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Community Resources
Onslow County Economic Services Programs

The Department of Social Services assists Onslow 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.

CHEW (Children Healthy Eating on Weekends) Food Program

How it Works

The CHEW! Program assists children in our community by providing backpacks filled with child-friendly, easy to prepare meals over the weekend. Every week, volunteers from the community pack the food bags, which are distributed to children on Friday. Since it’s creation, schools across Onslow County have been looking to replicate this successful model.

Twenty two schools currently operate as a CHEW Site: Blue Creek Elementary, Clyde Erwin Elementary, Dixon Elementary, Dixon Middle, Dixon High, Meadowview Elementary, Morton Elementary, Northwoods Elementary, Northwoods Park Middle, Parkwood Elementary, Richlands Primary, Richlands Elementary, Southwest Elementary, Southwest Middle, State Side Elementary, Trexler Middle, Summersill Elementary, Jacksonville High School, Bell Fork Elementary, Hunters Creek Elementary, New Bridge Middle School, and Jacksonville Commons Elementary.

Integrated Family Services


Integrated Family Services, PLLC is to be a unified and innovative organization that leads the state of North Carolina in offering the most comprehensive diagnosis, therapy and care management possible in support of a normal, safer and healthier life for all families.


The mission of Integrated Family Services, PLLC is to assess, coordinate, monitor and provide a wide variety of comprehensive mental health services in a manner that promotes dignity, respect and empowerment to all consumers.


Integrity – We based our working relationships upon mutual trust, respect and unyielding integrity. We recognize that the reputation of Integrated Family Services is rooted in the sincere and ethical treatment of our clients and each other.

Teamwork – We value results that are achieved through joint efforts. We approach our work as a team focused on constructing an encouraging work environment that produces superior quality results for our clients.

Diversity – We value the individual differences and contributions of each member of our organization. We embrace progressiveness, creativity, and the ability to adapt to change. We believe each associate is an essential and important resource.

Commitment to Excellence – We set high standards for quality in our work and hold ourselves accountable. We strive for continuous improvement and seek to use innovation and cutting-edge technology to work effectively among ourselves and with our clients.

Services – We value our role as a service provider to Eastern North Carolina and seek to be approachable, compassionate and precise in the delivery of our services.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide. Learn more about AFSP’s mission and history or select one of the items below to discover how we accomplish our work.


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

What We Do

NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work:

We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.

We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states. 

We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.

We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.

Onslow County Partnership for Children

What Is OCPC?

The Onslow County Partnership for Children is a large child- and family-serving organization in Onslow County.  Established in 1998 to strengthen the systems of care surrounding children and families, OCPC is a public-private partnership that unites all sectors of the community toward the healthy development of its youngest citizens—and toward the future prosperity of the community as a whole.   OCPC believes that when we invest wisely in children and families, the next generation will pay that back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship.

WIC Program (Women, Infants & Children)

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, health referrals, and eating tips at no cost to low-income individuals who are:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Children under age of five
  • Infants
  • Postpartum
  • Pregnant

Onslow County Women's Shelter

Our Mission is to provide crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and to end all forms of interpersonal violence through education and prevention.

Triple P- Positive Parenting Program

Stepping Stones is based on Triple P’s positive parenting strategies. It helps you manage problem behavior and developmental issues common in children with disability. It also helps encourage behavior you like, cope with stress, develop a close relationship with your child and teach your child new skills. You choose the type of Stepping Stones help based on your own needs. They range in intensity from light-touch seminars to ongoing courses.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Sylvan Learning Center

The tutors at Sylvan Learning Centers in Jacksonville are dedicated to providing the personalized learning your child requires to reach his or her potential in the classroom - and beyond. Like all Sylvan Learning Centers, we offer an engaging, supportive and enjoyable learning environment in order to encourage lasting academic progress and success.

Coastal Carolina NeuroPsychiatric Care

CCNC is available to assist you with your mental health care needs, from making an appointment and gaining authorization from your insurance company to answering your questions. CCNC will provide you with up-to-date, evidence-based psychiatric services, from psychiatric assessments to psychotherapeutic treatment options. Our focus is to provide our patients with the best tools to help them return to and maintain the life they enjoy.

