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Hickory, NC 28602

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The public is invited to review and comment on Catawba County Social Services’ proposed new plan for the Work First program, which is required to be updated and submitted to the North Carolina Department of Social Services in December.

The plan may be viewed online here or in person at Catawba County Social Services, located at 3030 11th Ave. Dr. SE in Hickory. Comments on the plan may be shared with Beth Jones, Catawba County Social Services Economic Services Manager, by calling (828) 695-5625 or e-mailing

The public comment period is open through October 18, 2017.

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Seniors Morning Out Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in June ... Read more

Foster Care Sunday Still time for churches to participate in foster care Sunday ... Read more

Senior Games Subrau fundraiser benefits Catawba County Meals on Wheels ... Read more

Senior Games Seniors Morning Out participants to participate in senior games ... Read more

Karen Harrington Karen Harrington named new director of Catawba County Social Services ... Read more

Rescue Me New song, "Rescue Me," to debut at Pinwheels for Prevention event on April 5 ... Read more

Happy Family Churches may contact us now to find out how to participate in Foster Care Sunday in May ... Read more

Boy and Dad Learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent at our information meeting May 9 ... Read more

Daughter and Mom Confidential Intermediary Services may help adult adoptees find their birth parents ... Read more

Easter Bunnies Seniors Morning Out participants to enjoy parties, entertainment, cooking classes in April ... Read more

Senior Woman Information and Options Counseling Can Help with Life's Transitions . . . Read more

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