Information & Assistance
This program assists older adults and their families in their efforts to acquire information about programs and services in order to obtain appropriate resources to meet their needs.
Information and Assistance Coordinator assists care needs by identifying, making referrals, and coordinating services which are necessary to enable the individual to remain in the least restrictive environment.
Referrals are made to resources in North Carolina as well as out of state.
Senior Services in Surrounding Counties
Guide to Benefits for Seniors
North Carolina Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens – children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. The Department works closely with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local, state and federal entities; and many other stakeholders to make this happen.
The Department is divided into 30 divisions and offices. NCDHHS divisions and offices fall under four broad service areas - health, human services, administrative, and support functions.
NCDHHS also oversees 14 facilities: developmental centers, neuro-medical treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers, and two residential programs for children.
Below are a few of the Services offered through the NC DHHS, for a complete listing please visit the NC DHHS Webpage.
What Is NCBAM?
North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) is a dynamic Christian resource dedicated to serving North Carolina’s aging (65 years and older) and their families by providing information and referrals, connecting the aging and their families with resources to meet needs, and coordinating practical ministries. In partnership with North Carolina Baptists and social agencies, NCBAM strives to enable the aging to maintain independence and a quality life.
About Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills
Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization, founded on Christian principles with a vision to provide safe, decent and affordable housing in the Sandhills. Since 1988, this affiliate has served over 300 families in Moore and Richmond Counties through home construction and repairs. We operate two ReStores, one in each county and the funds go directly to building more homes. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, their work extends internationally to Zambia and Haiti. Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills has an open-door policy: everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people.
The Title V, Senior Employment Program, is designed to help adults age 55 plus with limited family income. Participants work 20 hours week in county offices earning minimum wage while they continue to look for unsubsidized employment. They also attend quarterly Job Club meetings and receive one on one assistance with preparing a resume, interview skills, etc.
How it Works
AARP Foundation’s SCSEP provides both community service and work-based training.
Working an average of 20 hours a week, older job seekers are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage and are compensated by SCSEP directly. The job seekers are placed in a wide variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities like day care centers, senior centers, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training experience can then be used as a bridge to find employment opportunities outside of the program.
To participate, you must be:
• age 55 or older
• economically disadvantaged and
• have an income not more than 125% of the established federal poverty guidelines.
How to Apply
Please contact your local AARP Foundation SCSEP office to see if you qualify.
Richmond County's Special Needs Registry Program
The registry serves as a reliable way to identify people with special needs during an emergency, or when power has been lost. Local and state emergency management will share information with local police and fire departments in order to protect the lives of our community.
Click here for more information and to learn how to register.