NC DHHS seeks input on child welfare at Sylva listening session Sept. 19

Press release from the NC Department of Health and Human Services:

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Social Services is seeking public input at a listening session on Sept. 19, in Sylva on how child welfare services can be improved.

While comments will be accepted on any area relevant to child welfare, DHHS is particularly interested in hearing ideas for: 

  • Improving safety, permanency and well-being outcomes
  • Services for high-risk populations (i.e., children aged 0-5, foster youth aged 18-21, LGBTQ population, runaway youth, pregnant foster youth)
  • Post-adoption services

Public input is vital to understanding what is working and what can be done differently. The session will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the second-floor community room at Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva.

Input can also be provided via:


U.S. Mail: NC Department of Health and Human Services, 

Division of Social Services, Child and Family Services Review Coordinator 

2406 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2406

Drop-off: NC Department of Health and Human Services, 

Division of Social Services, Child and Family Services Review Coordinator

Dorothea Dix Campus, McBryde Building East, 820 S. Boylan Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27603

Phone: (919) 527-6359

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