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 Department Services Descriptions

The staff studies families who wish to adopt and locate adoptive placements for children in our custody
Adult Protective Services
Social workers receive and investigate reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of disabled adults
Adult Services
Social workers work with elderly and disabled individuals, and their families, to develop a plan for supportive services, either in their homes or in rest or nursing homes
Child Care
Child care subsidies are available for lower income families who are employed. Day care is also available for people, if eligible, because of special circumstances
Children's Protective Services
Social Workers receive and investigate reports of abuse, neglect or dependency of children
Children's Services
Social workers work with families to develop plans for safety of children
arrange foster care placements as necessary, and complete home assessments
Prevention Services
Social workers are available to help people locate resources for rent, utilities and food as well as deal with other types of crises
Food and Nutrition Services
Food Nutrition Services help lower income families and individuals purchase food items. There are work requirements for some adults to receive Food Nutrition Services. For more information, please watch our Public Services Announcement at NHCTV on Demand.
To determine if you or your household is potentially eligible for these services or to complete an application for Food and Nutrition Services, Click ePass. For more information on ePASS, Click NC ePASS Tutorial!
Foster Care
Social workers are available to license and train registered foster parents, and then provide supportive services
Medical Assistance
Medicaid provides access to needed medical services for lower income people who meet eligibility criteria. Medicaid may pay for doctors visits, prescription drugs, outpatient appointments and hospitalization
Transportation Services
Transportation services may be provided for Medicaid recipients for medical appointments
Work First
Work First provides time-limited financial assistance to poor families while emphasizing personal responsibility and moving them toward work
To see a copy of the 2010-2011 New Hanover County Work First Plan click on the link below for Year 2011.  Work First is North Carolina’s welfare reform program and the plan is required from each county to explain strategies for providing employment services and temporary financial assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF).
Any comments about the plan should be sent in writing to:
LaVaughn Nesmith, Director
New Hanover County Department of Social Services
1650 Greenfield Street
PO Drawer 1559
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 798-3627 FAX

 Work First Plan

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