Department of Social Services

How to Report Child and Adult Abuse and Neglect

To report Child Abuse & Neglect call (336)703-(ABUSE) 2287 or fax 336-726-0249 (24 hrs 7 days a week)

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To report Adult Abuse and Neglect dial (336)703-3503 (after 5pm call 911)

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Department of Social Services News

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Social Services closing building to public but services continue

By Christa Smith / April 3, 2020

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, the Forsyth County Department of Social Services building will extend its building access restrictions to include the Main Lobby. While we are no longer allowing public access to the building, services are continuing as usual through phone, mail and online.

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Receive NCDHHS Alerts: Text & Email Messages

By Amanda Pruitt / April 2, 2020

Food and Nutrition Services applicants/recipients and Medicaid applicants/beneficiaries can elect to recieve communication from NCDHHS via text messages and/or email alerts .


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FC DSS Child Support agents among top in the state for February

By Todd Luck / March 12, 2020

Four Child Support agents with Forsyth County Department of Social Services were recognized by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) as being among the top child support lump sum collectors in the state for February 2020

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Changes to the Public Charge Test

By Amanda Pruitt / March 12, 2020

Rules regarding the public charge test used by immigration officials to determine if a person is likely to become dependent on the the government for support have changed recently.


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