READY Project

Through a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, CCFH convenes partners in early care and education, pediatrics, family support, mental health, and homeless services in a unified strategy called Responsive Early Access for Durham’s Young Children (READY).

The primary goal of the READY project is to foster the healthy development and wellness of all young children in Durham County, preparing them to thrive in school and beyond. This includes expanding the use of evidence-based practices for preventing mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders and for identifying and addressing behavioral concerns before they develop into serious emotional disturbances. While the project is designed to meet the needs of all children ages 0-8 in the county, it will give particular attention to those affected by racial disparities, substance abuse, homelessness, and parental military deployment.

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Read about the launch of the READY project

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Kick-Off Celebration

A kick-off celebration for the READY project will be held on Tuesday, September 24, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at the Durham County Administration Building II (201 East Main Street, 4th Floor). Staff from child- and family-serving agencies in Durham County are encouraged to attend to learn how they can participate in the project.

Please register for the kick-off celebration below.

READY Project Kick-Off Registration

Contact Us

Director of Early Childhood Prevention Programs: Dr. Karen Appleyard-Carmody
(919) 385-0731

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