The Department of Social Services administers all federally mandated programs such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, Work First Family Assistance, Crisis and LIEAP. Childcare, Adoptions and Foster Care services are also provided. They assess child abuse and neglect, and offer help to support and preserve families. They offer services such as Adult Protective Services, Adult Placement Services and Guardianship Services.

The Camden County Board of Social Services meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM.  For more information, please call the Camden County Department of Social Services at 252-331-4787.


The DSS Board consists of 5 members; 2 are appointed by the North Carolina Social Services Commission, 2 are appointed by the Camden County Commissioners and 1 is appointed by the DSS Board. Any resident of Camden County who is interested in serving on this board may request an application by emailing Ms. Nekia King, DSS Board Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by picking up an application at the Camden County Department of Social Services building located next to the Camden County Courthouse. 

For more information regarding this or any other DSS matter, contact the Camden County Social Services at (252) 331-4787 ext. 102.

DSS Board vacancy opening available. Camden County Department of Social Services Board is currently looking for citizens to fill one board position. Must be a Camden County resident. If interested, you may request an application by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please click on the following link to download an Volunteer Form Application.

Volunteer Form for the DSS Board Vacancy



Hawkins v. Cohen is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina.  The case concerns improper terminations of Medicaid benefits.  Click Here to view the case document.

2018 - 2019 Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) December 1st through March 30th

Who is Eligible: All applications will be accepted, regardless of funds availability.

  • From December 1st to December 31st -- ONLY households with a county resident age 60 or older or a disabled person receiving services through DAAS
  • From January 1st to March 31st -- Any household in Camden County may apply.

What is required:

  • Meet income eligibility (130% above poverty level)
  • Be a vulnerable household at the time of application. (A household is vulnerable if it has a heat source and are billed separately and are subject to the rising cost of heating for the heat expense.)

For more information, come in today or call (252) 331-4787 and talk to one of our Social Workers. 


Social Services

Craig Patterson Director of Social Services Post Office Box 70, 117 NC Hwy 343 North Camden, NC 27921 252-331-4787