Department of Social Services

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The Carteret County Department of Social Services is here to improve the quality of life for all citizens of our county by providing a broad range of quality services in the most cost-effective way to meet the financial, medical, and social needs of our people. We strive to make human services and humane services synonymous, treating people with dignity and respect. We believe that our mission is:

  • To help people obtain the basic necessities of life;
  • To assist and protect our elderly and disabled adults;
  • To protect children and strengthen families;
  • To promote self-sufficiency through employment.