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 Division of Social Services.
Please take the time to review our list of programs
by following the links to the left.
Please DO NOT
send any additional applications, as that will further delay the processing of your initial application. We continue to encourage all of our potential clients to apply ONLINE for Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services programs using ePASS at epass.nc.gov
Please see more detailed information on our NC FAST Special Initiatives page:
NC FAST Update
Wake County Resource Guide 2014