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 41 employees work to provide County citizens:

  • economic and Social Work services
  • public assistance programs
  • 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
  • licenses foster care homes
  • assists senior and disabled adults in their efforts to lead independent and productive lives
  • administers 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
In The News

2017 Operation Santa Now Accepting Applications & Donations

Citizens may apply for holiday assistance through “Operation Santa” until Friday, December 8, 2017. Applications may be obtained at the Department of Social Services office. Operation Santa provides Christmas gifts to local children and food baskets to senior citizens.

Department of Social Services is also collecting donations from the community to support Operation Santa. Donations may be in the form of:

  • money
  • gift cards
  • or new toys.