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.