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Durham Connects' mission is to increase child well-being by bridging the gap between parent needs and community resources.

Durham Connects at CCFH
411 W. Chapel Hill Street
Suite 908
Durham, NC 27701
P. 919-419-3474 ext 232
F. 919-419-9353



Durham Connects relies on community awareness for its success. Please help share information about the program with your friends and colleagues. Check back often for the latest press release information.

Home Visiting Programs Growing in Popularity, Show Promise...
Herald Sun, September 12, 2013







Local start up pairs non-profits with merchants
Herald Sun, August 7, 2013

Faith Summit tackles child poverty in Durham
Herald Sun January 17, 2013

It's great to be born in Durham
Herald Sun, December, 2012

October is SIDS awareness month
Herald Sun, October 8, 2012

Family finds "angel" at DSS through DC Connection
Herald Sun, August 5, 2012

Durham Connects is a guest on In Touch with Durham
Durham TV 8, June 6, 2012

Durham Connects mom featured on NBC 17 Mother's Day story
WNCN NBC17, May 13, 2012


Durham Connects part of Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans legacy...

Durham Herald Sun, February 2, 2012

Durham Connects moves to Center for Child and Family Health

15/501 Magazine, January 26, 2012

Shedding light on a dark topic

Durham Herald Sun, November 26, 2011

Learning to Play a New Way

Durham Herald Sun, October 6, 2011

Durham Moms to go DC to Push for Paid Leave

Herald Sun, July 28, 2011

Healthy Babies Start with Healthy Moms

Hearld Sun, June 30, 2011

Mothers who care, care for mothers.

Herald Sun, May 11, 2011




Young working mom waiting to receive a crib.

Herald Sun, April 28, 2011

Cribs for Kids launches 3rd annual Mother's Day Campaign

Honor your mother this Mother's Day by making a donation to Cribs for Kids of Durham. Help give a baby a safe place to sleep and tell mom you love her.

Durham Connects delivers library cards to all babies
Durham Convention and Visitor's Bureau News Feed, 2/12/2011

ABC stands for At Birth Card, the program which Durham Connects will administer through its in-home nurse visits with newborns. “We want parents to know that it’s never too early to start reading to their child,” said Durham County Library’s Youth Services Administrator, Karlene Fyffe.


Parent U Sets Babies on College Track
Herald Sun, February 17, 2011

Durham Connects' launch event was a great success with many community leaders, health providers and parents joining the celebration. Check out photos of the event or read press coverage of the event below.

Partnership with Early Head Start Win-Win

The Herald Sun, January 20, 2011

Durham Connects often refers parents to
quality programs like Early Head Start.
Here a EHS participant enjoys playgroup while her mother looks on.



Durham babies get home visits - Launch day coverage

WUNC 91.5FM, January 4, 2011

Reaching all newborns - Launch day coverage

The Herald Sun, January 5, 2011

All receive village style support - Launch day coverage

News & Observer, January 5, 2011

Investment in brain power yields dividends

The Herald Sun, October 21, 2010

Grandparents Raising Kids

Th Herald Sun, September 9, 2010

World Breastfeeding Week: A step in the right direction

The Herald Sun, August 17, 2010

Durham Connects

The Duke Endowment Newsletter , August 4, 2010

Women's health and family planning vital for healthy babies

Herald Sun, July 14, 2010

A newcomers guide to early childhood education

Herald Sun, June 28, 2010

New dad earns confidence through hands on baby classes

Herald Sun, June 17, 2010

Early Head Start Offers Support

Herald Sun , May 12, 2010

Caring enough to make a difference

Herald Sun , April 22, 2010

Mother's Day Cribs for Kids Campaign

Press Release, April 20, 2010

Nurses bring diverse experience to program

Herald Sun, February, 2010

12 Days of Giving - Cribs for Kids

Herald Sun, December 6, 2009

Cribs for Kids helps families, holds holiday crib drive

Herald Sun, November 19, 2009

Newborn home visiting program a positive experience for most

Herald Sun, October 15, 2009

East Durham revitalization begins at the kitchen table

Herald Sun, September 19, 2009

Group encourages African American moms to breastfeed

Herald Sun, August 27, 2009

Durham Connects begins at the hospital

Herald Sun, July 21, 2009

Classes tackle difficult subject - perinatal loss

Herald Sun, April 16, 2009

Connecting Durham Families

Durham Magazine , February 2009

Doctors see community benefit in newborn visits

Herald Sun, February 19, 2009

Quality Chilcdare Impacts Durham Community

Herald Sun, January 15, 2009

Program helps mothers with newborns

WTVD Eyewitness News 11 August 2008

New Program Strengthens Durham's Future through Newborn Home Visiting by Community Health Nurses
August 8, 2008

Durham's Universal Newborn Home-Visting Program Set To Launch
July 26, 2008

Durham Connects meets nurse hiring goal
October 23, 2008

Grandparent Awards

Herald Sun, December 22, 2008

For every baby help from the start

Independent Weekly, January 7, 2009

Durham County Major Accomplishments Newsletter

Newsletter mailed with property tax noctice in Durham County
January, 2009

GrandParent Network celebrates season

The Carolina Times, December 20, 2008

New Parents Beat Holiday Stress

Herald Sun, December 18, 2008

Durham Connects continues newborn care
PULSE Durham Regional Hospital Newsletter

October/November 2008


Que Pasa Newspaper article about Durham Connects
En Espanol

October 23, 2008

Community health care benefits everyone

Herald Sun, October 15, 2008

Newborns need library cards too

Herald Sun , September 18, 2008



Children welcome "grandparents" into their world

News & Observer, September 13, 2008


Durham Connects at La Fiesta del Pueblo

August Sept. 5-7


New program brings nurses to newborns

The Chronicle, September 9, 2008


New Program Benefits Durham County Newborns

Carolina Parent, September, 2008


Durham Connects launch photos

Durham County Public Library

August 8, 2008





Durham Connects is all about infants

Herald Sun, August 14, 2008






En busca de los recien llegados

Que Pasa, August 14, 2008

Durham Connects with new moms and dads

Herald Sun front page, August 9, 2008

Program offers link to baby resources

Herald Sun, August 8, 2008

Nurse program helps Durham mothers get started

News & Observer, August 11, 2008

Grandparent Network luncheon highlights volunteers/mentors

The Carolina Times, July 26, 2008

New program provides free nurse visits...

Duke Primary Physicians newsletter, August 5, 2008

Cribs for Kids of Durham

Herald Sun, July 17, 2008

Field Hearing Testimony

Durham Connects is part of the Durham community. Below are some of our recent community awareness activities. Please feel free to join us at our next event.

Durham Connects testified before the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Commission to Build a Healthier America, June 12 in Raleigh, NC. It was the first of three field hearings the commission is holding across America. The goal is to learn about local programs that are improving health for Americans in creative ways.

Read the testimony.

To learn more about the Commission to Build a Healthier America, visit www.commissiononhealth.org


Red de Apoyo de los Abuelos de Durham Photo


Que Pasa, July 2008.

GrandParent Network of Durham

Herald Sun, June 19, 2008

How to cope with crying

Herald Sun, May 15, 2008