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The Orange County Department of Social Services is responsible for various programs and services.  Below we have listed many of our programs. To get more information on a program please select the program that you are interested in and you will be taken to that page.

Economic Services

Work First Employment Services (TANF)

Emergency Assistance

Food and Nutrition Services (formerly Food Stamps)

Family and Children's Medicaid

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

North Carolina Health Choice

Skills Development Center

Adult Medicaid

Child and Family Services

Child Protective Services

Adolescent Parenting Program

Child Care Subsidy


Foster Care

Independent Living Program for Foster Children (NC LINKS)

Work Permits

Services for Adults and People with Disabilities

Adult Medicaid

Adult Protective Services

Adult Day Care

In-Home Aid


Representative Payee

Placement Services

Special Needs Registry

Services for the Blind

Veteran's Services

Other Programs

Financial Education and Counseling

Refugee Resettlement Program

Fatherhood Initiative

Summer Camp/Holiday Program

Voter Registration Services

Criminal Justice Programs