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The Duplin County Department of Social Services is a county operated agency, administering state supervised programs that are federally mandated and regulated.

The agency strives to:
  • Deliver Assistance Through Public Assistance Programs to Eligible Citizens Within the Confines of the Law
  • Provide Social Programs Designed to Alleviate Human Suffering, Protect Children, Disabled and Elderly adults
  • Help People in Their Struggle to Become Self-Sufficient and Attain a Better Way of Life

The Board of Commissioners, the County Manager and the Social Services Board each have a role in the agency structure. The County Attorney is available for legal issues as needed.

The Agency provides three types of services all of which are mandated by Federal and/or State Statues:

  • Income Maintenance Services
  • Child Support Services

  • Social Work Services

Income maintenance services consist of the:

  • Food Stamp Program
  • Work First Program
  • Medical Assistance Programs for Families with Children

  • Aged and Disabled Adults
  • NC Health Choice for Children
  • Low Income Energy Programs
  • Program Integrity Unit

Child Support Services include the Child Support Program (IV-D) that provides full child support services to anyone requesting such services. There is a small fee for non-public assistance clients.

Social work services consist of helping individuals and families with assessment of social problems, counseling, and intervention as needed to solve difficult situations and assure safety of children and adults.

Service areas include:

  • Child Protective Services
  • Foster Care
  • Adoptions
  • Adult and Family Services
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Supportive Services

The agency is open from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. A child protective services worker can be reached at (910) 289-7644 during non-working hours. An adult protective services worker can be reached at (910) 271-4038 during non-working hours.

Phone: (910) 296-2200
Fax: (910) 296-2323
Address: 423 North Main Street, Kenansville, NC 28349

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