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- About DSS
- About Social Services
About Social Services
MissionThe 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.
- Steps to Adopting a Child in North Carolina
- Licensed Adoption Agencies and Private Child Placing Agencies in North Carolina
- Meet the Children Waiting to Be Adopted
- Long Term Care in North Carolina
- Division of Health Service Regulation
- Division of Aging and Adult Services
- NC Health and Human Services - Independent Living
- Onslow County Partnership for Children
- Onslow County Work Hours Form (PDF)
- North Carolina Search for Child Care
- North Carolina Child Protective Services
- North Carolina Prevent Child Abuse
- North Carolina Health and Human Services - Work First Cash Assistance
- North Carolina Health and Human Services - Low Income Energy Assistance
- North Carolina ePASS Portal
- What is guardianship?
- Is the Department of Social Services the preferred guardian?
- Who needs a guardian? Who is an incompetent adult?
- What are a guardian’s financial obligations?
- When does guardianship end?
- What do I do if I have reason to believe a disabled is being abused, neglected or exploited and does not have anyone to access services to protect him?
- Why should I report?
- Will the person find out that I called?
- What information is needed when I call DSS?
- What are some common behavioral indicators that a person may be abused, neglected or exploited?
- What is abuse?
- What are some indicators of abuse?
- What is neglect?
- What are some indicators of self neglect?
- Who is a caretaker?