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 three separate locations. Please click on Services and Programs to find where our offices are located and services provided at each location.


News_CoronavirusCOVID19_Information bannerFor information on DSS Program Modifications due to COVID-19, please click CLICK HERE.

(Para obtener informacón sobrelas modificaciones de los programas del  DSS debído al COVID-19, por favorhaga, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ.)

At this time, there is NO Emergency or Disaster Food Stamp program (En estos momentos, NO hay un programa de Cupones de Alimentos para Emergencias o Desastres).



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Public Notice of Proposed Change to Amend the Medicaid State Plan (Pharmacy
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Notice of Revised 2020 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
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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