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Department of Social Services
153 Courthouse Road, Suite 400
Currituck, NC 27929

Phone: 252-232-3083
Fax: 252-232-2167
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Office Location
Governmental Center,
2793 Caratoke Highway
Currituck, NC 27929

Department of Social Services

The mission of the Department of Social Services is to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Currituck County. A team of social workers, income maintenance caseworkers, management personnel, and a support staff of 37 employees work to provide economic and Social Work services to the citizens of Currituck County.

The Department of Social Services operates under a five-member board appointed to three-year terms. Two Board members are State appointed, two members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners, and one member is appointed by the Department of Social Services  Board.

The present board consists of:

Chairman, Dwan Craft
Vice-Chairman, Margarette Etheridge
Sarah Banks
Robert Bell
Michael Payment 

In the News

2014 Operation Santa a huge success in Currituck County
Donations secured by the 2014 Operation Santa Claus helped more than 500 children in Currituck County enjoy Christmas. Directed by the Department of Social Services (DSS), Operation Santa helped provide gifts for 31 foster children and 489 community children from 241 local families.
Support for Operation Santa included 31 sponsors who provided gifts to the families of community children. Also, financial contributions were made to Operation Santa from 44 additional supporters in the form of gift cards and cash.
Currituck County and the staff at DSS thank everyone who helped make Operation Santa a success. Contributors included Currituck County employees, the Currituck Sheriff's Office, Currituck County school employees, Toys for Tots, local businesses, civic groups and churches.

What This Department Does
  • Provides public assistance programs to approximately 10% of the County’s general population
  • Coordinates agency services aimed at assisting families in achieving self-sufficiency
  • Protects children from neglect and abuse and investigates complaints
  • Coordinates foster care, health support, and adoption services for children in need
  • Licenses foster care homes
  • Assists senior and disabled adults in their efforts to lead independent and productive lives
  • Administers the County's Food Stamp, Medicaid, Energy, and Work First Family Assistance program
  • Protects elderly and disabled adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation, and investigation of these referrals
  • Child care services

Please DO NOT make a child or adult protective services report by E-mail.