We work in cooperation with other public and private entities to protect children, strengthen families, and help all Wake County residents to achieve maximum self-sufficiency.
North Carolina has a Federally Mandated, State Supervised, and County Administered Social Services System. This means the Federal Government authorizes and funds the majority of national programs, and the State Government provides oversight and support. It is the local county departments of social services that actually deliver the services and benefits to the residents of North Carolina.
In North Carolina, the single administrative agency is the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In Wake County, the Department of Human Services is the umbrella agency that encompasses the Department of Social Services.
Please take the time to review our list of programs
by following the links to the left.
*** UPDATE ***
NC FAST in Wake County
Wake County is transitioning all food and nutrition applications to North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology (NC FAST), new technology developed by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). NC FAST is designed to improve the way DHHS distributes food and nutrition benefits in all 100 counties.
Wake Food and Nutrition Services is experiencing a backlog in processing applications and recertifications in the new state system. The staff is working as quickly as possible to catch up, and we apologize for the delay. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- If you are eligible to receive benefits, you will receive backdated benefits.
- We are working to process your applications and recertifications as quickly as possible, but if it takes longer than expected, you will receive benefits from the day your application or recertification was supposed to take effect.
- If you have submitted an application, you do not need to call unless you need to update your contact information.
Wake County Resource Guide 2013
Medicaid Provider Lists
There are several ways to find a Medicaid doctor, dentist or other medical provider. Before you make an appointment, be sure to ask if the provider still takes Medicaid patients. The NC Department of Health and Human Services maintains several Medicaid Provider Lists including primary care providers, dentists, mental health providers and Medicaid specialists.