RHA Health Services Crisis Services

Sometimes, immediate intervention or intensive treatment is needed to help a person get back on track. RHA offers Crisis Services designed to support people who find themselves in urgent situations and safely stabilize individuals who are experiencing acute distress related to mental health, substance use or developmental disabilities. We offer a range of crisis support, from I/DD respite care to our facility-based and walk-in crisis centers and our mobile crisis teams, which come to your location to offer on-site treatment and support whenever and wherever needed.

RHA Health Services Community Specialty Programs

RHA recognizes resources that enhance quality of life can have a dramatic effect on a person’s health. Our Community Specialty Programs aim to address “whole person” care needs, which in addition to monitoring health, may include help with employment, education, cultural needs, safe housing, and other social and economic factors that impact a person’s health.

RHA Outpatient Based Services

RHA offers a wide variety of evidence-based Outpatient Services to support each person’s unique path to recovery and wellness. Our Outpatient Services combine effective clinical treatment and compassionate, non-judgmental support for people of all ages with mental health needs, substance use challenges and developmental disabilities. We offer group, individual, and family therapy, psychiatric care, medication management, peer support services, behavioral health services for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing, and much more.

Military Resources
Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS)

FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress™) provides resiliency training to military children and families. It teaches practical skills to meet the challenges of deployment and reintegration, to communicate and solve problems effectively, and to successfully set goals together and create a shared family story.

New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of licensed social workers, counselors and registered nurses who provide educational and supportive services to military families. From the early stages of pregnancy to the development of your child up thru age 5, this program can better prepare you for parenthood.

Online Tutoring Program-Free for Military Families for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that allows eligible students (grades K-12) and service members in U.S. military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading and more at no cost. Click the blue button above showing your family’s branch of service to determine your eligibility and create an account.

Marine Corps Family Team Building LINKS Program

The Lifestyles, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) program is an orientation program designed to meet the needs of the Marine and their entire family.

MCCS Camp Lejeune - New River

Marine Corps Community Services Lejeune-New River. MCCS encourages and supports the participation of individuals of all abilities in its programs and facilities.

Sports Programs for Students

i9 Sports® offers an alternative to the hyper-competitive, win-at-all-cost culture that pervades most kid’s sports leagues today. Through the i9 Sports Experience, we offer families an experience that focuses on fun, safety and convenience.

i9 Sports® is the nation’s first and largest youth sports league franchise business in the United States. With over 1 million registrations in communities from New York to Hawaii, i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues, camps and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today’s most popular sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, t-ball and cheerleading.

  • Age-appropriate instruction emphasizing sportsmanship and healthy competition.
  • All skill levels welcome – No tryouts. No drafts.
  • Everyone plays – every game.
  • No fundraisers or mandatory volunteering.
  • One day per week – practice is conveniently scheduled prior to the game.
  • Trained officials at every game.
  • “When in Doubt Sit Out” Concussion Safety Policy and education for parents and coaches system-wide.

Jacksonville Area Soccer Association

JASA has provided youth soccer for the Jacksonville community since 1975. JASA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization which is dedicated to providing an enjoyable and rewarding experience to youngsters and their families through the game of soccer.

While our program has produced many collegiate and even some professional players, our primary goal has always been to emphasize individual development and growth through participation in the game of soccer. We strive to do that by offering a quality soccer program for every youth player that focuses on skill development, understanding of the game, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Special Olympics

Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics with a vision that individuals with intellectual disabilities were far more capable in sports and physical activity than many experts believed possible. In 1968 Mrs. Shriver organized the first Special Olympics International Games in Chicago, Ill. Six athletes from North Carolina were among the participants.

Special Olympics athletes have dreams and goals.  They strive to kick a ball, to swim a lap, to be a part of a team, to make a friend, to be accepted just as they are.  In short, they want the same chances as everyone else-and they deserve them.

Yet people with intellectual disabilities face doubt, barriers, and low expectations.  For many, Special Olmpis is the first place where they feel like champions.  But that feeling, that sense of achievement and self-confidence, can open doors to a new life.

Career Development
Paws in Jobland

A fun way to introduce elementary students to future career opportunities.