The Northern Regional Center 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
Programs within our Children and Family Services provide support to families with children. These services help first-time moms prepare for birth, provide nurse home visits and additional support through a child’s first five years and continued support to school age children and their families.
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.
NCWORKS Career Centers provide the help you need to get the job you want. Regardless of your circumstances or background, the career centers will help you become a more competitive candidate as you look for employment. This could include finding the career that best fits your interests, articulating the skills you have, improving your skills, interview preparation and connecting you with employers.
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.
ePASS is a way for individuals and families to apply for benefits and services in North Carolina.
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.
Homelessness Access Point
Wake County operates programs to combat homelessness and support individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
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.
Veterans and Military Services
Do you need help navigating the complex world of veterans services? The Wake County Veterans Services Office assists eligible veterans, their dependents and/or surviving spouses, children of deceased veterans, members of the Reserves or National Guard and active-duty service members in applying for benefits and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs and North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs.
Wake County Housing
Wake County is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States, but our growth means it’s becoming harder to make sure everyone can afford to live here. We believe everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home.
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!
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 the NRC.
Behavioral Health (UNC Behavioral Health & Monarch)
Behavioral Healthcare treats mental illness and/or substance abuse. Wake County supports the Behavioral Health needs of our community by maintaining current systems of care, investing in new research & resources, and collaborating with capable people and organizations.
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.
Immunizations & Vaccinations
Wake County Human Services (WCHS) gives state-required as well as recommended vaccines, immunizations or 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.
The Wake County Prenatal Clinic provides healthcare to pregnant women and their families.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
Human Services provides a comprehensive set of services related to HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
Wake County's Public Health Clinics offer health care for women.