About Social Services


The Department of Social Services assists Onslow County citizens in meeting their basic daily living needs through financial, nutritional, and medical assistance. The department promotes the well-being of citizens through social work services to strengthen families, protective services to prevent or remedy abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable children and disabled or elderly adults.

Important Contact Information

  • Main Number-Economic Services: (910) 455-4145
  • Main Number-Human Services: (910) 989-0230
  • Child or Adult/Elder Abuse Reporting: During business hours (910) 219-1955, after hours call (910) 455-3113. Do not send abuse referrals through email or this website.
  • Child Support: (910) 938-3563, 430 Dolphin Dr Suite 100, Jacksonville, NC 28546
  • Fraud Reporting: (910) 219-1830
  • Low Income Energy Assistance and Low Income Water Assistant Information: (910) 219-4945 or (910) 219-4887
  • Medicaid Transportation: (910) 219-4920 or (910) 219-4904

Managers and Supervisors Directory

A listing of DSS Managers and Supervisors

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Email DSS Questions and we will try to get you the answers you need.