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Camden County DSS Important COVID-19 Update 

Public Notice--Click here for information about the Nomination Period for Camden County Board of Social Services. The nomination period is scheduled from May 15, 2020 to June 15, 2020.


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.

For more information, please contact the Camden County Department of Social Services:

By phone:252-331-4787

By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The DSS Board consists of 5 members; 2 are appointed by the North Carolina Social Services Commission, 2 are appointed by the Camden County Commissioners and 1 is appointed by the DSS Board. Any resident of Camden County who is interested in serving on this board may request an application by emailing Craig Patterson, Director/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. 

For more information regarding this or any other DSS matter, contact the Camden County Social Services at (252) 331-4787 ext. 101.

The Camden County Board of Social Services meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM.


Hawkins v. Cohen is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina.  The case concerns improper terminations of Medicaid benefits.  Click Here to view the case document.


  • When - July 1st through June 30th
  • Who is eligible - All households of Camden County may apply.
  • What is required:
    • Meet Income Eligibility (at or below 150% above poverty level)
    • Citizenship/Permanent Resident status
    • A CRISIS must exist
      • A household is in a crisis if it is currently experiencing or is in danger of experiencing a life-threatening or health-related emergency and sufficient, timely, and appropriate assistance is not available from any other source;
      • Life-threatening is defined as a household which has no heating or cooling source or has a disconnect notice for their primary heating or cooling service and the health or well-being of a household member would be in danger if the heating or cooling crisis was not alleviated.

Come in today or call (252) 331-4747 and talk to one of our Social Workers.

Social Services

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