Community Resource Guide

This Resource Guide is Provided by the Columbus County Community Collaborative

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While we have worked diligently to resolve any errors in this resource guide, service information is subject to change without notice. We suggest calling the number listed for an agency or service provider to check prior to going to the location.  

If you have Medicaid or are uninsured you may contact Trillium Health Resources by calling their 24/7 Access to Care Line at 1-877-685-2415. They can help you access services for mental health, substance use, or intellectual/developmental disabilities.

You can also search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training and more by visiting: https://www.ourcommunitylink.com/

ALL EMERGENCIES     911
 
Integrated Family Services Mobile Crisis (for behavioral health, substance use, or developmental disability crises)       1-866-437-1821
 
Sheriff’s Department      (910) 642-6551
 
Suicide Hotline (National)     (800) 784-2433     (800) 273-8255
 
Alcoholics Anonymous     (910) 794-1840    (Wilmington)
 
Child Protective Services     (910)642-2800
 
Domestic Violence Shelter: Families First Inc.     

  • Whiteville: (910) 642-5996
  • Confidential Crisis Line: (910) 641-0444

 
NA – Narcotics Anonymous     (877) 759-5496

  • Greater Sandhills Area: (888) 835-8801
  • Burgaw, Wilmington: (800) 691-5427
  • Statewide Number: (855) 227-6262


Poison Control     (800) 222-1222
 
Rape Crisis     Administrative Line: (910) 642-5996  Crisis Line: (910) 641-0444
 
Columbus County Emergency (EMS)
Address: 608 N. Thompson Str., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6610; (910) 640-1241 (fax)


Childcare

Agency Name: Bethel’s Childcare
Address: 722 Prison Camp Road, Whiteville NC 28472
Phone: (910) 445-1223
Contact: Paula Richardson  
Service(s) Offered: Child care. Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Beverly’s Day Care
Address: 17125 Sam Potts Highway, Cerro Gordo, NC
Phone: (910) 655-4653
Contact: Tabitha Freeman
Service(s) Offered: Child care. Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Bri’s Caring Heart Child Care
Address: 406 North Wall Street, Tabor City NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-6530
Contact: Melody Spivey  
Service(s) Offered: Child care. Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. M-F  
 
Agency Name: Bri’s School Age Care  
Address: 1400 E. 5th St. Tabor City NC 28463
Phone: (910) 377-3303
Contact: Melody Spivey  
Service(s) Offered: Before and After School Care: Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. M-F  
 
Agency Name: Columbus Christian Academy Preschool
Address: 623 Warrior Trail, Whiteville NC  28472
Phone: (910) 642-6196
Contact: Robin Smith
Service(s) Offered Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. M-F  
 
Agency Name: Cynthia’s Home Day Care
Address: 2429 Old Northeast Road, Riegelwood, NC
Phone: (910) 646-2019
Contact: Cynthia Burney-Wadley
Service(s) Offered: Hours: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd shifts and weekends available.
 
Agency Name: Daisy’s Good Beginnings
Address: 95 Vereen Ave., Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-7215
Contact: Daisy Brooks
Service(s) Offered: Hours: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
 
 
Agency Name: East Coast Migrant Head Start Program
Address: 84 A. O. Inman Lane, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2902
 
Agency Name: Edu-Care Preschool Center #101
Address: 10741 James B. White Highway S., Whiteville NC 28472
Phone: (910) 653-5506
Contact: Misty Hardwick
Service(s): Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years.
Hours: 6:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Edu-Care Preschool Center #102
Address: P.O. Box 394, 5589 Chadbourn Highway, Chadbourn, NC 28431
Phone: (910) 654-4810
Contact: Jessica McPherson  
Service(s) Offered: Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years Agency Name:  
 
Edu-Care Preschool Center #103
Address: 5589 Chadbourn Highway, Chadbourn NC 28431
Phone: (910) 840-4584
Contact: Misty Hardwick
Service(s) Offered: Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years
 
Agency Name: Faith Christian Academy (half-day Preschool)
Address: 26998 East Andrew Jackson Highway, Hallsboro, NC  28442
Phone: (910) 655-2432
Contact: Elizabeth Settlemeyer, Administrator
Service(s) Offered: Childcare Monday – Friday 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Farmer’s Union Developmental Day Care  
Address: 905 Farmers Union Road, Clarkton, NC 28433
Phone: (910) 647-2291
Contact: Glenda Bryant
Service(s) Offered: Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years
 
Agency Name: Faulk Kidland
Address: 1545 Sandy Plains Church Road, Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-2584
Contact: Carla Faulk  
Service(s) Offered: Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Kaleidoscope Kidz
Address: 1830 Prison Camp Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-2544
Contact: Gwen Sanderson, Director
Service(s): Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years.
Hours: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Kid Kare Academy
Address: 99 A. O. Inman Lane, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-3818
Contact: Barbara Meadows, Director
Service(s): Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Mary Kelly Home Day Care
Address: 129 Kelly Street, Clarendon, NC
Phone: (910) 654-4520
Contact: Mary Kelly, Owner, Operator
Service(s) Offered: Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years. Hours:
6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Mt. Olive Head Start
Address: 5465 Silver Spoon Rd, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 648-4860
Contact: Ms. Nellie Vereen, Center Manager
 
Agency Name: Opening Doors Preschool
Address: 201 South Lee Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2460
Contact: Rhonda Creech, Owner
Service(s): Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Pam’s Day Care Home
Address: 2842 Thompson Town Road, Whiteville NC 28472
Phone: (910) 770-0110
Contact: Pam Butler
Service(s) Offered: Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years.  
Hours: 1st and 2nd shift available  
 
Agency Name: Precious Minds Child Care, Inc.
Address: 123 Haynes Lennon Highway, Cerro Gordo NC 28430  
Phone: (910) 654-3900
Contact: Alaine Powell, Owner/Operator
Service(s) Offered: Childcare and after school care. Hours:  6: 30 a.m. – 6 p.m.  
 
Agency Name: Ransom Head Start Center
Address: 2694 General Howe Highway, Riegelwood, NC 28456
Phone: (910) 655-4025
(910) 655-0459  
Contact: Velma R. Daniels
 
Agency Name: Southeastern Community College Child Development Center
Address: P.O. Box 151, 4564 Chadbourn Highway, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141, ext. 225
Contact: Sheila Miller, Center Coordinator
Service(s): Childcare provided for children, ages 2 years – 5 years. Call for hours of operation.
 
Agency Name: Terry’s Angelic Day Care
Address: 805 Sandhole Rd., Riegelwood NC 28456
Phone: (910) 655-3861
Contact: Terry Tshona
Service(s) Childcare and after school, ages 0 – 12. Hours: 6:30 a.m.- 5: 30 p.m. M-F  
 
Agency Name: Tina’s Tiny Tots Childcare
Address: 1897 Prison Camp Road, Whiteville NC 28472
Phone: (910) 918-9987
Contact: Bertina Norton
Service(s) Offered: Childcare provided for children, ages 6 weeks – 12 years
 
Agency Name: Trinity Baptist Childcare
Address: 201 South Thompson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7676
Contact: Charlesanna White  
Service(s): 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Social Services – Work First
Employment Services
Address: 40 Government Complex Rd., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3187
Service(s): Job placement assistance and employment-related transportation to TANF recipients.

Agency Name: Columbus County Partnership for Children “Smart Start”
Address: 109 W. Main St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8226 (800) 367-229 (toll free)
Contact: Selena Rowell, Executive Director
Email: Selena.rowell@columbussmartstart.org Service(s) Offered: Services to support families with children ages birth to 5; Support for young children with special needs; Free child development information/resources for parents, caregivers and early educators; Transportation to and from medical appointments for expectant mothers and children (ages birth to 5) not eligible for Medicaid reimbursable transportation; Support for early educators; Literacy programs; Lending Library with educational resources for young children, parents and teachers, including books, DVDs, CDs, toys, puzzles and other resources.
 
Agency Name:  Southeastern Community & Family Services, Inc., Head Start Program
Address: 425 N. Lee St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-0082 (910) 642-5407 (fax)
 (910) 655-4025 (Ransom)
(910) 648-4860 (Mt. Olive)
Contact: Ms. Penny Richardson, Coordinator
Service(s): Low-income children and children with special needs are provided the opportunity to begin their education through Head Start. They receive the social, nutritional, health, and educational advantages needed for a successful start in school.
 
Agency Name: Southeastern Child Care Resource and Referral
Address: P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8189
Service(s): This agency provides parents with referrals for all types of childcare as well as consumer education material and counseling so that they may make an informed choice. Training and technical assistance are offered to child care providers and new providers are recruited when there is a shortage. Child Care Resource and Referral works with all groups, agencies, and institutions that serve families and children.
 



