Mission

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

Vision

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

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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

Overview

The Moore County Department of Social Services (DSS) Board of Directors meetings are held every 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30pm in the DSS Board Room at 1036 Carriage Oaks Drive, Carthage, NC.

*Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, face Coverings are required to be worn while in a Moore County Office Building.

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 while adhering to established safety measures. Remote applications and changes are available on-line; over the phone; thru email or fax. 

Paper applications are still available in the entrance of the lobby Monday- Friday from 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. 

Regular office hours are 8:00 am till 5:00. 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.

Report Suspicions of Adult or Child Abuse anytime day or night

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

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News

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.
  • Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) Housing Committee

    Event Description

    Meeting ID: 160 570 1173
    Passcode: Housing
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    Meeting ID: 160 570 1173
    Passcode: 3532816
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  • Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) Older Adults Committee with Guest Speaker, Leigh Ann Kingsbury

    Event Description

    The Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) Committee on Older Adults, chaired by former member of the NC House of Representatives and former NCDHHS Secretary Lanier Cansler, is pleased to present national expert on person-centeredness and gerontologist Leigh Ann Creaney Kingsbury, MPA for her second presentation on Olmstead Plan development.  The online presentation regarding older adults with disabilities in the Olmstead context occurs on Friday, May 14 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

    •  May 14 – 10am -11:30am
    •  Location:  Teams

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    Conference ID: 877 741 307#

     

  • Special OPSA Meeting – Feedback from OPSA and the public on TAC’s Olmstead report

    Event Description

    •    Description: The sole purpose of this one-hour meeting will be to
    An Assessment of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ System of Services and Supports for Individuals with Disabilities
    The sole purpose of this one-hour meeting will be to receive feedback from OPSA and the public on the TAC’s report,
    An Assessment of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ System of Services and Supports for Individuals with Disabilities. The TAC’s Sherry Lerch will present the report on May 12 at the quarterly OPSA meeting.  The report will post on the DHHS Olmstead website the day before, May 11.
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    Meeting ID: 160 645 4271
    Passcode: OPSA
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    Meeting ID: 160 645 4271
    Passcode: 409840
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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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