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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Health and Human Services teaming up with community partners to increase access to Economic Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Beginning June 13, New Hanover County Health and Human Services will hold mobile outreach visits in the community during the second full week of each month to help individuals and families connect with financial assistance programs like Medicaid and SNAP.

“Getting out and meeting our residents where they are is so important as people sometimes can’t make it to Health and Human Services or lack digital connectivity to apply for benefits themselves,” said Social Services Director Tonya Jackson. “This outreach makes applying and understanding the process to receive benefits much easier, which will help our citizens get the assistance they need.”

Staff will be on site at three community partner locations to help residents understand what economic programs they are eligible for and assist them with the application process. Assistance is available for first-time applicants only and is not intended for individuals currently receiving benefits or who may need recertification.

For June, these outreach sites will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following community locations:

  • Tuesday, June 13: YWCA (2815 College Rd, Wilmington)
  • Wednesday, June 14: Nir Family YMCA (2710 Market Street, Wilmington)
  • Thursday, June 15: Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church (1002 Castle Street, Wilmington)

For more information on available economic services and eligibility requirements, visit the New Hanover County Health and Human Services website. Information on future outreach events will also be available on the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Facebook page.


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