information on how to properly install your child's car seat.

    Colington 441-6234
    Kill Devil Hills 480-4060
    Kitty Hawk 261-2666
    Nags Head 441-5909

    Eligibility: Serves all Dare County.

    Fees: None


    Family and Consumer Education NC Cooperative Extension
    dare.ces.ncsu.edu/

    252-473-4290
    P.O. Box 968
    Manteo, NC 27954


    Conducts life skills training via classes and seminars in:

    • Family Development- communication, conflict management, stress, crisis resolution, and building strengths

    • Human Environment- clothing and textiles, housing, residential water and air quality, waste management

    • Health and Safety - lifestyles and home safety

    • Family Resource Management - personal financial management, consumer education, and legal issues

    • Food Safety and Nutrition - child and maternal nutrition, weight control, safe food handling and optimal nutrition on a limited budget

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: Fees vary - ranging from free to nominal to cover supplies and materials.


    Outer Banks Mommy & Me
    www.obxmommyandme.com/

    252-202-9401
    P.O. Box 3354
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Mommy & Me is a group of organized moms dedicated to the development of young children birth through age five. Through various activities and functions, Mommy & Me provides members with the foundation for educational stimulation in the arts, sciences, and community awareness, as well as social interaction for moms, dads, or guardians and their children. Mommy & Me is involved in fundraising in an effort to assist families and organizations in need. Activities include; educational lectures, Mom's Night out, playgroups, planned outings, Mom's Morning Out

    Eligibility: Moms, dads, or guardians and their children from birth to age 5.

    Fees: Annual dues of $25.00


    Recreation, Cultural Activities & Community Resources

    Cape Hatteras National Seashore Cape Hatteras National Seashore
    www.nps.gov/caha/

    252-473-2111
    1401 National Park Drive
    Manteo, NC 27954


    Cape Hatteras National Seashore is open year round. All park visitor centers are open from 9 am to 5 pm, September Through May (Except Christmas) and 9 am to 6 pm in summer. Each hosts a full scope of ranger-led programs that are available on a regular basis from mid-June through mid-August. Check out the Cape Hatteras National Seashore website for current schedules & details.

    Bodie Island Visitor Center - 252-441-5711

    • Located approximately 6 ½ miles south of Whalebone Junction on NC 12

    • Contains interesting exhibits on the history of the lighthouse and the families who tended it

    • A wonderful spot for birding, crabbing, and walking through a salt marsh ecosystem


    Hatteras Island Visitor Center -252-995-4474
    • Located at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton

    • Contains a variety of exhibits on park themes and the history of Hatteras Island

    • Staff are available to answer questions


    Ocracoke Visitor Center 252-928-4531
    • Located on Ocracoke Island

    • Exhibits on natural and cultural history of Ocracoke Island and Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: Contact For current fees


    Dare County Arts Council (DCAC)
    www.darearts.org

    252-473-5558
    P.O. Box 2300
    Manteo, NC 27954


    The mission of the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) is to nurture, provide and support the arts, encouraging excellence in all areas of the arts in Dare County. DCAC works with the DC Public Schools and Department of Parks and Recreation to provide artistic opportunities and experiences to the youth of Dare County. Contact DCAC for more information or visit their website to learn about current art happenings and events.

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: Contact the DCAC for membership information.


    Dare County Dance Program Dare County Department of Parks & Recreation
    www.darenc.com/parksrec/dance.asp

    252-475-5610



    The Dare County Dance Program offers instruction in ballet, tap, modern, and Pointe, for beginning to advanced dancers from pre-school (age3) through high school. Classes are taught at the Lions Club at Wescott Park on Roanoke Island, the dance studio at the Dare County Youth Center in, Kill Devil Hills, and at the Fessenden Center in Buxton. Classes are offered for those who wish to dance simply for recreation as well as the more serious dancer seeking competitive opportunities and preparation for college classes. The primary focus is instilling self-esteem, grace, coordination and the ability to participate in group performances. Classes are offered on a weekly basis over the nine months of the school year. Summer classes are offered when enrollment allows.

    Eligibility: Serves ages 3 through 18.

    Fees: Cost varies based on the number of classes taken per week.


    Dare County Parks & Recreation Dare County Department of Parks & Recreation
    www.darenc.com/ParksRec



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    The Dare County Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of seasonal programs for youth and adults. Sports, cultural arts, theatre, and camping trips are just some of the many activities offered. Check their website or call to learn current activities.

    Roanoke Island/Mainland Division 475-5910
    Lions Club Center at Westcott Park
    1000 Westcott Park Road
    Manteo, NC 27954
    rec@darenc.com

    Northern Beach Division 475-5920
    Dare County Family Recreation Park
    602 Mustian Street
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
    recpark@darenc.com

    Hatteras Island Division 475-5650
    Fessenden Center
    PO Box 859
    Buxton, NC 27920
    fessenden@darenc.com

    Eligibility: Programs for all starting at age 3.

    Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


    Dare County Parks and Recreation Alpine Tower & Climbing Wall Program Dare County Parks and Recreation
    www.darenc.com

    252-475-5920
    602 Mustian St.
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Alpine Tower Program is a ropes course designed to build skill in teamwork, trust, fun, cooperation, communication, and respect for others. Facilitators are well-trained and safety-conscious and can provide a memorable experience for your youth group, class, business and other organizations. The tower can also be used for individuals and presents the same challenges as rock climbing and high ropes course elements.

    Eligibility: Serves interested individuals & groups.

    Fees: Contact Charlotte Midgett at 252-475-5920 for more information and current fee schedules.


    Dare County Youth Center
    http://www.darenc.com/parksrec/offices.asp

    252-475-5920
    602 Mustian Street
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Dare County Youth Center offers programs for middle school and high school aged students after school, evenings, and during the summer. The Youth Center is a program of Dare County Parks & Recreation.

    Eligibility: Serves middle and high school aged children. Youngsters 5th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult. Membership forms are available at the Youth Center.

