NC Department of Health and Human Services has not
activated a disaster Food and Nutrition Services Program as of this date
for Washington County. If you currently are a recipient of Food Stamp
benefits, you may be eligible for replacement benefits. This will
require you to contact your worker. If you are not currently a recipient
of benefits, you can apply for assistance in the agency or online at
www.epass.nc.gov for regular ongoing Food and Nutrition benefits. All
requirements regarding eligibility will apply.
- Gordon Davenport, Chairman
- Julius Walker, Jr.,
- Phyllis Cahoon
- Julie Phelps
- Melinda Porter
information about the agency and the programs and services that are
provided, please use the contact information
"Transporting for Brighter
As a community
transportation program, Riverlight Transit serves all residents of
Washington County. It was created in 1997 from existing transportation
programs operated by various public agencies and private non-profit
organizations in Washington County.
Riverlight Transit provides curb to curb transportation services
directly from a person's home to his or her destination. Transportation
services are also provided for persons who have disabilities.
Riverlight Transit has eight vehicles in its fleet. The system has four
light-transit vehicles (one of which is lift-equipped), two
twelve-passenger standard vehicles, one mini-van and one standard
Riverlight Transit operates five vehicles, Monday through Friday,
between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. The system provides medical,
nutrition, recreation, shopping, educational, human service and general
public transportation services.
Anyone may ride on a Riverlight Transit vehicle. Both in-county and
out-of-county transportation services are available. Some in-county and
out-of-county destinations include:
- Chapel Hill
- Durham and
other regional destinations.
information about routes, schedules and services or to schedule a trip,
contact Shonita Gibson, Transportation Coordinator, at (252) 793-4041,
extension 255 or by email at ShonitaG@wcchs.org.
Hearing impaired, deaf and speech impaired persons who need
transportation services may contact Riverlight Transit by calling
The Washington County Transportation Advisory Board meets on the fourth
Wednesday of January, April, July and October at 11:00 AM at the
Washington County Center for Human Services located at 209 East Main
Riverlight Transit does not discriminate against persons with
disabilities in connection with the provision of transportation
services. Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 and 49 CFR Parts 37 and 38 specify requirements for vehicle and
facility accessibility and the provision of the transportation services.
This agency does not discriminate in the provision of service to any
individual based on race, creed, color, sex, age, or national origin.
All persons will be treated equally with respect and dignity. This
agency is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in the
employment of persons because of race, creed, color, sex, age, or
Riverlight Transit welcomes feedback. Please contact Clifton Hardison,
Director of Social Services, at (252) 793-4041, by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing PO Box 10, Plymouth, NC 27962 with
questions or comments.
Additional information about transportation services can be found at the
NC Department of Transportation, Public Transportation Division, website
provided in links below.
The Washington County
Senior Center offers activities to help seniors lead active lifestyles
through physical fitness, social and educational activities, recreation,
travel and other programs. The center is a wonderful place to meet
friends and enjoy fellowship with other. There is no membership fee
required to attend the senior center. The only costs are for classes,
trips or other activities.
Location/Contacts/Hours of Operation
198 NC Highway 45
Plymouth, NC 27962
Phone: (252) 793-3816
Monday -Friday 8 AM - 4 PM
(except holidays and inclement weather)
Senior Center Staff
- Vanessa Joyner, Senior Center
- Elizabeth Renee Collier, Office Assistant
Clark, Nutrition Site Manager
Jett, Craft Instructor
Loan, Yoga Instructor
- Denise Davis, Fitness Instructor
The Washington County
Senior Center operates under the guidance of an advisory board composed
of nine county representatives. Members of the advisory board are
appointed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners for a two-year
term of appointment.
Members of the Washington County Senior Center Advisory Board are:
The senior center
currently offers the following programs and activities
- Linda Sermons, Chairman
- Pennie Gregory
- Jeanette Papineau
- Florence Woodley
- Sadie White
Health & Wellness
The center offers a variety of programs designed to help older adults
remain healthy as well as to develop and maintain strength, balance and
agility. From the use of exercise equipment to fitness classes to line
dancing, there are health and fitness opportunities catered specifically
to this age group.
