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William Ben Rose

414 E. Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-8000
Hours: 7:30 AM-5:30 PM






ATTENTION! Durham County Government is closing most offices to the public effective Monday, March 23, 2020. To read the detailed release about the closing, visit our news section at or click here.


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 Message from DSS Director Ben Rose (Updated April 17)


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 Our mission is to partner with individuals, families and the community to help our residents achieve physical, social and financial well-being.

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 > Family Support

Our agency invests in the safety and stability of families, elderly, and disabled adults.  We help children to be ready for and succeed in school. We do this through a variety of social work programs.

 Adult Protective Services
 In-Home Services
 Child Protective Services
 Long Term Care Website
 Family Crisis
 School Social Work


 > Financial Support

Our agency invests in meeting basic economic needs, provides access to health care and nutrition to improve health status and helps people to find jobs, develop strong work habits and create a career path. We're working to help families become self-sufficient with strong support, including child support and child care assistance.

 Child Care
 Child Support
 Food & Nutrition Services
 Work First Employment Services
 Work First Family Assistance
 > Social Services Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director of Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.  202-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 


Durham County DSS Child Care location

1201 Briggs Ave., Suite 101 (Child Care) Durham, NC 27703 [Map]