What We Do

The Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens – children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. The Department works closely with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local, state and federal entities; and many other stakeholders to make this happen.

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Local Social Services Office

Each county in North Carolina has a local social services agency available to answer questions. They should also be your first call if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected. We're here to help you find contact information for your local county office.

Local County Offices

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