Seniors can broaden their horizons through continuing education classes
on a variety of subjects. The center has its own crafts room and library
with paperback books and newspapers. Also, clubs and other organizations
use the facility for meetings and other functions.
Socializing and Recreation
Recreational programs include field trips, shuffleboard, card and board
games, bingo, TV, movies, the Senior Choir, dances and picnics. These
programs are just some of the opportunities offered to seniors.
Aid with tax filing by AARP tax counselors and Medicare and health
insurance counseling by SHIIP volunteers are available to help seniors
manage complicated issues that affect them.
Congregate and Home Delivered Meals
Congregate nutrition is a service where a meal (typically lunch),
offering one-third of the recommended daily dietary allowance, is
provided at the senior center. Home delivered meals provide one-third of
the recommended daily dietary allowance to a home bound older adult.
Riverlight Transit offers transportation to seniors who want to
participate in the programs, services and activities offered at the
senior center. Please contact any center staff member about the
transportation services that are available.
Do you want to be part of a fun group
and do something good at the same time? Volunteer are needed to assist
with activities at the center and to help deliver meals to homebound
seniors who participate in the Home-Delivered Meals Program. Please
contact a center staff person to learn more about volunteering. You can
make a difference!
Meet the first Thursday of the month
at 5:30 pm at the Senior Center
Are you looking for a
job? The Washington County JobLink Career Center offers a variety of
employment and training services that can lead to a new or better job.
At the Washington County JobLink Career Center, workforce development
professionals from diverse partner agencies work together under one roof
to provide services such as:
- Free computer and internet access
Information on the job market
with job searches
Information on training and education
to training classes, workshops, and
resources for training
Unemployment insurance claims
Veterans’ services, and more!
Do you need help with
finding workforce services for your business? Whether your business is
running a restaurant, assembling computers or performing clinical drug
trials, a motivated and capable workforce is essential to your success.
North Carolina’s productive, knowledge-driven workforce provides
companies an edge in today’s global economy.
North Carolina offers a variety of workforce services to the business
community at both the state and local levels. The Washington County
Joblink Career Center can link you to resources and information that can
help you find, train and retain qualified employees.
Your business may qualify for tax credits when you hire certain workers.
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit and the Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit are
federal tax credits that encourage employers to hire targeted groups of
job seekers by reducing employer paid federal income taxes. To
participate, employers must complete IRS Form 8850 and ETA Form 9061 or
9062. To get these forms and more information, visit the IRS website or
call (800) 829-1040 or the new FAX-ON-DEMAND number at (877) 828-2050.
In North Carolina,
Child Support Services are available to anyone who wants or needs help
in collecting child support. The program offers assistance in the
- Location of non-custodial parents –
Child Support searches to find where the non-custodial parent lives
Paternity establishment for children
born outside of marriage – Child Support
establishes the legal father of the
Establishment of support obligations –
Child Support establishes a court order
for the non-custodial parent to provide
support for his/her child(ren).
Collection and distribution of support –
Child Support keeps records of
court-ordered child support payments
processed by the NC Child Support
Centralized Collections operation and
tracks the distribution and disbursement
of those payments.
Enforcement of support obligations –
Child Support uses as many enforcement
remedies as necessary to ensure the
non-custodial parent's compliance with
the court-ordered support.
receive services through the Work First Program, Medicaid, or the Foster Care
Services for Children Program are eligible and they are automatically
referred for Child Support Services free of charge. Persons who do not
participate in those programs may inquire about Child Support Services
by telephone and receive an application and supplemental data sheet to
complete. A twenty-five dollar ($25) non-refundable application fee may
Child Support Services is not authorized to help with some issues that
might seem similar to child support such as custody, visitation, or
property settlements. Private attorneys and county Clerks of Superior
Court also offer certain support services. To learn more about what
assistance is available, you may contact these offices individually.
Child Support Services are provided to residents of Washington, Tyrrell
and Hyde Counties through the Washington County Center for Human
Services. For additional information about the program, contact Lynn
Swett, Regional Child Support Supervisor, at (252) 793-4041, extension
208 or by email at LynnS@wcchs.org.
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subject to change before it can be posted on this web site.