DSS food drive to benefit families impacted by COVID-19

Orange County DSS is collecting non-perishable food items at two locations to support those in the community impacted by COVID-19. Need has increased with kids being out of school and families losing income as businesses close or reduce hours. Donations of food or money can be made directly to DSS, which will remain open throughout the crisis to serve families in need. Drop-off donations can be made at our two locations: Southern Human Services Center 2501 Homestead Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Orange County DSS 113 Mayo Street Hillsborough, NC 27278 Make checks out to Orange County DSS with Food Drive in the memo line. Mailing address is Orange County DSS, PO Box 8181, Hillsb

Keeping our communities safe from coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is officially a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. Because of the racial and economic inequities embedded in our country’s systems, the effects of the coronavirus could be compounded for Black, Brown, Asian, and indigenous communities, as well as other population groups. Read more here. OFFICIAL CDC CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PAGE. OFFICIAL NC Department of Health & Human Services Coronavirus Page Addtional resources and articles: - CDC coronavirus Fact Sheet, in English and Spanish. - Resource guide from office of David Price. - Summary of aid programs available to individuals and businesses. - Why is social distancing so important? The Washington Pos

Compass Center reopening Mental Health Access Program applications

The Compass Center is reopening the acceptance of Mental Health Access Program Applications starting today, March 3. MHAP serves survivors of domestic violence and/or their children who have: experienced DV within the last 18 months; live, work, or recently fled Orange County due to DV; and who are uninsured or underinsured. For more information, please see the attachments. For clients who have already contacted CC with interest in the program, emails will be sent (in Spanish & English) or phone calls will be made about the application reopening. There are limited spots in the program and client applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis. They will accept applications un

Stage Play Uses Entertainment to Educate About Prostate Cancer

The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) will kick off its 2020 tour of the stage play “Daddy’s Boys” on March 21st at 5pm in Durham, NC in the 1200-seat Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street. Hailed by audiences across the country in 2018 and 2019, the play uses entertainment to raise prostate cancer awareness and knowledge. Black men suffer the highest prostate cancer incidence and death rates in the U. S., and the play focuses on reaching black men and women. PHEN provides free admission to the play through support from sponsors. Tickets will become available on February 1st at www.daddysboys.org for the Durham performance. Daddy’s Boys” tells the story of a widowed father and his

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Welcome to the website of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP!  The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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Carrboro, NC 27510

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