Social Services

**COVID-19 Update: Social Services will operate on a regular schedule. Residents should call Social Services with questions and mail in recertifications. Residents are also encouraged to use the drop box. All visitors to the building will be screened prior to entrance. For more information, contact Social Services at 252-257-2202.**

Services & Provided Resources

Medicaid Center EntranceThe Warren County Department of Social Services manages:

  • Adoption Services
  • Adult Medicaid
  • Adult Services
  • Child Daycare Services
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Support
  • Family and Childrens Medicaid
  • Foster Care Services
  • Work First Services
  • Food Stamp Unit

Social & Economic Needs

Collage of Images of Children in a RowThe Warren County Department of Social Services provides a wide variety of social work and economic services:

Child & Family Social Work Services

  • Adolescent Parenting Program
  • Adoption Services
  • Family Preservation and Support Services
  • Foster Care Placement
  • Protective Services (abuse and neglect)
  • Recruitment and licensing of Foster Homes

John Graham Center EntranceAdult Social Work Services

  • Adult Care Home Recruitment and Evaluation
  • Adult Foster Care Services
  • Adults Day Care
  • Counseling and Arranging for Services for Disabled Adults
  • Guardianship Services/DocumentCenter/View/3108
  • In-Home Aide Services
  • Protective Services (abuse and neglect)
  • Services for the Blind

Economic Services Programs

Warren County DSS provides services that help low income families get and maintain:

  • Energy Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Other Economic Supports for Families
  • Promote Quality Health Care Coverage
  • Support Employment
  • Work


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides heating, crisis and weatherization assistance. States are given broad latitude under block grant funding to design and operate their own programs, under certain restrictions.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on the Revised Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Block Grant Plan, which outlines how the federal LIHEAP block grant funds will be spent in North Carolina in federal fiscal year 2020-2021. The Administration of Children and Families allowed North Carolina a one-time option to revise the 2020 block grant plan for federal fiscal year 2020-2021. 

The revisions include:

  • Updated Federal Poverty Guidelines which are effective October 1, 2020
  • Removing the requirement for Crisis Intervention Program applicants to have a disconnect notice
  • Explanation of how the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding will be spent
  • Adding online Crisis Intervention Program and Low Income Energy Assistance Program application to ePASS effective January 1, 2021
  • Adding the acceptance of telephonic signatures for Crisis Intervention Program and Low Income Energy Assistance Program applications

 The plan may be viewed from August 20- 26, 2020 at the following locations: 

 Online on the Division of Social Services website

 DSS Public Notices Website

 On all 100 Counties DSS websites

County DSS Directory 

Comments will be accepted until 5 pm on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Comments can be emailed to Jasmyne Simmons at

More information:

Low Income Energy Assistance Program 

These services include:

  • Adoption Services
  • Child Placement Services for Children
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Community Based Programs
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Energy Assistance

  • Food Stamps
  • Foster Care
  • Fraud
  • Independent Living Program for Foster Children (NC Links)
  • Licensing Services
  • Multiple Response Systems (MRS)
  • Work First Family Assistance