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Media contact: Karen Kornegay, Director of External Communications and Marketing, 919-962-1532


Research findings inspire fundraising campaign for domestic violence housing in Orange County

Long-time School of Social Work supporters and local philanthropists Richardson Preyer and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer hosted a fundraising event on Oct. 27, for the Compass Center for Women and Families, which has launched a $600,000 campaign to develop crisis housing for survivors of domestic violence in Orange County.

School mourns the loss of clinical faculty member L. Worth Bolton

L. Worth Bolton, retired clinical faculty member and former director of the School of Social Work’s Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies, died Saturday, Nov. 16. Arrangements for a celebration of life are being planned and will be shared once they are finalized.

UNC researchers to lead project to help address poverty in rural NC

UNC researchers with the School of Social Work and School of Government have been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to lead a project designed to help address poverty in rural North Carolina.

The project, “Creating Community-Designed Approaches for EITC Uptake in Rural North Carolina,” will focus on getting more eligible families to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal benefit that historically has shown success in lifting families out of poverty.

Zimmerman to serve as lead researcher for $1.34 million NIH grant to Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association announced that it has received a $1.34 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to strengthen the current framework for psychosocial research examining care for people living with dementia and their care partners. 

Tiny Homes Village to break ground

program for Tiny Homes Village groundbreakingRepresentatives from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and partnering organizations will break ground on the new Tiny Homes Village this Friday (Nov. 15, 2019) at 2 p.m.

Tiny Homes Village (THV) is designed for veterans and other persons who have persistent and severe mental health illnesses, including PTSD and substance use disorders. The community is located on UNC’s “Farm at Penny Lane” property in northern Chatham County and will feature 15 tiny homes surrounding a clubhouse for classes and other activities.