North Carolina Awarded $56 Million to Promote Children's Well-Being and Early Learning

On January 9, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will receive $56 million in federal funding over the next seven years to support children's health and well-being, improve access to high-quality early learning for families across the state and invest in the state's early childhood workforce. The federal funding is one of the state's largest infusions of new dollars in North Carolina's early childhood system.

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ICYMI: 2018-19 Impact

Thank you to all of our community partners, service providers, elected officials, supporters, and friends who joined us for our annual Voices for Children Luncheon on December 3 at All Saints Episcopal Church. If you missed the event, or would like to access the materials that we shared again, please view the links below and share them with your family, friends and community. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

DOWNLOAD: 2018-19 Annual Report

WATCH: The Impact of Parent Support Groups

LEARN MORE: Parent Support Groups

SUPPORT: Help us reach more children in Cabarrus County

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Resilience Week - November 18-22


Cabarrus Partnership for Children is participating in RESILIENCE Week from November 18 - 22, 2019.

RESILIENCE Week is a first-of-its-kind North Carolina engagement campaign in partnership with UNC-TV, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, and KPJR Films starting the week of November 18, 2019. This multi-platform campaign is supported by organizational and institutional partners across the state and is designed to achieve the following impact goals:

  • Build awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Increase knowledge of trauma-informed education
  • Share resources for building greater resilience
  • Amplify support for ongoing action and advocacy in areas of childhood trauma and toxic stress

UNC-TV to air "RESILIENCE" Statewide - November 19, 8pm

UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina presents the statewide broadcast premiere of the special documentary feature RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope on Tuesday, November 19 at 8:00pm, as part of RESILIENCE Week - a statewide initiative to build awareness of childhood trauma, prevention and resilience. Read Full Press Release

Watch: A special message from RESILIENCE Director, James Redford


Robert Furr Earns 2019 Ashley O. Thrift Award

Robert Furr, the Director of Cabarrus Cooperative Extension, received the 2019 Ashley O. Thrift Volunteer Service Award. Furr was recognized for 15 years of service to families and young children through his volunteer work with Smart Start. He was honored at the Cabarrus County Government Building on August 27, 2019.

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Emergency Items for Young Children in Need

crayonsEvery day, we receive phone calls from local agencies about families in Cabarrus County that are experiencing an emergency. Sometimes we have items already available at our office to support the family in need. Other times, we have to purchase emergency need items. All of this is possible thanks to the community’s ongoing support of our Emergency Fund.

Calls for assistance come from social workers from the Cabarrus Health Alliance, school systems, hospitals, churches, and other local agencies. Children may be sleeping on the floor because their parents are unable to afford beds due to the high prices they are already paying for diapers, food and housing. There was even a mother that needed a stroller because the family had no car and there wasn’t a nearby bus route, so she had to walk a mile and a half to the grocery store with her six month old baby.

There are far too many stories for us to tell you, but the message is clear. There are so many young children in Cabarrus County who need our help.

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