Social Services

Mission Statement

The mission of Caldwell County Department of Social Services is two-fold:

  • To help families and individuals optimize their self-reliance and self-sufficiency
  • To protect vulnerable people—particularly children, older adults, and the disabled—from abuse, neglect, and exploitation

Families and individuals who are able to take care of their own needs—financial, social, and emotional—strengthen the community. Also, the protection of vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, and the disabled assures a healthier future. The roles and tasks of employees of the Department are all designed to contribute to these ends.

Social Services Building

Programs and Services

  • Protective Services
  • Child Welfare Services
  • Child Support Services
  • Aging and Adult Services
  • NC Medicaid 
  • Food and Nutrition Services
  • Energy Assistance
  • Family Assistance Programs
  • Program Integrity
  • Fishing License
  • Youth Work Permit
  • Interpreter Services

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