Assisting people in overcoming life's challenges and strengthening our community through high quality social services.


A professional and well trained work force focused on innovation, efficiency and collaboration to strengthen individuals and the community.


Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm​

Contact Us

  • 1 (910) 947-2436
  • 1 (910) 947-3027 Main FAX
  • P.O. Box 938, Carthage, NC 28327

Physical Address


The January 21st DSS Board Meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 22nd at 5:30pm due to the MLK Holiday and offices being closed.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) Board generally meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 pm. at Moore County DSS.

Board Meetings begin at 5:30 pm.

Report Suspicions of Adult or Child Abuse anytime day or night

1 (910) 947-5683

Moore County Social Services is

“Turning the Agency Purple”

In recognition of

Elder Abuse Awareness Month


Moore County Department of Social Services is joining national and statewide efforts to raise awareness for vulnerable adults.  Moore County is recognizing May 14th through June 18th as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. 

This awareness initiative serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults.

If you have a concern that an adult with disabilities is being exploited, abused or neglected and is in need of protection, please call the Moore County Department of Social Services.


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N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: Press Releases

  • NC DHHS serves North Carolinians. We administer Medicaid, child support enforcement, social services, services for the disabled. We promote public health, and regulate child care and health care facilities.
  • Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) First Quarterly Online Meeting

    Event Description

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is pleased to announce the first Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) quarterly, online meeting. The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Olmstead v. L.C. set the bar for accelerated community inclusion and reduced reliance on institutional care for people with disabilities, across a life span. Since that ruling, our system has been steadily evolving. Now, it is time to take it to the next level with a plan that will advance innovation, coordination and whole-person, systemic change. The Office of the Senior Advisor for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Olmstead will lead this 18-month initiative. OPSA's first quarterly, online meeting to be held on July 8 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

    The OPSA will be diverse, inclusive of people with lived experience, family members, advocacy groups, policymakers, regional management entities, providers, members of the General Assembly, and others. The Boston-based Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) will provide technical support, along with professionals from across NCDHHS. With Olmstead-based work already taking place in NCDHHS, our foundation for continued progress is strong. With the help of OPSA, we will develop a roadmap that is data-driven, outcome-based, person-centered and aligned to realize Olmstead's promise of welcoming and supportive communities.

    Please join us if you’d like to participate in the first open discussion as we collaborate with a diverse group of individuals to assist in the development of the Olmstead Plan.

    Sign language interpreters will be available.


    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


    Meeting was held via zoom platform.

    Materials included:


    Playback link to the meeting:


    Access Password: Olmstead!NC20

  • Central Regional Hospital Job Fair

    Event Description


  • State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) Spring Listening Session and Public Forum

    Event Description

    The State Rehabilitation Council works in partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to maximize opportunities for employment and independence for North Carolinians with disabilities. The council also provides a formal mechanism for consumers and stakeholders to influence the state’s vocational rehabilitation (VR) program and policies by hosting public forums and listening sessions.

    Current and former VR consumers, family members, VR staff, employers and other stakeholders are invited to share feedback with the council at events held around the state each year. Held quarterly, these public forums provide an opportunity to voice your concerns, questions, success stories, resources and suggestions for improvement.

    Please join us to discuss what VR can do to help people with disabilities find and keep jobs. Share your success stories, concerns, questions, resources and suggestions for improvement.

    Sign language interpreters will be available. To request other accommodations, email kim.schmidt@dhhs.nc.gov or call 919-855-3533 by March 16, 2020.

In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Under the Food Stamp Act and USDA policy, discrimination is prohibited also on the basis of religion or political beliefs. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact USDA or HHS. Write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY). Write HHS, Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 506-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201 or call (202)619-0403 (voice) or 202-619-3257 (TTY). USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers.

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