CPS In-Home Services

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CPS In-Home Services

CPS In-Home Services

CPS In-Home Services are legally mandated services and are provided to families who have been substantiated for abuse, neglect and/or dependency.  CPS In-Home partners with families to ensure:

  • we focus on the safety of children
  • we provide parents with support
  • we work in collaboration with parents and community partners
  • we strengthen the family unit
  • we help families grow and change

We have a strong belief that children should be maintained in their own homes, whenever possible, while building on the families existing strengths.

Prevention Services

DSS School Social Workers

We work in collaboration with Durham Public Schools to provide intensive short term support to elementary aged children and their families. Referrals for this program are received by Durham Public Schools and within DSS.

  • we work to strengthen the family unit
  • we work to enhance the academic performance of children
  • we work to prevent child abuse and/or neglect

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Social Worker for Durham Connects Home Nurse Visits

We work in collaboration with the Center for Child & Family Health to support families with newborns in Durham County. Referrals for this program are received from the Durham Connects’ Nurses.

  • we work to support the family unit
  • we work to increase child and family well-being
  • we work to prevent child abuse and/or neglect

To learn more about this program, click here: https://www.durhamconnects.org

DSS Volunteer Programs

A partnership with The Triangle Non-profit and Volunteer Leadership Center to provide services to the Durham Community.  DSS Case Managers make all referrals for the programs.

Programs:

The Back to School Supply Drive – designed to help children from low income families have a successful start to a new school year. The local community provides donations and/or sponsorships for the school supplies and book bags.

Thanksgiving Dinners - community volunteers provide a special Thanksgiving meal to Durham citizens who are disadvantaged, elderly, or disabled.

Share Your Christmas - matches individuals and groups with Durham Citizens in need of Christmas gifts.

For more information on these programs and how to become a sponsor, click here: http://www.thevolunteercenter.org

 

Shontelle A. Smith
CPS In Home and Prevention Services Program Manager
Office: 919-560-8000
Fax: 919-560-8442
Email: sasmith@dconc.gov