Services Available at the Human Services Center at Departure

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.

More information about Child Care Subsidy


Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services protects children and enhances their well-being by supporting and strengthening families.

More information about Child Protective Services

Family Planning Services

Vasectomy Program

What is a vasectomy?

  • It is a permanent method of birth control.
  • It is a simple procedure. The doctor ties or seals the tubes in the scrotum that carry sperm to the penis.
  • It is easy and inexpensive.
  • A vasectomy lets you enjoy sex without causing a pregnancy.

More information about Family Planning Services


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. 

More information about Nurse-Family Partnership


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.

Employment Services

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.

More information about Work First

Energy Assistance

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.

More information about Energy Assistance

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.

More information about Food and Nutrition Services


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.

More information about Medicaid

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.

More information about WIC

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.

More information about Child Health Services

Dental Screenings/Outreach

In partnership with Wake County Sunnybrook Dental Clinic, the center offers Dental screenings/outreach and referrals.

More information about the Dental Clinic

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.

More information about Immunizations & Vaccinations

Prenatal (Pregnancy) Care

The Wake County Prenatal Clinic provides healthcare to pregnant women and their families.

More information about the Prenatal Care