Department of Social Services

How to Report Child and Adult Abuse and Neglect

To report Child Abuse & Neglect, call (336) 703-ABUSE (703-2287) or fax (336) 726-0249 (24 hrs 7 days a week)

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To report Adult Abuse and Neglect, dial (336) 703-3503 (after 5pm call (336) 703-ABUSE (703-2287))

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Financial assistance is available for renters starting April 5

By Todd Luck / April 1, 2021

Forsyth County and the City of Winston-Salem are offering financial assistance to low-income residents who are behind with rent or utilities due to COVID-19 starting April 5. https://forsyth.cc/ERAP/

Department of Social Services

NC Medicaid Transformation

By Amanda Pruitt / March 16, 2021

NC Medicaid is revamping the way beneficiaries (Medicaid Recipients) receive services. Most beneficiaries will transition to a Health Plan that will provide a holistic care approach for citizens.


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P-EBT Update

By Amanda Pruitt / February 25, 2021

NCDHHS will continue to provide Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits for children who would normally receive free or reduced price meals under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, to purchase extra food. Benefits will begin to be issued on February 19, 2021 through the P-EBT program.

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