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 5:30 PM.  For more information, please call the Camden County Department of Social Services at 252-331-4787.


The Camden County Social Services Advisory Board is now accepting applications to fill a vacant board position, the Board is seeking a representative from the Shiloh NC area.  This position is appointed directly by the DSS Board itself.  Any interested resident of Camden County may request an application by emailing Ms. Vicki Langwell, 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. 

Energy Assistance Available

The Camden County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, beginning December 1st until December 31st, 2016 for households of elderly persons (60 years and older) who are disabled and receiving adult/aging services.

Applications for all other households will be accepted starting January 3rd, 2017 and continuing through March 31st, 2017.

For more information contact the Camden County Social Services at (252) 331-4787.

Social Services

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