Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.
Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Craven County because they provide important connections to other residents, local businesses and public safety. These sites give up-to-date information on local happenings, municipal contacts, weather and events such as city council meetings:
State of North Carolina
City of Havelock
City of New Bern
FAMILY, CHILDREN AND CHILD CARE SERVICES
Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Care
Find family care with this website that will allow you to search for local caregivers for children, adults/seniors, pets and even housekeepers for your home.
Or you can post a caregiver job and then let the applicants find you — guaranteed responses within three days. Access to background checks, references and reviews helps you to make hiring decisions with confidence.
The site also provides helpful information such as how much to pay a baby sitter, how to interview a pet sitter and how to find a tutor or after-school activity for your student.
Active-duty military families receive a 25 per-cent discount on any subscription.
Child Care Aware
Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.
The site will also help you find information on locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
North Carolina Health and Human Services – Social Services
Dorothea Dix Campus, McBryde Building
820 S. Boylan Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27603 919-527-6335
The North Carolina Department of Social Services works to protect the vulnerable, promoting strong and economically self-sufficient families as well as personal and family recovery and resiliency. The department’s programs include safe surrender (for newborns’ safety); refugee services; Work First, North Carolina’s temporary assistance for needy families; and services for adoption, child care, child support enforcement, food and nutrition, foster care, pregnancy and more.
Craven County Social Services
2818 Neuse Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28561 252-636-4900
The Department of Social Services assists Craven County citizens in meeting their basic daily living needs through financial, nutritional and medical assistance. The department promotes the well-being of citizens through social work services to strengthen families and protective services to prevent or remedy abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable children and disabled or elderly adults.