Browse Nurturing Durham’s full list of local programs below.
The programs listed represent local or regional organizations whose work helps families, directly or indirectly, nurture their children’s social-emotional health and whose services are free or low-cost for most families.
Although this Resource Guide will be periodically updated, we acknowledge that certain relevant programs may be missing. If you know of a program or service that should be added, or need to update information about one of the listed programs, please
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
A 10-session service for families with infants and toddlers, ABC helps to build the attachment and connection between parents and children under age 4
Celebrating and Honoring Neurodiversity through summer camps, play groups, and training programs.
Referrals to mental, substance abuse and behavioral health professionals for families with Medicaid or with no insurance; also serves as a 24/7 behavioral health crisis line
Book Harvest provides free books for children of all ages; a Family Space designed for families to read, learn and play together; and programs that partner with parents to nurture language and literacy development.
Education and tools to support breast/chest feeding and alternatives.
Care coordination for families with children birth- age 5 that may need extra support navigating their child’s physical and behavioral health needs.
Provides resources and referrals to help make finding childcare easy and convenient for families.
Provides vouchers for eligible Durham families to help cover the costs of childcare.
Evaluation, service coordination and intervention (therapies) for children 0-3 with suspected or confirmed developmental delays.
In addition to a variety of programs for students, Communities in Schools of Durham provides support and education to parents of students in grades K-12: Incredible
Provides free infant care and hygiene products including diapers, formula, period products and adult incontinence supplies through community organizations across Durham and the state.
Free children’s books sent directly to a child’s home every month until age 5; open to everyone!
Referrals, evaluation and short-term treatment for children and young adults experiencing behavioral or mental health challenges.
Provides families with ongoing, wrap-around support, connections to resources, and programming for Durham children and families from the cradle to college or career.
The Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) is the place for anyone in Durham who has experienced domestic, family or sexual violence or human trafficking to find safety and support.
Free, comprehensive program for low-income and other eligible families of children prenatally through age 3; offers home visiting or high-quality center-based childcare; operated by Durham’s Partnership for Children.
High quality, free or affordable pre-K in a variety of settings around the county for all Durham 4-year-olds, giving children the skills they need to be ready for kindergarten and beyond.
Evaluation and early intervention services for children aged 3-5 in Durham County with suspected or identified developmental or learning delays
Consultants work with childcare providers and families to support children 0-5 years’ old who have challenging behavior in the classroom.
A Latino nonprofit organization providing a variety of support and opportunities to Latinx families in the Triangle.
Outpatient, culturally affirming mental health evaluations, therapy, and treatment in Spanish for adults and children ages 6+.
EPiC organizes and supports Black parents and their allies in its mission to dismantle systemic racial inequities and advocate for high quality educational opportunities.
Parent coaching and family therapy to support a healthy family environment for kids 0-12.
No cost, short term nurse home visits for families with newborn babies.
Network of peer support for families of children with special needs, led by parents with lived experience.
Working with fathers to develop life skills necessary to face financial, health, relationship and other critical challenges.
Free child development (child care) and comprehensive family support program for low-income children ages 6 weeks- 5 years; multiple locations around Durham
Year-round support for foster and adoptive parents.
H.E.A.R.T.S. supports young adolescent parents and pregnant people with tools to successfully become independent and self-sufficient.
A free home-visiting program designed to help new parents as they support the healthy growth and development of their children from 3 months to 3 years old.
Specialists at the pediatric primary care clinic that work alongside families of children under age 3 to be sure they have the support they need to nurture their child’s wellbeing.
Community based educational space that elevates the importance of bilingualism through Spanish language and cultural immersion programs
Free trauma-informed legal services in immigration and family law for individuals with a low-income in Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties
Peer to peer lactation support for breastfeeding families, regardless of whether they are facing challenges or simply seeking to connect with others
Free legal services to those with low-income for cases including family law, employment, government benefits, housing, consumer issues and for families who feel their child has been denied access to their educational rights.
MAAME, Inc. empowers Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other Birthing People of color and those historically excluded to navigate systems during pregnancy and postpartum
Outpatient mental health clinic serving children of all ages who have experienced trauma and young children (2.5-6-year-olds) with challenging behavior.
Free tickets to the Museum of Life + Science on ‘Durham Community Days’ with proof that you live in Durham.
Free statewide network that helps individuals or families connect to all kinds of community resources like housing assistance, food relief, employment services and other important types of support.
A website and resource guide for families who have concerns about their child’s development and those who have children with special health care needs or disabilities.
Guidance for child care or recreational programs on how to best to support and include children with developmental disabilities.
Offering a variety of free support services to any family that has adopted a child in Durham and 19 other NC counties
HelpLine (text/call support) and comprehensive support network, including support groups and additional resources, for parents facing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders or struggles in the transition to parenthood.
Free parenting tips sent by text for parents of children age 0-9
A primary care clinic providing medical and vision services to uninsured community members.
The Bull City Woodshop is a non-profit, student centered organization that guides individual development, fosters community connection, and cultivates creativity through woodworking.
Peer-led therapy program for families to address stress, strengthen coping techniques and improve family communication.
Free or low-cost weekly parenting support groups to make new friends, learn about child development, and build community support.
A parenting support program designed to be flexible and meet parents (of children 0-16) where they are; provides targeted tips and strategies to manage behavior and build parents’ confidence.
Organizing work with Black families to support positive racial self concept, increase
capacity to navigate and cope with racial bias, and build community
connections and advocacy skills
Anti-racism training for children, families, and educators.
Free parenting classes, workshops, and family essential supplies for families with children ages 0-8