Education and Training

Agency Name: Columbus Christian Academy
Address: 623 Warrior Trail Whiteville, NC 28472 /  PO Box 1100 Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-6196
Contact: Jennifer Noble, Admissions Dir.
Service(s) Columbus Christian Academy strives to assist parents and churches in the task of training young people to reach their fullest potential spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. CCA offers quality education to students in grades K – 12. Tuition is $320 per month.  
 
Agency Name: Columbus County DREAM Center
Address: 403 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-0633 (910) 642-0712 (fax)
Contact: Carol Caldwell, Exec. Director
Service(s) Provides programs including, but not limited to, cancer awareness, prevention and treatment, outreach resiliency training for HIV/STD & substance abuse prevention, mentoring for at-risk youth, community empowerment, economic development, and home ownership counseling and training, computer lab with free Internet access for adults and youth, after school tutoring and summer enrichment, training for unemployed and underemployed, English as a Second Language and other services for Latino/Hispanics, nutritional snacks and lunches for ages 0 – 18.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County NC Works Career Center Southeastern Community College
Address: 4564 Chadbourn Hwy, Whiteville, NC 28472 /  P.O. Box 151 Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141, ext. 388 (910) 642-5658 (fax)
Contact: Bettina Cox
Service(s) Services include resume preparation, interview practice, career and personal assessment, employment readiness preparation, short-term skills training, job placement and follow-up, transportation assistance, child care assistance, Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Programs for adults, youths, and dislocated workers.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Literacy Council
Address: 201 West Main Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2442; (910)642-4855 (fax)
Contact Person: Barbara Barbour, Director
Service(s) Offered: Tutor training in the Laubach Way to Reading methodology and one-on-one tutoring, based on student needs, are offered.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Partnership for Children (Smart START)
Address: 109 West Main St, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8226 Fax (910) 642-8494??
Service(s) Offered: Early identification of special needs for children 0-5, book lending, child development resources for parents and providers, educational resources (books, videos, and laptops available at a small fee) for library members, and transportation to and from medical appointments for mothers and children not eligible for Medicaid reimbursable transportation.   
 
 
 
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Schools Exceptional Children’s Program
Address: 817 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-5168; (910) 642-1010 (fax)
Service(s): This program meets the needs of children with disabilities, as well as children who are academically gifted. Early identification of special needs is accomplished through appropriate screening and assessments. Early intervention and special education are an integral part of the program as are related services. Training and consultation also are provided, as necessary. Exceptional children are served from grades PreK-12, age 3-21, by the implementation of an appropriate individual Education Plan.
 
Agency Name: Job Corps
Address: 4014 Ray Avenue Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: (910) 486-1010 ext. 2204
Contact: Mary A. Young, Sr. Admissions Counselor
Services Offered: Job Corps is the nation’s largest and oldest residential training program. It provides young adults, 16-24 years old, with free educational and vocational training allowing them to develop into more productive members of America’s workforce.  
 
Agency Name: North Carolina Pre-K
Address: 817 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-5168
Contact: Jaime Blackmon or Cathy Lovett
Website: www.columbus.k12.nc.uc
Service(s): Program for eligible children to assist them in getting ready for kindergarten.
 
Agency Name: Southeastern Community College Continuing Education  
Address: P.O. Box 151
4564 Chadbourn Highway, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141 ext. 296; (910)642-5658 (fax)
Contact: Jennifer White
Service(s): SCC provides a wide range of continuing education courses throughout Columbus County. Through the college, enriching cultural events are brought to the area, and community services are provided for citizens of all ages. This workforce of continuing education training program and services provide employer/customer driven instructional opportunities for individuals seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job related skills. Training programs can be delivered as a single course or bundled as  a series of courses; and provide instruction around skill competences that lead to a recognized credential, licensure, certification and/or meet local workforce labor needs. Additionally, opportunities are provided for people to obtain a high school equivalency diploma, start and/or expand a small business, as well as experience personal growth.        
 
Agency Name: Tarheel Challenge Academy
Address: 600 Main Street Salemburg, NC 28385
Phone: (910) 525-5520
(800) 573-9966 (toll free)
Contact: Ronnie McNeill, Program Director
Service(s): This quasi-military style, 17-month program for at-risk high school dropouts is sponsored by the North Carolina National Guard Free of charge to participants. This program provides an opportunity for young adults to obtain a high school diploma or equivalent and encourages them to become productive citizens in their communities.
 
Agency Name: Whiteville City Schools
Address: 107 West Walter Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-4116; (910) 642-0564 (fax)
Contact: Dr. Marc Whichard, Superintendent
Service(s):  
 
Agency Name: Columbus Regional Healthcare System Breast Feeding & Child Birth
Address: 500 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-9331
Service(s) Offered: Classes are offered to assist new parents with parenting and breastfeeding skills. There is a $10 charge for attending these classes. Classes are held monthly and schedules vary from month to month. Visit the website or call for information.
 Agency Name: Columbus County Partnership for Children “Smart Start”
Address: 109 W. Main St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8226 (800) 367-229 (toll free)
Contact: Selena Rowell, Executive Director
Email: Selena.rowell@columbussmartstart.org Service(s) Offered: Services to support families with children ages birth to 5; Support for young children with special needs; Free child development information/resources for parents, caregivers and early educators; Transportation to and from medical appointments for expectant mothers and children (ages birth to 5) not eligible for Medicaid reimbursable transportation; Support for early educators; Literacy programs; Lending Library with educational resources for young children, parents and teachers, including books, DVDs, CDs, toys, puzzles and other resources.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Board of Education Address: P.O. Box 729. Whiteville, NC 28472 Phone: (910) 642-5168 Fax: (910) 640-1010 Contact: Mr. Jonathan Williams, Superintendent  



Law Enforcement

Agency Name: Columbus County Sheriff’s Department
Address: 805 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC  28472
Phone: (910) 642-6551 Fax: (910) 642-4321
 
Agency Name: Whiteville Police Department
Address: 117 East Columbus Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-5111
 
Agency Name: Chadbourn Police Department
Address: 602 N. Brown Street Chadbourn, NC 28431
Phone: (910) 654-4146
 
Agency Name: Fair Bluff Police Department
Address: 1054 Main Street Fair Bluff, NC 28439
Phone: (910) 649-7323
 
Agency Name: Lake Waccamaw Police Department
Address: 205 Flemington Drive Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
Phone: (910) 646-3558
 
Agency Name: Tabor City Police Department
Address: 1108 E. 5th Street Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-3149



Employment

Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Social Services-Work First
Program (TANF-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
Address: 40 Government Complex Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3178; (910) 641-3970 (fax)
Contact: Algernon McKenzie, Director; almckenzie@columbusco.org  
Service(s): Work First provides temporary, short-term financial assistance to low income families.  The goal of the program is to enable families to become self-sufficient by actively participating in training or work-related activities.   
 Agency Name: Columbus County NCWORKS Career Center- Southeastern Community
College
Address: 4564 Chadbourn Highway, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141; (910) 642-5658
Contact: Bettina Cox-Center Manager; bettina.cox@sccnc.edu  
Service(s): Services include resume preparation, interview practice, career and personal assessment, employment readiness preparation, short-term skills training, job placement and follow-up transportation assistance, child care assistance, Workforce investment Act (WIA) for adults, youths, and dislocated workers and services for displaced homemakers.
 
Agency Name: SCFS: Southeastern Community and Family Services, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 337; 425 South Lee Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-6083; (910) 642-5407 (fax)
Contact: Wanda Davis; daviswa@scfsnc.org  
Service(s): Through a community services block grant, this agency works with families to provide job training and employment assistance, educational and social programs, emergency assistance when funds are available, volunteer income tax preparation, USDA food and transitional housing, other programs include Head Start and weatherization.
 
Agency Name: North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Address: 118 Memory Plaza
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-5406; toll-free 1-844-291-4568
(910) 642-2114 (fax)
Contact: Jai Robinson, Unit Manager
Service(s): This agency provides a wide range of services to persons with physical, mental or emotional impairments, which result in a substantial impediment to employment. Services include, but are not limited to, disability and vocational assessment, employment training, job placement, diagnostic evaluations, guidance and counseling, on-the-job training, college tuition and fees, tuition to a public sheltered workshop or rehabilitation facility, payment for interpreter services for the hearing impaired, postemployment services, and employment marketing skills training. Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
    
 
Agency Name: North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center
(SBTDC)
Address: 5 West Hargett Street, Suite 600, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (800) 258-0862
Service(s): The SBTDC helps small business owners and those interested in starting a business plan for the future of their businesses.
 
Agency Name: Southeastern Community College Human Resources Development
Address: 4564 Chadbourn Highway
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141
(910) 642-5658 (fax)
Contact: Bettina Cox; Bettina.cox@sccnc.edu  
Service(s): This program helps unemployed adults find employment or resources to secure training and education. Office skills, computer, and in-home aide skills training are just some of the special training classes that are available. Tuition is waived for those who are unemployed, underemployed, or dislocated workers.
 
