SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION
The NC Social Services Commission(SSC) is a statutorily based body (G.S. 143B-153 thru 156). This Commission has the authority to establish rules for public assistance with the exception of medical assistance; placement and supervision of delinquent children and payment of necessary costs of foster home care for needy and homeless children; payment of State funds to private child-placing agencies and residential child care facilities for care and services provided to children in the custody or placement responsibility of a county department of social services; social services programs established by federal legislation; implementation of portions of Title XX of the Social Security Act; inspection and licensing of maternity homes; inspection and operation of jails and local confinement facilities; and rules required by the federal government for social services grants-in-aid.
Membership consists of one member from each congressional district. Members are appointed by the Governor to serve for four-year terms.
Staff support for the Commission is provided by the Director of the Division of Social Services, at the direction of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Division of Social Services provides technical, clerical, logistical and other support for the work of the Commission. The Attorney General's Office serves as legal counsel to the Commission.
|Social Services Commission Current Membership|
|District||Representative||City of Residence|
|1||Ms. Ann Floyd Huggins||Greenville|
|2||Ms. Lindy Brown||Garner|
|3||Mr. Melvin R. Cooper||New Bern|
|4||Dr. John E. Hammond||Pittsboro|
|5||Mr. Bob Bumgarner||Wilkesboro|
|6||Carolyn T. Green||Greensboro|
|7||Dr. Stephen M. Marson||Lumberton|
|8||Mr. Clinton V. Willis, Jr., Interim Chairman||Laurinburg|
|9||Ms. Mary Klenz||Charlotte|
|10||Bobby K. Boyd||Conover|
|11||Mr. Ben Watts||Asheville|
|12||Dr. Patrick Graham||Charlotte|
|13||Ms. Vivian Reed||Stem|
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