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Resident Services

ComputerLabThe goal of the Resident Services Department is to create an environment fostered toward assisting families in becoming economically self-sufficient.

The Family Self-Sufficiency program is designed to help families become independent by creating a family plan for the future. The overall mission of the Family Self Sufficiency program is to provide participating families the tools needed to strive toward self sufficiency. These opportunities include obtaining training, education, employment and supportive services necessary to increase their earned income, to relinquish welfare assistance and to achieve economic self sufficiency. 

Available community resources are accessed to help families achieve their goals. The Authority  through local community  partnerships provide GED Classes, Career Pathway Academy which is a job skills training program, Tutorial & Reading Programs, Adult Computer Classes, Arts & Crafts, College preparatory classes and a variety of after school programs.
Direct services provided by the Resident Services staff or contracted services through our partnerships are:

  • Community Boys and Girls Club – Youth Services
  • Kids Making It Woodworking Program –Youth Program
  • USA Team Tennis Association - Youth Program
  • New Hanover County School System
  • New Hanover Department of  Social Services – Family Services
  • YWCA - Youth and Senior Programs
  • University of  North Carolina Wilmington Community Campus
  • Employment Security Commission – Job Link Services
  • Cape Fear Community College – GED, Computer Lab,  Career Pathways


Rose Coston, Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator
Hattie McIver, Community Liaison Coordinator
Please feel free to call us at (910) 341-7750