Agency Name: Southeastern Community College Small Business Center
Address: 4564 Chadbourn Highway, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141, ext. 419
(910) 642-4409 (fax)
Contact: Becki McPherson; becki.mcpherson@sccnc.edu  
Service(s): This program helps unemployed adults find employment or resources to secure training and education. Office skills, computer, and in-home aide skills training are just some of the special training classes that are available. Tuition is waived for those who are unemployed, underemployed, or dislocated workers.  
 
Agency Name: Telamon NC Workforce and Career Services
Address: 1424 South JK Powell Blvd., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 212-4360
Service(s): This agency provides employment and training, work experiences,
English-as-a-Second-Language and other supportive services. Previous
Farm work within the most recent 24 months is required. Participants must meet federal poverty level income guidelines.
 
 


 
Financial

Agency Name: Trillium: Future Planning Financial Assistance
Service(s): Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts: To be eligible for Future Planning financial assistance, members must meet the following conditions; be three years of age or older, have an Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and/or mental health condition that requires long term care/support; complete the necessary application by calling 1-866-998-2597.
Phone: 1-866-998-2597
Email: FuturePlanning@TrilliumNC.org
 
Agency Name: Social Security Administration
Address: 204 S. Lee St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7182; (800) 722-1213 (fax)
Contact: Rafael Sanabia, Office Manager
 
Agency Name: Lake Waccamaw Lion’s Club
Address: PO Box 220 Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
Phone: 910-356-4033
Contact: Barbara Burton
Service(s): Provides financial assistance for health services to individuals below the state’s poverty level as a supplement to Medicaid. Services include vision and eye care coverage to include examinations and glasses. Interviews for consideration are held on Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am at the Columbus County Department of Social Services. The Lion’s Club also assists with the costs of prescription medications and hearing aids. Refer to the above contact telephone number for additional information.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Aging
Address: 827 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6602 / (910) 640-6646
Contact Person: Amanda Harrelson, Director
Service(s) Offered: This agency coordinates In-Home Aide services and the Community
Alternatives Program (CAPS) for adults and children. Senior Centers provide community involvement and opportunities for older adults to become physically active, mentally challenged, emotionally supported, and socially involved. Congregate meals and home delivered meals are offered to seniors. The Minor Home Repair program assists person 60 years or older with minor repairs to their homes to remedy conditions that are a risk to their health and safety. Transportation is available to the nutrition sites.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Social Services
Address: 40 Government Complex Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2880
Service(s) Offered: This agency offers counseling services, adoption information, adult In-
Home Aide services, child and adult protective services; and financial and medical assistance to low income families. Emergency assistance with utility bills and rent, information about food stamps, custody studies, and foster care placement. Employment related transportation of TANF recipients is available, as well as child support enforcement, information about Medicaid, parenting skills services and information and referral services. Fees and eligibility requirements vary based on the program.
 
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Help Mission
Address: 127 West Commerce Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2724
Service(s): This business provides assistance with emergency food, clothing, furnishings, rent, medication, bills and fuel.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)
Southeastern Community College
Address: 4564 Chadbourn Hwy, Whiteville, NC 28472
Contact Person: Millicent Collins
Phone: (910) 642-7141 ext. 294
Service(s) Offered: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) enhances the lives of adults 55 years of age and older by providing them with meaningful volunteer opportunities. These men and women volunteer in a number of public and private nonprofit agencies and organization, including civic clubs.
 
Agency Name: Southeastern Community College Small Business Center (SBC)
Address: 4564 Chadbourn Highway, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141, ext. 419; (910)642-4409 (fax)
Contact: Becki McPherson, Director
Service(s): This program can help your business be successful by providing assistance for existing entrepreneurs and individuals who express a desire to start their own business. Information, counseling, loan program options, and referral services are offered. For more information about SBC seminars, or to find out about the many other services of the SBC, call Becki McPherson at 910-788-6419
 
Agency Name: Disability Hotline (Social Security)
Phone: (800) 772-1213 (toll free); TTY: (800) 325-0778
 
 


 
Food

Agency Name: Believers Home Fellowship – Food Pantry
Address: 212 Faith Circle, Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-7299 or (910)653-4262
Services: emergency food to residents of Tabor City and Carendon, must call to make appointment.  
Food service hours: Last Tuesday of each month 1PM-5PM. Third Tuesday of the month for elderly and disabled 1PM-5PM
 
Agency Name: Bogue Community Citizens Association – Food Pantry
Address: 106 Jockey Rd., Hallsboro, NC 28442
Phone: (910) 234-5591  
Services- Food Pantry the last Friday of each month from 10a.m. – 11:30a.m.
 
Agency Name: Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Address: 45 Governmental Complex Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3996; (910) 642-6315 (fax)
Service(s) Offered: This nutrition program targets our most needy families with children and teaches how to improve their nutrition, overall health, and quality of life. It shares tips and recipes to help you and your family make smart choices about eating and moving more.
 
Agency Name: Harvest Table – Food Pantry
211 East Columbus St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-6654 or (910) 840-0728
Services: Emergency food boxes prepared for Needy Families by Appt.
Food pantry service hours: M/T/F 11am-1pm/ Wed and Sun nite 7pm/ Thurs nite 7pm -Hispanic Outreach. * Make sure you check by calling the food pantry to confirm that they still are in operation and the hours as the hours have not changed.  
 
Agency Name: Living Word Church Community Care and Share-Food Pantry
Address: 98 Old Hwy 74, Chadbourn NC 28431  
Phone: (910) 654-4164
Services – Food Pantry open Thursdays from 2 – 5p.m. and the First Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon
 
Agency Name: New Creations – Food Pantry
Address: 412 Youngstown Rd., Riegelwood, NC 28456
Phone: (910) 669-2018  
Services: Food Pantry the 3rd Wednesday from 3-5p.m.

Agency Name: Southeastern Community & Family Services, Inc
Address: 425 South Lee Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-6083; (910) 642-5407 (fax)
Contact: Sara Shipman, CSBG Supervisor  
Service(s): Through a community services block grant, this agency works with families to provide job training and employment assistance, educational and social programs, emergency assistance when funds are available, USDA food and transitional housing. Other programs include Head Start and weatherization.  This program does not pay, but helps remove obstacles that prevent people from CSBG program.
 
Agency Name: Lake Waccamaw First Baptist Church – Food Pantry
300 Sam Potts Hwy., Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
Phone: (910) 646-3727
Services: Food distribution every second Wednesday and every fourth Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each month. Food is free to anyone needing food. Picture ID is all that is required. Food distributed at the First Baptist Church in Lake Waccamaw, NC



Home Health
 
Agency Name: American Red Cross Cape Fear Chapter Columbus Service Delivery
Unit
Address: 704 North Thompson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-3364
Service(s): This agency provides health and safety training; disaster relief services, and community relations volunteer training. This program also provides services to individuals interested in gaining skills as lifeguards, swimmers, or youth babysitters. HIV/AIDS education courses also are offered. These programs are open to individuals who have experienced a natural disaster, fire, or emergency need.  
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Aging
Address: 827 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6602; (910) 640-6646
Contact: Amanda Harrelson-Director; aharrelson@columbusco.org  
Service(s): This agency coordinates in-home aide services and the Community
Alternatives Program for adults and children. Senior Centers provide community involvement and opportunities for older adults to become physically active, mentally challenged, emotionally supported, and socially involved. Congregate meals and home delivered meals are offered to seniors. The Minor Home Repair program assists persons 60 years or older with minor repairs to their homes to remedy conditions that are a rick to their health and safety. Transportation is available to the nutrition sites.
 
Agency Name: Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Address: 500 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8011
Service(s) Offered: Columbus Regional Healthcare System boasts an impressive and highly trained medical staff and other healthcare professionals who represent a wide range of specialties and are dedicated to the well-being of every patient. The hospital also offers a breast feeding program and the Women’s Choice Program.
 
Agency Name: Division of Health Promotion
Phone: (919) 715-0122
 
Agency Name: Eldercare Locator
Phone: (800) 677-1116
 
Agency Name: Environmental Health
Address: 308 Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6617; (910) 640-0766
Contact: Kristie Priest-Supervisor; kpriest@columbusco.org  
 
Agency Name: Home Health Agency Hotline
Phone: (800) 624-3004
 
 
Agency Name: SECU FAMILY HOUSE at New Hanover Regional Med Center
Address: 1523 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 662-9980
Service(s): This facility provides support services to patients and their families while they are experiencing a medical crisis.
 
Agency Name: Lion’s Club
Address: Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7200
Contact: Paul Pope, Dutch Dine
Service(s): Provides financial assistance for health services to individuals below the state’s poverty level as a supplement to Medicaid. Services include vision and eye care coverage to include examinations and glasses. Interviews for consideration are held on Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am at the Columbus County Department of Social Services. The Lion’s Club also assists with the costs of prescription medications and hearing aids. Refer to the above contact telephone number for additional information.
 
