Report Abuse or Neglect
To Report Child Abuse or Neglect call 704-216-8499.
To Report Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation of a Disabled Adult call 704-216-8331.
To Report any Abuse or Neglect after regular business hours, call Rowan County Communications at 704-216-8500.
We Provide, Protect and Serve with Excellence.
We partner with our community, strengthening the quality of life for our citizens by protecting individuals, families and those who are economically vulnerable while being accountable and outcome focused.
Rowan County Department of Social Services (DSS) is committed to improving the lives of our citizens, helping them to overcome life’s challenges, while at the same time promoting their personal responsibility in order to build a stronger community.
Current societal issues make the provision of quality human and social services more important than ever. Many in our community face unemployment, homelessness, addictions, lack of medical care, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, and hunger. Reacting to these issues in an appropriate, healthy, and positive way is challenging for anyone but impossible for some unless they have assistance and support. Many people find themselves with no place to turn except to government agencies such as DSS. Complex human needs must be met, even when resources are scarce.
It is the policy of the Department of Health and Human Services to provide services, care, benefits, and assistance to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or political beliefs.