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Children Services​​

Assistance ​(Food, Money, Transportation and Housing)

Child Support

Community Outreach and Social Work

Medical Needs

Safety (Facilities, Food and Water)



​​Assistance (Food, Money, Transportation and Housing)​

Food & Nutrition Services
Provides assistance to households with limited income and resources.

Transportation Assistance
Provides a variety of transportation services to Mecklenburg County residents.

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Child Support

Establishment of Paternity
A legal responsibility for a child must exist before a father can be pursued for support of the child. If no such responsibility has been determined, paternity must first be established. Under North Carolina law, paternity can be established at any time prior to a child's eighteenth (18th) birthday.

Establishment of Support Obligation (Child & Medical)
It establishes the legal obligation for support or maintenance of a child up to the age of majority under the law of the issuing state.

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​​Community Outreach and Social Work

Adoption and Foster Care
Information about being a foster parent, adoption, post adoptive services and related services.

Child Development-Community Policing (CD-CP)
Coordinated multi-system teams that intervene to support families with children exposed to violence and trauma to prevent the many difficulties that can result from such experiences.

Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA)
Support for families to help infants and toddlers, who have developmental delays, or who are at risk for delays, to grow and learn to their fullest potential.

Child Care
Provides subsidized childcare for low-income working parents, parents engaged in workforce preparedness training, participants in Work First, Child Protective Services cases, and Smart Start parents (working poor and teens).

Community Support Services – Children’s Services Provides counseling, support and education to children and youth affected by domestic violence and dating abuse in the hopes of ending the cycle of abuse.

Protective Services
Ensures that children are safe and that their basic needs are being met.

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Medical Needs

Birth and Death Certificates
Vital Records serves Mecklenburg County residents needing to obtain a certified or uncertified birth or death certificate that was registered in Mecklenburg County.

Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)
The Care Coordination for Children program is available to families with children that are at high risk for developmental delays. Services are provided primarily in the client's home.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
The purpose of the program is to promote childhood lead poisoning prevention, provide medical case management to children under 6 years ​of age who have elevated lead levels and apply State rules and regulations addressing childhood lead poisoning prevention.

Communicable Disease Control
Investigates reportable foodborne diseases, waterborne diseases, vector-borne diseases, respiratory diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, diseases spread by animals, vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks; develops and implements disease control measures; conducts communicable disease surveillance; and provides educational and consultative services to health care providers, child care providers, schools, businesses and the veterinary community.

Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP-C)
Community Alternatives Program for Medically Fragile Children provides case management services to Medicaid-eligible children from birth to age 20 who meet the qualifications to be placed in an institutional setting and their family/caregiver would like for them to remain in the home setting.

Dental Care
We have a pediatric dental clinic and in school services like screenings for children ages 17 and younger.

Offers different ways that may help pay for some or all of the cost of health care. Each program helps people and families with certain health needs, and income and resource limits.

Refugee Health
Persons who have been processed through the United States Department of Immigration and Naturalization and granted official status as a Refugee, Parolee or Asylee and are relocating to Mecklenburg County are eligible for certain health exams and screenings.

Routine Immunizations
Mecklenburg County Public Health offers a variety of routine immunizations for adults and children.

School Health
The School Health Program supports Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system through needs assessment, case management, health education and professional consultation in order to remove health related barriers to learning, maximize students' potential for learning and participation in school, foster lifelong health skills, and improve the quality of life.

Smart Start-Healthy Families
Goals of the Smart Start Healthy Families Mecklenburg (SSHFM) Program include promoting a healthy pregnancy, providing education on positive parenting skills and child development, preventing child abuse through education, linking families to needed community resources, and encouraging healthy life choices.

Travel Immunizations
The travMECK Foreign Travel Clinic is equipped to provide a number of key services for travelers. Our travel clinic offers pre-travel advice, travel related prescriptions and vaccinations.

Tuberculosis Control
This program provides testing for persons suspected of or diagnosed with Tuberculosis Disease or Infection and for persons who request a TB skin test and also provides directly-observed medication therapy (DOT) to all active tuberculosis cases in Mecklenburg County.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC provides healthy foods, basic nutrition services and breastfeeding support to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to age 5.

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Safety (Facilities, Food and Water)​

Child Care Establishments Guidelines, Rules, and Checklists
Provides informational resources on the operation and regulation of Child Care Establishments.

Petting Zoo Safety
A child care provider’s guide to Petting Zoos, Farms, And Other Animal Settings.

Swimming Pool Safety
Be pool safe. Learn how to operate and use a pool safely.

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