Agency Name: Lower Cape Fear Hospice
Address: 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-9051; (910) 642-0223 (fax); www.hospiceandlifecarecenter.org  
Service(s): This agency offers bereavement support services and counseling, skilled nursing care, medical social services, medications, personal care, chaplains, and volunteer assistance.
 
 
Agency Name: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: (919) 733-4534
Service(s): Provides a wide range of services to persons with physical, mental or emotional impairments that result in a substantial impediment to employment. Services include, but are not limited to, disability and vocational assessment, employment training, job placement, diagnostic evaluations, guidance and counseling, on-the-job training, college tuition and fees, tuition to a public sheltered workshop or rehabilitation facility, payment for interpreter services for the hearing impaired, postemployment services, and employment marketing skills training.
 
Agency Name: North Carolina Health Choice Columbus County Department of
Social Services
Address: 50 Government Complex Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910)642-2800 / (800)367-2229 (toll free) / (910)641-3970 (fax)
(919)733-4622 (Children Services)
(800)992-9457 (Child Support)
(919)733-7831 (Child Welfare)
Contact: Algernon McKenzie, Director
Service(s): This agency offers counseling services, adoption information, adult In-Home Aide services, child and adult protective services; and financial and medical assistance to low income families. Emergency assistance with utility bills and rent, information about food stamps, custody studies, foster care placement, and job training also are offered. Employment related transportation for TANF recipients is available, as well as child support enforcement, information about Medicaid, parenting skills services, and information and referral services. Fees and eligibility requirements vary based on the program.
 
Agency Name: Senior Health Insurance Information Program (S.H.I.I.P.)-Columbus County Department of Aging
Address: 827 Washington St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6602; www.ncdoi.com  
 
 


 
Legal
 
Agency Name: Columbus Correctional Institution
Address: Brunswick, NC 28428
Phone: (910) 642-3285
(919) 716-3600 (Dept. of Corrections)
(919) 733-4926 (Correction/Prisons)
(919) 7332126 (Crime Control)
(800) 368-1985 (Citizen/Victim Service)
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Courthouse
Address: Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3000
 
Agency Name: Columbus County District Attorney’s Office, District #13
Address: 110 Courthouse Square, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3050
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Juvenile Restitution Program
Address: 117 East Carolina Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3049
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Sheriff’s Department
Address: 805 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-6551; (910) 642-4321 (fax)
Contact: Christopher Batten, Sheriff
Service(s): This agency provides comprehensive law enforcement and protection services primarily to county residents. Victims’ advocates are on staff. Please call for information.
 
Agency Name: Guardian ad Litem, District #13
Address: 106 West Smith St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3095/ (800) 982-4041
Service(s): Court-appointed attorney advocates for children
 
Agency Name: Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.
Phone: (910) 763-6207
Service(s): Legal services for Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender Co.
Agency Name: National Victim Center
Phone: (800) 394-2255
 Agency Name: NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Address: 310 Jefferson Steet St. Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3080/ (910) 641-0245 FAX
Services: Intake, probation, post-release supervision, court services, and Court  
Counselors of DJJ youth
 
Agency Name: NC Lawyer Referral Service
Phone: (800) 662-7660
 
Agency Name: NC SAVAN-statewide automated victim assistance and notification
Phone: (877) 627-2826
 
Agency Name: State Bureau of Investigation - Raleigh
Address: 3320 Garner Road, Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone: (919) 662-4500
Service(s): The State Bureau of Investigation is a division of the Department of
Justice under the direction of Attorney General Roy Cooper. The SBI assists local law enforcement with criminal investigations. We work closely with local police and Sheriffs, district attorneys, federal investigators, and federal prosecutors.
 
Agency Name: Tabor Correctional Institution
Address: 4600 Swamp Fox Hwy. W., Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-6413; (910) 653-6837 fax
Contact: Jeanette Chavis, Administrator
Service(s): A 1,000 cell facility which houses both close and medium custody inmates for a total capacity of 1,500 inmates.
 
Agency Name: Social Security Administration
Address: 204 S. Lee St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (877)779-7257
Contact: Rafael Sanabia, Office Manager
 



Local/County Government
 
Agency Name: Cape Fear Council of Governments
Address: 1480 Harbour Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 395-4553; (800) 281-6575 (toll free); (910) 395-2684 (fax)
Contact Person: Margie Parker, Workforce Dev. Director
 
Agency Name: Chadbourn Chamber of Commerce
Address: 115 North Brown Street, Chadbourn, NC 2831
Phone: (910) 654-3445 (message)
Contact: Becky Freeman
Service(s): Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. A voluntary business membership organization, the Chamber of Commerce strives to advance the economic, industrial, development, and education of the business community.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Administration
Address: 111 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6630
Contact: Bill Clark, County Manager
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Animal Control
Address: 288 Legion Drive, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-3945
Service(s): This agency is responsible for the welfare and maintenance of domiciles for animals on health-related issues such as animal bites, investigate abandonment or animal cruelty issues, collects stray animals in the county and from town’s holding cages, sets up rabies clinics with veterinarians, assists sheriff, police, and state highway patrol departments during DWI’s when animals are involved, on service calls 24 hours for emergencies relating to animals, collects rabies shots’ receipts from local veterinarian and sends reports to Raleigh monthly, maintains records of animal incidences, and answers and follows-up on all animal-related complaints throughout the county.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Board of Elections
Address: 50 North Legion Drive, Suite A, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6608; (910) 640-0916 (fax)
Service(s): This agency holds all county elections (local, state, federal, and specially called referendums), registers voters and issues voter registration cards, maintains rosters of registered voters by precincts, appoints poll workers, holds training seminars for poll workers, tests voting equipment prior to elections, provides supplies to poll workers, audits records twice yearly, and provides voter lists to the public by precinct, party, and age.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Building Inspection
Address: 606 Thompson, St. Suite 8, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6619; (910) 640-6649 (fax)
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Cooperative Extension Service
Address: 45 Government Complex Road, Suite A, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6605; (910) 642-6315 (fax)
Contact: Dalton Dockery, Director
Service(s): This agency offers a wide variety of educational programs based on research to businesses, farmers, homemakers, youth, and interested residents in the fields of agriculture, family, consumer education, community development, and 4-H youth.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Aging
Address: 827 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6602; (910) 640-6646
Contact: Amanda Jernigan, Director
Service(s): This agency coordinates In-Home Aide services and the Community
Alternatives Program (CAPS) for adults and children. Senior Centers provide community involvement and opportunities for older adults to become physically active, mentally challenged, emotionally supported, and socially involved. Congregate meals and home delivered meals are offered to seniors. The Minor Home Repair program assists person 60 years or older with minor repairs to their homes to remedy conditions that are a risk to their health and safety. Transportation is available to the nutrition sites.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Social Services
Address: 40 Government Complex Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2800; (910)640-6631; (910) 641-3970 (fax)
Service(s) Offered: This agency offers adoption information, adult In-Home Aide services, child and adult protective services; and financial and medical assistance to low income families. Emergency assistance with utility bills and rent, information about food stamps, custody studies, foster care placement, and job training also are offered. Employment related transportation of TANF recipients is available, as well as child support enforcement, information about Medicaid, parenting skills services and information and referral services. Fees and eligibility requirements vary based on the program.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County District Attorney’s Office, District #13
Address: 110 Courthouse Square, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-3050
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Economic Development Commission
Address: 111 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6608; (910) 642-1876 (fax)
Contact: Gary Lanier, Director www.edc@columbus.org
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Emergency Services (EMS)
Address: 608 North Thompson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6610; (910) 640-1241(FAX)
Contact:
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Fire Marshal
Address: 608 N. Thompson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6613, ext. 224
 
Agency Name: Columbus County 4-H
Address: 45 Government Complex Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6607; (910) 642-6315 (fax)
Contact: Nakoma Simmons
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Governor’s One-on-One Volunteer Program
Dream Center
Address: 406 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-0633; (910) 642-0712 (fax)
Contact: Carol Caldwell, Exec. Director
Service (s): This program matches court involved youth with adult role models, provides group activities, and offers positive reinforcement.
 
Agency: Columbus County Habitat for Humanity
Address: Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 770-0706
Contact Person: Joyce Mauldin, President
 
Agency: Columbus County Library
Address: 407 North Powell Boulevard, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910)642-3116 /642-3839
Contact: Morris Pridgen
Service(s): Modern library resources and services that promote lifelong learning, enjoyment of reading, and enhance the quality of life of people within the county are offered through a five –branch library system. Adult and children’s reference services, local history, genealogy, magazines, newspaper, videos, audio cassettes, children’s story time, summer reading program, work processors, public internet access, typewriters, inter-library loans, homebound services, bookmobile, copier and fax machines are available.
 
Agency: Columbus County Literacy Council
Address: 201 West Main Street
Phone: (910) 642-2442/ (910)642-4855 (fax)
Contact: Barbara Barbour, Director
Service(s): Tutor training in the Laubach Way to Reading methodology and one-on-one tutoring, based on student needs are offered.
 
