Personal Support

Family Movie Matinee:  The Lorax Fall 2012

There are times when we all need somebody to talk to about what we are struggling with or have questions about.  Here at UNCW, there are many resources to help support you through those stressful personal issues.

Assistant Dean Amy Hector is available to talk with you if you need ANYTHING! 

To make an appointment with Assistant Dean Hector, please call 910-962-3119.  The front office staff can schedule you on her calendar.  You are also welcome to come up to her office in 2013 Fisher University Union.  If her schedule allows, she will meet with you then. 

You may also email Assistant Dean Hector at hectora@uncw.edu with any questions or concerns.

Teal Bridge Mentor Program

The Teal Bridge program is a program designed for transfer students, to help meet your needs during this time of transition to UNCW. You are moving into Teal territory and the bridge is how you get there! We know most of you have already been to college before and have an idea of what it is like. However, UNCW is a new atmosphere for you with its own culture, rules, regulations, and resources - some of which you may not have encountered before, but which will be crucial to your success.

Teal Bridge program events and Teal Bridge Mentors (volunteer transfer students) are designed to help you navigate the newness so that you can make the most of your time here. Having recently been a new transfer student like you, Teal Bridge Mentors are ready to share what they have learned and to support your efforts as you adapt to "The Dub!"

To request a mentor, please visit www.uncw.edu/transitions and look for the section on Peer Mentors.

UNCW Resources

Family & Childcare Resources

  • New Hanover County Child Care Subsidy, 910.798.3683
    Smart Start Funds provide parents who work or attend school or training assistance in paying for high-quality child care for their children, infants through age 5. 
  • New Hanover County Department of Social Services, 910.798.3400
    1650 Greenfield Street, Wilmington, NC 28402
    Can help provide information on child care subsidies; prevention services that can help people locate resources for rent, utilities, and food; food and nutrition services that can help purchase food items; medical assistance that can help provide access to medical services for low income people; transportation services to medical appointments; and more.
  • New Hanover County Smart Start, 910.815.3731
    3534 South College Road, Suite F, Wilmington, NC 28412
    Information on child care subsidy, child care program assistance, federal and state tax credits, head start programs, and more.
  • Smart Start PUZZLES Center, 910.815.3731
    PUZZLES provides information about choosing quality childcare, local child care businesses, and licensing requirements.  Counselors provide these services by phone, email, and in person to meet individual family needs and preferences such as location, care for infants and toddlers, hours of operation, and care for children with special needs.  PUZZLES also assists parents of children in navigating and accessing a variety of community services and information is available on topics such as early intervention for special needs, child care subsidy, access to health insurance, and much more.
  • Child Care Facility Search Site
    This NC Division of Child Development and Early Education site allows you to search for child care facilities in your area.  Enter you city, zip code, and any other criteria you would like to search by.
  • Child Advocacy and Parenting Place, 910.791.1057 x 12 or general@cappcenter.org
    1401 S. 39th Street, Wilmington, NC 28403
    CAPP Parent Aides work with those parenting children both in their office and through at home visits, to help parents build parenting skills, understand child development milestones, develop new discipline and child management strategies, learn to advocate for themselves and the children and guide their connection with other community services.
  • Parent Baby Connection, 910.364.9482 or info@womeninthecenter.org
    Adjusting to life as a family presents many challenges for new parents. Parent Baby Connection is a hands-on interactive workshop for one evening that helps new and expectant parents learn about topics such as safety measures for newborns like proper car seat setup, caring for a new mother and postpartum support, basic newborn baby care techniques such as bathing, feeding, and diapering, and much more.
  • New Parents Support Group, 910.364.9482 or info@womeninthecenter.org
    The new parents support group is a monthly gathering where you can meet, learn, share, and connect with other new parents. Receive support and guidance from your peers. Each meeting allows for parents of babies 0-6 months of age to share their highs, lows, and discuss topics related to the challenges and joys of parenting an infant.
  • Wilmington Parent
    Find tips and information on childcare, health, schools, families, activities, and more. Check out the family friendly calendar of events and find family friendly businesses in your area.
  • New Hanover County Schools, 910.763.5431
    6410 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
    Find information on school locations, driving directions, district maps, and links to individual school websites.
  • Pender County Schools, 910.259.2187
    925 Penderlea Highway, Burgaw, NC 28425
    Find information on school locations, a map of school locations, and links to individual school websites.
  • Brunswick County Schools, 910.253.2900
    35 Referendum Drive, Bolivia, NC 28422
    Find information on school locations, transportation services, and more.

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