Social Services

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New Hanover County Health and Human Services - Social Services programs include: 

Economic Services

  • Income-based childcare assistance
  • Income-based food and nutrition services (Food Stamps)
  • Crisis intervention (Financial assistance for utility and housing payments)
  • Medicaid, including long term care

Social Work Services

  • Adoption
  • Adult and child protective services
  • Foster care services
  • Guardian care services

To report abuse, neglect or exploitations of a child or an adult:

  • Always call 9-1-1 anytime there is an emergency situation with child or adult abuse or neglect!
  • During business hours (Monday-Friday from 8am - 5pm.), call Social Services at 910-798-3420
  • After business hours (5pm-8am) and on the weekends/holidays, call the NHC non-emergency number: 910-452-6120
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