Durham Social Services

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Our mission is to partner with families and communities in achieving well-being through prosperity, permanence, safety and support.

Welcome to the Durham County Department of Social Services website! Our work at DSS is an investment in the economic and social well being of Durham. We are partnering with families and communities to achieve well-being through prosperity, permanence, safety and support. Explore our website to learn how to access services and support families.

Durham County DSS Child Care location:

1201 Briggs Ave., Suite 101 (Child Care) Durham, NC 27702 [Map]

Everyone needs a little help from their friends....including the staff and clients of our agency. Strong connections with our neighbors will help us to strengthen the network of support for families in need. We'd love it if you would become one of our friends on Facebook!
 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.

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. Family Support

Our agency invests in the safety and stability of families and 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 that support children and elderly and disabled adults.