Duplin County NC

Social Services

Purpose:

  • 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:

08/29/2019 Department of Social Services Board Meeting Minutes
09/24/2019 Department of Social Services Board Meeting Minutes
11/14/2019 Department of Social Services Board Meeting Minutes
12/23/2019 Department of Social Services Board Meeting Minutes
01/23/2020 Department of Social Services Board Meeting Minutes
02/27/2020 Department of Social Services Board Meeting Minutes
04/23/2020 Department of Social Services Board Meeting Minutes
05/28/2020 Department of Social Services Board Meeting Minutes

 

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.)

 

Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT)  FAQ

Public Review of LIHEAP Weatherization Waiver Feedback Form

North Carolina Weatherization Waiver FFY2020

 

Reports of abuse, neglect, or dependency of children can made during business hours at the above listed number; report can be made after hours by calling (910) 271-4985.

Susan S. Thigpen

Susan S. Thigpen

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 can made during business hours at the above listed number; report can be made after hours by calling (910) 271-4985.

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.