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North Carolina Online Resources: an Annotated List of NC Websites: Social Issues & Services

North Carolina Links Collection: Social Issues & Services

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North Carolina Council for Women and Domestic Violence Commission:
This agency is housed within the state’s Department of Administration, created in 1963.  Issues this is agency is concerned with include pay equity, representation and opportunities in the work place, and violence against women.  Users can read the latest announcements, or access links about current programs and legislation.

NCADSA -- North Carolina Adult Day Services Association:
This non profit organization serves as an advocate for adult day care providers and their customers in North Carolina.  Their main office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. On the site users can look for member institutions, look for jobs, and even review educational programs sponsored by the group.

North Carolina Division of Social Services:
In order to "protect children, families, and help North Carolinians achieve self-sufficiency" the NC Division of Social Services works in cooperation with the Social Services Commission and the 100 local Departments of Social Services.  The site offers a wealth of resources, including statistics, forms, and even online child support payments.  The site also links to DSS offices in all 100 North Carolina counties.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services:
This organization protects public health and promotes self-reliance by working in local offices, schools, and hospitals.  Users can learn about the various agencies associated with the DHHS or browse from an index of topics that are covered on the site.

North Carolina Division of Aging: Housing and Long Term Care Options:
This site provides information on adult care homes, retirement homes, assisted living communities, and nursing homes.  The pages also include news, resources on choosing a facility, paying for elder care, and links to other aging sites.

North Carolina Housing Finance Agency:
This site provides housing finance information for homeowners, buyers, renters, developers, lenders, builders, real estate agents, local government, and non-profit organizations.  Among other services, the group offers low interest mortgages and down payment assistance to first time home buyers.

North Carolina Victim Assistance Network:
The Victim Assistance Network is a non-profit organization that "promotes the rights and needs of crime victims by educating the state’s citizens and public leaders about the impact crime has on society."  Users can read about victim's rights issues, upcoming events, and even search for their legislative contacts.  The site also links to the North Carolina Directory of Victims' Services and the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry.

North Carolina Vital Statistics/Institute for Research in Social Science:
This site is provided by the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC at Chapel Hill.  Included on this page are North Carolina vital statistics reports from 1968 to 2005.

United Way of North Carolina:
Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the United Way of North Carolina "provides member support for the 66 United Ways in the state to build stronger, healthier communities."  On the site users can find links to their local United Way, read news, and make online donations.