The Onslow County Partnership for Children is branching out to Sneads Ferry, thanks to a local minister and his church.
A satellite location, located at the
The partnership already has two satellite offices — in Swansboro and in Richlands — and hopes the Sneads Ferry location will make life easier for
“We want people to go there instead of going all the way to
Wooden said the high cost of rent in the seaside town made finding a location a challenge. The need for a satellite location in Sneads Ferry was brought to Steve Allen, pastor of
“The majority of people here are connected with the commercial fishing industry,” said Allen. “That’s a tough business … lots of folks are trying to find ways to feed their families and themselves.”
“It was very helpful,” said Collins, who added the satellite location is a way for his church to further reach out to the Sneads Ferry community.
Though the satellite site located in a vacant Sunday school room hasn’t opened yet, word is getting out and people are already using the resource library, Collins said.
“This is very exciting,” said Collins. “They’re happy and we’re happy.”
For more information on the new resource library or the partnership as a whole, contact 910-938-0336 or go online to onslowkids.org.