Agency: Columbus County Parks and Recreation
Address: 106 W. Smith Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6624; (910)642-4855 (fax)
Contact: Julie Strickland, Director
 
Agency: Columbus County Partnership for Children “Smart Start”
Address: 109 W. Main Street Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8226
Contact: Selena Rowell, Director
   
Agency: Columbus County Personnel Office
Address: 111 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 914-4119; (910) 642-2386 (fax)
 
Agency: Columbus County Public Utilities
Address: 805 Pinckney St, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-5257/(910) 642-1041 FAX
 
Agency: Columbus County Register of Deeds
Address: Courthouse Square, Whiteville, NC 28472-1086
Phone: (910) 640-6625; (910) 640-2547 (fax)
Contact: Kandice Whitehead Bullock
Service (s): Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. This office assists with filing assumed names for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations, issues marriage licenses, and administers notary public oaths.
 
Agency: Columbus County RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)
Southeastern Community College
Address: 4564 Chadbourn Hwy, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141; (910) 641-3962
Service(s) Offered: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) enhances the lives of adults 55 years of age and older by providing them with meaningful volunteer opportunities. These men and women volunteer in a number of public and private nonprofit agencies and organization, including civic clubs.
 
Agency: Columbus County Tax Office
Address: 110 Courthouse Square, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6635; (910) 640-3305 (fax)
Contact Person: N. Hughes, Director
 
Agency: Columbus County Veteran’s Services
Address: 805 Pinckney Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910)640-6638; (910)641-3971 (fax)
Contact: Sherri Blackmon
 
Agency: Columbus County Volunteer Center
Address: 4564 Chadbourn Hwy, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141 ext. 324 or ext. 294 volunteer@sccnc.edu
Service(s): This agency provides a professional resource center for the coordination of volunteer activities and opportunities with programs and agencies that improve the lives of the people of Columbus County. The purpose of the Volunteer Center is to increase public awareness and to recruit screen, train, and evaluate volunteers to serve in the community, as well as to focus on mentoring, tutoring, and recreational programs for youth. Representatives of local agencies and organizations who use volunteers or have an interest in promoting volunteerism are also included
 
 
Agency: Columbus County Health Department
Address: 304 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6615; (910) 640-1088 (fax)
Contact: Kim Smith, Director
Service(s): This agency offers family planning information, a prenatal clinic, an adult health clinic, free immunizations, and the WIC program. Screenings, assessment, physical therapy referral, childcare referral, child service coordination, speech/language therapy referral, orthopedic clinic, dental clinic, communicable and infectious disease clinics, family/parent education, training, consultation, child development, occupational therapy, and medical care and treatment also are offered.
 
 
Agency: Greater Whiteville Chamber of Commerce
Address: 601 S. Madison St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-3171; (910) 642-6047 fax
Contact: Jamille Gore, Chairperson; Jennifer Holcomb, President
Website: whitevillechamber.org
Service(s): A voluntary business membership organization, the Chamber of
Commerce strives to advance the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of Columbus County through the promotions, development, and education of the business community.
 
Agency Name: North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Address: P.O. Box 566
118 Memory Plaza, Whiteville, NC 28472
 (910) 914-4150; (910) 642-5406; (910) 642-2114 (fax)
Contact: Jai Robinson, Unit Manager
Website: www.ncdhhs.gov/dvrs
Service(s): This agency provides a wide range of services to persons with physical, mental or emotional impairments, which result in a substantial impediment to employment. Services include, but are not limited to, disability and vocational assessment, employment training, job placement, diagnostic evaluations, guidance and counseling, on-the-job training, college tuition and fees, tuition to a public sheltered workshop or rehabilitation facility, payment for interpreter services for the hearing impaired, postemployment services, and employment marketing skills training.
 
Agency Name: North Carolina Health Choice
Columbus County Department of Social Services
Address: Post Office Box 397, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2800
(910) 641-3970 (fax)
(919) 733-4622 (Children Services)
(800) 992-9457 (Child Support)
(919) 733-7831 (Child Welfare)
Service(s): This agency offers counseling services, adoption information, adult In-Home Aide services, child and adult protective services; and financial and medical assistance to low income families. Emergency assistance with utility bills and rent, information about food stamps, custody studies, foster care placement, and job training also are offered. Employment related transportation for TANF recipients is available, as well as child support enforcement, information about Medicaid, parenting skills services, and information and referral services. Fees and eligibility requirements vary based on the program. Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
 
Agency Name: North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce
Solutions
Phone: (910) 642-0146; (910) 641-3909 (fax)
Contact: Charles Garrett, Manager
Website: www.nccommerce.com
Service(s): This agency assists with job placement, unemployment insurance, unemployment benefits, veterans, services, labor market information, employer services, technical assistance, federal bonding, and agricultural services.
 
Agency: Salvation Army Administration and Social Services Offices
Address: 820 N. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone: (910) 762-7352; (910) 762-1501 fax
Service(s): The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Programs provided are Family Shelters, Emergency and Disaster Services, International Assistance, Family Stores, Crisis Assistance, Christmas Assistance, ARCs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Camp Walter Johnson, Worship Centers, and Music & Arts Programs.
 
Agency Name: Social Security Administration
Address: 204 S. Lee St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (877) 779-7257
Contact: Rafael Sanabia, Office Manager
Website: www.ssa.gov
 
Agency Name: Tabor City Chamber of Commerce
Address: 103-D E. 5th St., Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910)377-3012
Contact: Cynthia Nelson, Exec. Vice Pres.
Service(s): Hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. A voluntary business membership organization, the Chamber of Commerce strives to advance the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of Tabor City through the promotion, development, and education of the business community.
 
Agency Name: Whiteville Chamber of Commerce
Address: 601 S. Madison St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-3171/ (910) 642-6047 (FAX)
Contact: Jennifer Holcomb, President
Service(s): Voluntary membership org, designed to advance local economy and build professional relationships.
 
Agency: Whiteville Parks & Recreation
Address: 255 Rec Center Drive, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-9052; (910) 642-4981 fax
Website: http://www.whitevillecity.com/ParksandRecreation/tabid/58/Default.aspx



Medical Care

Agency Name: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Columbus County Hospital
Address: 500 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-8011
Service(s): This group meets Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m. to discuss nutrition, proper diet, and weight loss methods.
 
Agency Name: Senior Health Insurance Information Program (S.H.I.I.P.)
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Services
Address: 45 Government Road, Suite A, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6607; (800)443-9354; (910)642-6315 (fax)
 
Agency Name: American Diabetes Association
Phone: 800-342-2383
 
Agency Name: American Red Cross Cape Fear Chapter Columbus Service Delivery
Unit
Address: 704 North Thompson St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-3364/ (910) 642-2026 (FAX)
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Health Department
Address: 304 Jefferson St, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6615; (910) 640-1088 (fax)
Contact Person: Kim Smith, Director
Service(s) offered: This agency offers family planning information, a prenatal clinic, an adult health clinic, free immunizations, and the WIC program. Screenings, assessment, physical therapy referral, childcare referral, child service coordination, speech/language therapy referral, orthopedic clinic, dental clinic, communicable and infectious disease clinics, family/parent education, training, consultation, child development, occupational therapy, and medical care and treatment also are offered.
 
Agency Name: Columbus Internal Medicine
Address: 626 Jefferson St, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-3356
Services: Internal Medicine
 
Agency Name: Columbus Pediatrics and Adolescent
Address: 800 Jefferson St, Suite 116  
Phone: 910-642-2642
Services: Comprehensive medical care from infancy through college, asthma care, ADHD, trauma/laceration care, routine well care, sports and school physicals, sick child care.  
Website: http://www.pedscpac.com/
    
Agency Name: Columbus Regional Health Care System
Address: 500 Jefferson Street, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8011; (910) 642-9305
Contact Person: Deborah Dallas, Employment Coordinator
Service(s) offered: Columbus Regional Healthcare System boasts on impressive and highly trained medical staff and other healthcare professional who represent a wide range of specialties and are dedicated to the well-being of every patient, including Emergency, Acute Hospital inpatient, Surgical Services, Oncology Services
Website: www.crhealthcare.org
 
Agency Name: G&G Health Care – Cerro Gordo & Whiteville
Cerro Gordo Address: 7490 Andrew Jackson Hwy SW, Cerro Gordo, NC 28430
Whiteville Address: 326 Columbus Corners Dr., Whiteville (Walmart plaza) Phone: (910) 654-2050 Services:  General physical exams, commercial driver’s license exams, urgent and minor emergency care, pediatric care, geriatric care, lab studies, x-ray studies, hearing evaluation, visual examinations, minor office surgery, dermatology care, EKG and pulmonary studies, cardiac evaluation tests, nutritional screening & consulting, in-patient hospital care Website: http://gandghealthcare.com/

