Services Available at the Northern Regional Center

The Northern Regional Center offers the following services:  

Children & Family Services

Health & Human Services programs that provide support to families with children. These services help first-time moms prepare for birth, provide nurse home visits and additional services through the child’s first five years, and continued support to school age children and their families.

Child Day Care Assistance

The Wake County Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance for parents and their child care needs. The amount of child care subsidy for each family is based on an assessment of need, income and family size. Every year Wake County receives state and federal funds to be used for subsidized child care services for its residents. We also provide information about choosing and using quality child care.

More information about Child Care Subsidy

Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services protects children and enhances their well-being by supporting and strengthening families.

More information about Child Protective Services

Family Planning Services

Programs within our Children and Family Services provide support to families with children. These services help first-time moms prepare for birth, provide nurse home visits and additional support through a child’s first five years and continued support to school age children and their families.

More information about Family Planning Services

Nurse-Family Partnerships

Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors. When you enroll in the program, a specially trained nurse will visit you throughout your pregnancy and until your baby turns two years old. During these visits, your caring nurse will offer the knowledge and support you need to confidently create a better life for your baby and yourself. 

More information about Nurse-Family Partnership

Programs & Assistance

Health & Human Services is committed to protecting children and older adults, helping people meet their basic needs and strengthening families. Programs and assistance include benefits such as employment assistance, energy assistance, food assistance, Medicaid, NCWORKS, seasonal programs, senior and adult services, social services, transportation, and Work First/CCS.

Employment Services

NCWORKS Career Centers provide the help you need to get the job you want. Regardless of your circumstances or background, the career centers will help you become a more competitive candidate as you look for employment. This could include finding the career that best fits your interests, articulating the skills you have, improving your skills, interview preparation and connecting you with employers.

More information about NCWORKS


Work First is an employment program that helps families that are in a temporary financial crisis. The Work First program provides a wide range of supportive services to aid families in reaching self-sufficiency.

More information about Work First

Energy Assistance

Often energy costs increase during the winter and summer months creating extra large bills that can impact the family budget. Water bills can also cause unexpected expenses on family finances. There are some Wake County programs that may be able to offer help.

More information about Energy Assistance


ePASS is a way for individuals and families to apply for benefits and services in North Carolina.

More information about ePass

Food and Nutrition Services

The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Program, once referred to as Food Stamps, helps low-income households with their monthly food expenses. The purpose of Food and Nutrition Services is to end hunger and improve nutrition and health. It helps eligible low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.

More information about Food and Nutrition Services

Homelessness Access Point

Wake County operates programs to combat homelessness and support individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

More information about Homelessness Access Points


Medicaid is a medical assistance program that serves children, adults and families.

Medicaid will pay the medical bills for people who meet certain eligibility requirements, such as income, age or disability. Covered services include hospitalizations, physician services, medications and different levels of care in nursing and residential facilities.

More information about Medicaid

Veterans and Military Services

Do you need help navigating the complex world of veterans services? The Wake County Veterans Services Office assists eligible veterans, their dependents and/or surviving spouses, children of deceased veterans, members of the Reserves or National Guard and active-duty service members in applying for benefits and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs and North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs.

More about Veterans and Military Services

Wake County Housing

Wake County is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States, but our growth means it’s becoming harder to make sure everyone can afford to live here. We believe everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home.

More information about Wake County Housing


Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides healthy foods, nutrition and breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and community services. WIC serves babies and children up to age five, pregnant women, and new mothers. All caretakers of young children and working families are welcome at WIC!

More information about WIC

Public Health & Medical Services

Health & Human Services provides public health information and education that keeps our community a healthier and safer place for everyone. Most clinical services are provided at the Public Health Center located in Raleigh at 10 Sunnybrook Road. We are able to provide the following medical services at the NRC.

Behavioral Health (UNC Behavioral Health & Monarch)

Behavioral Healthcare treats mental illness and/or substance abuse. Wake County supports the Behavioral Health needs of our community by maintaining current systems of care, investing in new research & resources, and collaborating with capable people and organizations.

More information on Behavioral Health

Child Health Services

The state of North Carolina has developed several programs to promote the health of young children and to help them get the best possible chance to grow and learn.

More information about Child Health Services

Immunizations & Vaccinations

Wake County Health & Human Services (WCHHS) gives state-required as well as recommended vaccines, immunizations or shots for both children and adults. Immunizations are available at several locations: the Public Health Center in Raleigh and the Regional Centers in Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest and Zebulon. WCHS also gives immunizations and counseling for people traveling outside of the United States.

More information about Immunizations & Vaccinations


The Wake County Prenatal Clinic provides healthcare to pregnant women and their families.  

More information about prenatal clinics

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Health & Human Services provides a comprehensive set of services related to HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. 

More information about Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Women’s Health

Wake County's Public Health Clinics offer health care for women.

More information about Women's Health Clinics