Focus on Children

These agencies can help:

City of Eden Parks and Recreation Department

Madison-Mayodan Parks and Recreation Department

Reidsville City Parks and Recreation Department

The Reidsville Parks & Recreation Department, headed by Assistant City Manager Tom Wiggins, offers a wide array of athletics and programs for the citizens of Reidsville, as well as visitors to the City and its recreational facilities.

The day to day operations of this department is handled by the Parks and Recreation Superintendent, Fred Thompson. The Recreation Department includes a gymnasium, which is open for use from 3-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and 5-7 p.m. Sundays. The gym is closed on Fridays. During basketball season, the hours are from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The building houses on its lower level the City-owned Fitness Center (6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.), the Administrative Offices (8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for registration hours), and the Senior Center. For Senior Center program information, call 336-349-1088.

Reidsville City Police Department /Child Response Initiative

http://www.ci.reidsville.nc.us/government/police_department/child_response_initative_(cri).php

Amy B. Land, Coordinator/Advocate

Rockingham County Child Response Initiative provides services for children who have experienced trauma, particularly as a result of violence or crime in their home or neighborhood, but also as a result of house fire, motor vehicle accident or other traumatic event. With the coordinated commitment of Law Enforcement and Rockingham County Youth Services, Rockingham County is addressing the consequences of violence and trauma among children and families, and minimizing the multigenerational cycle of violence.

If you need more information or you would like to make a referral, please call 336-362-9351.

Reidsville City Teen Center

The Reidsville Teen Center opened in October of 2004. This Parks & Recreation program serves area youth ages 10-16. Established through grants from the NC Governor’s Crime Commission and the Reidsville Area Foundation, the Center’s purpose is to provide a safe and positive environment for youth to learn, recreate and socialize.

The Teen Center charges no membership fees and is open to all Reidsville youth ages 10-16. Registration is available at the Teen Center any time the facility is open. The current membership enrollment is over 180 and still growing.

Hours:
Monday through Friday 4-8 p.m.
Saturday 12-8 p.m.

Rockingham County 4-H

4-H is for all young people, boys and girls, 5 to 18 years old, regardless of where you live, what your background is, or what interests you. 4-H is for all who enjoy “learning by doing.” 4-H offers clubs, special interest programs, summer camp and school enrichment. There is no cost to join 4-H and no uniforms to wear. Through 4-H you can gain valuable life skills such as: responsibility, leadership, self esteem, critical thinking, communication skills and good citizenship – and have LOTS OF FUN doing it!

Contact Morgan Maness, Rockingham County 4-H Agent for more information on how to join 4-H or become a wonderful volunteer! You can call Morgan at 336-342-8230 or email at morgan_maness@ncsu.edu.

Rockingham County Department of Social Services

Rockingham County Health Department

Rockingham County Help, Inc.

Help, Incorporated: Center Against Violence is a non-profit, 501© 3 charitable organization dedicated to providing services to victims of violence, as well as unemployed and underemployed residents of Rockingham County. The agency is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is awarded funding through federal, state, county and private grants. The United Way, various fundraising efforts, individuals, area businesses, faith organizations, and other non-profits also provide financial support for programs and expenses not funded by grants. The agency operates three resale shops in the county to assist with shelter expenses.

Help, Incorporated: Center Against Violence seeks to Improve the quality of life for victims of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence and dating violence throughout the lifespan by providing holistic services delivered empathetically to empower victims to make decisions that will enhance safety, increase self-worth, promote positive change, and eventually lead to self-actualization. Improve the quality of life for those displaced from the workforce by providing services to enhance job readiness skills. Enhance the community’s awareness of issues surrounding victimization, including the dispelling of myths, and promote collaborative community action efforts to stop victimization.

Rockingham County Partnership for Children

The Rockingham County Partnership for Children (RCPC) is a public, private non-profit organization, which administers Smart Start funds and services for children age birth through five and their families in Rockingham County.

Rockingham County Schools Parent Rescource Centers

Rockingham County Schools Parent Resource Center began in 1998 as a Title I initiative to increase parent involvement in education in Rockingham County. Believing that every parent wants to help their child to learn and accomplish as much as possible during their years of public education, resources are made available to help parents become an informed partner in meeting their child’s learning needs. The Parent Center offers information and resources to help make learning interesting and fun for families. Services to families with pre-school and school-age children are available at each of our locations in Eden and Reidsville.

Rockingham County Youth Services

Rockingham County Youth Services is an agency of county government whose purpose is to provide counseling & other community alternatives for school-aged youth and their families.

The program was initiated as Rockingham County Youth Involvement Program by the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners in 1979 for the purpose of meeting the needs of troubled youth in our county.

A variety of prevention and intervention programs and continuum of services are available on an as-needed basis as identified by our county’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. These programs are funded by the NC Department of Public Safety, Rockingham County government & other sources, including grants.

Youth Services employs a professional staff, including licensed therapists, qualified to work with children in a variety of problem areas.

 

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