Mecklenburg County News Releases
New Ella B. Scarborough Community Resource Center: A Link Between Residents and Resources
Mecklenburg County cut the ribbon on Oct. 25 for the new Ella B. Scarborough Community Resource Center (CRC).
Mecklenburg Shapes Leaders: CSS Director Selected for ‘Leadership North Carolina’
Stacy Lowry, director of Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, is one of 56 civic and community leaders to be accepted this year into the highly selective Leadership North Carolina program. The class comprises leaders from across the state and across sectors—government, business, nonprofit, education, etc.
National Addiction Treatment Week Is Oct 16-20
Addiction is treatable, and recovery is possible. That’s the main message of National Addiction Treatment Week Oct. 16 – 20.
Behind Every Number Is a Story: Status of Intimate Partner Violence in Mecklenburg County
In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Mecklenburg County representatives, community partners, and survivors released the latest data related to intimate partner violence in Mecklenburg County.
New COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shot Available at Select Public Health Clinics for Uninsured Residents
Mecklenburg County Public Health is offering the new COVID-19 vaccine boosters and flu shots at its clinic locations. No appointment is necessary.
Opportunities for Nonprofits: Grants Available to Support Mecklenburg County Goals
Nonprofits provide an array of services and programs that make our community a better place to live, such as affordable housing, literacy, healthcare, early childhood development, career readiness, and much more. That is why Mecklenburg County offers Community Service Grants (CSG) to give nonprofits an opportunity to help support County goals and priorities. Nonprofits can apply for FY2025 Community Service Grants from Oct. 16 to Nov. 13, 2023.
Raising Hammers to Raise Homes: County Joins Carter Work Project & Habitat for Humanity to Create Affordable Housing
About 100 Mecklenburg County employees, including members of the Board of County Commissioners, joined Habitat for Humanity and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project this week to build dozens of affordable homes for residents. Mecklenburg County is a platinum sponsor of the project, infusing $500,000 that funds the construction directly. This commitment addresses the Board of County Commissioners’ housing insecurity priority.
Mecklenburg County Communicators Honored Among Best in Field
In September, two major professional organizations recognized several County communication projects, and the teams behind them, as exceptional examples of how to connect residents to the information they need.
Crawl, Walk, Run: “Prenatal to 3” Plan Addresses Early Childhood Development
A child’s health and well-being during the first three years of life affects future learning, behavior, and health. It is the most sensitive period for a child’s developing brain and body. But many families face challenges during these years. Consistent with the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners’ priority to expand services that promote early childhood development, the County has introduced the Prenatal to Three Strategic Plan which works to improve the trajectory of child and family well-being in those early years.
Minority Enterprise Partners to Host Business Development Week
Mecklenburg County-area diversity business groups, private and civic organizations, and suppliers will host a local celebration of Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Monday, Oct. 2, through Thursday, Oct. 5.