Social Services

The purpose of Pitt County Department of Social Services (DSS) is to enable individuals to function at their maximum capacity, to become self-sufficient, to improve their standard of living, to learn to cope adequately with their problems, and to provide preventive services that will avoid family breakup and enable individuals to remain in their own homes. Pitt County DSS provides financial assistance and human services to all County residents who meet eligibility criteria. The three main program areas are Income Maintenance Programs, Social Work Programs, and Prevention Services. Our programs are housed in two separate locations. Please click on Services and Programs to find where our offices are located and services provided at each location.




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Notice of Adult Medicaid Optical Coverage effective Jan. 1, 2019
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Report Child/Adult Abuse or Exploitation
To make a report of child or adult abuse and/or exploitation, please call 252-902-1110 or 252-902-1111 and follow the appropriate prompts.

After Hour Emergency Calls
To report incidents of abuse or neglect after normal operating hours, call 252-830-4141. Your call will be answered by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department. You should ask for the Social Worker on call.
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Work Permits

One Church One Child 
The Pitt County One Church One Child Program is an outreach program between the Pitt County Department of Social Services and local area churches. This organization is designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our foster care and the families that care for them. View the One Church One Child Mission Statement (PDF).

Annual Reports