Voting season is here and as November is approaching you may feel overwhelmed with information. There are a plethora of options from policies to people when voting, and even more persuasive ads attempting to sway you one way or another. We at The Partnership encourage you to not only vote, but take an inventory of the policies that are important to you and your family. When you identify the policies that are important to you begin to research which candidates align with the policies you deem important. If you are familiar with us you know we strongly advocate for our children and make sure they have the best Early Childhood Education resources to prepare them for a successful future. While voting is important, Advocacy is also a way to get involved and publicly push the policies that are important to you. Early Childhood Education funding needs more people advocating for the future of your children. This is an issue often overlooked, however very instrumental to our society. Along with other child education programs we urge our families and community partners to vote and advocate for interest that best represents and provides for our children!
Question of the Week
Question: How can I get mental health support around COVID-19?
Answer: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has established two hotlines to help North Carolinians cope and build resilience during times of crisis. The first is Hope4NC Hotline that can be reached at 1-855-587-3463. This hotline connects all North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports and is available in all 100 counties. Hope4NC also includes a Crisis Counseling Program with specific information and support around COVID-19, providing immediate crisis counseling services to individuals affected by the pandemic. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The second hotline is the Hope4Healers that can be reached at 919-226-2002. This hotline is a partnership with the North Carolina Psychological Foundation to provide mental health support for health care professionals, first responders, and any other staff working in a health care setting. This hotline will provide support for these health care professionals and their families who are experiencing stress while being on the front line of the COVID-19 response. This hotline is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To ensure every child in Durham enters school ready to succeed, we lead community strategies for children birth to age 5 and their families that promote healthy development and learning and enhance access to high quality care.
Jim & Carolyn Hunt Child Care Resource Center
1201 S. Briggs Ave., Suite 210
Durham, NC 27703
Phone number: (919) 403-6960
Fax number: (919) 403-6963
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