We know this is a scary time for families and children. Our goal is to provide you with updated information, resources, and referrals.

Need to reach us? You are welcome to call us at 910-867-9700 but please know, you may have to leave a message. The voicemail is being monitored but using the form on our Contact Us page is the quickest way to reach us.

Emergency School-Age Family Support Program

Find community resources on our digital Family Focus Guide.

Back to School information from Cumberland County Schools

At a Glance, Back to School Guide from CCS
Back to School Guide from CCS (full version)
CCS Re-Entry Portal

Explore Resources:

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Be Strong Families – COVID-19 Support: Staying Strong and Positive for Ourselves and Our Children
CDC Home Preparation – Prepare your home for the COVID-19
CDC Updates – CDC updates regarding the Coronavirus
Free Access to Spectrum Internet – Free internet for K-12 students now learning at home
March of Dimes – What you need to know about Coronavirus and its effect on moms and babies 
My Coronavirus Story – Storybook to communicate the Coronavirus with children
National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Caregiver Guide to helping families cope
No Kid Hungry North Carolina – Meals for Kids in North Carolina during COVID-19 school closures
North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline – Coronavirus Response in North Carolina –  866-462-3821
Parent and Caregiver Guide
– Parent and caregiver guide for coping with COVID-19
Toll-free Hopeline – Free toll-free hotline for distressed adults during COVID-19 – 1-866-578- 4673
Zero to Three – Zero to three aged tips for families


Parenting Information and Groups

Bright by Text – Free developmental games and info by text message in English or Spanish
The Working Mama Collective – Free online group for working mothers
Fostering Families – Support groups and resources for foster and adoptive families           
New Mom Health – A hub of evidence-based, reality-centered postpartum health information
Postpartum Support International – Phone and text support and online groups are available to pregnant women, new moms, and their partners
Triple P: Positive Parenting Program – Positive discipline info online and free in-home consults
Zero to Three – Parent resources, including a monthly email on development


Health, Safety, and Development

Guide To COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development – Harvard University’s response and recommendations and resources for families with young children
Healthy Children – Parent resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Kids Health – Resource about health, behaviors, and development from before birth to teen years 
Hope4NC Helpline – 24/7 call center for mental health and resilience supports during times of crisis – 1-855-587-3463          
Hope4Healers Helpline – NC medical professionals, or their families, can call 24/7 for mental health and resilience supports – 919-226-2002

Hope4Healers Helpline – Provides mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, child care professionals and their families. – 919-226-2002
National Child Abuse Hotline – 1-800-4-A-CHILD
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
Safe Kids – Website with lots of safety tips and information for families


Relationships and Adjustment

The Gottman Institute  – Relationship/marriage experts for daily tips
New Baby Sibling – Tips for helping children adjust to a new sibling
Love is Respect – Support services to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships


Breastfeeding Support

Black Women Do Breastfeed – Info, support, and encouragement for black families
Global Health Media – Videos on breastfeeding, nutrition, and infant care
Infant Risk Center – Evidence-based info about medications in milk
Kelly Mom – Evidence-based breastfeeding information
La Leche League – Information, support, and encouragement for parents who choose to breastfeed


Support For Fathers

Dad University – Offers dad advice and tips that you don’t learn in school
Dads Adventure – Trusted Info. Real advice, from real dads
National Center for Fathering – Positive fathering information
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse – Tips, hints, and programs about fatherhood/
New Dad Manual – The place for new dads to get very cool info about parenting a newborn


Local Resources

Cumberland County Dept. of Social Services – Child services, economic services, adult services, and public information
Cumberland County Health Department – Immunizations, environmental health, and health services
Cumberland County Public Library – Digital library cards available to e-books, audiobooks, and other resources
Head Start Action Pathways – Provides services to help with hunger, housing, education, and empowerment
NC 211 Help  – Information about resources available for our community
Prevent Child Abuse NC – Recognizing & reporting child maltreatment 
Second Harvest Food Bank – Distributes food to those in need              
US ARMY Fort Bragg – Updates from across Fort Bragg regarding COVID-19
Rent/Utility and Emergency AssistanceFayetteville Urban Ministry, Connections of Cumberland County, HOPE Program