    Fees: There is no cost to be a member. Programs and activities have nominal registration fees.


    Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
    www.nativeamericanmuseum.org

    252-995-4440
    P.O. Box 399
    Frisco, NC 27936


    Located in the village of Frisco in a building with a long and varied history, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center contains a nationally recoqnized collection of Native American artifacts, exhibits, and natural history displays. Galleries filled with native art include information on Native Americans across the Untited States as well as artifacts from the first inhabitants of Hatteras Island. Designed as a NC Environmental Education Center, the museum also includes several acres of nature trails winding through lush maritime forest. A spacious pavilion overlooks salt-marsh water and provides an ideal spot for special workshops and programs.

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


    Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
    www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com/

    252-986-2995
    59200 Museum Drive
    PO Box 284, Hatteras, NC 27943 (next to the ferry docks)


    Description: Over the past 400 years, 2000 ships have been lost in the treacherous waters off Hatteras and Ocracoke, an area known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic". The museum showcases the maritime heritage of the Outer Banks and its people.

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: No fees- donations accepted


    KDH Cooperative Gallery & Studios
    www.kdhcoop.com

    252-441-9888
    502 S. Croatan Hwy
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    The KDH Cooperative is an artist operated gallery featuring art made by local artists on the Outer Banks. Creative art classes offered for children, teens and adults throughout the year.

    Eligibility: Gallery is open to all. Classes offered for children, teens & adults.

    Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


    Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve
    www.nature.org

    252-441-2525
    701 West Ocean Acres Drive
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protacting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Nature Conservancy has developed more than five miles of hiking trails that lead through many of the most interesting areas in the forest. The Sweet Gum Swamp Trail carries you up and over a number of high sand ridges. The Blueberry Ridge Trail leads you alongside a rich maritime shrub swamp. The Roanoke Trail goes to the marshes and estuarine waters along the western edge of the ecosystem. Trails are open to the public from dawn until dust and a trail map is available at the visitor center. We hope you come and enjoy exploring this special natural area and leave with a deeper appreciation for its diversity.

    Eligibility: Open to all. (Pets are not allowed on the trails but visitors can walk their leashed pets along the dirt road known as Old Nags Head Woods Rd, which runs through the Nags Head Woods Preserve and will still allow you to enjoy the beauty of the preserve.)

    Fees: There is no fee required.


    Fort Raleigh National Historic Site National Park Service
    www.nps.gov/fora/

    252-473-2111
    1401 National Park Dr.
    Manteo, NC 27954


    Fort Raleigh National Historic Site marks the first English attempt at colonization in the "New World." Attractions include:

    • The Lindsay Warren Visitor Center, which features The Elizabethan Room; artifacts excavated from the site; exhibits about the 1584-1587 voyages; and copies of watercolors by John White, governor of Roanoke Colony

    • A restored earthen fort believed to have been initially constructed during the 1585 voyage

    • The Thomas Harriot Nature Trail, a quarter-mile earthen path with interpretive signs

    • Memorial Stone for Virginia Dare, first English child born in the New World

    • The Waterside Theatre, home of America's longest-running outdoor drama, The Lost Colony (produced during summer months only; call 252-473-3414 for admission fees and reservations)

    • The nearby Elizabethan Gardens operated by the Garden Club of North Carolina, features flora to memorialize the efforts of the colonists (call 252-473-3234 for current hours and admission fees)

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: There are no fees to enter Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. The grounds remain open during daylight hours.


    Wright Brothers National Memorial National Park Service
    www.nps.gov/wrbr

    252-473-2111
    Mile Post 7.5 on Croatan Hwy
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    The Wright Brothers National Memorial includes museum exhibits, a book store, ranger conducted programs, reconstructed camp buildings, first flight trail area and the memorial pylon. All programs are handicapped accessible. The park is open everyday except Christmas.

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: Minimal admission fee covers entry to the park and all programs. Free admission for school groups and those 16 and under.


    NC Aquarium
    www.ncaquariums.com

    252-473-3494
    374 Airport Road
    P.O. Box 967, Manteo, NC 27954


    The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is one of the three state aquariums along our coast. The aquarium is designed to promote an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of coastal North Carolina's natural resources. There is a multitude of educational activities going on daily at the Aquarium, as well as special programs for kids and families. Visit our interactive website for dates, times, and details. To inquire about special activities like fish printing, craft projects, birthday parties and our ever-popular seafood series call 252-473-3494 ext 232. Special activities require a separate fee and advance registration.

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


    Jockey's Ridge State Park NC Division of Parks and Recreation
    www.jockeysridgestatepark.com

    252-441-7132
    P.O. Box 592
    Nags Head, NC 27959


    Jockey's Ridge State Park has the highest sand dune on the Atlantic coast. Shifting sands, high winds, extreme temperatures, and a lack of water make the park resemble barren environments such as the Sahara. The tidal waters of the Roanoke Sound, the western boundary of the park, are a rich habitat for a variety of plant and animal life. Activities offered include:

    • Educational and interpretive programs
    • Hang gliding with a USGHA card (Must obtain permit through park office)

    • Hiking and picnicking

    • Museum, auditorium and gift Shop

    • Sandboarding from October 1 through March 31 at a designated site (Must have a permit and parental permission to sandboard)



    Visitor center, museum, boardwalk and overlook is accessible for those with physical disabilities and guided ATV rides for persons with disabilities are available through reservations made at least 24 hours in advance.

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: No admission charge.


    Outer Banks Family YMCA
    www.obxymca.com/outer-banks

    252-449-8897
    3000 S. Croatan Hwy
    Nags Head, NC 27959


    YMCA programs encourage positive behavior in the areas of physical fitness, nutrition, weight management and stress management, as well as constructive relationships with others. Based on an approach concerned with the total person, YMCA's goal is to develop healthy lifestyles.

    Eligibility: Open to all members.

    Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


    Outer Banks Family YMCA Skate Park
    www.obxymca.com/outer-banks

    252-449-8897
    3000 S. Croatan Hwy
    Nags Head, NC 27959


    The 15,000 sq. ft. skate park is the result of the great partnership between the YMCA and the Town of Nags Heads. The skate park is an incredibly popular attraction that includes a cement bowl section and a street section with various elements for skaters of all abilities. The skate park will be open for skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, and bikes (times may vary on access). Please join us from 9am - 11am, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month for FREE beginner skate lessons. Riders of all ages are invited to join in!

    Eligibility: Open to all with a Skate Park Pass. Skaters 17 and under must have legal guardian sign a liability waiver in person or bring a signed and notarized waiver. Skaters 18 years and older must wear a helmet. Skaters 17 years and under must wear helmet, knee, and elbow pads.

    Fees: Skate Park Pass is available to all for a fee. Fee varies with membership or residency status. Call or visit website for details.


    Endless Possibilities Outer Banks Hotline
    ragweavers.com

    252-475-1575
    105 Budleigh Street
    Manteo, NC 27954


    Endless Possibilities is an innovative recycling project that utilizes castoff fabric from the Hotline thrift stores. Volunteers learn to weave cast off fabrics into rugs, handbags, clogs, and a variety of products. Endless possibilities offers the promise of economic development and a meeting place for people to work, share ideas and life goals.

    Eligibility: Open to all

    Fees: Classes available for a small cost.


    Roanoke Island Festival Park (RIFP)
    www.roanokeisland.com

    252-475-1506 24 hour event line
    252-475-1500 Office
    One Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954


    Roanoke Island Festival Park is an interactive family attraction that celebrates the first English settlement in America. The centerpiece of the 25-acre island park adjacent to Manteo, is Elizabeth 2nd, a representation of one of the seven English ships from the Roanoke Voyage of 1558. Costumed Elizabethan sailors greet visitors and help them experience sixteenth century seafaring life. Also visit the settlement site, Roanoke Adventure Museum and see the Legend of Two-Path film. In the summer, Roanoke Island Festival Park provides the backdrop for the NC School of the Arts Summer Performance Festival where drama, dance and musical performances are held daily. Additional events are scheduled throughout the year. History Outreach Programs are offered to elementary and middle school students and other organizations.

    Eligibility: Open to all.

    Fees: Admission is charged. The on-site Art Gallery, fossil pit, Museum store, Outer Banks History Center and marsh-side boardwalks are free and open to all.


    Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge US Fish & Wildlife Service
    www.fws.gov/alligatorriver

    252-473-1131
    P.O. Box 1969
    Manteo, NC 27954


    Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, located on the mainland coast of eastern North Carolina, covers more than 152,000 acres. It was established in 1984 to protect unique forested wetland habitats and associated wildlife species. Endangered and threatened species found on the refuge include the American alligator, peregrine falcon, American bald eagle, red wolf, and red-cockaded woodpecker. Spring & Summer offer many interpretive programs and include Guided Canoe Tours.

    Eligibility: Open to all

    Fees: Most guided tours are at no cost, others vary.


    Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge US Fish & Wildlife Service
    www.fws.gov/peaisland/

    252-473-1131
    P.O. Box 1969
    Manteo, NC 27954


    Located on the north end of Hatteras Island, this refuge was established in 1938 for the protection of wildlife, especially migratory waterfowl. Stretching twelve miles from the Oregon Inlet to Rodanthe, it encompasses 6000 acres of land and 25,700 acres of boundary water of the Pamlico Sound, where hunting is off-limits. Pea Island is named for the wild pea vine which grows there in abundance. Spring & Summer offer many interpretive programs. The Family Canoe Tour is designed especially for kids.

    Eligibility: Open to all

    Fees: Most guided tours are at no cost, others vary.


    School - Professional Resources

    Dare Education Foundation (DEF)
    www.dareeducationfoundation.org

    252-255-5545
    P.O. Box 959
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


    The mission of the Dare Education Foundation is to promote excellence in education in Dare County Schools. The DEF is a Non-Profit 501(c) 3 Organization established in 2002. DEF goals are to:

    • Increase continued education opportunities for DCS faculty/staff

    • Develop new and enhance existing educational programs within Dare County Schools

    • Close the achievement gap for first generation college-bound students, struggling students minorities and those with limited means



    Three DEF Programs are designed to meet these goals:

    The Teacher Academy Initiative celebrates the profession of teaching and supports staff development and continuing education for faculty and staff of Dare County Schools. Passport to Higher Education is DEF's talent development initiative that supports the implementation of research-based strategies that work to close the achievement gap for Dare County's low-wealth, minorities, and first- generation college-going students. DEF Awards Innovation in Education Grants in order to substantially improve or enhance the education of Dare County students.

    Eligibility: Serves Dare County, NC.

    Fees: None


    Schools

    Dare County Schools Administration Office
    www.daretolearn.org

    252-480-8888
    3020 Wrightsville Avenue
    PO Box 1508, Nags Head, NC 27959


    Administration office for Dare County Schools.

    Eligibility: Serves Dare County, NC.

    Fees: None


    Cape Hatteras Elementary School

    995-6196
    47500 Middle Ridge Trail
    PO Box 989, Buxton, NC 27920


    Grades K-5


    Cape Hatteras Secondary School

    995-5730
    48576 Hwy 12
    PO Box 948, Buxton, NC 27920


    Grades 6-12


    College of the Albemarle (COA)
    www.albemarle.edu

    252-473-2264
    132 Russell Twiford Road
    Manteo, NC 27954


    COA is a comprehensive community college providing a variety of courses and activities to meet the needs and interests of individuals, businesses, and industries in the area

    Eligibility: Varies with programs.

    Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


    Dare County Alternative School

    473-3141
    205 N. Hwy 64/264
    Manteo, NC 27954


    Grades 8-adult


    First Flight Elementary School

    441-1111
    107 Veterans Drive
    PO Box 1836, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Grades K-5


    First Flight High School

    449-7000
    100 Veteran’s Drive
    PO Box 1758, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Grades 9-12


    First Flight Middle School

    441-8888
    109 Veterans Drive
    PO Box 1999, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


    Grades 6-8


    Home Schooling
    www.ncdnpe.org

    1309 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1309



    Provides state guidelines and requirements for families wishing to home school their child.

    Eligibility: Serves all.

    Fees: None for information


    KINDERGARTEN




    In North Carolina, children must be five years old on or before August 31 of the year, they enter school. Parents should register children several months before they are due to enter kindergarten. To determine a base school assignment, call a nearby school or the Office of Student Assignment in your school system. Dare County Schools 480-8888
    By state law, all children must have the following to enter school:

  • Proof of Residence: Property deed, rental license, or utility bill must be presented. A driver's license is not accepted.

  • Official Birth Certificate with Seal: Obtain from the county or state Health Department in the area where the child was born or the Bureau of Vital Records.

  • Health Assessment Form: The law requires a physical examination, no earlier than 12 months before school entry, before a child can enter kindergarten. Forms are available at Dare County Schools, Dare County Department of Public Health, and area doctors’ offices. A physical exam may be obtained at Dare County Department of Public Health 475-5003.

  • Immunization Records- Medical evidence signed by a physician or health/human services department


Kitty Hawk Elementary School

261-2313
16 Dogwood Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


Grades K-5


Manteo Elementary School

473-2742
701 N. Hwy 64/264
PO Box 190, Manteo, NC 27954


Grades K-5


Manteo High School

473-5841
829 Wingina Ave
PO Box 280, Manteo, NC 27954


Grades 9-12


Manteo Middle School

473-5549
1000 N. Hwy 64/264
PO Box 817, Manteo, NC 27954


Grades 6-8


Nags Head Elementary School

480-8880
3100 Wrightsville Avenue
PO Box 1507, Nags Head, NC 27959


Grades K-5


Special Needs & Disabilities

American Health & Human Services

252-384-0211
504 E. Elizabeth City St, Suite 1
Elizabeth City, NC 27909


American Health & Human Services is committed to helping each child overcome their biological and environmental barriers. Participants in the program receive the one-on-one guidance and attention from qualified staff that will culminate into the reformation that the child and its family seek. Areas of therapeutic specialty include:

Eligibility: Contact the American Health & Human Services to determine eligibility.

Fees: Fees vary- call for specific cost.


Angels of Dare

252-449-4757 or 252-261-5739
P.O. Box 1431
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


A local support group for families and friends of children and adults with Down syndrome and other special needs. Excellent website offers information, resources, a lending library and contact information. Special Events: Annual Outer Banks Buddy Walk.

The National Down Syndrome Society was established in 1979 to ensure that all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life. Since that time, this not-for-profit organization has become the largest non-governmental supporter of Down syndrome research in the United States. Today, NDSS continues to increase public awareness about Down syndrome and discover its underlying causes through research, education and advocacy.

Eligibility: Serves families and friends of children and adults with special needs.

Fees: None


Autism Society of North Carolina Outer Banks Chapter
www.autismsociety-nc.org/
bwells@autismsociety-nc.org

Bobbi Wells (252)267-3366



The Autism Society is committed to providing support and promoting opportunities that will enhance the lives of individuals, families and professionals dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you know someone or a family dealing with Autism, Aspergers or PDD-NOS, this group is for you!
Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:00 pm at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.
A coffee gathering for families of individuals with Autism takes place at The Beach Bread Company the third Thursday of every month at 9:30 AM.

Eligibility: Open to all.

Fees: Free. Although if you would like to have membership with the Autism Society of NC, you will receive benefits and a portion of your membership fee can be directed to support the OBX Chapter!


Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA)
www.beearly.nc.gov/

252 338-4044 or 1-800-466-9264
1417 Parkview Drive
P.O. Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC 27909


Provides evaluation and early intervention services for children with developmental delays or certain medical and neurological conditions associated with developmental delays. Early Childhood Intervention through the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program are provided for children from birth to three years of age that are found eligible for the program. These services provide parents with support services and resources for the child and the parent. Satellite Office Kill Devil Hills, PO Box 7431. Please contact Early Intervention Service Coordinator in Kill Devil Hills or the Elizabeth City office to make a referral.

Eligibility: Any child aged birth to three is eligible for evaluation based on a developmental concern or certain medical/neurological conditions; CDSA serves Dare County and nine other counties across the area.

Fees: Evaluation and Early Intervention service coordination services are offered at no cost to families: Private insurance and Medicaid are billed. Specialized therapies and Community Based Rehabilation Services over five hours a month are subject to sliding scale based fees.


CLEFTLINE Cleft Palate Foundation
www.cleftline.org

1-800-242-5338
1504 East Franklin Street, Suite 102
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


The Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals with birth defects of the head and neck, and their families. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with congenital facial deformities and their families through education, research support, and the facilitation of family-centered care. CLEFTLINE is an 800-toll free service providing information to callers about clefts and other craniofacial anomalies. Brochures, fact sheets, and information are distributed free to families.

Eligibility: Serves individuals with congenital facial deformities and their families.

Fees: None


Community Alternative Program for Children (CAP-C) Dare County Department of Public Health

252-475-5028
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954


Community Alternative Program for Children (CAP-C) is a community based care program serving medically fragile, high risk children. It is designed to allow eligible children to remain at home who would otherwise require institutional level care. Services available through this program are designed to address the unique in-home needs of each care recipient.

Eligibility: Children from birth to 19 years of age who are medically fragile and disabled and are in need of home care to prevent institutionalization

Fees: Medicaid covers the cost of this program. Eligibility is based on the child's income and resources. The CAP/C program is a Medicaid Waiver program.


