Hertford County Department of Social Services
After hours please call (252) 358-7800, or call 911.
The Hertford County Department of Social Services is an agency committed to the belief that all the citizens of Hertford County should be adequately fed, clothed, sheltered and provided with an opportunity to become as self-sufficient as possible. The agency is responsible for operating the assigned government programs according to the rules and regulations promulgated by the governing bodies responsible for the implementation of each program.
It is the responsibility of the agency to assure that all individuals who are eligible for various programs are aware of these resources and benefits and have an opportunity to apply for any assistance which may be needed and for which they may be eligible.
The Hertford County Department of Social Services is a single point of entry to assists those Hertford County citizens who are in need for services. We strive daily and is fully committed to ensure that all clients are treated equal and will receive quality service within our agency to meet their needs. The Hertford County Department of Social Services is located on 704 North King Street Winton, NC.
To apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Food & Nutrition Program, Medicaid or other types of assistance, you must apply at the DSS office in the county in which you reside.
To apply for assistance, please visit our location. Once an application is filed with our office, you will be assigned a caseworker and an appointment will be set up for you. Your caseworker will discuss your needs and assess if you are eligible for services. This initial interview with your caseworker will take from 1-1 1/2 hours. Your eligibility is determined within the following timeframes: