Johnston County Public Health Department

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Johnston County
Public Health Department

517 N. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: (919) 989-5200

  Mon.-Thurs., 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Health Director:
  Dr. Marilyn Pearson

Clinic Fax Numbers:
  Medical Records: 919-989-5278
  Primary Care: 919-989-5279
  Epidemiology: 919-989-5287
  Family Planning:  919-989-5266
  Maternity:  919-989-5266
  Child Health: 919-989-5199
  WIC: 919-989-5298

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Johnston County North Carolina

List of Community Resources in Johnston County for Families

Resources are listed in alphabetical order by agency name.

Resources are not provided by JCPH. Scroll down to view all resources. Please direct questions to the individual agencies. JCPH is not responsible for the services provided by these agencies. We try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, however, for best results, contact the agency listed directly.

Click to View Resources Only for:
Youth and Children | Adults | Families | Persons with Disabilities | Seniors | Homeowners

Other Listings:
Healthcare Resources | Mental Health Resources

For more information about this list, or to have your organization added, changed or deleted, please contact the Health Department directly. Thank you.

DSS - Child Services
Smithfield, NC

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Child Protective Services, Child Placement Services, Adoption Services, Foster Care, NC LINKS, Adolescent Parenting Program (APP)

DSS - Food and Nutrition Services
Smithfield, NC

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Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is a federal food assistance program that helps low-income families. It helps eligible low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.

DSS - Medicaid for Families and Children
Smithfield, NC

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Medicaid provides medical assistance to those individuals who meet the income and reserve test for the particular type of Medicaid for which they are applying. When one applies for Medicaid, eligibility for all Medicaid programs is evaluated to provide the greatest benefit to the client.

The different components of the Medicaid program are as follows:

  • Medical Assistance for Families (MAF)
  • Medicaid for Pregnant Women (MPW)
  • Medicaid for Infants and Children (MIC)
  • North Carolina Health Choice
  • Medicaid "Be Smart" Family Planning Program

DSS - Work First
Smithfield, NC

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Johnston County's Work First program helps put welfare recipients to work. The program provides a monthly check to families. The amount of the check depends on the number of individuals in the family and the amount of family income. There must be a child under age 18 in the home.

Work First provides:

  • Medicaid
  • short-term training (when needed)
  • transportation
  • child care
  • health care

Together, these services can provide a safety net that allows families to remain in the workforce and off the welfare rolls.

Fuller Center for Housing

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Building and/or repairing homes for low- or fixed-income families.

Harbor, Inc.
Smithfield, NC

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Harbor provides:

  • 24-hour shelter for abused women and children
  • 24-hour Crisis Line support
  • Domestic violence, sexual assault, and life skills support groups
  • Advocacy and support to victims and displaced homemakers
  • Safety planning for victims trying to leave an abuser or victims who have left recently
  • Support and guidance to family members of the victim
  • Presentations to local clubs, churches, employers, groups to spread awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault

Programs include:

  • Court Advocacy program
  • Sexual assault program
  • Children's program
  • New Choices program

Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc.
Smithfield, NC

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Community Action, through coordination of public and private service programs, promotes self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and encourages the use of private-sector involvement in anti-poverty activities.

Our primary goal is to obtain grant funds and local contributions to use for services and activities which have a major impact on the causes of poverty in the community.

Head Start / Early Head Start:
Shirley Whitley, Director
Provides comprehensive pre-school services to pregnant mothers and for children 6 weeks to 4 years old as well as services to the entire family.

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program:
Tina Ray, Director
Along with Successfully Transitioning to Achieve Real Self-Sufficiency (STARS), helps low-income individuals realize their goal of becoming self-sufficient.


  • educational assistance
  • employment assistance
  • housing assistance
  • financial literacy
  • emergency assistance

Weatherization / ARRA Weatherization:
Waymon Gainey, Energy Director
The Weatherization program provides services to make homes energy efficient and safe.

The Heating Appliance Repair and Replacement Program (HARRP) is designed to repair heating and air systems as needed and offer educational workshops.

HUD Housing
Counselor: Della Gullatt
Provides default and delinquent counseling before and after purchasing a home.

Single Family Home Rehabilitation and Economic Development
Glenn Avery, General Contractor
Participants must be 65 years of age or older and own their own homes. Repairs are made to the home that will make them safe and energy efficient.

Partnership for Children of Johnston County - Family Support Services
Selma, NC

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Family support services such as diapers, baby formula, emergency clothing, and emergency utility assistance. All services depend on availability.

Partnership for Children of Johnston County - Inclusion Specialist
Selma, NC

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The Johnston Inclusion Support Services program will provide:

  • consultation
  • technical assistance and training to child care providers and families of children in care when there is a developmental, behavioral or social-emotional concern.

Project Access of Johnston County
Smithfield, NC

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Project Access exists to assist communities across the nation with establishing and sustaining coordinated systems of charity care. There are 17 active Project Access programs in North Carolina, each unique to its own community.

Project Access of Johnston County/Harnett County is a physician-led volunteer initiative that gives low-income, uninsured county residents access to comprehensive medical care. Through Project Access, physicians and community partners like Johnston Health or Betsy Johnson Hospital, donate medical services without receiving reimbursement or compensation.