Services to Meet Special Needs of the Blind Dare County Department of Social Services
www.dcdss.org

252-475-5500
107 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954
Buxton: 252-475-9320


Provision of services by State employees of the State Commission of the Blind whose workers are based in the DSS building. Services include low vision assessment and services to enhance independent living.

Eligibility: Contact DSS to determine eligibility.

Fees: None


Preschool Disabilities Program Dare County Schools
www.daretolearn.org

252-449-7057



Provides special educational and related services to preschoolers ages 3 and 4 (as well as those 5 year olds who are ineligible for kindergarten because of birth date) who have special needs. Many of the children who receive services through the Preschool Program have transitioned from the Infant-Toddler Program. Children can receive services in a variety of settings including their homes, preschool classrooms, childcare programs, Head Start, etc.

Eligibility: To qualify for the Preschool Program, children must meet the North Carolina preschool eligibility criteria. These criteria include having developmental delays, disabilities, or atypical development (social, emotional, or behavioral needs).

Fees: None


Child Find Announcement Dare County Schools

480-8888 ext. 1926



As part of DCS continued Child Find efforts, Dare County Schools is seeking to locate children who have, or are suspected of having a disability. This Child Find is for children between the ages of 3 through 21, who are not presently receiving services from Dare County Schools. Children with disabilities would include: autistic, behaviorally-emotionally impaired, deaf-blind, hearing impaired, mentally disabled, multi-handicapped, orthopedically impaired, other health impaired, developmental delayed, specific learning disabled, speech-language impaired, traumatic brain injury, and visually impaired.

For more information, contact your child's principal if applicable or George M. Graham Jr., Director for Exceptional Children and section 504, Dare County Schools, at 480-8888 ext. 1926


Disability Rights North Carolina
www.disabilityrightsnc.org/

1-877-235-4210
3724 National Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612


GACPD is a protection and advocacy agency in North Carolina that protects the rights of people with disabilities. It does not matter if you live in your family's home, in a group home, in your own apartment or in an institution. You have the right to: send and get unopened mail, eat healthy food, use the telephone, have visitors, get married, have privacy, go outdoors, enjoy social activities, be free from abuse, wear your own clothes and have your own belongings, vote, go to church, and receive treatment and services. This information is available in Braille, on cassette tape or computer disk.

Eligibility: GACPD serves people with disabilities, their families, or their representatives.

Fees: None


Community Alternatives Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (CAP-MR/DD) East Carolina Behavioral Health (ECBH)
www.ecbhlme.org

1-877-685-2415



East Carolina Behavioral Health will provide screening, triage, and referrals to a wide range of developmental disability, substance abuse or mental health service providers within ECBH area.

Community Alternatives Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (CAP-MR/DD) which is a program designed to give persons with mental retardation/developmental disabilities a cost-effective alternative to institutionalized care. Services and support are varied, flexible and may include: Case management, Home and Community Supports, Developmental Day Supports
Family training, Medicaid medical supplies, Respite care, Vehicle adaptations


State Funded Services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities that meet criteria for individual services based on severity of disability and may include:
Day Activity, Developmental Therapy, Supervised Living, Group Living, Personal Assistance
Long Term Supportive Employment, Respite, Targeted Case Management.

Systems of Care Community Collaborative that fosters cooperative partnerships between individuals who receive services, families, private providers, civic organizations, the faith community, and other community resources. For all 19 counties of ECBH.

The Community Collaborative: Works to ensure a broad, flexible array of community-based services and supports, helps address complex physical, emotional, behavioral, social, educational, and/or safety needs of individuals and families, identifies gaps in services and supports, educates the community about available resources and how to access resources, also supports the Person Centered Team who develop and implement the Person-Centered Plans, which are strength-based, responsive to cultural differences, and individualized according to the individual and family’s unique strengths and needs.

Eligibility: Children or adults with mental retardation or developmental disabilities who are in need of home care to prevent institutionalization

Fees: Eligibility is based on the client's income and resources.


Eastern NC Early Intervention Program for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

1-828-432-5352
517 W. Fleming Dr.
Morganton, NC 28655


Teachers licensed in deaf education through the Department of Public Instruction provide educational services to infants and toddlers who have a hearing loss and their families. The level of service is based on the needs of individual children but typically consists of weekly or bi-weekly sessions lasting approximately 60 to 90 minutes each. Activities are designed by the teacher to foster the child’s overall communication skills through either an auditory-based or signing-based approached. The parents or caregivers choose a communication mode that best fits the needs of their children and families are encouraged to participate in the sessions that are carried out in the child's most natural environment. Through these "Parent Participation Sessions", the teacher coaches the parents or caregivers in the use of strategies to use throughout the week during daily play activities, routines and communicative interactions. In addition to direct specialized instruction, assessments are conducted on every child, and families may receive additional instruction from a sign language specialist and/or consultation from a speech/language pathologist. Collaboration with the local CDSAs, private providers, and public school preschool programs is provided to ensure the child and families total needs are met.

Eligibility: Serves children who are deaf or hard of hearing birth to three years.

Fees: None


Exceptional Children's Assistance Center (ECAC)
www.ecac-parentcenter.org

1-800-962-6817
907 Barra Row, Suites 102/103
Davidson, NC 28036


ECAC is a private non-profit organization committed to improving the lives and education of all children through a special emphasis on children with disabilities. Federally funded ECAC is the Parent Training and Information Center for NC. ECAC offers a variety of services for parents and families, including:

Eligibility: Serves family members of children with special needs and interested professionals.

Fees: Services are free for family members, with a nominal fee for other persons.


Family Support Network of North Carolina - Central Directory of Resources
www.fsnnc.org

1-800-852-0042



Family Support Network of North Carolina (FSN-NC) promotes and provides support for families with children who have special needs. Through a statewide network of affiliated local programs, families can access parent-to-parent support, information, workshops, and other activities. Disability-specific information and information about resources is available from Resource Specialists at the Central Directory of Resources (1-800-852-0042) and on the website www.fsnnc.org . FSN-NC promotes and provides families with support through a variety of activities offered by local programs and the State office. For local program information call Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County/ Family Support Network of Northeastern NC-Dare County at 252-441-0614.