Agency Name:  Goshen Medical Center – Whiteville, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Bolton  
Whiteville: 5 Whiteville Town Center Whiteville, NC 28472 Phone:  (910) 212-6613
Whiteville Vineland Office: 630 South Madison Street, Whiteville NC 28472 Phone: (910) 642-7463
Tabor City office: 270 North US 701 HWY Bypass - Tabor City, NC 28463 Phone: (910) 653-1901
Chadbourn office: 110 North Brown St Chadbourn, NC 28431 Phone: (910) 654-1701
Bolton office: Address: 213 9th St Bolton, NC 28423 Phone: 910-655-8300
Services: Comprehensive family medicine
Website: http://www.goshenmedical.org/familypractice.html
 
Agency Name: Health Partners PC
Address: 107 Church St, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
Phone: 910-646-2107
Services: Family Doctor
 
Agency Name: North Whiteville Urgent Care and Family Practice
Address: 614 N JK Powell Blvd, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-2009
Services: Comprehensive primary care, minor emergencies  
Website: http://whitevilleurgentcare.com/
 
Agency Name: Riegelwood Medical Clinic
Address: 10 NC-87, Riegelwood, NC 28456
Phone: (910) 655-0021
Services: Walk in family practice
Website: https://riegelwoodmedicalclinic.com/
   
Agency Name: Sandhills Medical Care
Address: 1409 Pinckney St, Whiteville NC 28472  
Phone: 910-640-2770
Services: Primary Care
 
Agency Name: Sandpiper Pediatrics
Address: 27417 Andrew Jackson Hwy E, Delco, NC 28436
Phone: (910) 207-0777
Services: Pediatric  
Website: http://sandpiperpediatrics.com/
 
Agency Name: Signet Healthcare Inc
Address: 109 Jk Powell Blvd, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-3327
Services:  Internal medicine, women’s’ health, physical therapy, health & wellness coaching
Website: http://www.signethealthcare.org/
 
Agency Name: Southeast Primary Care – Whiteville & Tabor City
Whiteville Address: 619 Jefferson St, Whiteville, NC 28472 Phone: 910-642-0331
Tabor City Address: 14508 James B White Hwy S, Tabor City, NC 28463 Phone: (910) 653-7000
Services: Primary Care- preventative medicine, pre-employment/school/sports physicals, pediatric care, health maintenance, illness/injury diagnoses, treatment & referrals, annual physicals, routine diabetic care, blood pressure checks, immunizations, wellness exams
 
Agency Name: Southeast Pediatrics
Address: 612-36 Jefferson Street
Whiteville, NC
Contact: Jugta Kahai, MD, FAAP , Pediatric Medical Director
Phone: (910) 640-4064
Services: 24/7 hospital pediatric coverage through board certified pediatric hospitalists, a full spectrum of pediatric services at Southeast Primary Care in Whiteville and Tabor City.
Website: www.crhealthcare.org/services/pediatrics/
 
Agency Name: Waterway Family Medicine – Tabor City
Address: 909 Pireway Road Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: 910-653-2112
Services: Family medicine
 Agency Name: Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Phone: (800) 205-9915; Toll-free TTY: (800) 205-9916
TTY: (910) 251-5767; Video Phone: (910) 777-5770
 



Mental Health Services

Agency Name: Trillium Health Resources (877-685-2415: Access Line)
If you have Medicaid or are uninsured you may contact Trillium Health Resources by calling their 24/7 Access to Care Line at 1-877-685-2415. They can help you access services for mental health, substance use, or intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Agency Name: Advantage Behavioral Healthcare
Address: 732 Davis Avenue Whiteville, NC
Phone: 910-640-1038
Website: www.advantagebeh.com
Services: Intensive In-Home, Day Treatment, Outpatient Therapy (to include specialized Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Substance Use), Assessments, Psychiatric/Medication Evaluations.
 
Agency Name: Coastal Horizons
Address: 209 Peanut Road, Elizabethtown
Phone:  (910) 202-3155
Website: www.coastalhorizons.org  
Services: Intensive In-Home, Intensive Family Preservation Services
 
Agency Name: Coastal Southeastern United Care  
Address: 100 A Memory Plaza, Whiteville  
Phone: (910) 640-2230
Service(s): Intensive in Home, Psychiatric/Medication Evaluations  
 
Agency Name: Community Support Agency
Address: 44 Dream Ave., Delco, NC; 817 B. South Madison Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 655-0698
Services: Enhanced Benefit Services: Intensive In-Home, Day Treatment (Delco location) Foster Care enrollment, Community Support Team, Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Therapy, and Individual Outpatient Drug Therapy, Also Basic Benefit Outpatient Services and Outpatient Psychiatric Consultation/Evaluation and Medication Management; transportation available
 
Agency Name: Carolinas Home Care Agency, Inc
603 S. Canal Street, Whiteville NC  
Phone (910)-642-3700
 
Agency Name: H&H Mental Health, Heidi Herring
Address: 174 Bitmore Rd, Whiteville
Phone: 910 640-1830
 
Agency Name: Integrated Family Services  
Phone: 1.866.437.1821 http://www.integratedfamilyservices.net/services/mobile-crisis-management/
Mobile Crisis Services
 
 
Agency Name: Life Changing Behavioral Health Services
304 S. Main Street, Fairmont 28340
(910) 628-6476
 
Agency Name: Port Health Services  
Address: 706 N. Thompson Avenue, Whiteville, NC  
Phone: 910-353-0109
Services:  Assessments, Individual and Group Therapy, Medication Management
 
Agency Name: RHA Health
Address: 26 Lee Avenue, Whiteville, NC  
Phone: 910-640-2724
Website: www.rhabehavioralhealth.org
Services:  CCA, Individual and Group Therapy, Medication Management, IIH, CST, PSR
 
Agency Name: Coastal Community Management Address: 823 East Jefferson St, Suite 1, Whiteville, NC 28472 Services: CCA, Individual and Group Therapy, Sex Offender  Counseling, Substance Abuse Phone: 910-508-8904
 
Agency Name: AMI Kids NC Family Services  Address: 890 S. Kerr Avenue Suite 210 Wilmington, NC 28403 Services: Functional Family Therapy, FFT for families involved with Division of Juvenile Justice, youth ranging from 11-18 years old in home, weekly family therapy. Services provided for Southeast NC includes Brunswick, Bladen, and Columbus Counties.  Phone: 910-473-5634    
 



Substance Use Services
 
Agency Name: RHA
Address 603 Pecan Lane, Whiteville, NC
Phone 910-640-1400
Services:  Basic and Enhanced Substance Use services to include SAIOP, SACOT, Subxone, Subutex, and Groups
 
Agency Name: Changing Lanes DWI Services
Services: DWI (ADETS)
Address: 174 Bitmore Rd, Whiteville
Phone: 910-640-1830
 
Agency Name: Clean and Clear Evaluation and Treatment
Address: 5791 Silver Spoon Rd, Whiteville
Phone: 910-648-4567
 
Agency Name: Port Health Services
Address: 706 N. Thompson Avenue, Whiteville, NC  
Phone: 910-353-0109
Services:  Assessments, SAIOP, Medication Assisted Therapy (Suboxone)   
 
Agency Name: Rouse Counseling & Consulting Services
Address: 805 N. Franklin St, Room 208, Whiteville
Phone: 910-642-9008
Services: DWI (ADETS)
 
Agency Name: Saving Sons, Inc  
Address: Whiteville, NC
Phone: 910 770-2221
Contact: Colton Reaves
Website:  www.savingsonsnc.org
Services: Substance abuse offering help to any men struggling with addiction by admission into our Christian-Faith based recovery program including 24-hour supervision and an environment conducive to spiritual growth, mental health, and physical recovery. Multiple treatment options, drug abuse awareness speakers and events.
 
