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Zfive - Infant Mental Health PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:00

She’ll grow out of it…that is just the way she is.” Those are common explanations for behavior in children –birth through five. But what if there’s more? What resources are available in Charlotte to find out?

On the third Thursday of each month a collaborative of more than 20 clinicians, researchers and others who work with children meet at the Carlton Watkins Center, the offices of Children’s Developmental Services in Charlotte. This group, known as Zfive, is a open to anyone interested.

 
What Are You Waiting For? PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 00:00

mentor - The Children's AllianceA common question and concern I hear is - I want to volunteer, but I don't know how to get started and I am not sure I have enough time. Getting started is the hardest part but there are a lot of ways to do it and some that require little extra time out of your schedule. I know this is cliche, but if we all just gave a little of our time, what a wonderful world this would be.

So if you are interested, I just might have a few ideas to get you started:

 
CMPD Annual Police Explorers Christmas Project PDF Print Email
Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00

CMPD Police Explorer

For the 38th year the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Explorers Christmas Project will distributed gifts and food to our neediest families. In tough economic times the need is great. This year the community based project distribute gifts to 650+ families, including 1800 children. Each family received gifts, a ham and approximately 40lbs of food. Volunteers also distributed 6,000 poinsettia's to local shut-ins. This is a community based project and all gifts came from donations from the community to local fire departments, toys for tots and gifts collected by 107.9 the Link.

 

 
A Child's Place - Holiday Central PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 00:00

A Childs Place - Holiday CentralThis year A Child’s Place had its biggest year yet for holiday sponsorships. Our friends in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area sponsored 312 families, including 200 children. By December 1st all families were sponsored.

Staff and volunteers at holiday central wrapped over 3,000 gifts that were distributed to over 1100 people Monday December 20th.A Childs Place - Holiday Central

In 2010 Charlotte-Mecklenburg  school system identified 4,453 children as homeless. That number is up from 3,200 children last year. This does not include the estimated additional 1600 children ages 0 – 5 who are homeless.

 


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