Eligibility: Serves families with children who have special needs and the professionals who work with them.

Fees: None


Governor Morehead Preschool Program

919-733-0533
2303 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699


The Governor Morehead Preschool Program prepares children with visual impairments to function successfully and independently in a wide variety of community and kindergarten placements. Teachers based in satellite locations visit the children in their homes or in their community-based child care centers. Services available include: an in-depth developmental evaluation, functional vision evaluation and training, orientation and mobility training, pre-Braille and Braille training, and parent support activities. Parents also receive training and support, so they can take an active role in their child's progress.

Eligibility: Serves children birth to five with a visual impairment.

Fees: None


Monarch Beach Club of Dare
www.monarchnc.org/the-arc/36-locations/dare/197-dare-center

252-473-1364
823 N. US Highway 64
Manteo, NC 27954


The Monarch Beach Club of Dare provides challenging and meaningful experiences to individuals with intellectual and or developmental disabilities ages 18 and up. There is also a summer program that starts at age 16. The Monarch Beach Club of Dare encourages independence, creative thinking and ensuring that people’s dreams are heard and realized. Members are very engaged in the community and are active participants and partners in a variety of volunteer activities. The Monarch Beach Club of Dare in partnership with the Dare Board of Education has developed a high school transition program thus creating a smooth and seamless transition from one stage of life to the next.

Eligibility: Must be age 18 and over and have a primary diagnosis of Intellectual and or Developmental Disability.There is also a summer program that starts at age 16.

Fees: Accepts Medicaid (CAP) and Private Pay



Special Olympics Dare County
sonc.net/dare
renatem43@gmail.com

304 E. Admiral St
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-256-0347 (cell), 252-256-8347 (home)


DC Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with mental retardation or closely related developmental disabilities. Athletes may participate in sports such as Bocce Bowling, basketball, aquatics, and more. The athletes are given continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.

Eligibility: Open to every person with mental retardation or closely related developmental disabilities who is at least eight years of age.

Fees: No cost to athletes.


The Arc of North Carolina
www.arcnc.org

800-662-8706



The ARC of North Carolina and its 39 local chapters, are committed to promoting and improving support and services for people with congitive, intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families.

Eligibility: Serves all individuals with cognitive, intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Fees: Some local chapters may charge a fee for certain services.


Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment

AL-Anon
www.al-anon.alateen.org




Al-Anon is a 12 Step program that offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics, no matter what relationship they have with the alcoholic, whether he or she is still drinking or not. All who have been affected by someone else's drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the AL-Anon fellowship. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution.

Eligibility: The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.

Fees: There are not dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.


Alcoholics Anonymous
www.aaobx.org

252-256-0850



Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. AA's primary goal is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Like the flavor of the Outer Banks, meetings are diverse in character, times, and format. See website or local papers for meeting schedules and locations.

Eligibility: The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Fees: None


New Horizons…A Dare County Initiative An agency of the Dare County Department of Public Health
www.darenc.com/health/substanceabuse/index.asp

2808 S. Croatan Hwy.
Nags Head, NC 27959
441-2324


New Horizons provides comprehensive services to treat and prevent substance use disorders. We provide services for adolescents, adults, and families.

Eligibility: Services are available to all residents of Dare County.

Fees: Please call for fees. Services will be available regardless of one’s ability to pay.


S.A.F.E. Substance Abuse Family Education Dare CASA
darecasa.org/casa/?page_id=104

252-480-8888
Facilitated by the Director of Student Services for Dare County Schools



S.A.F.E. serves school-age children affected by his or her own or a family member's substance abuse. The children do not have to be enrolled in the Dare County School System. Evaluations, as well as individual, group and family counseling by licensed therapists are available. S.A.F.E. was established in 1998 and currently employs a full-time substance abuse counselor and contracts with three clinical social workers and one psychologists.

Eligibility: School-age children

Fees: None


Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse
www.darecasa.org
info@darecasa.org

252-449-2272
P.O. Box 3604, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948




Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse is a non-profit organization representing diverse community interests, who are working collaboratively to take a systematic, action-oriented approach to positively alter the impact of substance abuse in Dare County. We seek to change awareness, attitudes and behviors through ensuring access for youth and adults to a comprehensive array of education, prevention, treatment, aftercare, and recovery resources.

Eligibility: Open to the public, anyone can get involved.

Fees: None


East Carolina Behavioral Health (ECBH)
www.ecbhlme.org

1-877-685-2415



East Carolina Behavioral Health will provide screening, triage, and referrals to a wide range of developmental disability, substance abuse or mental health service providers within ECBH area.

Community Alternatives Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (CAP-MR/DD) which is a program designed to give persons with mental retardation/developmental disabilities a cost-effective alternative to institutionalized care. Services and support are varied, flexible and may include: Case management, Home and Community Supports, Developmental Day Supports
Family training, Medicaid medical supplies, Respite care, Vehicle adaptations


State Funded Services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities that meet criteria for individual services based on severity of disability and may include:
Day Activity, Developmental Therapy, Supervised Living, Group Living, Personal Assistance
Long Term Supportive Employment, Respite, Targeted Case Management.

Systems of Care Community Collaborative that fosters cooperative partnerships between individuals who receive services, families, private providers, civic organizations, the faith community, and other community resources. For all 19 counties of ECBH.

The Community Collaborative: Works to ensure a broad, flexible array of community-based services and supports, helps address complex physical, emotional, behavioral, social, educational, and/or safety needs of individuals and families, identifies gaps in services and supports, educates the community about available resources and how to access resources, also supports the Person Centered Team who develop and implement the Person-Centered Plans, which are strength-based, responsive to cultural differences, and individualized according to the individual and family’s unique strengths and needs.

