• Local Summer Camp Opportunities, 2024

    CHCCS System of Care: Crisis Information in multiple languages

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    Emergency Housing Assistance Program: Helps Orange County residents in housing crisis by providing one-time financial assistance. Learn more here. To apply, contact the Housing Helpline at 919-245-2655 or housinghelp@orangecountync.gov. A program of Orange County and the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough.


    Imagination Library:

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library puts books into the hands and hearts of children across the world. We partner with local communities to provide a hand-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality book each month to registered children from birth to age five.


    Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to get books into the hands of North Carolina’s youngest children that live in Orange County!


    Register your child aged from birth to five to receive a FREE high-quality and age-appropriate book delivered to your house every month! :

    • Register online here!  It’s easy, fast, and free.
    • OR, download and print this, fill it out, and mail it to the Orange County Partnership for Young Children at 402 Millstone Drive, Suite 300, Hillsborough NC 27278.

    Please note: To ensure the successful delivery of books, make certain your child is registered with your address. Be sure the address is correct and the email address you provided is valid in case we need to contact you with questions regarding your child’s registration.

    Questions? Contact Stephanie Knop, Orange County Partnership for Young Children Early Literacy Coordinator, at 919-677-2234 or sknop@orangesmartstart.org.