Recruitment & Licensing Team


We can be found at Rowan County Department of Social Services, 1813 East Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28146.  Once in the building head to the far left under our green "Social Work Services" sign.  

Phone & Email

We would love to hear from you!  Call 980-429-HOME (4663) or email us at

Department of Social Services Building


Family Recruiter

Clarisa Sifford has been with Rowan County DSS since 2014 where she began as an Income Maintenance Caseworker. She obtained her Bachelors from Winston-Salem State University and recently obtained her Masters Degree in Public Health from Kaplan University. As Rowan County’s recruiter, she is responsible for identifying the types of families children in Rowan County need and seeking out those families to serve our children.

George Montgomery head shot

Licensing Worker

George Montgomery is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.  He has worked in the field of child services and foster care licensing since 2009.  With more than 30 combined years in the Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health fields, he has worked to increase the awareness of trauma and the impact it has on children, youth, caregivers, social workers, and community stakeholders.  He enjoys getting to know and work with foster families and is a strong advocate and supporter of foster parent‘s rights.