Eligibility: Serves all citizens regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, social status, economic status and/or physical/mental disability.

Fees: Varies by provider-based on income.


Narcotics Anonymous
www.na.org/

252-581-6008

252-261-2768

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Recovering addicts meet regularly to help each other stay clean. NA is an international, community-based association that sprang up from the Alcoholics Anonymous movement.

Eligibility: The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.

Fees: None


Support Groups

The Bereavement Group Dare Home Health and Hospice

252-475-5028
109 Exeter Street
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954


The Bereavement Group meets twice a month with the goal of creating a space for grieving persons to come together to help them move through and deepen their understanding of the grieving process. The underlying principle of the group is that each member has much to offer to the group, and that learning about one's own grief process in communion with others, creates new opportunities for living successfully through what is one of the life's most painful experiences.

Eligibility: The Bereavement Group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one.

Fees: None


Outer Banks Mommy & Me
www.mommyandmeobx.com/

252-202-9401
P.O. Box 3354
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


Mommy & Me is a group of organized moms dedicated to the development of young children birth through age five. Through various activities and functions, Mommy & Me provides members with the foundation for educational stimulation in the arts, sciences, and community awareness, as well as social interaction for moms, dads, or guardians and their children. Mommy & Me is involved in fundraising in an effort to assist families and organizations in need. Activities include; educational lectures, Mom's Night out, playgroups, planned outings, Mom's Morning Out.

Eligibility: Moms, dads, or guardians and their children from birth to age 5.

Fees: Annual dues of $25.00


Youth Programs - Clubs & Activities

Outer Banks Babe Ruth Baseball League
obx.baberuthonline.com/
daniel.sullivan@ferguson.com

PO Box 1233
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949



An organized baseball league for ages 7-15.

Eligibility: Open to all boys aged 7 to 15.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules. Fees cover cost of uniform, insurance etc.


Boy Scouting Boy Scouts of America, Tidewater Council
www.tidewaterbsa.com/

757-497-2688
1032 Heatherwood Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455-6675


Boy Scouts offers programs for all age groups.

Eligibility: Boy Scouts is for boys ages 11 through 17. Venturing and Sea Scouts is coed ages 14 through 20.

Fees: Call or visit their website for details and fees.


Cape Hatteras Teen Association, Locomotion
klocomotion@earthlink.net

252-995-6010
P.O. Box 1152
Buxton, NC 27920


Provides safe and fun activities for children grades 4-12 in Hatteras that include dances, dramatics, and family interaction.

Eligibility: Serves 4th through 12th grade students.

Fees: None


Dare County Youth Council

252-475-5920
602 Mustian St
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


The Dare County Youth Council is a community-based youth volunteer organization comprised of middle and high school-aged students. The mission of the Dare County Youth Council is to provide programs/activities, civic projects, and special events for fellow middle and high school aged youth throughout Dare County, and to serve as the "voice" of youth by acting in an advocacy/advisory role to local governments on issues of interest to Dare County youth.

Eligibility: Open to all county middle and high school youth.

Fees: None


Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast
www.gsccc.org/

252-305-8113
211 Budleigh St. Suite 104
Manteo, NC 27954


As Girl Scouts, girls are challenged and encouraged to reach for and achieve their best. Girls work in partnership with adult leaders and volunteers from the community who become positive role models and mentors. Using the democratic process, girls plan and carry out their own activities. Girl Scouting provides opportunities for girls to build confidence and leadership skills through programs that address real-life issues facing girls today. Many programs include community service, environmental stewardship, healthy living, dealing with bullies, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Eligibility: Serves girls in grades K through 12.

Fees: Contact for current fees.


4-H Youth Clubs & Activities Dare County NC Cooperative Extension 4H
dare.ces.ncsu.edu/

252-473-4290
517 Budleigh Street
P.O. Box 968, Manteo, NC 27954


Hands on educational youth program focused on life skills development. Leadership includes volunteer support of community and project clubs, special interest activities, trips and conferences, and school enrichment programs. Volunteer club leaders and youth officers, are screened and trained by 4-H staff. 4-H offers youth the opportunity to select project areas for advanced study. Opportunities for involvement at the local, state, national, and even international levels are offered through a variety of project areas. Members receive quarterly newsletters through the mail.

Eligibility: Serves school aged youth and young adults

Fees: Membership is free. There may be some nominal fees associated with workshops, programs, events & activities


Youth Sailing Program North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke
www.townofmanteo.com

252-475-1750
104 Fernando Street
Manteo, NC 27954


The NC Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island offers a variety of activities including it's junior sailing program. The program is open to youth ages 8 through 16. The program offers beginner to intermidiate sailing lessons and runs during the summer months. Family participation is encouraged!

Eligibility: Serves children ages 8 through 16 and their families.

Fees: Call for more information, program options, and cost.


OBX Storm Soccer Club
www.obxstorm.net

252-480-1537
P.O. Box 3247
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


The OBX Storm consists of Recreation level and Challenge level soccer for girls and boys ranging in age from U-10 to U-18.

Eligibility: The OBX Storm has an annual registration in July and holds try-outs for the Challenge level teams shortly there after. The recreation teams are compiled on a first come first served basis.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


Outer Banks Family YMCA
www.obxymca.com/outer-banks

252-449-8897
3000 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959



YMCA programs encourage positive behavior in the areas of physical fitness, nutrition, weight management and stress management, as well as constructive relationships with others. Based on an approach concerned with the total person, YMCA's goal is to develop healthy lifestyles.

Eligibility: Open to all members.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


Outer Banks Swim Club
obxswimclub.com/
outerbanksswimclub@gmail.com

P.O. Box 1028
Nags Head, NC 27959



The OBX Swim Club offers year-round competitive swim team with instruction, training and competition to swimmers ages 5-18. We participate in USA Swimming in the Virginia LSC. Swimming is a marvelous physical activity for everyone and can be a lifetime sport. One does not have to be a "natural" to become a good competitive swimmer, since coordination and technique can be developed over the years. It should be understood that not every swimmer becomes a champion; however, every participant can develop proficiency in the water and can gain from the experience.

