It's almost payday. Don't forget to buy your Cherish the Child tickets. We are here 8AM-8PM today 910-333-9725.
PEERS provides free Parenting Education Enhancement, Child Care and the Adolescent Parenting Program.
PEERS is a non profit, we utilize grants and host fundraisers throughout the year which supports these programs.
PEERS stands for Parent Education, Empathy, Rapport, and Support. The PEERS Family Development Center is a volunteer and community supported program aimed at promoting the growth and development of families. PEERS is celebrating 40 years of service to the Onslow County for the prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
151 Chaney Ave
|Monday||08:00 - 20:00|
|Tuesday||08:00 - 20:00|
|Wednesday||08:00 - 20:00|
|Thursday||08:00 - 20:00|
|Friday||08:00 - 13:30|
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PEERS is a program designed for Parents to offer Education, Empathy, Rapport and Support. All services at PEERS are for the prevention and intervention of child abuse and neglect. It is the goal of PEERS to help parents be the best they can be in their parenting role.
The PEERS program began in 1977, and was the only program of its kind in the state. Through the years, it has gained acceptance as a model program to help families under stress deal with the problems of parenting. In 1983, the program was recognized by the North Carolina Preventative Services Training Institute as one of the most cost effective and comprehensive family service programs in the state. The Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Services was presented to the PEERS volunteers in 1987. In recent years, individual PEERS volunteers have received the Governor's Award and the JC Penney Golden Rule Awards for their service to the program. Volunteers are welcome at PEERS, we have an application and background ran on all volunteers.
Major funding comes from the United Way of Onslow County, Onslow County Partnership for Children (Smart Start), the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County Department of Social Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, and donations from individuals, churches, businesses, and civic groups. PEERS relies heavily on fundraisers to help with funding. PEERS host an Annual “Unmasking Family Violence Masquerade Ball” the last Friday of each January, an “Annual Cherish the Child Dinner and Auction” in April and the “Bavarian Lawn Party” in October.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Throughtout the month PEERS host an “Annual Pinwheel Ceremony” in the front yard celebrating childhoods. PEERS host a free community event for children in October at the PEERS house called “Pennies for PEERS”. All the children wear their favorite costume, play games and eat.