Mecklenburg County News Releases

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  1. Be a Battle Buddy: Veterans Services Promotes Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training

    Many veterans return from their service carrying trauma. That is why Mecklenburg County Veterans Services is taking part in the North Carolina Governor’s Challenge, to prevent and reduce suicide among transitioning service members, veterans, and their families. Veterans in Mecklenburg County and across the state are invited to become a “Battle Buddy,” someone who ensures you are never alone. The N.C. Governor Challenge training is free and open to anyone in the community who wants to grow as an expert companion to service members, veterans, caregivers, and their families. 

  2. Keeping Cool: Resources Available July 16 and 17 During Period of Extreme Heat

    On Tuesday, July 16, and Wednesday, July 17, additional resources will be available in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to help vulnerable residents cope with the extreme heat.

  3. Mecklenburg County Celebrates the 34th ADA Anniversary and Improved Access

    This July, Mecklenburg County will join government agencies across the country in celebrating the 34th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  4. Looking for Stories of Resilience for a Special Community Show

    Have you ever felt compelled to share your resilience story - the story of your journey to overcoming, feeling vulnerable, or recovery from mental health struggles, substance use, or community violence exposure? 

  5. Supplemental Income Pilot Program for Residents in Reentry After Incarceration

     Criminal Justice Services will launch an innovative pilot program to support residents reentering the community after incarceration. The Supplemental Income Pilot Program will kick off on July 1.

  6. No-Cost COVID-19 Vaccines End in August

    Health leaders are sending out an important message about the federal Bridge Access Program, which was launched in 2023 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

  7. Keeping Cool: Facilities and Resources Available to Mecklenburg County Residents

    As summer temperatures continue to rise, Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office (CMEMO), and homeless service providers are working together to support the needs of the community.

  8. Public Health Offers Free Screenings for National HIV Testing Day

    Mecklenburg County Public Health will recognize National HIV Testing Day on June 27 with free screenings for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). 

  9. County Announces Independence Day Closings

    Mecklenburg County offices and services will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024, for the Independence Day holiday.

  10. Let the Clean Air Games Begin!

    Mecklenburg County Air Quality, Sustain Charlotte and Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) are teaming up for a healthier community.