This fall, more than 200 County and City employees have participated in Durham United, a partnership of County and City employees with Habitat for Humanity of Durham to build homes for Durham families.
Together with other community volunteers, we are currently completing two beautiful new houses at 2302 and 2306 Harvard Street. We will welcome the Capers and Manson families into their new homes with a dedication ceremony on Saturday, December 20. The dedication will take pl
On October 21, Greener Durham (the City-County Sustainability Office) is hosting the Durham Eco Fair. There will be lots of exhibits and giveaways tied to sustainability. The event is free and open to employees and the public.Learn more at the Greener Durham website. #EcoFair
Thanks to all who came out to the Durham Eco Fair at the Human Services building on Oct. 21! We had a great turnout and participants learned a lot about what they could do to make their lives more environmentally sensitive while saving money and being healthier. Representatives from 45 different businesses and organizations in Durham attended the event. We loved seeing your hands touch worms, generate power and talk with folks about different environmental nonprofits. #Durham
Durham's urban forest is a little bit stronger thanks to the efforts of County and City employees and citizens who "banded together" to halt the spread of cankerworms. Cankerworms are pests that eat the leaves off trees, leaving these trees unable to make their own food and susceptible to diseases. On November 14, more than 40 volunteers braved the cold and gathered in Trinity Park and Old North Durham to put sticky bands around trees to catch the cankerworm moths before they
County employees, other agencies and community partners have collaborated on training to address mental health crisis cases in the community. Their efforts were recognized during an event on December 5.
The following local employees and partners received awards during the event, according to a news release: Durham County Emergency Medical Services - CIT Medic of the Year: Corporal Nathan M. Sanders Durham Police Department - CIT Officer of the Year: Investigator Thomas Sc
Durham County has invested in training for staff to learn how to identify and help people with mental health issues. These individuals will share their new knowledge with other County employees through training sessions, which will start this fall. Jim Harris, with the Department of Public Health, recently shared about his experience. These responses have been edited for brevity.
What training did you recently attend, and what was its purpose?
I attended the Mental Health