Report Abuse or Neglect
To Report Child Abuse or Neglect call 704-216-8499. After regular business hours, call Rowan County Communications at 704-216-8500.
To Provide, Protect and Serve with Excellence.
To strengthen the quality of life for our citizens, in partnership with our community, by protecting and providing resources to individuals and families 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.
Para recibir asistencia en español, llame al 704-216-8428 y deje un mensaje de voz. Alguien le devolverá la llamada lo antes posible.
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To help families access food during the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is temporarily increasing benefits for March 2020 and April 2020 to current Food and Nutrition Services recipients in North Carolina. Read on...
Rowan County Social Services makes operational modifications, Rowan County Animal Shelter visitation open by appointment-only, Rowan County promotes citizens to sign up for notifications, and Parks and Recreation closes restrooms. Read on...
Governor Cooper announces changes to schools, businesses, and social distancing; Social Services and Health Department make operational modifications; Animal Shelter implements appointment-only adoptions; indoor walking at West End Plaza suspended. Read on...
If you receive Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) or Medicaid, you can receive text or email alerts from NCDHHS. Read on...