- Departments I - Z
- Social Services
- Adult Services
Adult Protective Services
North Carolina law protects disabled adults of all ages from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Carteret County DSS is committed to protecting disabled adults in the county, and will complete a thorough evaluation of all reports meeting statutory criteria.
Prevent Elder Abuse
North Carolina law protects adults with disabilities of any age from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Abuse, neglect and exploitation can be physical, emotional or financial.
Report Adult Abuse and Neglect
Report Adult Abuse/Neglect Monday through Friday 8 am through 5 pm (252) 728-3181. After hours, weekends and holidays, please call 911 or (252) 726-1911.
Adult Placement Services
Activities necessary to assist aging or disabled individuals and their families or representatives in finding substitute homes or residential health care facilities suitable to their needs when they are unable to remain in their current living situations.
Community Alternatives Program (CAP)
The Community Alternatives Programs (CAP) allows North Carolina to use Medicaid funds to provide home-and community-based services to Medicaid beneficiaries who require placement in a nursing facility, but for whom care can be provided cost-effectively and safely in the community with CAP services.
Guardianship is a legal relationship in which someone (the guardian) is authorized by the clerk of superior to be a substitute decision maker for an incompetent adult (protected persons). Incompetence is determined in a court proceeding and means an adult is unable to manage his or her own affairs, or is unable to make important decisions.
In-Home Aide Services
IHA provides services geared to assisting elderly and disabled individuals in remaining in their own home for as long as possible.
Services for the Blind
The Division of Services for the Blind provides services to people who are visually impaired, blind and deaf-blind to help them reach their goals of independence and employment.
Special Assistance In-Home Services
SAIH provides services to qualified Medicaid eligible adults in the home as an alternative to assisted living placement.
Work First Family Assistance
Work First provides employment counseling and assistance, short-term training, and supportive services to enable eligible Work First Family Assistance recipients to secure and maintain employment as quickly as possible with the goal of leaving public assistance.