The Human Services Center at Departure offers the following services:
Children & Family Services
Human Services programs that provide support to families with children. These services help first-time moms prepare for birth, provide nurse home visits and additional services through the child’s first five years, and continued support to school age children and their families.
Child Day Care Assistance
The Wake County Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance for parents and their child care needs. The amount of child care subsidy for each family is based on an assessment of need, income and family size. Every year Wake County receives state and federal funds to be used for subsidized child care services for its residents. We also provide information about choosing and using quality child care.
Child Protective Services
Child Protective Services protects children and enhances their well-being by supporting and strengthening families.
Family Planning Services
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Home visiting nurses specializing in pregnancy & early childhood development
Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors. When you enroll in the program, a specially trained nurse will visit you throughout your pregnancy and until your baby turns two years old. During these visits, your caring nurse will offer the knowledge and support you need to confidently create a better life for your baby and yourself.
Programs & Assistance
Human Services is committed to protecting children and older adults, helping people meet their basic needs, and strengthening families. Programs and assistance include benefits such as employment assistance, energy assistance, food assistance, Medicaid, NCWORKS, seasonal programs, senior and adult services, social services, transportation, and Work First/CCS.
Work First is an employment program that helps families that are in a temporary financial crisis. The Work First program provides a wide range of supportive services to aid families in reaching self-sufficiency.
Often energy costs increase during the winter and summer months creating extra large bills that can impact the family budget. Water bills can also cause unexpected expenses on family finances. There are some Wake County programs that may be able to offer help.
Food and Nutrition Services
The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Program, once referred to as Food Stamps, helps low-income households with their monthly food expenses. The purpose of Food and Nutrition Services is to end hunger and improve nutrition and health. It helps eligible low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
Medicaid is a medical assistance program that serves children, adults and families.
Medicaid will pay the medical bills for people who meet certain eligibility requirements, such as income, age or disability. Covered services include hospitalizations, physician services, medications and different levels of care in nursing and residential facilities.
Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides healthy foods, nutrition and breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and community services. WIC serves babies and children up to age five, pregnant women, and new mothers. All caretakers of young children and working families are welcome at WIC! Call 919-250-4720.
Public Health & Medical Services
Human Services provides public health information and education that keeps our community a healthier and safer place for everyone. Most clinical services are provided at the Public Health Center located in Raleigh at 10 Sunnybrook Road. We are able to provide the following medical services at Departure Drive.
Child Health Services
The state of North Carolina has developed several programs to promote the health of young children and to help them get the best possible chance to grow and learn.
In partnership with Wake County Sunnybrook Dental Clinic, the center offers Dental screenings/outreach and referrals.
Immunizations & Vaccinations
Wake County Human Services (WCHS) gives state-required as well as recommended Vaccines/Immunizations/Shots for both children and adults. Immunizations are available at several locations: the Public Health Center in Raleigh and the Regional Centers in Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest and Zebulon. WCHS also gives immunizations and counseling for people traveling outside of the United States.
Prenatal (Pregnancy) Care
The Wake County Prenatal Clinic provides healthcare to pregnant women and their families.