Eligibility: Serves children ages 5-18

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules. Multi-swimmer family discounts are available.


Outer Banks Youth Ministry Network
obx.YouthWorkers.net

252-441-7548



The Outer Banks Youth Ministry Network coordinates local events for youth and their parents. The Network has representatives from multi denomiations and is a group of youth ministries that work with middle and high school students in the local churches.

Eligibility: Serves middle and high school aged children and their families.

Fees: Contact for current fees and program schedules.


Youth Support Services

Dare County Friends of Youth
www.darenc.com/foy/

475-5753
954 Marshall C. Collins Dr.
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954


Friends of Youth serves boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 17 in need of a friend and mentor. Volunteers are caring adults who are concerned about the future of the youth in Dare County. Much consideration is given to interests, preferences, and personal characteristics in order to ensure the best possible match between youth and volunteers. Volunteers are carefully screened and trained before working with youth and make a one year commitment to serve 2 hours per week, or 8 hours per month.

Eligibility: Serves Dare County youngsters aged 6 through 17.

Fees: None


Dare County Sheriff's Office Therapeutic Wilderness Program Dare County Sheriff's Office

252-475-5980
P.O. Box 757
Manteo, NC 27954


Therapeutic Wilderness Program is designed to provide ‘at risk' youth with an opportunity to participate in group activities of a positive and beneficial nature. Its goal is to improve young people's ability to make constructive choices in their lives. This innovative, year-round program is based on camping in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Daily activities include: whitewater canoeing, mountain climbing, backpacking. The Therapeutic Wilderness Program builds teamwork, self-esteem, and character, while experiencing the outdoors. Youth are paired one on one with counselors and continued contact is encouraged. Referrals are made by JCPC, courts etc. Parental requests will be considered.

Eligibility: Serves middle and high school students.

Fees: None


GEM Adult Day Center
asonnesso.hostica.com/
gsonnesso@gmail.com

252-480-3354
P.O. Box 3601
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


GEM Day Services, INC. is a non-profit, community based organization offering supportive environment to provide rehabilitative services for anyone over the age of 18 with memory loss, physical and mental disabilities and those in need of socialization. This includes anyone who requires supervision on a daily basis, is not harmful to themselves or others, and is able to benefit from therapeutic activities. GEM is able to provide exceptional students in the Dare County Schools with transitional school to work support, as well as a site for at-risk youth involved in the court system to perform their community services. The GEM Day Center provides great volunteer opportunities for any youth in Dare County.

Eligibility: Care is provided for anyone 18 years of age and up. Volunteer opportunities available for youth in Dare County.

Fees: Call for more information, program options, and cost.


WIA Youth Services Program Northeast Workforce Development Board
www.nwdbworks.org/youth/
kparrish@albemarlecommission.org

252-480-3500 or 252-312-6852 (cell)

Karen Parrish


The WIA Youth Services Program helps economically disadvantaged young people ages 16-21 with serious barriers to employment to identify realistic options, real opportunities, and a plan to move forward with life. The main goals for youth participants are to attain a High School Diploma or GED, and to successfully transition to college, trade school, the military, employment, or apprenticeships. The WIA Youth Program provides tutoring, work experience opportunities, leadership development activities, transportation/childcare assistance, and other services designed to help facilitate the transition of youth into becoming self- sufficient and successful adults.

Eligibility: Serves 16 - 21 year-olds who are: low-income, deficient in basic literacy skills; school dropout or at risk of becoming a school dropout; homeless, runaway, or foster child; pregnant or parenting; an offender; or is an individual (including a youth with a disability) who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment.

Fees: None


Patrons of a Safe Prom Night

252-473-2089



Patrons of a Safe Prom Night is a group of volunteers that heads up planning and ochestration of after prom parties for the county high school students. This yearly event is totally driven and supported by volunteers and contributions are necessary for this event to take place once a year for the students in the Dare County Schools.

Eligibility: Serves high school students in the Dare County Schools.

Fees: None – donations accepted.


Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy
nc-tcachallenge.org/

800-573-9966
P.O. Box 39
Salemburg, NC 28285


The North Carolina Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy is a voluntary 17 and a half month program that involves 22 weeks in residence at Salemburg and a 12 month Post-Residential Phase. Funding is by the Federal, State and Local Government at no charge to the individual. Through a rigorous military style intervention model that incorporates educational, vocational and technical skills training, the program's Residential Phase systematically builds the discipline, self-esteem, educational level and employment potential of enrolled youth. The program is sponsored by the National Guard.

Eligibility: At risk youth between the ages of 16 and 18, who are free of illegal drugs, a US and North Carolina resident, under no felony charges or convictions, physically and mentally capable of completing the program, and volunteer to join the program

Fees: None


Teen Court
www.darenc.com/courts/cojs/teen.asp
richard.martin@darenc.com

252-475-5689




Developed as an alternative to the traditional juvenile court system for younger and less serious offenders, teen courts operate on the premise that the judgment of a juvenile offender's peers may have a greater impact than the decisions of adult authority figures.

Teen courts differ from other juvenile justice programs because young people rather than adults determine the disposition, given a broad array of sentencing options made available by adults overseeing the program. Charges may be presented to the court by a 15-year-old "prosecutor." Defendants may be represented by a 16-year-old "defense attorney." Other youth may serve as jurors, court clerks, and bailiffs. Adults administer the programs, and they are usually responsible for essential functions such as budgeting, planning, and personnel. Adults supervise the courtroom activities, and they often coordinate the community service placements where youth work to fulfill the terms of their dispositions. The key to all teen court programs, however, is the significant role youth play in the deliberation of charges and the imposition of sanctions on young offenders.

Eligibility:

Fees: None