Assisting people in overcoming life's challenges and strengthening our community through high quality social services.


A professional and well trained work force focused on innovation, efficiency and collaboration to strengthen individuals and the community.


Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm​

Contact Us

  • 1 (910) 947-2436
  • 1 (910) 947-4841 Main FAX
  • 1 (910) 947-5683 To report Child or Adult Abuse
  • P.O. Box 938, Carthage, NC 28327

Physical Address


Service Changes due to COVID-19


Moore County Department of Social Services has adjusted operational protocols in response to advisories regarding COVID-19. We are continuing to provide all services; however, we have closed our lobbies and are scheduling required in-person meetings, to limit contact. 

Paper applications are available in the entrance of the lobby Monday- Friday form 8 AM to 5 PM.  You may complete the application and place it in the drop box located outside the front door on the right side of the building. 

Please call with any questions at 910-947-2436 or email at dsscountyinfo@moorecountync.gov. We have increased the number of employees assigned to answering phone calls and email inquiries.

Residents may access social services in the following ways:

  • Report Suspicions of Adult or Child Abuse anytime day or night
  • 1 (910) 947-5683
  • 1 (910) 947-6544

Thank you and please do not hesitate to call if you need assistance.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) Board generally meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 pm. at Moore County DSS.

Board Meetings begin at 5:30 pm.

Report Suspicions of Adult or Child Abuse anytime day or night

1 (910) 947-5683
1 (910) 947-6544

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N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: Press Releases

  • NC DHHS serves North Carolinians. We administer Medicaid, child support enforcement, social services, services for the disabled. We promote public health, and regulate child care and health care facilities.
  • Central Regional Hospital Job Fair

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  • State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) Spring Listening Session and Public Forum

    Event Description

    The State Rehabilitation Council works in partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to maximize opportunities for employment and independence for North Carolinians with disabilities. The council also provides a formal mechanism for consumers and stakeholders to influence the state’s vocational rehabilitation (VR) program and policies by hosting public forums and listening sessions.

    Current and former VR consumers, family members, VR staff, employers and other stakeholders are invited to share feedback with the council at events held around the state each year. Held quarterly, these public forums provide an opportunity to voice your concerns, questions, success stories, resources and suggestions for improvement.

    Please join us to discuss what VR can do to help people with disabilities find and keep jobs. Share your success stories, concerns, questions, resources and suggestions for improvement.

    Sign language interpreters will be available. To request other accommodations, email kim.schmidt@dhhs.nc.gov or call 919-855-3533 by March 16, 2020.

  • (CANCELED) Town Hall Meeting - Charlotte

    Event Description


    Due to the recent number of cases of COVID19 in the Triangle, this event has been canceled. Those who have previously registered for this event should receive notice via the email address that they provided when they registered.

    To register for future Town Hall events, please go to the Town Hall Meeting Registration form.

In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Under the Food Stamp Act and USDA policy, discrimination is prohibited also on the basis of religion or political beliefs. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact USDA or HHS. Write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY). Write HHS, Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 506-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201 or call (202)619-0403 (voice) or 202-619-3257 (TTY). USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers.

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