COVID-19 Child Care & Housing Assistance

In response to the financial strain that COVID-19 has placed on families and individuals, New Hanover County has allocated $1.3 million in financial support for child care and housing assistance. Our goal is to help our residents in the short-term, so they can get back on their feet in the long-term.

With schools transitioning to remote learning for the first 9 weeks of the school year, we understand the burden put on families to find safe and affordable child care options. Child care assistance is available through participating licensed child care facilities in New Hanover County. Interested licensed providers should call 910-798-3500 to participate in the program. Families in need of child care assistance, for students ages 3 (NC Pre-K accepted or enrolled) to 12 years old, should fill out the application and bring it to the participating child care provider. Eligibility will be determined by the participating child care provider.

Housing assistance is available as a one-time payment for households to help overcome economic setbacks directly caused by COVID-19. This payment can be applied to housing deposits, first month’s rent, past due rent, past due mortgages, and late fees. Eligibility is based on a family assessment and household income. To apply, call 910-798-3500 to complete a household assessment over the phone.

 

CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

To participate in the COVID-19 Child Care Assistance Program, providers must have a licensed child care facility. Licensed child care providers should complete an application and return it along with a copy of the facility license to ChildCareAssist@nhcgov.com or bring the completed form and license copy to the Health and Human Services building located at 1650 Greenfield Street.

If you plan to fill out this form electronically:

  1. Download the PDF and use Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete. Do not attempt to complete this form in a browser window, as it may not save properly.
  2. Follow instructions to digitally sign the application.
  3. Email the completed & signed application along with a copy of your facility’s license. For questions, please call 910-798-3500.

Child Care Provider Application – (Click to download PDF)

Asistencia Para Cuidado de Niños – Aplicación – Descargue la aplicación

FAMILIES

Assistance will be available to families with students ages 3 (NC Pre-K accepted or enrolled) to 12 years old. Interested families should fill out the application below and return it to your child care provider for consideration. Your child care provider must be a licensed facility and a participant in the program in order for your family to qualify for the benefit.

The participating child care provider will complete a household assessment. Eligibility includes:

  • Proven need because of COVID-19
  • Children are between the ages of 3 (NC Pre-K accepted or enrolled) and 12 years old
  • Household income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level

If you plan to fill out this form electronically:

  1. Download the PDF and use Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete. Do not attempt to complete this form in a browser window, as it may not save properly.
  2. Follow instructions to digitally sign the application.
  3. Bring your completed application to your child care provider for consideration.

Child Care Assistance Application – Families – (Click to download PDF)

List of Participating Child Care Providers
Child Care Providers
Location
Phone Number
Adventurous Beginnings
202 Westchester Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
910-619-9474
Brighter Day Daycare Center
1409 Church Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-343-9651
Busy Bees Childcare
230 Angel Island
Wilmington, NC 28412
910-508-7047
Carraway Family Daycare
1930 Church Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-763-9022
Carr’s Academy
4102 Peachtree Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-313-2575
Childcare Network #82
19 Lennon Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-332-7140
Childcare Network #83
1553 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-395-4127
Childcare Network #127
4808 New Centre Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-452-4222
Childcare Network #128
6640 Gordon Road
Wilmington, NC 28411
910-397-9090
Childcare Network #159
4202 Wilshire Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-799-1788
Children’s Learning Center
71 Darlington Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-762-7735
Children’s Learning Center II
735 Medical Center Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-0003
Excel #2
4308 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412
910-799-4160
Excel #3
165 Vision Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-793-4884
First Step Home Child Care
818 Campbell Street
Wilmington, NC 28402
910-228-0234
Kiddie Academy of Wilmington
7633 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28411
910-742-4344
Kiddie Academy of Wilmington,
South Campus
2310 Canterwood Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-232-0881
Kids Castle
4530 Noland Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-790-9197
Kids & Company
4304 Henson Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-799-3556
Kids & Company
5222 S. College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
910-799-8023
Kids & Company
2619 Newkirk Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28412
910-799-7195
King’s Kidz
10 Kenwood Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-763-8733
Midtown YMCA
709 George Anderson Drive
Wilmington, NC 28412
910-251-9622, ext. 255
Mustard Seed
5656 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
910-352-4461
Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-251-9622, ext. 255
Ogden YMCA Activity Center
7207 Ogden Business Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411
910-251-9622, ext. 255
Park Avenue School
1308 Floral Parkway
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-6217
Progressive Child Development
4612 Coddington Loop
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-313-0083
Rhonda’s Precious Gems
4734 Gordon Rd
Wilmington, NC 28411
843-480-8792
Rising Stars of Wilmington
6734 Amsterdam Way
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-384-2770
Rocking Tots
1105 Sidney Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-431-4428
Trusting Hands
4432 Jason Court
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-279-4036
Union Missionary Baptist Church
2711 Princess Place Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-604-0425
Vic’s Child Care
406 Kingston Road
Wilmington, NC  28409
910-431-8856
Wilson Daycare
419 S. 18th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-4466
Young Memories
118 Old Dairy Rd
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-742-7985
Young Memories II
4214 Peachtree Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-742-7985
YWCA
2815 S. College Rd
Wilmington NC 28412
910-799-6820
Walker Wells Learning Center
334 Lancaster Rd
Wilmington, NC 28409
910-228-8430

Download List of Participating Child Care Providers (updated 9/15/20)

If your child care provider is not a participant in the program, families are encouraged to refer their providers to NHC Health and Human Services in order to register as a participating facility.

The COVID-19 Housing Assistance program is for households that have proven economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If approved, the one-time payment can be used for:

  • Housing deposits
  • First month’s rent
  • Past due rent
  • Past due mortgages
  • Late fees

The payment cannot be used for any associated court costs.

Residents can apply for the COVID-19 Housing Assistance program should first call 910-798-3500 to complete a household assessment over the phone. Eligibility criteria include:

  • Proven need because of COVID-19
  • Household income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level
  • Household accessible resources cannot exceed $5500

For questions, call 910-798-3500.

Services

Social Services: 1650 Greenfield Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-3500 • Fax 910-798-7824