Agency Name: Veronica Crawley
Address: 721 -A Davis Avenue, Whiteville
Phone: 910 770-168
Services: Outpatient substance use services  
 



Intellectual/Developmental Disability Services

Agency Name: Trillium: Future Planning Financial Assistance
Service(s): Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts: To be eligible for Future Planning financial assistance, members must meet the following conditions; be three years of age or older, have an Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and/or mental health condition that requires long term care/support; complete the necessary application by calling 1-866-998-2597.
Phone: 1-866-998-2597
Email: FuturePlanning@TrilliumNC.org
 
Agency Name: Advantage Behavioral Healthcare
Address: 732 Davis Ave Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-1038
Contact: Ranada Jones-Barsh
Services: Developmental Therapy, Personal Assistance, I/DD Waiver Services
 
Agency Name: Carolinas Home Care Agency    
Address: 603 Canal Street Whiteville  
Phone: (910) 642-3700
Website: http://www.carolinashomecareagency.com/
 
Agency Name: Community Innovations, Inc
Address: 80 Alliance Drive Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-5697
Services: www.communityinnovations.com
 
Agency Name: Community Support Agency
Address: 817B S Madison Street Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910 207-6761
Website:  https://www.communitysupportagency.com/

Agency Name: Easter Seals/UCP
Address: 615A North Wilson Street Chadbourn Columbus - Supervised Living Apartments. Contact Person/Apartment Manager: Nina Phone: 910-790-5921 Website: http://www.easterseals.com/NCVA/our-programs/adult-services/locations-for-supported.html

Agency Name: HomeCare Management
Address: 2208 James B. White Hwy. N Whiteville, NC 28472  
Phone: 910-640-1153
Website: https://homecaremgmt.org/office-whiteville
 
Agency Name: Life Changing Behavioral Health Services
Address: 3450 James B White HWY Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-640-1783
 
Agency Name: Primary Health Choice, Inc.  
Address: 106 S Lee St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-9900
Website: http://www.primaryhealthchoice.org  
 
Agency Name: Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) of the Cape Fear Phone: 910-251-5817 or 1-877-763-3120 Website: www.beearly.nc.gov
Services: The North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (ITP) provides services for the development of infants and toddlers  with special needs, and their families. Children’s Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) administer these services locally to enhance your child’s potential for growth and development. A child and family may receive supports and services if the Child is: up to 3 years old and has a developmental delay or Established condition. Some services available to help your child and family include: evaluation, service coordination, special instruction, physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies, assistive technology, family support. Referrals are made to the Children’s Developmental Services Agency through a simple call to an intake coordinator who will help guide you through the referral process.  Parent or guardian permission is required for enrollment in the Infant-Toddler Program.   
 


 
Rent / Utility / Housing  

Agency Name: Columbus County Public Housing
Address: 2322 JAMES B. WHITE HWY N, WHITEVILLE NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6618  
Contact: Rebecca Tyson, Director
Service(s): This agency provides federally subsidized housing based on applicant’s ability to meet federal regulations
 
Agency Name: Brook Berry Apartments
Address: 409 W. Calhoun Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7729; (910) 642-6726 (fax)
Contact Person: Tonnie Duncan
Service(s):
 
Agency Name: Columbus Department of Aging
Address: 827 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6602; (910) 640-6646 (fax)
Contact Person: Brianna Williamson
Service(s): The Minor Home Repair Program assists person 60 years or older with minor repairs to their homes to remedy conditions that are a risk to their health and safety.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Social Services
Address: 40 Government Complex Rd., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2800
Contact: Al McKenzie, Director
Service(s): This agency offers emergency assistance with utility bills and rent. Fees and eligibility requirements vary based on program.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County DREAM Center
Address: 403 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-0633; (910) 642-0712 (fax)
Contact Person: Carol Caldwell, Exec. Director
Service(s): Provides programs including, but not limited to, cancer awareness, prevention and treatment, outreach resilience training for HIV/STD & substance abuse prevention, mentoring for at-risk youth, community empowerment, economic development, and home ownership counseling and training, computer lab with free internet access for adult and youth, after school tutoring and summer enrichment, training for Latino/Hispanics, nutritional snacks and lunches for ages 0-18.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Housing
Address: 50-B Legion Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6618; (910) 642-0465 (fax)
Service(s): This agency provides federally-subsidized housing based on an applicant’s ability to meet feral regulations.
 
 
Agency Name: Cypress Village Apartments
Address: 197 Orange St., Fair Bluff, NC 28439
Phone: (910) 649-7971; (910)649-7879 (fax)
Contact Person: Hattie Kelly
 
Agency Name: Families, First, Inc.
Address: 809 Washington St. Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 641-0444 CRISIS (910) 641-0253 FAX (800) 348-5068  
Services: Emergency Shelter: Shelter is available to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, their children, and pets.
 
Agency Name: Madison Hill Apartments
Address: 206 S. Madison Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8883
Service(s): Offer 1 bed room apartments to individuals 62 or older.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Mon - Thurs 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Friday
 
Agency Name: Oak Village Apartments
Address: 100 Eastside Drive, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-3593
Service(s): Hours: Tuesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
Agency Name: Kent Place Apartments
Address: 116 Tram Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8891
Service(s): Hours: 7:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday
 
Agency Name: Oxford Village Apartments
Address: 127 Oxford Village, Green Sea Road, Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-2675; 1- 866-999-0881 (fax)
Website: dongwellonsproperties.inc
Service(s): Retirement community for seniors 62 years or older or disabled individuals. Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
 
Agency Name: Riverbend Apartments
Address: 2029 Main St., Fair Bluff, NC 28439
Phone: (910) 649-7886
Service(s): Income-based housing.
 
Agency Name: Sandy Ridge Apartments
Address: 608 Nolan Ave., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (336) 760-8100
Contact: Lisa Matthews, Property Manager
Service(s): Section 8 housing, subsidized, low-rent family apartments
 
Agency Name: Saw Mill Apartments
Address: 332 W. Hay St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-0434
Contact: Dee Fowler, Site Manager
Service(s): Tax property for low-income housing. 1-2 bedroom apartments.
 
Agency Name: United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Address: 451 7th St. SW, Washington, DC 20410
Phone: (202) 708-1112
Service(s): HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.
 

Agency Name: Southeastern Community and Family Services, Inc.
Address: 425 North Lee Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-6879
(910) 642-5407 (fax)
Service(s): Provides housing vouchers to 427 families annually, providing subsidy payments for standard rental property.  Rental properties participating in this program must meet standard Housing Quality Standards as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Section 8 program participants can accumulate escrow funds to help with the purchase of a home. Through our Community Services Block Program (CSBG) Self-Sufficiency Program our participating families can accumulate escrow funds to help purchase homes.
 



Support Groups

Agency Name: ACTT Crisis Services Southeastern Regional Mental Health Center
Address: 405 Country Club Rd. Lumberton, NC 28360
Phone: (910) 738-5262 M-F 8-5
(800) 672-8255 24 hour crisis line
(800) 760-1238 customer service
(866) 315-7368 TYY
 
Agency Name: Alcoholics Anonymous
Address: 511 N. Thompson St. Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2253
Contact: Harmon Miley
Services: Regularly scheduled support meetings. Call for details.
 
Agency Name: Alzheimer’s Association Eastern NC Chapter
Address: 400 Oberlin Rd, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605
Phone: (919) 832-3732/ (800) 228-8738 toll free
 
Agency Name: American Cancer Society
Address: 930-B Wellness Dr., Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: (866) 227-8837
 
Agency Name: Reach to Recovery Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Address: 500 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8011
Service(s): This breast cancer support group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7- 9p.m.
 
Agency Name: MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Phone: (800)248-6233
 
NA/ALANONALATEEN Meetings
Serenity Whiteville Group 403 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Whiteville, NC
866-418-9500  
Type – NA
 
No Matter What Group Shepards Church 204 W. 4th St. Chadbourn, NC
866-418-9500
 Type: NA
 
Highest Praise Church 109 N. Madison St. Whiteville, NC
910-234-2674 or 910-991-2036
 Type NA
 
Fact of Life Church 24678 Peacock Rd. Tabor City, NC
910-653-2782  
Type: NA
 
First Presbyterian Church 511 N. Thompson Whiteville, NC
910-642-2253 or 910-642-0287
Type - AA meeting, Al-Anon meeting, Alateen* meeting
 
Agency Name: Chadbourn Senior Center
Address: 403 Pine Street Chadbourn, NC 28431
Phone: (910) 654-4423
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Aging
Address: 827 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6602; (910) 640-6646
Contact: Amanda Jernigan, Director
Service(s): This agency coordinates In-Home Aide services and the Community
Alternatives Program (CAPS) for adults and children. Senior Centers provide community involvement and opportunities for older adults to become physically active, mentally challenged, emotionally supported, and socially involved. Congregate meals and home delivered meals are offered to seniors. The Minor Home Repair program assists person 60 years or older with minor repairs to their homes to remedy conditions that are a risk to their health and safety. Transportation is available to the nutrition sites.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)
Address: Southeastern Community College, 4564 Chadbourn Hwy,
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141 ext 294; (910) 642-3962
Contact: Melody Prevatte
Service(s) offered: This organization provides adults 55 years of age and older with meaningful volunteer opportunities in a number of public and private nonprofit agencies and organizations including civic clubs.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Domestic Violence Families First, Inc.
Address: 809 Washington St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-5996
(910) 641-0444 (Crisis)
(910) 641-0253(fax)
(800) 348-5068(Victim Assistance)
(800) 826-6200(Victim Compensation)
 
 
Agency Name: Tabor City Senior Center
Address: 110 Lynwood Norris Rd. Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-3063
Contact: Susan Prince, Coordinator
 
Agency Name: Southeastern Community College Talent Search
Address: 4564 Chadbourn Hwy. Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141, ext. 394
Contact: Beverly Nance, VP of Continuing Ed
Website: www.sccnc.edu
Service(s): The purpose of this program is to promote high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment. The counselors work in 12 schools throughout Columbus County and serve approximately 850 students through counseling, workshops, and tutoring. They assist students in career and college planning and in securing financial aid for educational expenses.
 
