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 AssistanceĀ – Medicaid
NCDHHS – Social Services
NC Department Of Health and Human Services
NCDHHS Child Support Enforcment
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.)

 

 

 

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.