Durham Health Equipment Loan Program Hires New Manager

Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP), a Project Access program, has hired Amy Armstrong as new manager. She can be reached by calling 919-470-7281.

HELP recycles donated durable medical equipment, restores the equipment, and loans it for reuse by any Durham County resident who needs it. It’s a free service.

More information at: www.projectaccessdurham.org/HELP/

Wake AHEC Announces “Looking Beneath the Surface: Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in North Carolina” Conference

Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has announced the upcoming conference “Looking Beneath the Surface: Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in North Carolina.”

The conference seeks to attract case managers, law enforcement, counselors, social workers, substance abuse professionals, school personal, qualified professionals, associate professionals, policy makers, prosecutors, clergy, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners or others who may encounter victims of human trafficking.

Date/Time: 1/11/2018 8:30 a.m. – 1/11/2018 4:30 p.m.
Location: The McKimmon Conference & Training Center, Raleigh

Durham County Low Income Energy Assistance Program Open to Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Durham County adults who are disabled or 60 years and older can apply for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) December 1 through December 31, 2017.

LIEAP will be available to all Durham County residents January 2 through March 31, 2018.

Applications will be accepted at 220 E. Main St. (the former Durham County Department of Social Services Building) Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Call 919-560-800 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

DACA, Emergency Planning, and Access to Public Benefits at November 2017 Meeting

Kate Woomer-Deters of the NC Justice Center presented “Hot Topics in Immigration: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Emergency Planning, and Access to Public Benefits” during our November 21, 2017 meeting.

The presentation included background and context with recent statistics; What’s next for DACA; Child Custody and Emergency Planning for Immigrant Families; Powers of Attorney; Financial planning; Child-Related planning; and Immigrant Access to Public Benefits and Privacy/Confidentiality Concerns in relation to DSS system.