Agency Name: STRIVE –Supporting Those Reared In Violent Environments
Families First, Inc.
Address: Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-5996; (910) 641-0444 (Crisis Line)
(800) 348-5068 (Victim Assistance)
(800) 826-6200 (Victim Compensation)
Contact: Greta Sellers, Advocate
Service(s): This agency works with children and parents and offers 24-hour crisis response, individual counseling, information and referrals, court advocacy and accompaniment, community education, support groups, emergency shelter, and volunteer training.
 
Agency Name: Telamon Corporation
Address: 913 Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-8229
Service(s): This agency offers employment and training, including on-the-job training, work experiences, classroom training, English-as-a Second-Language and other supportive services. Previous farm work within the most recent 24 months is required and participants must meet federal poverty level income guidelines.  Agency Name: Columbus County DREAM Center
Address: 403 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-0633; (910) 642-0712 (fax)
Contact Person: Carol Caldwell, Executive Director
Service(s): Provides programs including, but not limited to, cancer awareness, prevention and treatment, outreach resilience training for HIV/STD & substance abuse prevention, mentoring for at-risk youth, community empowerment, economic development, and home ownership counseling and training, computer lab with free internet access for adult and youth, after school tutoring and summer enrichment, training for Latino/Hispanics, nutritional snacks and lunches for ages 0-18. Also a site for “Serenity Group” Narcotics Anonymous
 



Transportation

Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Aging
Address: 827 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6602; (910) 640-6646
Service(s): This agency coordinates In-Home Aide services and the Community
Alternatives Program (CAPS) for adults and children. Senior Centers provide community involvement and opportunities for older adults to become physically active, mentally challenged, emotionally supported, and socially involved. Congregate meals and home delivered meals are offered to seniors. The Minor Home Repair program assists person 60 years or older with minor repairs to their homes to remedy conditions that are a risk to their health and safety. Transportation is available to the nutrition sites.
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Department of Social Services
Address: 40 Government Complex Road, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2800; (910) 640-6631; (910) 641-3970 (fax)
Service(s): Medicaid Transportation Services
 
Agency Name: Columbus County Transportation
Address: 209 Legion Dr., Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7201; (910) 642-6338
Service(s) offered: Subscription and demand-response transportation. 6am-6pm M-F. Fees
Required for some services.
 
Agency Name: North Carolina Automobile Title, Registration Renewal and Tags
Address: 201 East Main Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-2017
 
Agency Name: North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
Address: 917 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-0216 / (910) 715-7000 (Raleigh)
 
Agency Name: Diamond Cab Company
Address: 104 W. Walter Street Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-2213  
 


 
Tribal Resources

Name:  Lumbee
Address: 6984 NC HWY 711 W. PO Box 2709 Pembroke NC 28372
Phone: 910-521-7861  
Services to:  Lumbee population
 
Waccamaw Siouan (no address given) 910-564-6909  
Services to: Waccamaw Pop.
 
Commission of Indian Affairs  
Address: 1317 Mail service center Raleigh NC 27699
Phone:  919-807-4440 Contact Gregory Richardson Services
Services To any native Americans
 
(State Level)  
Name: UNC Pembroke Native American Resource Center UNC American Indian Center/ 113 A Abernathy Hall Chapel Hill NC 27599  919-843-4189
 
(National Level)
Name:  Bureau of Indian Affairs
Address: 1849 C St. NW Washington DC 20240  
Phone: 202-208-3710 Contact: Lawrence Roberts


 
Veteran’s Affairs

Agency: Columbus County Veteran’s Services
Address: 805 Pinckney Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910)640-6638; (910)641-3971 (fax)
Contact: Sherri Blackmon
 
Agency: Veteran’s Transportation
Phone: (910) 642-7201
Services: Transportation to the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Fayetteville, NC and the Wilmington, NC VA Clinic. Veterans will be asked to contribute $6 for the roundtrip. Veterans unable to pay will be transported anyway. Veterans should make clear to the dispatcher that they want to ride the Veterans Van. A two or three day advance notice is appreciated. No less than a 24-hour notice. 
 


 
Residential

Agency Name: Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc.
Address: 400 Flemington Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
Phone: (910) 646-3083 / (910) 646-4934 (fax)
Contact: Libra Scott, Admissions Manager
Service(s) Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours calls are redirected to an automated telephone answering system. This home for children provides out-of-home child care for at-risk children and youth ages birth through college age in one or more of three programs of care: residential care, family foster care, or emergency care. The programs of care include educational, social, and spiritual development.
 
Agency Name:  Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health (Formerly known as Strategic Behavioral Health)
Address:  2050 Mercantile Dr NE, Leland, NC 28451
Phone: (910) 371-2500
Services: Strategic Behavioral Center’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program offers long-term treatment for youth with ongoing behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric challenges. Treatment is individualized for each resident, and we encourage parents/guardians to participate actively in their child’s treatment.
 
Agency Name: Pinnacle Family Services
Address: 800 Jefferson Plaza, Whiteville
Phone:  919-790-8580, ex 7118 (Katherine)
Services: Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC):out-of-home care by foster parents with specialized training to care for a wide variety of children and adolescents, usually those with significant emotional, behavioral, or social issues or medical needs



Miscellaneous

Agency Name: Girl Scouts-NC Coastal Carolina
Phone: (800) 284-4475 (toll free)  
 
Agency Name: Whiteville Senior Center
Address: 827 Washington Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 640-6602; (910) 640-6646 (fax)
Service(s): Senior Centers provide community involvement and opportunities for older adults to become physically active, mentally challenged, emotionally supported, and socially involved. Congregate meals and home delivered meals are offered to seniors. The Minor Home Repair program assists persons 60 years or older with minor repairs to their homes to remedy conditions that are a risk to their health and safety. Transportation is available to the nutrition sites.
 
Agency Name: Bolton Senior and Youth Center
Address: 15354 Sam Potts Highway, Bolton, NC 28423
Phone: (910) 655-4166
 
Agency Name: Bug Hill Senior Center
Address: 113300 Seven Creeks Highway, Nakina, NC 28455
Phone: (910) 640-3791
 
Agency Name: Chadbourn Senior Center
Address: 403 Pine St., Chadbourn, NC 28431
Phone: (910) 654-4423
 
Agency Name: East Columbus Senior Center
Address: 2694 General Howe Highway, Riegelwood, NC 28456
Phone: (910) 655-4754; (910) 655-0804 (fax)
 
Agency Name: Fair Bluff Senior Center
Address: Fair Bluff, NC 28439
Phone: (910) 649-6881
 
Agency Name: Tabor City Senior Center
Address: 110 Norris Road, Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-3063  

Agency Name: disAbility Resource Center Phone: 910-815-6618 Website: www.drc-cil.org Services: We provide free services to people with disabilities to advance their independence and know their civil rights. Our services include: information and referrals, peer support, independent living skills, housing, advocacy, youth transition services, disability rights training, life enrichment activities, and more.  

Agency Name: Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) of the Cape Fear Phone: 910-251-5817 or 1-877-763-3120 Website: www.beearly.nc.gov
Services: The North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (ITP) provides services for the development of infants and toddlers  with special needs, and their families. Children’s Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) administer these services locally to enhance your child’s potential for growth and development. A child and family may receive supports and services if the Child is: up to 3 years old and has a developmental delay or Established condition. Some services available to help your child and family include: evaluation, service coordination, special instruction, physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies, assistive technology, family support. Referrals are made to the Children’s Developmental Services Agency through a simple call to an intake coordinator who will help guide you through the referral process.  Parent or guardian permission is required for enrollment in the Infant-Toddler Program.    
 
Agency Name: Beginnings for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing  Services: Beginnings is a free resource for NC parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Our goals include educating parents about hearing loss, the different languages and communication modalities used by people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and about the choices parents will need to make to ensure their child acquires age-appropriate communication and language skills.  We listen to concerns and connect parents with local and national resources and to other parents so they can talk to someone who has been in their shoes. We also educate professionals who work with children with hearing loss such as daycare providers, grandparents, and other service providers who work with the child. During the transition from Early Intervention Services to the school system, we help empower parents to make decisions that are best for their child and their family and to advocate to ensure their child is receiving appropriate services and accommodations. All of these services are free and continue from birth to 22 years of age. Please contact us at www.ncbegin.org or 919-715-4092 for a referral form if you are a family or professional in need of services.
 


 
If you have updates/additions, please contact us on the Columbus County Community Collaborative Facebook Page, by email at CoCoCollaborative@gmail.com or contact the Collaborative directly. Meetings are generally held the 3rd Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Columbus County Department of Juvenile Justice conference room in Whiteville.