Duplin County NC

Social Services

“December 22, 2022 – 8:30 AM Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting Duplin County Department of Social Services Community Room .”


  • Delivery of assistance through public assistance Programs to eligible persons 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.

General Services Provided:

  • Income Maintenance Services:
    • Food and Nutrition Services
    • Work First Program
    • Medical assistance for families with children
    • Medical assistance for aged and disabled adults
    • North Carolina Health Choice for children
    • Low Income Energy Assistance Program
    • Crisis Intervention Program
    • Program Integrity Unit
  • Child Support Services:
    • Full child support services to anyone requesting assistance. There is a small fee for non-public assistance clients.
  • Social Work Services
    • Helping families with assessment of social problems, counseling, and intervention as needed to solve difficult situations and assure safety of children and adults.

Related information:

NCDHHS Division of Medical Assistance
NCDHHS Division of Medical Assistance – Medicaid
NCDHHS – Social Services
NC Department Of Health and Human Services
NCDHHS Child Support Enforcment

DSS Meeting Minutes:
Click Here for the Meeting Minutes Webpage!

Special Notice:
Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-cv-00581-FL) Notice
DSS Instructions for Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.)
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North Carolinians Can Apply Online for Help with Energy Costs Beginning Monday, January 4, 2021
Public Notice SPA 21-0024 (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
Notice to Class of Proposed Settlement of Franklin v. Kinsley

Annie Murrell

Annie Murrell

Department Head

Physical Address:
423 North Main St
Kenansville, NC 28349

Map To Location

Mailing Address:
PO Box 969
Kenansville, NC 28349

Hours of Operation:
M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Reports of abuse, neglect, or dependency of children and adults can be made during business hours at (910) 296-2200.  Alternate daytime number for children can be made at (910) 271-4985. Alternate number for adults can be made at (910) 271-4038.  To make reports after business hours, weekends and holidays, contact the Duplin County Sheriff’s Department at (910) 296-2150.

Fax: (910) 296-2323

Board Meetings:
The Duplin County Department of Social Services regularly scheduled Social Services Board meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 8:30 A.M. in the DSS Board Room. Public comments are welcome. Please contact the Department of Social Services at (910)296-2200. Thank you

December 22, 2022 – 8:30 AM  Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting

Duplin County Department of Social Services Community Room